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Orioles' Cedric Mullins looking like a core part of club's future

As the team labors through a rebuild, Mullins is looking like a keeper who can play a key role as the team tries to transition back to contention. 

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Alex Church

Orioles-Astros series preview: There’s no reprieve outside of the AL East

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The Orioles will face the first-place Astros in a non-divisional matchup. Houston leads the lead in several offensive categories, so Baltimore will need the hot bats of Ryan Mountcastle and Cedric Mullins to lead the charge.

Playing in the American League East provides Baltimore a unique challenge. The rebuilding Birds are forced to face several difficult opponents while aching for an easier matchup. Baltimore will start a three-game series against a...

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Tyler Young

Anthony Santander has struggled to recapture the magic of last season

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The Orioles right fielder was terrific a year ago, but trouble staying healthy has translated to poor performance at the plate and in the field. Now his future in Baltimore is unclear.

The main goal of this years long rebuild that the Orioles continue to endure has always been to drastically improve the methods by which the organization evaluates, acquires, and develops young talent. While the early signs on that front are positive, we won’t know the...

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Drew Bonifant

Orioles minor league recap 6/21: Three close losses and a blowout on the farm

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Tides, Shorebirds and Baysox - the latter despite a strong start from Grayson Rodriguez - all drop tight games, while IronBirds get shellacked on Sunday.

Triple-A: Durham (Rays) Bulls 6, Norfolk Tides 5

The Tides got three home runs and tried to rally back into the game with two runs in the eighth, but fell short in a home loss to the Bulls.

Nick Ciuffo, Ramon Urias (two RBI) and Tyler Nevin (two hits) had the homers, while Ryan McKenna doubled and No. 16...

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Minor Monday: Westburg eyeing future as Orioles shortstop

Jordan Westburg has a friendly competition with Gunnar Henderson about who is going to be the future shortstop for the Orioles. One of those players might move to third base, but the Orioles have to like the potential shape of the left side of the infield in the next couple of years.

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Mark Brown

Monday Bird Droppings: Another exciting Orioles wave of prospect promotions

Austin Hays and Cedric Mullins aren’t prospects any more. I just liked this picture. | Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

The Orioles lost yesterday and are still bad. However, Gunnar Henderson is headed up a level. That’s fun.

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So, the Orioles. They haven’t gotten much better since the last time you spent a lot of time thinking about how bad they are. More poor pitching doomed them in a Father’s Day loss to the Blue Jays, a 7-4 setback to close out the series...

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Harvey allows 4 runs in 5th as Orioles lose 10th in 11 games; Mancini’s meaningful milestone; Minor league update

The first four innings were Matt Harvey’s best in weeks. Then came the fifth inning, one that Harvey wouldn’t make it through. In Harvey’s previous four starts, he didn’t complete four innings, and when he pitched four scoreless innings, the 14,917 at Oriole Park on Sunday hoped that something nice was in store for them.

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Harvey allows 4 runs in 5th as Orioles lose 10th in 11 games; Mancini’s milestone; Minor league update

The first four innings were Matt Harvey’s best in weeks. Then came the fifth inning, and the Oriole starter’s struggles continued. In Harvey’s previous four starts, he didn’t complete four innings.

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Harvey allows 4 runs in 5th as Orioles lose 10th in 11 games; Mancini’s milestone; Henderson promoted to Aberdeen

The first four innings were Matt Harvey’s best in weeks. Then came the fifth inning, and the Oriole starter’s struggles continued. In Harvey’s previous four starts, he didn’t complete four innings.

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Harrison Jozwiak

Things fall apart for Matt Harvey and the Orioles in 7-4 loss to the Blue Jays

Blue Jays starter Hyun Jin Ryu delivers a pitch to the Orioles Trey Mancini. | Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

The afternoon started off well, with the Orioles holding a 1-0 lead entering the fifth inning. But things went downhill from there.

On a hot and humid Father’s Day afternoon at Camden Yards, Orioles starter Matt Harvey was showing plus velocity from the get-go — topping out at 97 mph on his four-seamer — with a crisp slider as well. It was a promising sign because the...

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Harrison Jozwiak

Sunday afternoon Orioles game thread: vs Blue Jays, 1:05

The Orioles Maikel Franco holds back coach Fredi Gonzalez during yesterday’s bench-clearing incident against the Blue Jays. | Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

A victory over the Blue Jays today would give the Orioles a series win for the first time since the beginning of June.

Having split the past two games against Toronto, the Orioles have a chance to win the series today. Tempers flared and the benches emptied yesterday when Blue Jays rookie Alek Manoah plunked Maikel Franco...

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Orioles minor league recap 6/20: Bradish struggles, Baumann is solid, Delmarva rolls, and Aberdeen romps to a 19-4 victory 

The Orioles No. 9 prospect, righty Mike Baumann. | USA TODAY NETWORK

Norfolk struggled to mount any offense while Bowie got a decent outing out of starter Michael Baumann in an extra-innings loss.

Triple-A: Norfolk Tides 0, Durham Tides 9

Today was a tale of two Norfolk pitchers who couldn’t get their act together. Kyle Bradish (the Orioles’ No. 12 prospect) pitched a rocky 1 ? innings in his fifth start since being promoted to Triple-A, allowing five runs on six hits and two walks to...

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Orioles’ top prospects are creating excitement at Bowie

BOWIE, Maryland—Buck Britton pointed to an expression on his T-shirt, shirt. “Pressure is a privilege,” it read. Britton, who’s in his second season as manager of the Bowie Baysox, has a number of prospects on his roster.

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Mark Brown

Sunday Bird Droppings: The Orioles found a way to lose another of “those” games

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How do you lose a game where you hit six home runs? The Orioles know how! But they can still win the series with a win today.

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The Orioles are a very bad baseball team. This is not a shocking or controversial statement to anyone reading it. Yet how do they still manage to surprise us even when we know that they are bad? Yesterday’s 10-7 loss to the Blue Jays, where the team squandered a 7-4 lead in the ninth inning, was...

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Orioles’ bullpen melts down in 9th in 10-7 loss to Blue Jays; Mountcastle homers 3 times, Mullins twice

The Orioles hit six home runs, had two strikes and two outs in the ninth inning, and managed to lose by three runs. In a startling meltdown, Paul Fry and Tyler Wells allowed six runs in the ninth inning in a stunning 10-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays before 10,721 at Oriole Park on Saturday.

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Alex Church

Mountcastle and Mullins combine for five homers, Orioles still lose 10-7 after blown save

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The Orioles first six hits came via home run, but Baltimore still found a way to blow this one. Ryan Mountcastle homered three times, but Paul Fry and Tyler Wells led a ninth-inning lead slip away.

There is plenty of baseball left to play this season. Regardless, I make this proclamation with the utmost confidence— Today’s contest against the Blue Jays was the wackiest Orioles game of the 2021 season.

Baltimore’s first six (SIX!) hits were home runs....

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Orioles’ bullpen melts down in 9th in 10-7 loss to Blue Jays; Mountcastle’s 3-homer day; Orioles, Blue Jays jaw on field

The Orioles hit six home runs, had two strikes and two outs in the ninth inning, and managed to lose by three runs. In a startling meltdown, Paul Fry and Tyler Wells allowed six runs in the ninth inning in a stunning 10-7 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays before 10,721 at Oriole Park on Saturday.

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Alex Church

Saturday afternoon Orioles game thread: vs. Blue Jays, 4:05

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Dean Kremer looks to get back on track against the Blue Jays. Can Cedric Mullins and the boys make it two in a row?

In a season like this, Orioles fans need the occasional reminder of why they tune in so often. Cedric Mullins and the gang provided fans that feeling last night. Baseball is fun. Winning is fun.

The Orioles are going to keep playing baseball. Can they win again today?

If the Birds hope to string a pair of wins together, it will need to come...

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Harrison Jozwiak

Orioles minor league recap 6/19: Despite one win, starting pitching dominates across the system

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Aberdeen was the only minor league team to win last night, but every single Orioles affiliate received a strong pitching performance from their respective starter.

Triple-A: Durham Bulls (Rays) 4, Norfolk Tides 3

Zac Lowther took control of the Bulls with five scoreless innings, but it wasn’t enough to bring home the win. The sixth inning proved to be the difference in the game when Shawn Armstrong was charged with four unearned runs. That frame started with...

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Tyler Young

Saturday Bird Droppings: Cedric Mullins is just the best

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The Orioles have a lot of problems, but their center fielder is most definitely not one.

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Cedric Mullins is playing like the best center fielder in baseball. Among qualified players at the position, the Orioles star leads MLB in batting average (.322), on-base percentage (.395), slugging percentage (.540), stolen bases (12), wRC+ (157), and fWAR (3.3) this season.

The two-home-run performance Friday evening on what was his own t-shirt night...

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