Just a handful of Astros who won last year's World Series were with the team when their rebuild began, a signal to the Orioles and their fans that they might not see the current players around when the winning returns.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado knows he has a long way to even think about catching Cal Ripken, Jr.¿s consecutive-games streak, but he currently owns baseball¿s active consecutive-games streak entering Thursday¿s series finale in Kansas City.
The Orioles rallied from an early two-run deficit to score 10 unanswered runs for a 10-2 victory Sunday afternoon in their series finale in San Francisco in front of an announced sellout crowd of 41,622 at AT&T Park
But with momentum suddenly on their side, that¿s what the San Francisco Giants did in the 10th inning on Friday night. And Davis made them pay with the game-winning hit in the Orioles¿ 5-2 extra-inning victory over San Francisco.
The Orioles are pushing to add another outfielder, and if they can't re-sign free agent left fielder Nate McLouth, they are trolling for other options, including former New York Yankees first baseman-outfielder Nick Swisher and former Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nate Schierholtz.
As part of their continuing search to add depth and improve their roster, the Orioles have had multiple, face-to-face meetings with the representatives for pitcher Kevin Correia and outfielder Nate Schierholtz, according to an industry source.
NASHVILLE -- Impacted first hand by colleagues being diagnosed by cancer, public relations officials from Major League Baseball and its 30 clubs announced Monday afternoon they have organized a unique auction to benefit Stand Up to Cancer.
Orioles pitcher Brian Matusz threw four scoreless innings against the Phillies on Saturday. The lefty's fastball consistently stayed in the 90s as he allowed three hits while striking out four and walking none.
The Orioles were still talking Wednesday morning about Francisco Cervelli's disputed home run, which broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning of the Yankees' ridiculously rain-delayed 5-3 victory the night before at Yankee Stadium.