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Drew Bonifant

Lowther on the mound, Mountcastle and Hays at the plate lead O’s over Rangers 3-0

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Orioles get some good performances in all three phases to win series opener and get second shutout in four days.

Out of nowhere, and without any warning, Thursday night became a pitchers’ duel in Baltimore.

Until the Orioles’ young guns turned into the big guns, that is.

Ryan Mountcastle and Austin Hays rocketed a pair of home runs, Zac Lowther delivered one of his best starts of the season, and the Orioles got their final series with the...

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Drew Bonifant

Thursday night Orioles game thread: vs. Rangers, 7:05 p.m.

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The two worst teams in the American League do battle in a four-game series, starting tonight. Might as well win it, right?

The Orioles and Rangers are a combined 98 games below .500, and both starters tonight have a plus-9 ERA.

This isn’t exactly the homestretch of a playoff race we’re dealing with, here. On the flip side, it’s the best opportunity for the Orioles to get a series win in...well, a while.

The Orioles are going with Zac...

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Injury updates on Urias, Ellis, Santander and Zimmermann

Ramón Urias, who was placed on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right adductor strain, is eligible to play in the Orioles’ final two games of the season.

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Minor MLB Transactions: 9/23/21

The latest minor moves from around baseball… The Orioles announced that right-hander Manny Barreda has been outrighted off the 40-man roster and assigned

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Drew Bonifant

Orioles-Rangers series preview: One last out-of-division foe to go

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The Orioles welcome in the Rangers, who are almost as bad as they are, to Baltimore for a four-game set before closing with division rivals Toronto and Boston.

Around baseball this weekend, you have the Brewers potentially closing out the NL Central race against St. Louis while the Cardinals try to wrap up a Wild Card spot, the Padres clinging to their postseason lives against San Francisco, and the Mariners and Athletics, both of whom are...

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Harrison Jozwiak

John Means has rounded back into form

Orioles left-hander John Means shares a laugh with umpire Doug Eddings between innings in a game against the Rays at Camden Yards on August 28, 2021. | Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

After an up-and-down 2021 season, John Means is back to being an ace for the O’s.

It’s been an up-and-down year for Orioles ace John Means. He was on fire for the first couple months of the season, putting up a 2.28 ERA with a .182 BAA in his first 12 games started. Yet, there was a 4.19 FIP hiding...

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Tyler Young

Orioles minor league recap 9/23: Rodriguez stumbles in season’s final start

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The Bowie Baysox go down 2-0 in the Championship Series following an uncharacteristically poor outing from the organization’s top pitching prospect.

Triple-A: Norfolk Tides vs. Charlotte Knights (White Sox) - PPD/Rain

Poor weather washed away this one, but they will make it up right away with a doubleheader on Thursday evening.

Double-A: Akron RubberDucks (Guardians) 8, Bowie Baysox 5

Game 2 of this Championship Series...

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Orioles’ Hyde says he’s excited to come back in 2022, disappointed in another tough loss; Brooks Kriske makes debut

PHILADELPHIA—The Orioles headed back to Baltimore knowing that they pressed the Philadelphia Phillies in three consecutive games, winning the first and letting the other two slip away.

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Paul Folkemer

Thursday Bird Droppings: Where Brandon Hyde is coming back next year

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The Orioles’ manager will return for a fourth season at the helm, hopefully with some more talented players to work with.

Good morning, Camden Chatters.

It won’t be long now until we’re free from the daily misfortune of watching the 2021 Orioles. Tonight the Birds begin their final homestand of the year, hosting the Rangers for four games and the Red Sox for three before finishing their season in Toronto. So this week is your last chance to...

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Tyler Young

O’s offense sputters, bullpen blows lead in 4-3 loss to Phillies

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Keegan Akin was terrific, but his bullpen could not hold a lead, and his offense didn’t provide much support.

The Orioles made it exciting, but ultimately could not put up enough offense or hold a late lead, falling 4-3 to the Phillies in the team’s interleague finale for the 2021 season.

It was a bit of an imperfect pitcher’s duel through the game’s first five innings. Both starters were allowing baserunners, but the game remained scoreless....

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Mark Brown

Brandon Hyde reportedly returning as Orioles manager for 2022 season

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The Athletic’s Dan Connolly reported that the Orioles and Brandon Hyde quietly agreed on a 2022 extension last offseason.

There’s been an assumption for the 2021 Orioles season up until now that Brandon Hyde was a lame duck manager, playing out the string on the final year of a contract with no job security beyond this year. Turns out that was never correct. The Athletic’s Dan Connolly reported on Wednesday night that Hyde and the Orioles quietly...

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Orioles to retain manager Brandon Hyde

Hyde’s first three seasons at the helm haven’t been punctuated by many victories. The Orioles are just 127-246 since he was hired.

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Tyler Young

Wednesday night Orioles game thread: at Phillies, 7:05

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Keegan Akin looks to earn the Orioles a series win and ruin the playoff hopes of the Phillies in the process.

The Orioles wrap up their 2021 interleague slate this evening with the finale of a three-game series against the Phillies. A win would give them an 8-12 record against NL teams, a .400 winning percentage. That would be pretty solid for a club that is going to lose around 110 games overall.

A loss for the Phillies could be a deadly blow to their...

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Orioles designate struggling reliever Cesar Valdez for assignment

The Orioles announced Wednesday that right-hander Cesar Valdez has been designated for assignment for a second time this season. 

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Orioles place Urias on injured list, designate Valdez for assignment, add Jones, Wade

PHILADELPHIA—After playing through an upper leg injury for the past few weeks, the Orioles placed infielder Ramón Urias on the 10-day injured list with a right adductor strain.

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Alex Church

There’s no point in giving up on Tanner Scott and Paul Fry

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Both Scott and Fry turned in disappointing efforts in the second half of the season, but neither lefty should be non-tendered this offseason.

The game of baseball creates different types of disappointment. The Orioles are a disappointing team finishing up a disappointing season, but expectations for the club were never high. This year’s team never possessed a great deal of potential, and few can call themselves surprised with another 100-loss season.

Still,...

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Mark Brown

Orioles minor league recap 9/22: Bowie gets just one hit in first game of playoff series

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The Orioles Double-A affiliate has a couple of nice prospects in the lineup. Cleveland’s affiliate in Akron has more.

The 2021 regular season was a fun one for the Orioles Double-A affiliate, the Bowie Baysox. Thanks in part to offensive players like mega-prospect Adley Rutschman and home run machine Kyle Stowers, along with the pitching prospect duo of Grayson Rodriguez and...

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Phillies score 2 runs in 10th to beat Orioles, 3-2; Baltimore uses 8 pitchers in bullpen game

PHILADELPHIA—The Orioles were one out from dealing the Philadelphia Phillies a second consecutive loss. They led by a run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th and the automatic runner, Ronald Torreyes, was on third.

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Tyler Young

Wednesday Bird Droppings: Heston Kjerstad takes batting practice

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One of the O’s top prospects is back on the field, Tyler Wells has been good, and DJ Stewart is hurt.

Good morning Birdland,

This won’t be an original take, in fact I think I even said this in a Bird Droppings recently, but I’m not getting too hung up on final scores in the season’s final month. I do not enjoy watching the Orioles lose, but I am also aware that the losses don’t matter as much as some of the encouraging...

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Stacey

Orioles blow extra innings lead, lose 3-2 to Phillies

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Things were boring, then they were exciting, then they were bad. The Orioles lose their 103rd game.

Tonight’s game between the Orioles and Phillies lasted 3 hours and 40 minutes, and through the first nine innings the teams were deadlocked at 1-1. That is a whole lot of baseball game with very little payoff.

It took until the 10th inning to really see some action, but if you are a fan of the Baltimore Orioles I regret to tell you that the action did not...

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