Closer Mychal Givens allowed a two-run, walk-off home run to Kansas City Royals leadoff man Whit Merrifield to give the Orioles a 5-4 loss Saturday at Kauffman Stadium, robbing the worst team in baseball of a rare come-from-behind win.
Without much incentive to pry their young players away from the end of the minor league season, the Orioles added only infielder Breyvic Valera from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, the first day rosters expanded past the 25-man limit.
The Orioles' 9-2 loss Friday night at the Kansas City Royals, who now at 43-91 are 3 1/2 games better than the 40-95 Orioles in the race to not have the league’s worst record, was largely the kind of baseball that got the visitors into the sad situation they find themselves.
Outfielder Craig Gentry was designated for assignment Friday and reliever Jhan Mariñez was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk to give the Orioles two free 40-man roster spots for roster expansions Saturday.
Nine times, the Orioles have captured the lead in the American League East, only to fade, storm back and fade again. Those yo-yo days are done. On Aug. 26, in the midst of a memorable winning streak, Baltimore takes first place for good.
The Orioles have proposed a series of settlements to Major League Baseball in hopes of finally resolving the television rights fee dispute with the Washington Nationals that hovers over both teams like a cloud, according to multiple sources familiar with the proposals.
Ceasefire represents a conscious choice to chase away the darkness with light and positive energy; to celebrate life even — and especially — when it feels like death surrounds us. We do this in part, by embracing the artists in Baltimore working against violence, like Lor Scoota was.
A returning Colby Rasmus almost helped the Orioles string together a second straight win in Washington, but instead, the same old result came when Mychal Givens allowed a two-run double in the eighth inning to rookie Juan Soto.
When Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman didn't see much playing time as a kid, his father Clair motivated him. And Gausman gleaned the same passion for pitching that his dad had being a college football official.
Friday is Opening Night for the IronBirds, a coincidence, perhaps, that we point out because maybe all we needed for good weather was for the start of the season for Aberdeen’s New York-Penn League team.
With a second straight scoreless start and his third scoreless outing in his past six, Orioles starter Dylan Bundy showed in the 2-0, 12-inning loss to Boston that his starts are back to being appointment viewing.
As Chris Davis’ season-long struggles at the plate continued to spiral, the short-term solution Friday night was one the Orioles tried previously, giving the first baseman a day off to serve as a mental reset.
The MLB Draft is this week, with the first and second round set for Monday night. The Orioles need hitters just as much as they need pitchers — but will they get what they need before others take them?
Orioles right-hander Andrew Cashner cruised through five soggy innings before again succumbing and seeing his fortunes reversed once the Phillies lineup turned over a third time. The Orioles lost, 4-1.