It has not been a happy couple of days for Jimmy Paredes, whose attempt to show the Orioles that he can be a viable option in the outfield took a major hit when he rolled over his left wrist trying to make a play in Thursday's exhibition loss to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Last September, the Toronto Blue Jays had to watch from the visiting dugout at Camden Yards as the Orioles celebrated winning the American League East. One year later, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had to stare across to field and watch the Blue Jays flood out of that same dugout to celebrate their first division title since 1993.
Chris Davis has mentioned how much last year's early season oblique injury affected him throughout a disappointing 2014. Though he came into this season healthy, the residual effects of that injury lingered in the early parts of this season, Davis said. Now, that's a thing of the past.
After taking a tie game into the bottom of the eighth, the Orioles were on the brink of disaster as reliever Darren O¿Day loaded the bases with no outs. Somehow, O¿Day escaped the inning without allowing a run, and the Orioles rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth to give them a 5-3 win over the Jays in front of a sellout crowd of 46,018.
Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Jose Batista launched a full-count pitch from Darren O'Day into the left field seats to loosen up a one-run game in the eighth inning and help the Jays score a 10-7 victory.
Opening Day is a celebration of a new season, with looks back at previous successes and excitement for the future. Here are the highlights and firsts of Friday's home opener between the Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez faced the Toronto Blue Jays on the road for the second time this spring on Sunday afternoon, and he could face them again in the first home series of the regular season.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said before Thursday's game that he faced some difficult choices in selecting the team's American League Division Series roster, but he said the decision to add right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez gives his 11-man pitching staff a dynamic that he likes.
The Orioles took one humongous step toward winning the American League East with their 5-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, giving the club an opportunity to clinch the division title with a win Tuesday.
Games like the Orioles' 2-1 win over the Toronto Blue Jays in Thursday night's series finale at Rogers Centre are ones that the club will have to win as the season winds down and the playoff chase heats up.
Orioles outfielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz was invited to participate in this year's All-Star Game Home Run Derby earlier this week, but the major leagues' co-home run leader said Sunday he likely won't take part in the event.
Chris Tillman has been searching for the consistency that turned him into an ace in 2013. The Baltimore Orioles right-hander had a complete-game shutout on May 16 against Kansas City. And then his next outing, he lasted just one inning.
Bud Norris, who allowed just one earned run in the Orioles¿ 6-1 victory against the New York Yankees, walked off the mound with right groin tightness, forcing the constantly shuffling club to have to deal with another potential injury issue -- one that comes as Norris was in the middle of an impressive run.
Counting Saturday afternoon's 3-2 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles have registered six consecutive quality starts, padding their season high. That's a huge turnaround for a rotation that entered the week with the fourth-worst ERA in the AL.
Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz's remarkable May wasn't enough to win the American League Player of the Month award, as hot-hitting Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion beat him for the honor.
TORONTO ¿ Before the fifth inning of the Orioles' 9-3 loss to the Blue Jays, umpires inspected right-hander Miguel Gonzalez¿s glove for a foreign substance at the request of Toronto manager John Gibbons.
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz is available for today's series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays after being bedridden the past two days with an illness that included a brief stay in a local hospital.
It ended 2-1 in the 12th when Steve Lombardozzi tripled with one out and then scored on David Lough¿s single to left against Todd Redmond (0-1) -- sending what was remaining of the announced crowd of 30,446 at Camden Yards home happy.
It took five games, but the new video replay system finally debuted at Oriole Park on Saturday night when Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons challenged a ruling by umpire Chris Conroy that Edwin Encarnacion was pulled off the bag on a close play at first base.