- Jeremy Hellickson fails to stick with the Nationals. Wade Miley receives a retention bonus from the Brewers, and Edwin Jackson gets one from Washington.
- The Orioles rallied from a 5-1 deficit to beat the Texas Rangers, 9-7, and sweep their four-game series at Camden Yards.
- The flyball between Indians outfielders Tyler Naquin and Lonnie Chisenhall looked harmless. It turned out to be the exact opposite. The duo miscommunicated and
Toronto Blue Jaysopen the American League Championship SeriesThe Indians had the go-ahead run in scoring position with no outs in the eighth inning. Enter Darren O'Day, who preserved the lead and helped ther Orioles with the series.Orioles manager Buck Showalter joked before Sunday's series finale against the Cleveland Indians that he couldn't take outfielder Hyun Soo Kim out of hisUbaldo Jimenez lasted just 12/3 innings in the Orioles' loss to the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field, allowing eight of the 14 batters he faced to reach base. The outing was his shortest start since April 16, 2013, when he lasted just 12/3 innings for the Indians against the Boston Red Sox.The slumping Orioles bats woke up in Cleveland Friday night and rallied to break open a tied game with a three-run seventh inning, winning 6-4.As expected, the Orioles optioned right-handed reliever Mychal Givens to Double-A Bowie to make 25-man roster space to activate right-hander Miguel Gonzalez.Orioles right-hander Mychal Givens could be sent to the minors Thursday, but not before making a strong first impression.The Orioles have played clean ball of late, but suffered a lapse Wednesday with two errors in one inning to lose 5-1 to the Red Sox.Adam Jones is out of the Orioles¿ starting line for the fifth time in the last seven games in tonight¿s series opener at Fenway Park with a nagging right shoulder injury.The Orioles and Boston Red Sox began their series at Camden Yards tied for last place in the suddenly improved American League East, but the two teams finished it going different directions.Since then, neither Orioles starter has lasted more than five innings, placing an added load on the relievers. That's not necessarily a recipe for winnings, but despite being one man short, the Orioles bullpen has allowed just one hit over 8 2/3 innings the past two nights in a pair of wins over the Boston Red Sox.Spurred by five solid innings from left-hander Wei-Yin Chen and at least five highlight defensive gems ¿ including three by center fielder Adam Jones ¿ the Oriole drew within 4 ½ games of the New York Yankees (33-26) and captured the series against the last-place Red Sox (27-33).Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez will miss his next scheduled start on Sunday and is likely to land on the 15-day disabled list with a right groin strain.The Orioles blanked the Red Sox despite the Orioles bullpen having to account for 4 2/3 innings after starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez was forced from the game in the fifth with a right groin strain.As the Orioles open their three-game series tonight against the Red Sox, all eyes will be on former O¿s pitching prospect Eduardo Rodriguez, who will make his third career big-league start tonight against his old team.A defensive error by Wei-Yin Chen in the third opened the door to an ugly four-run inning as the Orioles dropped a 7-1 decision to the Boston Red Sox on Patriots Day.Despite a gloomy forecast that calls for rain throughout the day today, it looks like the Orioles and Red Sox will start their 11:05 a.m. Patriots' Day game on time this morning.Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop left Boston this morning to report to the team's spring training facility in Sarasota, Fla., where he will rehab his right knee injury.Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he spoke to Major League Baseball¿s chief baseball officer Joe Torre in the aftermath of Friday¿s strange game in which right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected, but wouldn¿t divulge any details of his conversation.The Orioles and Red Sox have had their share of tense moments at Fenway Park over the years, but what happened in the fourth inning of Boston's 3-2, walk-off win Friday night didn't seem to be one of them.Orioles center fielder Adam Jones doesn't mind getting your attention, whether it's with a flashy play in center field, a long home run or a controversial opinion on Twitter.Left-hander Brian Matusz, who has been the subject of trade rumors this spring, delivered another solid performance in a starting role Friday, and the Orioles exploded for six runs in the eighth inning to beat the Boston Red Sox, 11-5.With their 4-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night, the Orioles have taken a 10-game divisional lead for the first time since Sept. 22, 1979, a season in which the Orioles lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a seven-game World Series.The Orioles' plan all along was to let Kevin Gausman loose in the second half. It took some rigid discipline — limiting his innings and pitch counts earlier this year — and some unpopular roster moves in order to preserve him for the stretch run.Winning two of three games this weekend at Fenway Park wasn't easy, but the Orioles had reason to celebrate after surviving their series finale Sunday afternoon with a 7-6 victory over the Boston Red Sox in 12 innings.If it weren't for the indoor facilities at Camden Yards, right-hander Chris Tillman probably wouldn't have lasted six innings in the Orioles' 1-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday.Despite two rain delays and an uneven but effective performance by starter Chris Tillman, the Orioles had a chance against the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. But they turned in their weakest offensive performance of the season in a 1-0 loss.Right-hander Bud Norris recorded his best start since joining the club last July, tossing eight scoreless innings and holding Boston to just three hits as the Orioles handed the Red Sox their sixth loss in the last seven games with a 4-0 win in front of an announced 19,729 at Camden Yards.Orioles right-hander Tommy Hunter knows that the first step in being a good closer is realizing that there's no such thing as a perfect one.The Orioles didn't show any sign of fatigue early, jumping on Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz for six runs in the third inning. And they withstood a late rally by Boston for a 7-6 victory in front of an announced sellout crowd of 37,513 at Fenway Park.The Orioles saw a five-run lead disappear Sunday night at Fenway Park before a win completely escaped them in the late innings against the defending world champion Boston Red Sox.Jimenez allowed a pair of homers, including a game-winning two-run shot to first baseman Mike Napoli in the fifth inning that sent the Orioles to a 6-2 loss to the Red Sox in front of an announced 25,708 at Camden Yards.Orioles third baseman Manny Machado began running through first base and landing on the bag last week. Base running is one of the final drills Machado has to perform before he can be fully cleared and return to games.Kevin Gausman, one of baseball¿s top pitching prospects, concedes that there were times last season when he had trouble seeing signs.