The Baltimore Orioles go for the series sweep against the Dodgers this afternoon. They've already won the series, their first ever against the Dodgers -- well, if you're not counting the 1996 World Series of course.
And the Orioles managed to do that, breaking a tie on Nolan Reimold¿s two-run eighth-inning double off Dodgers reliever Ronald Belisario, capping a three-RBI afternoon for Reimold in the Orioles¿ 7-5 win.
Catcher Matt Wieters is up for his second consecutive American League Gold Glove Award, center fielder Adam Jones will be going for the second (2009) of his career and shortstop J.J. Hardy is seeking his first.
For five innings Wednesday night, the Orioles were held hitless against Boston Red Sox starter Aaron Cook, able to hit just one ball out of the infield. But given the opposite directions these two teams have been going, it wasn¿t surprising how quickly the game turned.
Even though his major league career is just four games old -- and he began this past week stilling playing at Double-A Bowie -- Orioles rookie third baseman Manny Machado has been named American League Co-Player of the Week.
Kevin Gregg allowed a one-out single, double and then intentionally walked David Ortiz. Adrian Gonzalez broke the 5-5 tie with a sacrifice fly and Will Middlebrooks added a RBI single to give the Red Sox a two-run lead.
Orioles designated hitter Chris Davis pitched two scoreless innings as the O's beat the Red Sox in 17 innings. Adam Jones' three-run homer in the 17th gave the Orioles a 9-6 edge over Boston and their first series sweep at Fenway Park since 1994.
Left-hander Wei-Yin Chen became the first Orioles starter to throw five innings this spring and was one wind-aided home run ball away from a scoreless effort against the Red Sox¿s split-squad team Saturday afternoon at Ed Smith Stadium.
In his first Grapefruit League game, Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy settled in and set down the Red Sox. The 19-year-old right-hander issued one walk in one scoreless inning against the top of Boston's batting order.
Orioles top prospect Dylan Bundy made his professional spring debut Tuesday afternoon against the Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Bundy threw a scoreless fifth inning, overcoming an early four-pitch walk to retire the top of Boston¿s order.
Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano outslugged Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, 12-11, in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night. Isn¿t it telling that three of the final four in the annual long ball contest -- David Ortiz made the second round -- play against the Orioles in the AL East?
Long a solid center fielder and one of baseball's best baserunners, Curtis Granderson has turned into a beast at the plate since working with New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long to rework his swing.
If you follow Jeremy Guthrie on Twitter, it probably took you only a few Tweets from the Orioles pitcher to realize that he is a huge fan of the Backstreet Boys, New Kids on the Block and boy bands in general. This week, Guthrie joined Jimmy Traina on the Hot Clicks podcast on SI.com to discuss his guilty pleasure.