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  • 'Track record' is difference between Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson, Buck Showalter says

    'Track record' is difference between Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson, Buck Showalter says
    When Jim Johnson blew a save in the past two seasons, Orioles manager Buck Showalter continued to stick with him as the club’s closer because of his experience in the role. This year, though, closer Tommy Hunter’s leash seems to be a bit...
  • Kevin Gausman 'wasn't too thrilled' with his performance vs. the Tigers

    Kevin Gausman 'wasn't too thrilled' with his performance vs. the Tigers
    Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman dominated the Detroit Tigers on June 2, 2013, allowing just one run in six innings en route to a 4-2 win. On Wednesday, though, the Tigers got the best of Gausman in his first start of the season. The right-hander gave...
  • Preakness ticket sales running ahead of last year

    Preakness ticket sales running ahead of last year
    Ticket sales for Saturday's 139th Preakness are running ahead of last year, as the event's past success and star power of featured musical acts allow organizers to curtail advertising. With the spotlight on the Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome...
  • Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez struggles in 9-0 loss to Cleveland

    Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez struggles in 9-0 loss to Cleveland
    It’s late May, but Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez pitched like it was early April. Jimenez labored through four innings Saturday against the Cleveland Indians, his shortest outing of the year, matching season-worst marks with five runs...
  • Zach Britton gets his first major league save in Orioles' 2-1 win over Royals

    Zach Britton gets his first major league save in Orioles' 2-1 win over Royals
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The drama of Thursday's night game had little to do with the Kansas City Royals' impressive hard-throwing rookie Yordano Ventura or another short but solid performance from the Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen. No, this one was mostly...
  • How much can we read into Zach Britton's first Orioles save? Plenty.

    How much can we read into Zach Britton's first Orioles save? Plenty.
    OK, let’s start with the official comments. Buck Showalter said after Thursday's 2-1 win versus the Kansas City Royals that using left-hander Zach Britton in the ninth inning instead of previous closer Tommy Hunter — or anyone else, for that...
  • Reliever Brad Brach says he's 'more comfortable' in second stint with Orioles

    Reliever Brad Brach says he's 'more comfortable' in second stint with Orioles
    KANSAS CITY, MO — Although he had been in the majors for parts of the past three seasons with the San Diego Padres, right-handed reliever Brad Brach admits he may have been a little jittery when he made his Orioles debut May 3. He allowed three...
  • Chris Tillman pitches first career shutout in Orioles' 4-0 win over Royals

    Chris Tillman pitches first career shutout in Orioles' 4-0 win over Royals
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. —¬†Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman isn't going to show a lot of emotion and he's never going to crow about a personal achievement. That's just not the style of the easygoing Southern Californian. But after he fell two outs short...
  • How the Orioles fared through 40 games in seasons they made the playoffs

    How the Orioles fared through 40 games in seasons they made the playoffs
    The Orioles play the Kansas City Royals in their 41st game of the season tonight at Kauffman Stadium. Orioles right-hander Bud Norris is scheduled to pitch against Royals left-hander Danny Duffy, and first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. How does this year's...
  • Orioles left fielder David Lough looking to break out of early-season struggles

    Orioles left fielder David Lough looking to break out of early-season struggles
    Orioles left fielder David Lough isn’t aggravated with his struggles at the plate, even if Orioles manager Buck Showalter is frustrated for him. Lough is batting .169 this year and is 5-for-36 in his past 19 games. He wasn’t in the...
  • Some thoughts and observations from the Orioles' 4-0 win over Kansas City

    Some thoughts and observations from the Orioles' 4-0 win over Kansas City
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Chris Tillman’s four-seam fastball was in the 87-to-91-mph range Friday night, certainly not what it can be or what it has been in the past. In some instances, it would be a cause for alarm. But he commanded it on both...
  • With Buck Showalter away from team, John Russell manages for a day

    With Buck Showalter away from team, John Russell manages for a day
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Because manager Buck Showalter was in Texas on Saturday to witness his daughter’s graduation from law school, bench coach John Russell took over the team for a day. Russell said he spoke with Showalter at length Friday night...