Outfielder Nolan Reimold is on his way to Toronto to join the Orioles. He won¿t be activated for today¿s game, but he was slated to start on Sunday against Blue Jays left-hander Mark Buehrle. Reimold is hitting .400 (6-for-15) with two doubles, one homer and three RBIs in his career against Buehrle.
Two days after acquiring Troy Tulowitzki, a hitter they didn¿t seem to need, the Blue Jays forked over top prospect Daniel Norris for two months of David Price, one of baseball's few unquestioned No. 1 starters.
After taking a tie game into the bottom of the eighth, the Orioles were on the brink of disaster as reliever Darren O¿Day loaded the bases with no outs. Somehow, O¿Day escaped the inning without allowing a run, and the Orioles rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth to give them a 5-3 win over the Jays in front of a sellout crowd of 46,018.
Opening Day is a celebration of a new season, with looks back at previous successes and excitement for the future. Here are the highlights and firsts of Friday's home opener between the Orioles and the Toronto Blue Jays.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter doesn't like to draw attention to any of the tweaks that he makes to the lineup. But when he dropped Chris Davis to the No. 7 spot -- the lowest the first baseman has hit since 2012 -- for Tuesday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, it raised some eyebrows.
TORONTO ¿ Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will hit from the No. 7 spot tonight for the first time since Sept. 23, 2012 as Delmon Young will bat from the cleanup spot for the second time in the past three games.
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez, whom the Orioles signed to a four-year, $50 million contract in February, couldn't get out of the sixth inning against a free-swinging Toronto Blue Jays lineup in an 11-3 rout Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards in front of an announced 39,281.
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz is available for today's series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays after being bedridden the past two days with an illness that included a brief stay in a local hospital.
In a game that featured the top two home-run hitting teams in the majors, the Orioles blasted Toronto left-hander Mark Buehrle for three homers, including Adam Jones¿ three-run blast, to give the Orioles a 8-5 win over the Blue Jays in Friday night¿s series opener in front of an announced 42,660 at Camden Yards.
The Orioles designated right-hander Jair Jurrjens for assignment Friday to clear room on the 40-man roster for right-hander Jairo Asencio, who joined the Orioles before the series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays.