While the hits are coming for Hardy ¿ and he continues to be the glue of the Orioles infield with his stellar defense -- his power has been noticeably absent. Hardy has gone 70 games since his last home run
Without Nelson Cruz, the Orioles responded Sunday with their finest offensive effort in nearly two weeks as the team's sleeping bats awoke in a 9-4 victory over the Astros in front of an announced 17,022 at Minute Maid Park.
The Orioles can celebrate how their savvy free-agent signing of outfielder Nelson Cruz has paid huge dividends through the first two months of the season. They can also wonder where they¿d be without him.
The Orioles took advantage of Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel¿s control problems, scoring two runs on a pair of bases-loaded walks in the fifth inning on their way to a 4-1 win over the Astros in front of an announced 29,609 at Minute Maid Park.
It may be good baseball etiquette to give a tip of the cap to the pitcher who tied your lineup in knots the way Buck Showalter has done after his club's last two losses, but no one seriously believes that Astros starters Brad Peacock and Brett Oberholtzer suddenly morphed into twin Justin Verlanders just in time to welcome the Orioles to Houston.
HOUSTON -- You don¿t usually expect your cleanup hitter to drop a bunt in the ninth inning of a one-run game, but that¿s just what Adam Jones did with the Orioles down to their second-to-last out in their 2-1 loss to the Astros on Friday night at Minute Maid Park.
When he became the first black manager in the Major Leagues the 1975 as a player/manager with the Cleveland Indians, Orioles Hall of Famer Frank Robinson was shocked to see that the Indians still specified a player¿s race on their scouting reports.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter wasn't searching for excuses after the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Houston Astros on Thursday night. He made it clear that the replay challenge he lost on a close play at the plate wasn't the reason his team lost.
After Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez grinded out a quality start, reliever Preston Guilmet allowed a tie-breaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning, sending the Orioles to a 3-1 loss in front of 22,884 at Minute Maid Park.
Nationally renowned poet and essayist Dr. Maya Angelou, who died Wednesday, was scheduled to be one of three Beacon Award of Life award recipients in a luncheon prior to the Civil Rights Game between the Orioles and Houston Astros on Friday.
Although it was just a late May game against a team outside the American League East division, the Orioles' 4-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday afternoon had the feel of a game they just couldn't afford to lose.
Chris Davis hit three homers, including back-to-back shots with left fielder Nelson Cruz in a four-run fifth, as the Orioles bashed the Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-2, in their first game at PNC Park since 2011.
When he was at Sunset Elementary School in Pasadena, Glynn Davis was the fastest runner in his class. He recalls that the school held a field day every year, and Davis was never defeated in the 100-yard dash.
A crisp, well-played pitchers¿ duel between two first-place teams imploded horribly in the ninth for the Orioles when playing-with-fire closer Tommy Hunter served up two, two-out homers to hand the Tigers a 4-1 victory.
Chris Tillman allowed two walks and a three-run homer to the first three batters he faced in the Orioles' 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros before an announced Mother's Day sellout of 45,944 on Sunday at Camden Yards.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is slated to play in his first minor league rehab assignment at Double-A Bowie tonight, weather permitting, and there is a possibility Davis could be activated as soon as Sunday, the first day he is eligible to come off the disabled list.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis had been taking batting practice indoors for the past two days, but before Friday's game against the Houston Astros, Davis wasn't able to truly get a feel for how well he's recovered from a strained left oblique muscle.
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, who is currently on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle, could potentially begin a minor league injury rehabilitation assignment Saturday at one of the club's nearby affiliates.