The Orioles (26-30) continue to lurk under .500, but head home having won three of their past four. Even though they finished the road trip with a 3-4 record, they recovered well after losing their first three in Houston.
Left-hander Troy Patton, the Orioles' fifth reliever, gave up two runs and three hits in the 13th, sending the club to its first loss in five extra-inning games this season with an 8-7 loss to the Indians.
Johnson, who hadn't blown a save since May 26 in Toronto, walked off the mound to boos from some in the announced crowd of 18,082 that had braved a rain delay of 1 hour and 6 minutes before the first pitch on a sticky and soggy Baltimore night.
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman didn¿t have his best control early Tuesday night. He was erratic, loading the bases in the first inning and walking four Cleveland Indians in the first three innings.
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Now that Nate McLouth has re-signed with the Orioles, agreeing to a one-year, $2 million deal with $500,000 additional available in bonuses based on plate appearances, what does it mean for the club this offseason and for the 2013 season?
Baltimore Sun Orioles beat writers Eduardo A. Encina and Dan Connolly wrap up Day 2 of the winter meetings from Nashville, where the Orioles have had discussions with a number of free-agent targets, including Nick Swisher and former O's Nate McLouth and Joe Saunders.
The Orioles are pushing to add another outfielder, and if they can't re-sign free agent left fielder Nate McLouth, they are trolling for other options, including former New York Yankees first baseman-outfielder Nick Swisher and former Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Nate Schierholtz.
The Orioles head into free agency — which starts in earnest Saturday with free agents permitted to negotiate with all 30 teams for the first time this offseason — in a much different situation than this time last year. Executive vice president Dan Duquette is not only in place as club's decision-maker, but he seems to be established as a man with a plan.
On couches all over Baltimore, J.J. Hardy's game-winning RBI double in the 13th inning must have seemed like a dream, especially since the Orioles spent most of Thursday night putting fans to sleep with their offensive ineptitude.
The Orioles were just two outs away from taking a commanding 2-1 lead in the best-of-five series. But a pair of solo homers by Raul Ibanez quickly reversed the roles and put the Orioles on the brink of elimination.
There was some speculation that New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi might drop Alex Rodriguez in Wednesday's lineup because the aging star is 1-for-9 with five strikeouts in the series so far. But the lineups are out and Rodriguez is batting third as the Yankees¿ designated hitter.
The Maryland State Police have taken steps to remind officers of proper behavior when providing security at Camden Yards after a report said two troopers asked New York Yankees players for autographs during Sunday night's American League Division Series opener.
Russell Martin's solo homer off Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson in the ninth inning kickstarted a five-run rally for the New York Yankees, who took Game 1 of the American League Division Series, 7-2. Game 2 is tonight at Camden Yards.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi had to be talking to himself on Friday night after an apparent double down the left field line by Eduardo Nunez in the fifth inning caromed off the knee of third base umpire Jerry Meals and bounded right to shortstop Ben Zobrist, limiting Nunez to one base.