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  • Orioles fall further behind Rays with 7-4 loss

    Orioles fall further behind Rays with 7-4 loss
    The steady stream of fans rapidly heading toward the exits of Camden Yards in the ninth inning of the Orioles' 7-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night signaled that they had seen enough. A one-run game quickly spiraled into a five-run deficit for...
  • Davis homers and Hunter gets the save as Orioles beat Rays, 4-2

    Davis homers and Hunter gets the save as Orioles beat Rays, 4-2
    Needing three critical outs to squeeze out a much-needed victory, the Orioles used three pitchers in the ninth inning — none of them being American League saves leader Jim Johnson — to close out their 4-2 win over the division-rival Tampa...
  • Jason Hammel throws from mound, could get rehab start by midweek

    Jason Hammel throws from mound, could get rehab start by midweek
    Right-hander Jason Hammel took the first major step toward returning to the Orioles in September, throwing from a mound Friday for the first time in nearly four weeks and feeling no discomfort in his right forearm. “It went real well, 44 pitches...
  • Roberts hits grand slam and Johnson closes out Orioles' win over A's

    Roberts hits grand slam and Johnson closes out Orioles' win over A's
    Given the rallies and momentum swings in the Orioles' series opener against the Oakland Athletics on Friday night, it became a game the Orioles needed to win to not only gain ground in the playoff chase but also boost the team's psyche. The biggest...
  • Coco Crisp homers off Darren O'Day in 9th inning as A's beat Orioles, 2-1

    Coco Crisp homers off Darren O'Day in 9th inning as A's beat Orioles, 2-1
    Chris Tillman, who in the past year has transformed from promising arm to All-Star, shut down a dangerous Oakland Athletics lineup through eight innings Saturday afternoon for one of the Orioles' most dominating starting performances of the season. But,...
  • Wei-Yin Chen struggles through his worst start as Red Sox blast Orioles, 13-2

    Wei-Yin Chen struggles through his worst start as Red Sox blast Orioles, 13-2
    BOSTON — Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen had never thrown fewer than four innings or given up more than seven runs in any of his starts as a major leaguer. He picked a particularly inopportune time to do both. The Orioles embarked Tuesday on...
  • Orioles bullpen blows late lead in 4-3 loss to Red Sox

    Orioles bullpen blows late lead in 4-3 loss to Red Sox
    BOSTON — After being throttled by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Tuesday night, several Orioles said they believed a one-run loss was more painful than an 11-run blowout. Now, they have an easy, comparative study. Taking a two-run lead into...
  • Sources: Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour now in jeopardy as shoulder concerns arise

    Sources: Orioles' deal with Grant Balfour now in jeopardy as shoulder concerns arise
    The highlight of the Orioles’ offseason was supposed to take place Friday morning, when the club would emerge from a sleepy offseason and introduce new closer Grant Balfour during a news conference at the Warehouse. But Balfour’s two-year,...
  • Orioles acquire outfielder David Lough in exchange for Danny Valencia

    Orioles acquire outfielder David Lough in exchange for Danny Valencia
    For the past several weeks, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette turned to the Kansas City Royals in an attempt to acquire outfielder David Lough from the club's logjam of outfielders. It was one of many trade possibilities Duquette pursued...
  • Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to Oakland A's for 2B Jemile Weeks

    Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to Oakland A's for 2B Jemile Weeks
    Late Monday night the Orioles traded former All-Star closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland Athletics for second baseman Jemile Weeks and a minor league player to be named later. Johnson, who saved 101 games for the Orioles in the past two seasons, was set...
  • Did the Orioles really trade a 50-save closer for somebody named Jemile Weeks?

    Did the Orioles really trade a 50-save closer for somebody named Jemile Weeks?
    There has been speculation for weeks that the Orioles might try to move closer Jim Johnson to avoid paying him $10 million or so in salary arbitration, but the deal that sent him to the Oakland A's on Monday night raises as many questions as it answers...
  • Orioles tender six arbitration-eligible players: Davis, Wieters, Norris, Hunter, Matusz and Patton

    Orioles tender six arbitration-eligible players: Davis, Wieters, Norris, Hunter, Matusz and Patton
    Lost in Monday night’s 11th-hour drama that saw the Orioles trade closer Jim Johnson to the Oakland A's were several roster moves the club also made prior to the midnight tender deadline. The Orioles tendered contracts to their six remaining...