The Orioles rallied for their second comeback win in as many games Thursday night with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Red Sox in front of an announced 27,704, giving the Orioles their fifth straight series win at Fenway Park, a streak that dates back to July 7-10, 2011.
Chris Davis was one of the hottest hitters in baseball in the first week of the season. His historic four-game start to the season probably promoted casual sports fans across the country to ask themselves, "Who is this Chris Davis guy and where did he come from?"
Earlier this month, just after the Orioles non-tendered first baseman Mark Reynolds, Chris Davis received a phone call from Orioles manager Buck Showalter. The message: Get your first baseman's mitt ready for 2013.
Despite it being the Orioles' primary strength last season, executive vice president Dan Duquette has not ruled out the possibility of improving his bullpen, and one possibility is a reunion with popular former Oriole Koji Uehara.
Chris Davis was on the roster of two Texas Rangers teams that eventually went to the World Series. On Friday, he'll play the first big league postseason game of his career in Arlington, but he'll be on the visitor's side.
Traveling to Texas is as much a homecoming as it is another tough road trip for the Orioles. Chris Davis, Tommy Hunter, Omar Quintanilla, Darren O'Day, Taylor Teagarden and Pedro Strop played for the Rangers.
This is probably a good time to point out that a lot of people thought Dan Duquette was crazy when he traded Jeremy Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies for starting pitcher Jason Hammel and reliever Matt Lindstrom. Of course, he was crazy like a fox.
The great thing about spring training is that it allows you to believe anything you want. If you want to look at a great pitching performance and jump to some outsized conclusion about that pitcher's prospects for the regular season, go to town. It's tempting to do that with Tommy Hunter.
New Orioles pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada has begun his transition to the United States from Japan. The left-hander will make the jump from being an MVP in Japan to a possible top-of-the-rotation starter in the major leagues.
There is no contract yet in hand, but Westminster wants the Ravens back in the nest for training camp. ... On Wednesday, the Orioles interviewed Toronto Blue Jays executive Tony LaCava for their top front office position. ... The North Carolina Tar Heels were named the favorites to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Maryland men were picked to finish ninth in the conference. ... The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers, 3-2, in Game 1 of the World Series.
Baltimore Grand Prix attendees spent as much as $25 million at the Labor Day weekend event, which was far short of the $70 million projected by race organizers. ... The Ravens waived Mark LeVoir and brought back Prescott Burgess. ... The Orioles on Tuesday interviewed Jerry Dipoto, the first candidate to replace Andy MacPhail the team has met with. ... It looks like the Alfredo Simon saga in the Dominican Republic isn¿t over yet, as another hearing was pushed back. ... After a breakout game against Clemson, C.J. Brown is no longer Maryland's well-kept secret at quarterback. ... Tomas Vokoun and the Capitals shut out the Panthers, 3-0, to stay unbeaten.
Dylan Bundy, who agreed to a guaranteed $6.25 million major league contract on Aug. 15, said he is excited to get back on the mound after spending most of the summer in a holding pattern as he and his agent negotiated with the Orioles.
Two months ago, Michael Gonzalez was trying to regain a late-inning role out of the bullpen for the last-place Orioles. Lately, though, the left-hander has been so dominant that the Texas Rangers had to have him for their playoff run.