From morbid reinterpretations of city slogans to souvenirs boasting unofficial rat mascots, Baltimore knows how to laugh at itself -- and just like its citizens, Jon Stewart and his guests have relished poking fun at Charm City for 16 years on "The Daily Show." Sure, Baltimore wasn't the central subject of many of the show's segments, but a look through the archives reveals numerous choice references, some more oblique than others.
After hitting five homers over the past three games -- including two in Friday night's 10-2 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays -- Orioles first baseman Chris Davis became the first player in franchise history to record multiple 40-homer seasons.
Two nights, two walk-off homers for the Orioles. It¿s mid-August and this enigmatic club isn¿t dead yet. One night after Manny Machado hit a two-run homer to give the Orioles a win in 13 innings Friday, Chris Davis provided the heroics on Saturday, a solo homer to right in the bottom of the ninth to give the Orioles a 4-3 victory.
Chris Davis has mentioned how much last year's early season oblique injury affected him throughout a disappointing 2014. Though he came into this season healthy, the residual effects of that injury lingered in the early parts of this season, Davis said. Now, that's a thing of the past.
Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen allowed just one run in 7 1/3 innings pitched, Adam Jones and Chris Davis hit home runs and closer Zach Britton held on during a touch ninth inning to beat the Seattle Mariners, 3-2.
I was really tempted to turn my back on A-Rod when he came to bat for the Yankees with two outs in the top of the ninth Tuesday night at Camden Yards, but good thing I didn't. I would have missed his lame grounder to short that ended the game.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter wants to see his collective group of starters in action today for the team's final regular-season game and last action before Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter will meet with his staff Monday to decide the team's roster for the American League Division Series. In the meantime, he still wants to get some final looks at players before making those choices.
After the Orioles were held to one hit on Monday, they responded with 17 hits in Tuesday's 5-4 win. Seeing leadoff hitter Nick Markakis get four hits, including a two-run homer, was a good sign for the Orioles.
The Orioles led the major leagues with 46 home runs in June, and they continued their power surge into July. They hit three homers, including Nelson Cruz's 26th of the season on his 34th birthday, in an 8-3 victory over the struggling Texas Rangers on Tuesday night in front of an announced 19,150.
Left-hander Troy Patton, who is currently serving a 25-game suspension for testing positive for an amphetamine, is eligible to come off the restricted list on April 30, and the Orioles might have a tough time finding a spot for him when he is able to return.
Former Orioles first baseman Rafael Palmeiro will not be inducted into the Hall of Fame by the vote of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, but three other candidates were selected for enshrinement, the most in one year since 1999.
After lasting just 2 1/3 innings Wednesday in his first big league start since July, lefty Zach Britton's next appearance seemed tenuous. It's now expected to happen within the next week for the short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds.
Despite Chris Davis' majors leading 43rd homer of the season and a gritty rally in the ninth, the Orioles dropped their series opener to the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-6, with a walk-off loss in front of an announced 18,889 at Chase Field.
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.
In the midst of his most prolonged slump of the season, Chris Davis will be the Orioles¿ designated hitter in Tuesday night's game against the Houston Astros. He'll still bat fifth, while Ryan Flaherty will take over at first base and bat eighth.