Once play resumed in the bottom of the third, the Orioles bullpen couldn¿t preserve a three-run lead, and the Orioles needed a two-out RBI single from J.J. Hardy in the eighth inning for a 5-4 victory.
The Orioles haven't played well this season after falling behind, heading into Wednesday's game against the Seattle Mariners having lost 12 of 14 games when the opponent scores first. But the Orioles mounted an impressive late rally that fell one key hit short.
Nelson Cruz arguably impacted the Orioles more in 2014 than any other one-year-and-done player in club history. If the Orioles and their players loved Cruz, he enjoyed Baltimore and he remains highly productive, why isn't he still an Oriole?
The Orioles had been stuck in a strange offensive pattern in the last week: Three separate times they scored five runs or more in one game only to follow it up with two runs or fewer the next contest. They broke that up-down trend Saturday night, but not in a good way, losing 6-1 to the Los Angeles Angels before an announced 29,102.
When at its best, Orioles manager Buck Showalter¿s roster is full of flexibility. There are lots of interchangeable parts, players who can play all around the diamond and a coupe du jour of hitters who can fill the designated hitter spot.
As the Orioles open their three-game 'home' series against the Rays at Tropicana Field, the games relocated to Florida following the unrest in Baltimore over the past week, manager Buck Showalter said his team is still thinking about what's happening back in Charm City.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he spoke to Major League Baseball¿s chief baseball officer Joe Torre in the aftermath of Friday¿s strange game in which right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected, but wouldn¿t divulge any details of his conversation.
Five Orioles who have never been represented in bobblehead form are up for this year's AT&T Fans' Choice Bobblehead vote, with the winner to be featured as a giveaway during Fan Appreciation Weekend on Oct. 4.
It only took two weeks and 15 exhibition games, but the Orioles finally erupted at the plate Monday afternoon in a homer-happy 16-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies before a sellout crowd of 8,047 at Bright House Field.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said earlier this spring that infielder Everth Cabrera would likely see time in the outfield this spring, and Cabrera will make his first Grapefruit League start this afternoon, starting in center field and leading off against the Philadelphia Phillies at Bright House Field.
Designated hitter Travis Snider had three hits and first baseman Steve Pearch homered for the second straight game, but the Orioles still came up short, suffering a 4-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field.
SARASOTA, Fla. - For the first time this spring, Orioles starters Adam Jones, Chris Davis, Manny Machado and Steve Pearce will make a road trip this afternoon at the O's travel north to Bradenton to play the Pirates at McKechnie Field.
The routine of recrdording swings, rare during batting practice, goes unnoticed by most. Travis Snider doesn't do it to bring attention to himself, and his new teammates -- the Orioles acquired Snider in January in a trade with the Pittsburgh Pirates -- haven't said much.
There was a time not so long ago when Steve Pearce didn't really need to check the travel list on the day before a spring road trip. His name was almost certain to be on it along with the other players in camp who were fighting an uphill battle to establish themselves on the major league roster.
In his second spring start, right-hander Miguel Gonzalez allowed two runs over three innings as the Orioles lost, 5-2, to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon in front of an announced sellout crowd of 7,403, the team¿s fifth sellout in six home games at Ed Smith Stadium.
Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman will make his next start in a minor league exhibition game Saturday against the Puerto Rico developmental team, rather than pitch in that day's Grapefruit Leagie game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
If there is any upside to the departure of long-time right fielder Nick Markakis, it is that the opening in the outfield has turned manager Buck Showalter loose on another versatility quest this spring. On any given day, just about anybody might show up at either of the two corner outfield positions.
The Tigers followed up Tuesday¿s 15-2 victory over the Orioles in Lakeland, Fla., with a 5-4 win before a sellout crowd of 8,367 at Ed Smith Stadium on Wednesday, this one against a lineup that included most of the Orioles' projected starters at the outset.
Right-hander Jason Garcia, one of the Orioles' two Rule 5 picks this spring, is considered a long shot to make the Opening Day roster, especially considering the number of relievers in camp and the fact that he hasn¿t pitched above Low-A.
After Nick Markakis' comments Wednesday to USA Today, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he had a text-message dialogue with Markakis on Thursday indicating that the outfielder's statements were taken out of context.