Learning more about De Aza

As we continue to speculate about the Orioles' postseason roster, making the bold assumption that they wrap up the division, it's obvious that outfielder Alejandro De Aza must be included on it. Of course, that's assuming he avoids an injury or a suspension, and that he doesn't vaporize. De Aza hit safely in his first eight games with the Orioles, batting 13-for-33 (.394) with a ... read more

Showalter on Tillman and a 3-2 win

The Orioles' magic number is three following tonight's dramatic 3-2 walk-off win over the Yankees at Camden Yards. The Blue Jays come to town, and the Orioles can clinch the division by taking two of the three games. Kelly Johnson delivered a walk-off double in the ninth off Yankees closer David Robertson, who was pitching in his third consecutive game. "It feels like a first-place ... read more

Tillman ties Pappas (O's win 3-2)

Chris Tillman won't get a win tonight against the Yankees. One run allowed in 6 2/3 innings gets you a no-decision with the Orioles also held to one. Tillman has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 19 consecutive starts to tie Milt Pappas (1965) for the third-longest streak in franchise history. Manager Buck Showalter removed him from tonight's game with two outs in the ... read more

Updating Davis, Jeter's gifts and a few more notes (we're tied)

I'm told that Chris Davis is allowed to play in instructional league games in Sarasota. Not surprising, but it was worth checking. The first game is Monday vs. the Rays. The schedule concludes on Oct. 7. Manager Buck Showalter will let us know when Davis plans on heading down to Florida. To honor Derek Jeter before his final game at Camden Yards, the Orioles presented ... read more

Davis will head to Sarasota

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he spoke again today with first baseman Chris Davis, who is serving a 25-game suspension for using Adderall without a therapeutic use exemption. Davis will head to Sarasota "before long," Showalter said. The Orioles will check whether Davis is allowed to play in fall instructional league games. Showalter didn't provide an exact date for Davis' arrival at the Ed Smith ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Yankees

Kelly Johnson is playing third base for the Orioles tonight and Nick Hundley is behind the plate in the series finale against the Yankees. Alejandro De Aza continues to start in left field. Derek Jeter will play his final game at Camden Yards. For the Orioles Nick Markakis RF Alejandro De Aza LF Adam Jones CF Nelson Cruz DH Steve Pearce 1B J.J. Hardy SS ... read more

Tonight's game and wondering about the Division Series roster

A doubleheader on Friday, a day game on Saturday and a night game on Sunday. No wonder I'm always confused. Friday felt like a Saturday to me, and yesterday felt like a Sunday. Tuesday has no feel. #Seinfeld Chris Tillman is 4-5 with a 2.62 ERA in 16 starts at Camden Yards, tying him with Bud Norris for the lowest single-season ERA in the ballpark's ... read more

Showalter speaks after 3-2 loss

The Orioles' magic number holds at five after today's 3-2 loss to the Yankees before a sellout crowd of 44,261 at Camden Yards. Miguel Gonzalez allowed runs in one of his six innings. The Yankees scored three times in the second and never trailed. "I've got to tell you, in a lot of ways that's one of the more impressive outings of the year from ... read more