The Orioles scored just four runs in their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field this past weekend, but upon returning to Camden Yards Monday night, the Orioles¿ power bats broke out in bunches against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Caleb Joseph's two-run homer in the fourth inning -- the club's only offense against Toronto Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ -- led the Orioles to a 2-1 win in Thursday night's series finale at the Rogers Centre.
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Even though Steve Clevenger was told by Orioles manager Buck Showalter on Monday that he has won the team¿s backup catcher position to open the season, the Pigtown native and Mount St. Joe grad isn¿t taking it for granted that something could still happen to affect the position between now and Opening Day.
It¿s not every day when the team you cover trades its No. 1 starter, so it was a pretty busy day here on the Insider. But since the water cooler talk about the Orioles dealing Jeremy Guthrie might carry over, we wanted to throw a couple more Guthrie-related tidbits to digest with your morning coffee and Cheerios.