Though there still is a slight chance that the Orioles could overtake the Los Angeles Angels and finish the season with the best record in baseball, it's far more likely that they will be the second seed and will match up against either the Detroit Tigers or Kansas City Royals in the American League Division Series.
After the Orioles were held to one hit on Monday, they responded with 17 hits in Tuesday's 5-4 win. Seeing leadoff hitter Nick Markakis get four hits, including a two-run homer, was a good sign for the Orioles.
The Orioles hit three home runs, including Nelson Cruz's 40th of the season, and had 17 hits in a 5-4 win over the Yankees in front of an announced 43,201, putting a dagger in New York's already faint postseason hopes.
The Orioles are still chasing the American League's best record and are still 2 1/2 games back of the Los Angeles Angels for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs after both teams lost on Monday.
After clinching the American League East title Tuesday, the Orioles are in a bit of a baseball limbo: Do they try to catch the Los Angeles Angels for the AL's top seed, or do they forget about trying to get home-field advantage throughout the playoffs and try to spell their regulars?
ESPN is bringing its Sunday Night Baseball crew to Baltimore this week to cover the final stop of New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's farewell tour at Camden Yards and, oh yeah, to showcase the first-place Orioles.
The beating the Orioles put on the Chicago White Sox bullpen last night -- five runs in the eighth inning off three relievers with ERAs over five -- was born of the same offseason strategy that the Orioles took with their bullpen.
There is a clear favorite in the pending vote to determine who replaces longtime commissioner Bud Selig, but the coronation of Major League Baseball chief operating officer Rob Manfred is not a foregone conclusion.
If you think the Orioles look like a completely different team when they are on the road, that appearance is not deceiving. They've been road warriors all season, and the past two games continue to illustrate that they are more comfortable outside what should be their comfort zone.
The Orioles' trade with the Boston Red Sox on Thursday that added left-handed reliever Andrew Miller to the bullpen was received with positive reviews in the clubhouse, both for what he does on the mound and what he won't be doing anymore.
If reports are true that the Oakland Athletics have made their second blockbuster deal of the summer and sent Cuban slugger Yoenis Cespedes to the Red Sox for Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes, then there¿s really only one way to look at the situation: A¿s president Billy Beane has decided that it¿s now or never.
Hunter Harvey, the Orioles' top pick in last year's amateur draft and one of their best pitching prospects, is out for the season with an elbow injury that at this point will require rest, not surgery, according to executive vice president Dan Duquette.
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez made his first injury rehabilitation start at short-season Single-A Aberdeen on Tuesday night, throwing 4 2/3 innings against the Tri-City ValleyCats at Ripken Stadium and allowing one unearned run, five hits and three walks.
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Manny Machado remained out of the starting lineup Wednesday, a day after he was a last-minute scratch when he experienced lower back spasms during batting practice before the Orioles' 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.
On Tuesday night, Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez shut down the highest scoring lineup in the major leagues for seven innings and fell one out short of his third straight eight-inning outing in a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in front of an announced 35,353.
Sometimes shadows at certain ballparks play a factor depending on game time. The way a batted ball carries can be different whether it is day or night. And in Monday's 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels, the Orioles learned about a certain nuance of Angel Stadium of Anaheim the hard way.
The Orioles have optioned right-handed relief pitcher Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk in order to make roster space for right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who will start tonight against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.