| Jun 2, 2014
| 5:19 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas — From the first time Nelson Cruz stepped into the batter’s box at Camden Yards this season, he has heard that unmistakable sound from the home crowd — the long, steady chant of his last name.
With the success he has...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:41 AM
ARLINGTON, Texas – With two on and two out in the sixth inning of a tied ballgame Wednesday, the Texas Rangers went to left-hander Aaron Poreda to face left-handed hitting Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis, hoping that playing matchups would yield...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 11:14 AM
Nelson Cruz has hit eight home runs in his past 13 games, and All-Star voters have taken notice.
The Orioles designated hitter has passed David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox as the top All-Star Game vote-getter at his position in the American League,...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 4:58 PM
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Miguel Gonzalez’s stiff right oblique muscle felt much better Thursday, two days after he suddenly woke up with pain in his side, but the Orioles still face the possibility of placing the right-hander on the 15-day disabled list....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 6:10 AM
Wood bats, regulation uniforms and a desire to compete against peers are just part of what drives Baltimore Senior Baseball Over 40 League players to lace up their spikes every Sunday morning from April to August for some old-fashioned hardball.
| May 26, 2014
| 3:54 PM
This isn’t the same Orioles team that went to the playoffs in 2012, but there is some resemblance between this year's squad and that one.
The Orioles improved to 16-11 this season in games decided by one or two runs with Monday’s comeback...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:28 PM
Despite being limited to just 26 games because of a strained right elbow that has prevented him from playing since May 10, the Orioles' Matt Wieters leads all American League catchers in All-Star voting, according to results released Tuesday for the first...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Before long, whether through a rising price tag or poor performance, a baseball team will eventually move to its next closer.
The former is how Tommy Hunter replaced Jim Johnson at the back of the Orioles bullpen this year, but not before Johnson...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Orioles right-hander Tommy Hunter, who was removed from the closer’s role last week, has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Wednesday, with a strained left groin.
Hunter said he felt discomfort in the groin while throwing...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 6:18 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 4:42 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Nelson Cruz didn't exactly have a relaxing off day in his new city Tuesday — he spent most of the afternoon looking for a place to live.
"It's been two days of trying to find the right place," said Cruz, who signed a one-year deal with the Orioles...