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  • Orioles shuffle a rotation that suddenly includes Jake Arrieta again

    Orioles shuffle a rotation that suddenly includes Jake Arrieta again
    The Orioles' decision to start right-hander Jake Arrieta on Wednesday instead of scheduled starter Brian Matusz included plenty of moving parts. Matusz, who bunted a ball off his nose before Tuesday's game, said he could have pitched — X-rays taken...
  • Pregame notes: Trip to NL parks will force Orioles to shuffle lineup

    Pregame notes: Trip to NL parks will force Orioles to shuffle lineup
    Some highlights from Buck Showalter’s pre-game news conference: Showalter confirmed that if the club wasn’t facing six games in National League parks without the designated hitter, it probably would have dealt with not having outfielder...
  • Orioles' winning streak snapped by the Braves

    Orioles' winning streak snapped by the Braves
    ATLANTA –  Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz's outing on Friday night came down to one batter — and specifically one pitch — against a rookie shortstop playing in just his 12th game in the major leagues. Matusz spent most of the night...
  • Jason Hammel flirts with another no-hitter, settles for 1-hit shutout

    Jason Hammel flirts with another no-hitter, settles for 1-hit shutout
    Jason Hammel didn't arrive at Turner Field on Saturday night with many fond memories. He'd seen enough of the Braves in his three seasons in the National League. “These guys have given me nightmares, especially here,” he said. But it was...
  • Predicting the Most Valuable Oriole in 2012

    Predicting the Most Valuable Oriole in 2012
    Since the Orioles haven't posted a winning record since the Clinton administration, it's easy for fans to dismiss and mock any preseason predictions about who will be named the top player on the team. Still, there has been a Most Valuable Oriole selected...
  • Wei-Yin Chen pitches seven scoreless innings in Orioles' 2-0 win over Braves

    Wei-Yin Chen pitches seven scoreless innings in Orioles' 2-0 win over Braves
    This has been Orioles rookie Wei-Yin Chen's first foray into interleague play, where American League pitchers are forced to bat in National League parks, but the Taiwanese left-hander has already seen enough to know he's not a fan. “Not really,...
  • Orioles blanked by Mets for 2nd straight night

    Orioles blanked by Mets for 2nd straight night
    Orioles entered this six-game road trip to National League parks on their hottest offensive tear of the season. Consider it cooled. Considerably. The Orioles lost 5-0 to the New York Mets on Tuesday, the second consecutive night in which they have...
  • Orioles sign Dontrelle Willis to minor-league contract

    Orioles sign Dontrelle Willis to minor-league contract
    The Orioles have signed left-hander Dontrelle Willis to a minor-league contract, according to an industry source. It is a split contract, which would pay him $700,000 if he remains in the major leagues all season. He is scheduled to report to Sarasota...
  • Orioles' bats remain quiet in 3-1 loss to Nats before sellout crowd

    Orioles' bats remain quiet in 3-1 loss to Nats before sellout crowd
    The brick wall that the Orioles' offense has hit over the past eight games can be somewhat attributed to the quality of pitching it has faced. But as the missed opportunities — and goose eggs on the Camden Yards scoreboard — continue to mount,...
  • The Sun remembers this week in sports: June 24-30

    The Sun remembers this week in sports: June 24-30
    June 25, 1997: For the second time in 27 days, the Orioles' Mike Mussina (9-2) flirts with a no-hitter before surrendering an eighth-inning single in a 9-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. Earlier, in a 3-0 win over the Cleveland Indians, he had...
  • Orioles notes: Arrieta avoids the big inning to deliver a strong start

    Orioles notes: Arrieta avoids the big inning to deliver a strong start
    The monster inning, the one that has haunted Jake Arrieta for much of this season, lurked on Sunday afternoon. It loomed in the third inning after a leadoff double was followed by a hit batsman, and again after Washington Nationals right fielder Bryce...
  • Nowhere to go but downhill

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Mike Matheny had just answered a reporter's question about the challenges of being a first-year manager when an unexpected situation presented itself. The visiting Cardinals were under the impression that the National...