The Orioles took one humongous step toward winning the American League East with their 5-2 win over the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday, giving the club an opportunity to clinch the division title with a win Tuesday.
Since the Ravens won the Super Bowl in February 2013, the franchise has endured numerous missteps on and off the field. On the field, they missed the playoffs for the first time under coach John Harbaugh in 2013 and lost their first game this season. Off the field they have seen one of their star players run out of the league for punching his fiancee and numerous others arrested.
"I mean, it's sad, you know?" said Cruz, who was suspended 50 games for his involvement in the Biogenesis performance-enhancing-drug scandal last season. "You don't want to see nobody go through this."
The Orioles¿ final homestand of the regular season was supposed to be one of celebration. All signs pointed to the club¿s clinching its first American League East title since 1997 at Camden Yards, and Friday¿s split doubleheader against the New York Yankees gave the Orioles a chance to take two more sizable steps toward the postseason.
The team announced Friday morning that Davis, who was batting .196 with 26 home runs and 72 RBIs, had failed a second drug test for banned amphetamines. Davis accepted the suspension and said in a statement issued by the players union that he took Adderall.
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.
As catcher for the Baltimore Orioles, Matt Wieters is used to being on the receiving end of things. But on Wednesday, Wieters came to River Hill High School to deliver an important message to students: don't text and drive.
Quintin Berry, a speedy left-handed hitter who can play all three outfield positions, will be making his debut for the Orioles whenever he gets into a game. That means he soon will be on a major league field with his teammate from Morse High School in San Diego: Adam Jones.
While Nelson Cruz has previously made it clear that he would like to make Baltimore his long-term home, Cruz said for the first time Friday that the Orioles have had preliminary discussions with Cruz to discuss the possibility of a keeping him in an Orioles uniform beyond 2014.
The Orioles had won eight straight series before heading out on their nine-game road trip, but their 7-2 loss to the Cubs, a club with little to play for other than pride at this point in the season, ensured that they would lose two of the three series away from Camden Yards.
CHICAGO -- Here¿s a complete transcript of what Orioles third baseman had to say before today¿s game regarding his decision to undergo season-ending surgery to repair a partially torn medial patellofemoral ligament in his right knee. Machado said he hopes to have the procedure done next week in Los Angeles.
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Having assisted dozens of organizations and co-written a book about organizational culture, it's clear to me the Orioles are showing us the elements necessary for any organization — business, government or nonprofit — to operate at its highest level.
Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop struggled to explain the magic that seems to be in his bat when he faces the New York Yankees after his eight-inning homer tied the game Wednesday night and stole momentum from the Yankees in the Orioles' eventual 5-2 win.
After an MRI on Tuesday, Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was diagnosed with a right knee ligament sprain. In some ways, that was good news. But it appears that this injury could force Machado to the 15-day disabled list.
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado was able to walk without help after Monday night's game against the New York Yankees. But he said he has no feel for what Tuesday's MRI on his injured right knee might show.
Caleb Joseph's two-run homer in the fourth inning -- the club's only offense against Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ -- led the Orioles to a 2-1 win in Thursday night's series finale at the Rogers Centre.
The sixth annual Orioles Pet Calendar benefitting the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS) will go on sale August 12, and five players will be on-hand to sign calendars at the shelter that day.
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was back with his Orioles teammates Monday after pitching well in a rehab start at Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday night. And he's eager to get back on the mound in a major league game.
According to multiple sources, teams asked the Orioles about the availability of several position prospects, including Triple-A Norfolk outfielder Dariel Alvarez and first baseman Christian Walker, Double-A Bowie outfielder Mike Yastrzemski and Low-A Delmarva catcher Chance Sisco.
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and center fielder Adam Jones, the Orioles' two representatives who played in the All-Star Game on Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis, had similar results in each of their two at-bats during the annual event.
There's a distinct dichotomy that surrounds Orioles center fielder Adam Jones in Baltimore. He is the club's most consistent performer and surely one of its most ardent community ambassadors. And yet he also receives the most criticism from fans for his play.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters still has his right arm in a metal immobilizer following season-ending Tommy John surgery last month. And while he returned to the team for the first time since the surgery on Thursday, Wieters said he expects to be around the team ¿ and have the immobilizer off ¿ when he rejoins the team for good following the Orioles¿ west-coast trip after the All-Star break.
Dan Connolly has been talking to several baseball people outside of the Orioles organization for the past week or so about the club's trade possibilities as the July 31 nonwaiver deadline approaches. And everyone basically says the same thing: Dan Duquette will do something.