For the fifth time in sixth games, the Orioles (33-23) erased a late deficit for a 4-1 win in the series opener against the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals before 14, 873 fans at Camden Yards.
The fact that Caleb Joseph, who fell to his knees for several moments after he was hit by Travis Shaw's foul ball in the eighth inning remained in the game quelled concern, but hours later Joseph was in an area hospital undergoing a surgical procedure for a testicular injury.
The Orioles' stalwart catcher Matt Wieters homered in the second inning, hit an RBI double off the wall in the deepest part of center field in the fourth inning, then hit his second double of the game with one out in the eighth inning as he provided most of the offense in Wednesday's bounceback game against the Seattle Mariners.
For Orioles teammates who have seen Matt Wieters go through a long journey since undergoing Tommy John surgery in June of 2014, his making that throw without hesitation was a promising sign that he's back.
After an interminable first inning against a foe that crushed him all through 2015, a slider that Orioles starter Chris Tillman is only now growing comfortable with helped him regain control and pitch his best start of the season.
Dangerously Delicious Pies owner Mary Martian Wortman was just as surprised as everyone else when Orioles center fielder Adam Jones smeared an orange pie in teammate Matt Wieters' face after Wieters' walk-off single Monday night ¿ except, maybe, Wieters himself.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who spent his spring slowly working back from a scare with his surgically repaired right elbow suffered three weeks ago, sent the Orioles home winners Monday on Opening Day.
The front office delivered a three-month storm of spending that vaulted the Orioles from 17th in the league in payroll in 2015 to a projected 11th at $142 million in 2016. And to pay for the spending, the Orioles raised ticket prices across the board. Big contracts often create big expectations and pressure to win.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters will serve as designated hitter to get at-bats in a major league game Thursday for the first time since he left the March 12 contest with soreness in his surgically-repaired right elbow.
After some initial confusion on whether Kevin Gausman would be forced to miss a turn in the rotation if he lands on the disabled list with his right shoulder tendinitis, manager Buck Showalter said Gausman would be available the first time the Orioles need a fifth starter if he starts the season on the DL.
A week out from leaving a game with soreness in his surgically repaired right elbow, Orioles catcher Matt Wieters is taking live batting practice and said he¿s more relieved by the day that the soreness isn¿t a symptom of something serious.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters took swings off a pitching machine Friday for the first time since his abrupt exit from Saturday¿s Grapefruit League game after just one inning upon feeling stiffness in his surgically repaired right elbow.
Renowned surgeon James Andrews read the results of Orioles catcher Matt Wieters¿ MRI on his sore right elbow, which the Alabama-based doctor performed Tommy John surgery on in 2014, and affirmed that all was structurally sound.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters had an MRI scheduled for mid-Monday morning on his sore right elbow, manager Buck Showalter announced, even as he reported that the swelling and soreness that bothered him over the weekend has come down a bit.
A winless swoon that spanned all of spring training came to an end for the Orioles with Saturday¿s 8-1 win over the Minnesota Twins, but the victory was pyrrhic as catcher Matt Wieters left the game after the first inning with elbow soreness.
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, catching on back-to-back days for the first time this spring in the team's 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox, threw out Boston third baseman Travis Shaw attempting to steal second.
Orioles reliever Darren O'Day couldn't predict back in October that he'd be back in Sarasota this spring, or that the club would compile a record payroll and retain key free agents Chris Davis, Matt Wieters and himself.
The "Moneyball" Oakland Athletics found their advantage by valuing on-base percentage. The Tampa Bay Rays sought a two-percent edge over opponents, and the Pittsburgh Pirates burst to relevancy via aggressive defensive shifting. While many other clubs are only making their final preparations for spring training, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette is one swoop away from making the February free-agent coup his team's signature advantage.