Nelson Cruz hit two more home runs -- his 18th and 19th of the season -- but Bud Norris put the Orioles in another early hole. And they couldn't recover in an 8-3 loss to the Brewers in the series finale at Miller Park.
Orioles infielder and designated hitter Danny Valencia, whose name reportedly appeared on a list from Biogenesis, the defunct Miami-area anti-aging clinic, was cleared of any involvement and did not receive a suspension.
Maybe it's just me, but we're so far through the looking glass in baseball's PED scandal that it's hard to take anything at face value, including the unprecedented 65-game suspension of Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.
Clearly, baseball fans and the media who represent them are hungry for some real news as the exhibition season gets underway, but it will be a while before what happens on the field really starts to mean much.
Orioles infielder Danny Valencia, who was linked to a Miami-area clinic that has allegedly supplied performance-enhancing drugs to a dozen players, vehemently denied every using any performance-enhancing drug on Wednesday addressing the situation to the media.
In case you missed it last night, Orioles utility man Danny Valencia was linked to a now-defunct South Florida clinic, Biogenesis, that allegedly provided performance-enhancing drugs to Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez, among others.
Orioles third baseman Danny Valencia has been linked to a Miami-area clinic that allegedly distributed performance-enhancing drugs to several major league baseball players, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports.
Showalter was announced Wednesday night as one of three finalists for the Baseball Writers' Association of America's award after leading the Orioles to a 93-69 record and their first playoff appearance since 1997.
If you thought the Orioles would have a Josh Hamilton hangover today, they apparently just decided that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis opened the bottom of the first inning with consecutive home runs off Texas Rangers starter Colby Lewis -- the first time back-to-back-to-back homer hat trick for the O's since July 20, 2010.
If you look at Yoenis Cespedes for what he is, it¿s not so hard to understand why the Orioles weren't willing to hand the Cuban defector a contract greater than the four-year, $36 million deal he reportedly received from the A's.
Long a solid center fielder and one of baseball's best baserunners, Curtis Granderson has turned into a beast at the plate since working with New York Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long to rework his swing.