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.
Starting with today's series opener against the Texas Rangers, the Orioles will play 14 games in as many days until the All-Star break. And their biggest challenge might be how to assemble a roster that keeps them competitive on a nightly basis.
Right-hander Evan Meek and left-hander Brian Matusz combined to give up nine runs -- including seven in a decisive sixth inning -- and the Orioles set a new season-high in runs allowed in a 12-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.
Chris Tillman has been searching for the consistency that turned him into an ace in 2013. The Baltimore Orioles right-hander had a complete-game shutout on May 16 against Kansas City. And then his next outing, he lasted just one inning.
Bud Norris, who allowed just one earned run in the Orioles¿ 6-1 victory against the New York Yankees, walked off the mound with right groin tightness, forcing the constantly shuffling club to have to deal with another potential injury issue -- one that comes as Norris was in the middle of an impressive run.
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman continues to show that he's grown from the flame-throwing pitcher he was in his previous big league stints to a much more polished starter who can use all his pitches to limit damage.
The Orioles recorded their best offensive output in the past 14 games as a pair of homers sent them to a 7-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in front of an announced 10,803 at Tropicana Field.
Counting Saturday afternoon's 3-2 victory against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Orioles have registered six consecutive quality starts, padding their season high. That's a huge turnaround for a rotation that entered the week with the fourth-worst ERA in the AL.
Catcher Caleb Joseph started again Wednesday, his fourth start in the Orioles' last five games. This time, Joseph started against a right-hander after making his previous three starts against left-handers.
The Orioles took advantage of Astros left-hander Dallas Keuchel¿s control problems, scoring two runs on a pair of bases-loaded walks in the fifth inning on their way to a 4-1 win over the Astros in front of an announced 29,609 at Minute Maid Park.
It's expected that there will be another fresh pitcher in the bullpen tonight when the Orioles open a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians at Camden Yards after Chris Tillman could only go one-plus inning Wednesday.
The Orioles nearly survived one of the worst starts in the career of right-hander Chris Tillman, but they ultimately gave up a late run to lose, 9-8, to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a sloppy game that featured a combined 24 hits and 16 runners left on base.
Second baseman Jonathan Schoop watched Orioles center fielder Adam Jones carry the offense with a pair of towering solo home runs before he hit a two-run shot in the club's 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
In their three-game series against the Minnesota Twins this weekend at Target Field, the Orioles scored just six total runs -- and four of those came on a pair of mammoth two-run home runs by left fielder Nelson Cruz.
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 29-year-old right-hander lasted just 3 1/3 innings and gave up a career-high-tying seven earned runs, a total reached just twice before in his career, the last time on Aug. 30, 2013 at Yankee Stadium.
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.
As Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette sat in his office at the Ed Smith Stadium complex on a sunny afternoon earlier this month, overlooking a well-manicured cloverleaf of fields, a bitter winter seemed like an eternity ago in more ways than one.