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Bullpen shaky in Orioles’ 10-inning loss to Red Sox; Zimmermann pitches well; Mullins stays hot

Bruce Zimmermann finally got to pitch in front of his family and friends at the ballpark where he watched games growing up. He pitched well enough to record a quality start but didn’t stay in the game long enough to win.

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Orioles return home for opener after Santander’s throw home preserves win over Yankees

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde can’t wait for today’s opener. The Orioles have already played six games in Boston and New York and will play before fans at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for the first time since September 22, 2019.

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Mark Brown

Sunday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles have waved goodbye to first place

They’re hugging first place good-bye. No, not really. | Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

The Orioles were holding on to first place until last night’s loss. They’re looking to avoid a sweep today.

Hello, friends.

The Orioles reign in first place in the division has come to an end after eight games. Needing a win against the Red Sox last night to stay up in first, the O’s instead lost a stupid game by a 6-4 score in ten innings, looking a lot like the 95+ loss team that most...

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Andrea SK

Orioles spoil a solid Bruce Zimmermann outing, falling to the Red Sox in extra innings, 6-4

This is what a late-innings bullpen meltdown looks like. | Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

The rookie went six innings with three runs allowed, but a late Orioles rally was squandered by a shaky César Valdez, Dillon Tate, and Wade LeBlanc.

They say that some guys throw, and some guys pitch. Bruce Zimmermann, a lefty who almost nobody was excited about until this spring, is a guy whose stuff speaks softly. His changeup is crafty, and he can throw his curveball for strikes, but, lacking...

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Andrea SK

Saturday night game thread: vs. Red Sox, 7:05

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The Orioles try to get their mojo back against Garrett Richards and the Red Sox in Game 2 of the homestand.

Thursday’s Opening Day series opener at Camden Yards didn’t go so great for the Birds, but howzabout Take 2? The Orioles have a tied-for-AL-best 4-3 record on the season, but the offense has been scuffling. They’re hitting just .219 as a group with a lowly .589 OPS. Austin Hays’s pop at the plate and sure hands in the corner outfield have...

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Stewart back with Orioles after hamstring injury

Outfielder DJ Stewart was activated by the Orioles after beginning the season on the 10-day injured list with a strained left hamstring. Stewart injured his hamstring in a Grapefruit League game on March 5 against Toronto in Dunedin, Florida, and hasn’t played since.

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Tyler Young

Saturday Bird Droppings: The Orioles offense might get a shot in the arm today

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Valaika optioned, Stewart back amid sky-high strikeout totals and drama in the Camden Yards PA booth.

Good morning, Birdland!

The Orioles offense is scuffling a bit. They are tied for 17th in MLB with 27 runs scored, but that is buoyed by an 11-run game in Boston last weekend. Their 91 strikeouts are tops in baseball while they are in the bottom five for home runs hit, along with two teams that have played in three fewer games.

On Friday afternoon, the team...

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Yankees’ Cole dominates Orioles; Kremer falters in 4th; Ruiz homers in 9th

The Orioles offensive challenges have been on display for the past two nights at Yankee Stadium. In the first two games of the three-game series, the Orioles have struck out 27 times.

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Orioles option Pat Valaika to alternate site

The Orioles have optioned infielder Pat Valaika to the alternate site at Bowie. Valaika has played in four games and is hitting 1-for-9 (.111). Valaika, who played in 52 games last season, hitting .277 with eight home runs and 16 RBIs, has started one game each at first and second base this season.

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Alex Church

Orioles 2021 prospect preview: Coby Mayo

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The Orioles convinced Coby Mayo to skip school and join the organization after manipulating their draft bonus pool last year. Will Mayo prove to be worth the gamble?

The Orioles turned plenty of heads when they selected Heston Kjerstad with the number two pick in the 2020 draft. While Mike Elias insisted the Orioles felt Kjerstad was their guy, it immediately became clear that Baltimore intended to manipulate their draft spending pool.

MLB.com had Kjerstad...

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Andrea SK

Don’t panic! Orioles pitching hasn’t been that bad, for now

Righty reliever Shawn Armstrong after having done a less-than-great thing against the Yankees on Monday night. | Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images

The starting rotation has been decent, albeit unable to provide length, and the bullpen woes may be temporary.

Thursday’s home opener, a 7-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox plagued by bad defense and myriad bullpen shenanigans, was disappointing. Starter Matt Harvey tried and failed to get through six innings. His replacement, lefty Paul Fry, allowed...

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Paul Folkemer

Friday Bird Droppings: Where fans were back to cheer on the Orioles

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For the first time in 19 months, the Orioles got to take the field in front of their home fans. If only they had put on a better show.

Good morning, Camden Chatters.

Yesterday afternoon, for the first time since Sept. 22, 2019, Baltimore Orioles fans got to take their seats at Camden Yards to watch their favorite team play.

There was a time when such an event would be taken for granted. Yeah, fans showed up to watch a baseball game. What’s the big deal?

The...

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Mancini appreciates warmth, wants bat to warm up; Relates to Mountcastle; Fans bring atmosphere

In his first week of regular-season games since returning from colon cancer surgery and months of chemotherapy, Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini has received warm welcomes from fans, opposing players and even umpires.

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Orioles lose 7-3 to Red Sox in Mancini’s return; Hyde ejected; Strikeouts pile up

BALTIMORE–An hour before game time fans were allowed in, and eager for their first live look at Baltimore Orioles baseball since September 22, 2019, they began to stir excitedly.

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Mark Brown

Orioles let down home opener crowd with misplays, bad bullpen in 7-3 loss

Trey Mancini being back before the home Baltimore crowd was one of the few highlights of the Orioles home opener. | Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

One day after getting just four hits and winning, the Orioles got five hits in their home opener. This time, they lost.

On Wednesday night, the Orioles explored how bad a team can play in a baseball game and still win it and they still managed to win. On Thursday afternoon, they showed up in front of the first crowd to be at Camden Yards in 18...

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Orioles place Hays on injured list; McKenna to make major league debut; All-Star Game interest

The Orioles placed outfielder Austin Hays on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right hamstring before Monday’s game against the Yankees. Hays injured the hamstring while running out a double in the third inning of Sunday’s game in Boston and immediately came out of the game.

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Orioles' Trey Mancini receives standing ovations in home return from cancer

Mancini played his first home game since returning from a battle with cancer and the Orioles faithful showed their support in a big way. 

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Trey Mancini got incredible reception in first home game since cancer surgery

Mancini was recognized with a huge standing ovation from Orioles fans in pregame introductions as well as before his first at-bat.

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Video: Orioles' Trey Mancini Gets Ovation in 1st Home AB Since Return from Cancer

Trey Mancini received a warm reception the first time he stepped into the batter's box during the Baltimore Orioles' home opener against the Boston Red Sox on...

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