With the announcement he will be on a regional cover of Sports Illustrated this week, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis joined some elite company. Former Orioles including Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson and Cal Ripken Jr. have graced the cover of the magazine since its start in 1954, as have decorated athletes like Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan.
Behind two-run home runs from first baseman Chris Davis and center fielder Adam Jones and a quality start from right-hander Scott Feldman, the Orioles defeated the Rockies, 7-2, before an announced 22,238 on a cool, overcast day at Camden Yards.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter spent several minutes during his pre-game news conference Saturday afternoon talking about how his offense was seemingly close to breaking out and may, sometime soon, finally take advantage of the scoring opportunities it kept squandering.
While many Orioles haven't had the chance to look through the outline of the proposed instant replay installation released by Major League Baseball on Thursday, some still feel the much-talked-about subject will ultimately be a positive for the game.
Orioles rookie Henry Urrutia hasn't started a game since Aug. 3, but he was still an important part of the club's eight-game interleague road trip through National League West parks in San Diego, San Francisco and Arizona, as he pinch hit in all but one game.
While the Orioles bullpen has received its share of work over the course of the club's eight-game road trip to San Diego, San Francisco and Arizona, manager Buck Showalter says he isn't worried about his relievers tiring.
The Orioles rallied from an early two-run deficit to score 10 unanswered runs for a 10-2 victory Sunday afternoon in their series finale in San Francisco in front of an announced sellout crowd of 41,622 at AT&T Park
After shutting out the San Francisco Giants for five innings Saturday afternoon, Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen appeared well on his way to his fourth win in five decisions since coming off the disabled list.
But with momentum suddenly on their side, that¿s what the San Francisco Giants did in the 10th inning on Friday night. And Davis made them pay with the game-winning hit in the Orioles¿ 5-2 extra-inning victory over San Francisco.
The best homer-hitting team in baseball did it again Friday night, launching three longballs -- including Chris Davis' 40th homer of the season and Nate McLouth's first career grand slam -- to beat the Seattle Mariners, 11-8, at Camden Yards.
Bud Norris' whirlwind two days came full circle on the pitcher¿s mound at Camden Yards on Thursday night. A day after switching clubhouses following a trade-deadline deal that abruptly placed him in the unfamiliar uniform of a contender, Norris faced his old team and a lineup full of friends suddenly turned into foes.
At 3 p.m. Wednesday, Steve Pearce was in Frederick preparing to take batting practice for his third rehabilitation game with the High-A Keys. By 7 p.m., Pearce was at Camden Yards, batting ninth as the Orioles' designated hitter in an 11-0 loss to the Houston Astros.
Infielder Wilson Betemit (knee) will begin a rehab assignment in the Gulf Coast League on Tuesday, manager Buck Showalter said before Thursday¿s game between the Orioles and Astros. He hasn¿t played since suffering a Grade 2/3 tear of his PCL in spring training.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter is continuing to give some of his key players days off from playing in the field. Tonight, it is Adam Jones, who will be the Orioles' designated hitter against the Astros.
Chris Davis' sixth-inning blast ended up providing the difference in the Orioles' 4-3 win over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night, but after the game, the slugger was more excited about a different column on the stat sheet: his two walks.