Baltimore Orioles News and Rumors

  • Mauer Has 4 RBIs to Lead Twins Over Orioles, 6-4

    Mauer Has 4 RBIs to Lead Twins Over Orioles, 6-4

    nytimes.com Updated 13 hours ago
    Joe Mauer drove in four runs, Phil Hughes held Baltimore without an earned run over eight innings and the Minnesota Twins beat the Orioles 6-4 Monday to avoid a four-game sweep.
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  • O's add pitchers Saunders, Meek, Gausman

    O's add pitchers Saunders, Meek, Gausman

    ESPN.com 16 hours ago
    Left-hander Joe Saunders is back in the major leagues, returning to the Baltimore Orioles after pitching with Triple-A Norfolk.
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  • Roundup: Grand Slam by Hardy Lifts Orioles Over Twins

    Roundup: Grand Slam by Hardy Lifts Orioles Over Twins

    nytimes.com ESPN.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Baltimore’s J. J. Hardy hit the fourth grand slam of his career, and Nelson Cruz added his 35th homer, which leads the major leagues, in a victory over Minnesota.
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  • O's clinch series, increase East lead behind big bats

    O's clinch series, increase East lead behind big bats

    MLB.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    J.J. Hardy crushed a grand slam that highlighted a seven-run sixth inning as the Orioles downed Minnesota, 12-8, in front of 40,905 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on Sunday that, paired with the Yankees' 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays in Toronto, gave them a…
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  • Paredes Homers as Orioles Beat Twins 3-2

    Paredes Homers as Orioles Beat Twins 3-2

    nytimes.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    Chris Davis hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh, Jimmy Paredes homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Saturday night.
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  • Orioles acquire outfielder Alejandro De Aza in deal with White …

    Orioles acquire outfielder Alejandro De Aza in deal with White Sox

    yahoo.com MLB.com ESPN.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    With the deadline for postseason eligibility coming up on Sunday, the Baltimore Orioles have announced the 11th-hour acquisition of outfielder Alejandro De Aza from the Chicago White Sox to help fill out their bench for the September stretch and their p…
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  • Roundup: Braves’ Push for Playoffs Picks Up Steam

    Roundup: Braves’ Push for Playoffs Picks Up Steam

    nytimes.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    Chris Davis hit the fourth grand slam of his career, and the host Baltimore Orioles got a dominant pitching performance from Miguel Gonzalez in a 9-1 victory over the skidding Minnesota Twins.
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  • Plouffe's homer No. 10K in franchise history

    Plouffe's homer No. 10K in franchise history

    MLB.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe made history Friday night, as he connected on the 10,000th home run in franchise history in the seventh inning of Minnesota's 9-1 loss to the Orioles.
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  • Gonzalez great, Davis grand for O's vs. Twins

    Gonzalez great, Davis grand for O's vs. Twins

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    Chris Davis broke the game open with a grand slam in the fourth inning to lead the Orioles to a 9-1 win over the Twins in the series opener Friday night.
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  • Young's home run stands after crew chief review

    Young's home run stands after crew chief review

    MLB.com Aug 29 (3 days ago)
    The Orioles had a home run call stand in the fifth inning, helping increase their lead over the Twins on Friday night.
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  • Adam Jones gets flak for 'airport shtick' at Orioles social med…

    Adam Jones gets flak for 'airport shtick' at Orioles social media event

    yahoo.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    .@SimplyAJ10 answers questions from our most loyal social followers at our #BirdlandSocial event. pic.twitter.com/NeXqHHFYz1— Baltimore Orioles (@Orioles) August 28, 2014 Baltimore Orioles star Adam Jones says he was joking when he told fans at the team…
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  • The Grand Slam: Orioles win again, open up 7 game lead in AL Ea…

    The Grand Slam: Orioles win again, open up 7 game lead in AL East

    yahoo.com nytimes.com ESPN.com MLB.com Aug 29 (4 days ago)
    It's nearly September and to the surprise of a lot of people, the Baltimore Orioles have the biggest division lead of any team in baseball. The O's stretched their AL East lead to seven games on Thursday after a 5-4 win against the Tampa Bay Rays. The s…
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  • Archer heads home early to prepare for start

    Archer heads home early to prepare for start

    MLB.com Aug 28 (4 days ago)
    Chris Archer departed for the Tampa Bay area on Thursday afternoon, not hanging around for Thursday night's game against the Orioles.
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  • Answer Man: Darren O'Day talks middle relief, sidearming submar…

    Answer Man: Darren O'Day talks middle relief, sidearming submariners, self-balancing unicycles, pretending to be Irish and plast

    yahoo.com Aug 28 (5 days ago)
    Informed baseball observers understand that sidearm or submarine pitchers are cooler than ones who throw overhand. Right-hander Darren O'Day of the Baltimore Orioles exemplifies this truth. A profile written by Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun in 2013 …
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  • Smyly stays hot, cools down Orioles

    Smyly stays hot, cools down Orioles

    MLB.com nytimes.com Aug 27 (5 days ago)
    A healthy dose of Drew Smyly helped the Rays overcome some early mistakes Wednesday night in a 3-1 win over the Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
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  • Division leaders have reason to worry down stretch

    Division leaders have reason to worry down stretch

    MLB.com Aug 27 (6 days ago)
    While clubs such as the Orioles and Nats appear to be locks for division titles, there are underdogs in each division who still have a reasonable shot to make run.
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  • Orioles Grind Out 4-2 Win Over Rays

    Orioles Grind Out 4-2 Win Over Rays

    nytimes.com Aug 26 (6 days ago)
    During a season in which the Baltimore Orioles have made a habit of slugging the opposition into submission, there have been times when they have been forced to patiently carve out a victory one out at a time.
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  • Adam Jones steals homer with leaping catch to start incredible …

    Adam Jones steals homer with leaping catch to start incredible double play

    yahoo.com Aug 26
    In one play, Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones bested the Tampa Bay Rays twice. And it was quite pretty. In the sixth inning Monday night, Rays star Evan Longoria hit a deep fly ball to center. Jones sized up it, jumped at the wall, reached ov…
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  • Video - Mauer Leads Twins Past Orioles 00:54

    Mauer Leads Twins Past Orioles

    Sep 1
    Joe Mauer drove in four runs as the Twins beat the Orioles 6-4.
  • Video - Orioles Top Twins In Slugfest 00:33

    Orioles Top Twins In Slugfest

    Aug 31
    The Orioles scored seven runs in the sixth inning en route to defeating the Twins 12-8.
  • Video - Orioles Rally Past Rays 00:44

    Orioles Rally Past Rays

    Aug 28
    J.J. Hardy's RBI single in the bottom of the seventh lifted the Orioles past the Rays 5-4.
  • Video - SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire 04:07

    SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire

    Aug 26
    Eric Karabell and David Schoenfield discuss Tim Lincecum, Chris Tillman and much more on another edition of Rapid Fire.

Sports Columnists

  • Trying to Put the Instant Back in Replay

    Sep 1
    NEW YORK — In the Art McNally Game Day Central room inside the NFL offices on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, I learned over the weekend just how the new replay review system will work, ushered through the process by NFL vice president of officiating …
  • Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

    Sep 1
    Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
  • Clayton's mailbag -- Cuts show trend toward young players

    Aug 31
    John Clayton's mailbag: The last round of cuts showed that job security is shaky for players 30 and older.
  • Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company m…

    Aug 31
    With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.