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.
Matt Wieters was out of the starting lineup for the first time since the All-Star Break in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Rays after complaining of back stiffness following Saturday's game against Tampa Bay.
Travis Snider was the driving force in the Orioles' 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday afternoon. He had two singles and a double, drove in two runs and became the first Orioles player since Ronny Paulino in 2012 to have three hits in his team debut.
The Orioles will play their first split-squad games of spring training Thursday when they travel to Port Charlotte to face the Tampa Bay Rays at 1:05 p.m. and then play host to the Toronto Blue Jays at Ed Smith Stadium at 7:05 p.m.
The Orioles' plan all along was to let Kevin Gausman loose in the second half. It took some rigid discipline — limiting his innings and pitch counts earlier this year — and some unpopular roster moves in order to preserve him for the stretch run.
Starting with today's series opener against the Texas Rangers, the Orioles will play 14 games in as many days until the All-Star break. And their biggest challenge might be how to assemble a roster that keeps them competitive on a nightly basis.
Right-hander Evan Meek and left-hander Brian Matusz combined to give up nine runs -- including seven in a decisive sixth inning -- and the Orioles set a new season-high in runs allowed in a 12-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.
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.
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman continues to show that he's grown from the flame-throwing pitcher he was in his previous big league stints to a much more polished starter who can use all his pitches to limit damage.
The Orioles recorded their best offensive output in the past 14 games as a pair of homers sent them to a 7-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in front of an announced 10,803 at Tropicana Field.
Second baseman Jonathan Schoop watched Orioles center fielder Adam Jones carry the offense with a pair of towering solo home runs before he hit a two-run shot in the club's 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez overcame a rocky first inning to allow two runs over five hits over six innings in a 3-3, 10-inning tie with the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
He opened the Orioles¿ Grapefruit League season by striking out three and giving up just one hit over two innings against a representative Tampa Bay Rays lineup in the Orioles 4-2 win at Charlotte Sports Park.
The Orioles lost their fifth consecutive game on Monday, a 5-4 defeat to the Tampa Bay Rays that ended when pinch-hitter James Loney hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth inning against right-hander Tommy Hunter.
Jason Hammel was rocked for a season-high seven runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings as part of a 17-hit Tampa Bay hit parade Friday, but a furious Orioles late-inning rally fell just short in a 12-10 loss to the Rays in front of an announced 38,061 at Camden Yards.
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. This week, we exchanged emails with Matt Taylor, who blogs about the Orioles for Roar From 34.