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Postgame comments from Gausman, Hundley and Davis

Kevin Gausman had pitched a total of nine innings, allowing 12 hits and six runs in his previous two starts. But he took a step forward today. He took a shutout into the sixth and gave up four earned runs over a career-high 7 1/3 innings against Minnesota as the Twins won 6-4. "Thought I threw the ball where I wanted to," Gausman said. "A ... read more

Twins score three in eighth to beat O's, take series finale

The Orioles rallied once from three runs down, but they could not do it twice. Taking advantage of a Jimmy Paredes error, the Twins scored three in the eighth today to snap a 3-3 tie and beat the Orioles 6-4 at Camden Yards. Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer, his 36th, in the ninth to bring the Orioles to within two runs, but that was ... read more

O's game blog: Orioles look for four-game sweep of Twins

The Orioles today play their final regular season game against an American League Central opponent. With a win today they will have a winning record over the Central at 17-16. Just as long as there is no pressure. The Orioles have won seven straight games against AL Central opponents dating back to Aug. 17 and Sunday's win evened their record against the division for the ... read more

Joe Saunders and Kelly Johnson talk about joining the Orioles

He was an Oriole for several weeks late in the 2012 season and he pitched the Orioles to a Wild Card playoff win over the Texas Rangers. Now 34-year-old left-hander Joe Saunders is back with the Orioles and will be added to the team as rosters can expand to as many as 40 players starting today. After being released this season by Texas and Kansas ... read more

Flaherty and Lough score big off bench, plus Sisco pursues a batting title

If you list a job description for Adam Jones it might include driving in runs and showing leadership. For Chris Tillman it might include anchor the top of the rotation. For other players that job description might be less clear cut, but for players like Ryan Flaherty and David Lough it must includes the words 'be ready.' That pair combined for five hits, four runs ... read more

De Aza talks about joining O's (plus clubhouse quotes after 12-8 win)

Well, he did miss his first flight and didn't arrive until the fourth inning, but new O's outfielder Alejandro De Aza is now settling into the Orioles clubhouse. He talked briefly with reporters after today's game. "I did miss my first flight, but I'm happy to be here. Glad to be here," he said. "It's great, at the same time I get to know a ... read more

Hardy with a grand slam, Flaherty with a three-run shot as O's top Twins

The Orioles have not lost this year when they have hit three or more homers in a game. Today, they produced eight runs on three swings in a 12-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles have taken the first three games of this series that ends here tomorrow. Now at 79-56, they are a season-high 23 games over .500 and have opened a nine-game ... read more

O's game blog: It's Chen against Nolasco today at Camden Yards

Hosting the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards, the Orioles look for their 79th win of the season here this afternoon. They are currently 5-1 in the middle of an 11-game homestand. After last night's 3-2 win, the Orioles are 27-19 in one-run games including a 16-6 mark at home. Five of the last seven Orioles games have been decided by two runs or fewer. Darren ... read more