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Joe Wedra

Orioles-Rays series preview: AL East teams hovering around .500

The Orioles and Rays are still very much in postseason contention. This weekend’s series could help one of the two teams inch closer to the top of the division.

The AL East is still very much up for grabs, good news for fans watching the recent slump in Baltimore. The baseball has been at times ugly but meaningful, more than some teams in the National League can say at this point in the summer.

Every game seems to hold a good bit of weight right now, and the upcoming series against the...

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Zach Wilt: Even former O's starting pitchers are underperforming - Orioles Buzz

Starting pitching has been the story of the 2017 season for the Orioles. It seems to be a topic every night in Charm City as the Birds have again fallen below .500 at 35-37 and their rotation has produced just two quality starts in their last 16 games. Collectively, the ... Read More

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Brice Freeman

What’s in a name for Oriole Trey Mancini?

Call him Boom Boom, Henry or the Pink Panther, this Mancini has been one of the Orioles’ brightest stars this year    

After such a memorable start to his MLB career in late September last year, Trey Mancini looked to have a good shot at a roster spot in 2017. He played in only five games, but slugged three home runs in 15 plate appearances for an OPS of 1.471. This was a super-small sample size, but a hopeful one nonetheless – especially for a team not very deep in major-league ready...

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Joe Wedra

Orioles prospects 6/22: Good news from pitchers, including Zach Britton

Five starters, five very good performances throughout the Orioles minor-league system. In particular, a pair of 2016 MLB Draft selections had encouraging outings on Thursday.

Norfolk Tides 11, Durham Bulls 3

Tyler Wilson got the nod for the Tides on Thursday, working into the seventh inning and allowing just two runs. He only struck out two, but scattered four hits and earned a win over 104 pitches.

Pedro Alvarez led Norfolk with three hits and four RBI, a night that included him hitting his...

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j.q. higgins

Friday Bird Droppings

Is could have been worse the best outcome we can hope for these days? Yuck. At any rate, the good news is that the Indians series is mercifully over, but the bad news is the Orioles are headed back out on the road. Kicking off the road trip with a start from Ubaldo Jimenez is the cherry on top.

Elsewhere in Birdland, Zach Britton came out of another rehab appearance unscathed and Austin Hays singled in his AA debut. You can read more about them in this morning's minor league report.

Orioles...

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Orioles on the road and back in division - School of Roch

If the Orioles are looking to get healthy, and not only from an injury standpoint, taking their act on the road would seem to be counterproductive. Sort of like trying to line the batter's box under water. Wins at any locale haven't been plentiful, but the Orioles are11-23 away from ... Read More

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Manny Machado: Me in Real Life

Manny Machado shares what it means to him to play for the Orioles and give back to the community in Baltimore.

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WATCH: John Russell on Orioles' 6-3 loss to the Indians

Interim manager John Russell meets the media after the Orioles' 6-3 loss to the Indians.

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WATCH: Wade Miley on taking loss vs. Indians

Wade Miley gave up four runs over five innings, throwing 111 pitches.

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WATCH: Mark Trumbo on tough series vs. Indians

Mark Trumbo says that the Orioles when up against "elite pitching" when facing the Indians.

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Stacey

Orioles fall to Indians 6-3, sit one game from history

The Orioles and Indians both had bad starting pitchers tonight, but the Orioles were worse at hitting.

Does it feel like at this point the main reason that we are all tuning in to Orioles baseball is to see if they give up five runs? It kind of feels that way to me. Well, those of you who are hoping for the Orioles to break the record are in luck as the Orioles again game up five runs, this time in a 6-3 loss to the Indians. They are now just one game from tying the 1924 Phillies for...

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Orioles inch closer to record in 6-3 loss - School of Roch

Orioles left-hander Richard Bleier wiped out an inherited runner tonight in the top of the sixth inning by coaxing a double play grounder from Indians catcher Yan Gomes. It wasn't just about keeping the deficit at two runs. It was the latest attempt to end an embarrassing streak. Bleier got ... Read More

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O's game blog: Orioles look for four-game split (plus draft news) - Steve Melewski

The Orioles host the Indians tonight to complete a four-game series and a seven-game homestand at Oriole Park. They are 1-2 in this series and 3-3 on the homestand after taking two of three from St. Louis over the weekend. At 24-13 (.649), the Orioles own the third-best home record ... Read More

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Russell on Showalter: "Pretty happy grandfather" - School of Roch

Orioles manager Buck Showalter and wife Angela are the proud grandparents of a 9-pound, 1-ounce boy. Daughter Allie is doing fine. Showalter flew into Dallas early this morning. Bench coach John Russell, who's serving as interim manager tonight, exchanged text messages with Showalter. Included was a photo of Angela holding ... Read More

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Back from Triple-A, Donnie Hart returned with improved mechanics - Steve Melewski

Orioles bullpen lefty Donnie Hart said he has felt his mechanics a bit out of synch for most of this season. He went from pitching to an ERA of 0.49 last year to an ERA that rose to 4.32 on June 6. That was when he was sent to Triple-A ... Read More

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WATCH: Steve Melewski previews Indians-Orioles

Steve Melewski joins "MASN All Access" with Sara Perlman to talk about tonight's game, Zach Britton's rehab and more.

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Baltimore Orioles trade rumors: shortstop edition

J.J. Hardy will be out until at least August with a fractured wrist. The beloved Orioles shortstop is a great defensive player who has struggled at the plate the past few seasons. He is hitting a poor .211 this season and his WAR (wins above replacement) is -0.6, which is below average. This is clearly not Hardy’s best season, and the team will have to decide whether to pick up his $14 million club option for next season. The Orioles may need to move on from Hardy, and Machado could move...

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Bill Duck

Orioles power rankings roundup: Still heading south

Until the Orioles get on a sustained winning streak, we can continue to expect bad news in national rankings.

We know computers hate the Orioles, and national broadcasters hate the Orioles, but do the folks who make power polls/rankings hate the Orioles? After last week, I fear to look...

MLB.com (14th; LW: 13th)
MLB.com drops the O’s to the outer reaches of the top half of the league.

USA Today Power Rankings (N/A; LW: 12th)
The Nation’s Newspaper didn’t update their rankings in time to...

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George Battersby

Maybe the projections finally got it right about the Orioles this time

The Orioles have been beating PECOTA projections since 2012, but a bullpen full of injuries and disappointment has put them right on track in 2017.

The Orioles under Buck Showalter have long been making preseason PECOTA projections look as clueless as the Orioles lineup against a rookie junk pitcher. PECOTA has been off by more than 10 wins when predicting the Orioles’ final record in four out of the last five years.

In three of those years, they’ve underestimated the Fightin’ Bucks...

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Chris Booze

Orioles prospects 6/21: Bowie rolls, everybody else loses

With Delmarva and Frederick on their all-star breaks, the Orioles’ affiliates went 1-2 on Wednesday.

Durham Bulls 6, Norfolk Tides 4

Jayson Aquino pitched eight shutout innings on Friday, but he didn’t have it last night, failing to get out of the fifth while allowing six earned runs on ten hits and only striking out two.

Jimmy Yacabonis and Stefan Crichton were great out of the bullpen, lowering their respective ERAs to 1.07 and 1.23. Norfolk make a game of it against the Durham...

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