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  • Orioles show off the lessons of spring training under Opening Day spotlight

    Orioles show off the lessons of spring training under Opening Day spotlight
    Of course it’s only one game, but if the Orioles can make it a habit of winning low-scoring, one-run games, 2014 really could be a special season. The Orioles had their chances to score in their 2-1 Opening Day win over the defending champion...
  • Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day

    Nelson Cruz hits solo home run in 7th to lift Orioles to 2-1 win over Red Sox on Opening Day
    The path that brought Nelson Cruz to the orange carpet for Opening Day introductions at Camden Yards on Monday afternoon wasn’t the one he imagined months ago when he became a free agent. But if there was any doubt in his mind whether he landed in...
  • Red Sox make it a battle, but the Orioles and Chris Tillman persevere

    Red Sox make it a battle, but the Orioles and Chris Tillman persevere
    It was special because it was Opening Day, but the Orioles' tense victory over the defending world champion Red Sox did not represent a dramatic departure from the way these two AL East rivals have been mixing it up since the end of the 2011 season. The...
  • Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop fill in nicely for Orioles

    Ryan Flaherty, Jonathan Schoop fill in nicely for Orioles
    Manny Machado heard the familiar roars Monday as he jogged out to accept his 2013 Gold Glove in front of the Opening Day crowd at Camden Yards. Sadly, Machado's chance to thrill the Baltimore faithful was fleeting. He's still rehabilitating the knee...
  • Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox

    Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox
    Eventually, new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was going to get a big-boy, pressure-cooker, no-margin-for-error save opportunity — that's what happens when you pitch the ninth inning in the major leagues. He got it out of the way quickly, allowing...
  • Orioles left-hander Zach Britton shines in new role out of bullpen

    Orioles left-hander Zach Britton shines in new role out of bullpen
    Left-hander Zach Britton was so pumped after throwing two scoreless innings Monday and picking up the win in the Orioles' 2-1 Opening Day victory against the Boston Red Sox that he talked after the game about how great it was to make his first major...
  • Orioles' Chris Tillman finding comfort zone as he prepares for Opening Day start

    Orioles' Chris Tillman finding comfort zone as he prepares for Opening Day start
    Chris Tillman knows it will be a special moment Monday afternoon when he takes the mound at Camden Yards to officially open another baseball season in Baltimore. But all of the festivities — running through the outfield on the orange carpet, the...
  • Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH

    Nick Markakis leading off and playing right field; Schoop at second; Flaherty at third, Young at DH
    Nick Markakis, the longest-tentured Orioles player, will make his eighth straight Opening Day start in right field this afternoon. After testing his stiff neck during batting practice today, Markakis will be in the starting lineup batting leadoff....
  • Orioles remember one of their own on Opening Day

    Orioles remember one of their own on Opening Day
    When the Orioles take the field Monday, one of the least visible but most beloved members will be missing from the team. Monica Pence Barlow, the public relations director, had been there through 14 seasons — in the press box, in the locker room,...
  • Remembering Monica Barlow at the first Opening Day after her death

    Remembering Monica Barlow at the first Opening Day after her death
    Amid last year’s Opening Day fanfare there was a somber feeling in the press box at Camden Yards -- a reminder we had lost some old friends the previous offseason, including a longtime sportswriter, an Orioles superfan and Hall of Fame manager...
  • After lesson, Orioles reliever Darren O'Day on his own with the changeup

    After lesson, Orioles reliever Darren O'Day on his own with the changeup
    Todd Frohwirth was a bit of a cult hero in Baltimore back in the early 1990s when the submariner pitched three seasons for the Orioles, going 17-13 with a 2.71 ERA and 10 saves in 186 relief appearances. Frohwirth has been a scout with the Orioles for...
  • Dan Duquette talks about the rumors involving Ervin Santana and the Orioles

    Dan Duquette talks about the rumors involving Ervin Santana and the Orioles
    SARASOTA, Fla. – Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette gave few clues Sunday morning on how involved the club is in acquiring free-agent starting pitcher Ervin Santana, but indicated that the team’s priority now is looking at its...