Chris Davis' solo homer in the bottom of the 11th inning off Rays reliever Matt Andriese gave the Orioles a 7-6 walk-off victory, snapping their six-game losing streak. The Orioles entered the night having lost 11 of their last 12, their playoff hopes in need of major help.
Buck Showalter said the Orioles won't be putting the full-court pressure on Notre Dame hoops star Pat Connaughton to join the organization any time soon. But once he joins, the Orioles want the right-handed pitcher to focus on baseball.
Catcher Matt Wieters is scheduled to resume throwing Saturday, and although his return from Tommy John elbow reconstruction in June remains uncertain, the Orioles have begun mapping out parts of his recovery.
It is less than two weeks until the Orioles open the regular season on April 6 in Tampa Bay, but with 13 Grapefruit League games remaining in spring training, they still have plenty of time to finalize their 25-man Opening Day roster.
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman pitched three strong innings on Sunday morning in the Orioles¿ B game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Ed Smith Stadium, a game that ended in a 2-2 tie after seven innings.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters won't throw from the catching position in today's minor league exhibition game against the Puerto Rico development team today but before the game, Wieters' throws were times during a pregame workout.
Every team brings a bunch of catchers to spring training to catch the countless bullpen sessions and audition for roles at the upper levels of the organization, and every manager publicly declares that the major league backup job is wide open. In this case, it shouldn't be.
As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways than one.
After Orioles slugger Chris Davis hit his 50th homer of the season Friday night, tying Brady Anderson¿s franchise record for home runs in a single season, I asked Davis where this one ranked among his favorites homers.
As the regular season winds down, the Orioles insist they aren't sneaking glances at the out-of-town scoreboard in right field of Camden Yards to see how the division-leading New York Yankees are doing.
The Orioles' regular season is whittled down to 8 games following Monday¿s single-admission doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards. And the O's chances of catching the division-leading New York Yankees are steadily dwindling.
Before an announced crowd of 18,587, the Baltimore Orioles' Zach Britton struggled with his control against the free-swinging Toronto Blue Jays, throwing just 47 of his season-low 81 pitches for strikes.