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In a new twist, the Orioles played poorly and lost (plus other notes)

Kevin Gausman gave up two homers. Darren O'Day gave up one. The Orioles made three errors and allowed two unearned runs. The Orioles lost. Yeah, it was not their best night. Should we be concerned? Only if... oh never mind. Buck Showalter gave some players the night off and they lost. Are the two related? Maybe, but I repeat my point. This team needs to ... read more

Ortiz homers off O'Day in 10th as Red Sox top Orioles

It was a rare sight at Camden Yards most of this season, but it happened tonight for the third time this month. Darren O'Day gave up a home run. David Ortiz hit a two-run shot to right off O'Day in the 10th inning to lift the Boston Red Sox to a 5-3 win over the Orioles tonight. O'Day has given up just six homers on ... read more

O's game blog: Kevin Gausman faces Boston in series opener

Kevin Gausman can achieve an Orioles first for this season tonight. No Orioles starter has had four straight starts of seven innings or more and Gausman has three straight heading into his outing against Boston. Gausman (7-7, 3.57 ERA) pitches against Boston's 24-year-old right-hander, Allen Webster (4-3, 6.02 ERA). Gausman has an ERA of 2.53 in 21 1/3 innings over those three starts with eight ... read more

Remembering the panic after Wrigley series and other O's notes and quotes

We can laugh about it now. It was the afternoon of Aug. 24 and the Orioles lost 2-1 to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. The Orioles were swept three straight and their American League East lead was down from nine games to six. There was panic coming from some circles. One poster wrote commented with this on that Sunday: * "As NO ONE sees us ... read more

Orioles need to put a deep playoff run over working for AL home field advantage

With just 10 games remaining, the Orioles' pursuit of the best record in the American League and top seed in the playoffs may not be very realistic. Sure, they'd like to catch and/or pass the Los Angeles Angels for the top record, but they are three games behind with just 10 to play. To me, the bigger goal now in these final games is setting ... read more

Pearce, Walker and Norris comment after O's beat Blue Jays

After he hit two homers tonight, Steve Pearce almost got hit. Toronto right-hander Aaron Sanchez threw a pitch high and tight toward Pearce in the seventh inning. It hit his bat and not him, but it was curious to say the least. Pearce was asked if he thought Sanchez threw at him. "I don't know. You have to ask him that. No idea," he said. ... read more

Steve Pearce homers twice as O's beat Jays to sweep series

In their first game as official American League East champions, the Orioles did what they've been doing a lot of lately - they won. Steve Pearce hit a pair of homers and Bud Norris pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings as the Orioles beat Toronto 6-1 in front of 37,537 at Camden Yards. The Orioles improved to 92-60 and swept the three-game series. They are a ... read more

O's game blog: Manto on Walker and a look at tonight's game

It is always fun to see a player make his major league debut and Christian Walker will do that tonight as he bats seventh and plays first base for the Orioles. The club's minor league Player of the Year figures to see a lot of action in the remaining 11 regular-season games. This season, his power numbers increased while he continued to hit for a ... read more