| Sep 27, 2012
| 2:53 PM
When the playoff microscope gets rolled out next week and experts begin to dissect the Orioles — assuming they hold on to at least an American League wild-card spot — one of the primary criticisms is going to be the club's overall lack of...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:31 PM
It's early fall in Baltimore, that time of year when purple banners, car flags and sweatshirts normally dominate the landscape, as surely as the colors are soon to hit the trees. But Charm City isn't just NFL country now.
In grade schools and taverns, at...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 3:21 PM
For a starting pitcher coming off a poor outing, the four days leading up to his next start are the most brutal. There’s plenty of time to think, to replay the mistakes over in your mind, to overanalyze.
So these past four days were rough for...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 9:02 PM
TORONTO — Inside the cramped visiting clubhouse at "PLREC000155">Rogers Centre, the Orioles quickly packed their equipment bags, eager to get back home to Baltimore.
Despite a disappointing 6-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday night, the...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 9:11 PM
On a night when the Orioles regained a share of first place in the American League East, another humongous win was overshadowed by another scary injury.
Three nights after the Orioles lost right fielder Nick Markakis for the rest of the regular season,...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The Orioles know they’ve got another big mountain to climb now that it appears they will spend the rest of the regular season without sizzling lead-off hitter Nick Markakis and rotation cornerstone Jason Hammel.
Hammel said after Tuesday night&...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:06 PM
The Orioles’ 3-2 extra-inning win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon was a long time coming — in more ways than one.
The Orioles needed 14 innings — and five hours and 14 minutes — to complete a three-game sweep of...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 2:44 AM
SEATTLE – As Tuesday’s game against the Seattle Mariners marched on, it became pretty obvious what the Orioles needed to do: Get Seattle rookie starter Erasmo Ramirez out of the ballgame and then play, you know, nine more innings before they...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:35 AM
If the Orioles’ 4-2, 18-inning, five-hour and 44-minute victory over the Seattle Marinerswasn’t weird enough, consider the plight of reliever Tommy Hunteron Tuesday night/Wednesday morning.
He picked up the win. And some bird excrement in the...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 12:01 AM
SEATTLE —In recent years, the Orioleshave experienced plenty of these games in September, when a contender demolishes and demoralizes an overmatched also-ran playing out the string.
Almost exclusively, though, the Orioles were on the wrong end of...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:05 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Orioles and Rangers announced their rosters for tonight’s one-game American League wild-card playoff at Rangers Ballpark.
Not a lot of surprises. Orioles manager Buck Showalter will have 10 relievers to pick from tonight...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 6:54 PM
On July 28, the Orioles lost to the Oakland Athletics to drop their record to 52-49.
As pleasant a surprise as the club had been to that point, the season suddenly carried all the hallmarks of an Oriole collapse, the kind fans had come to expect in 14...