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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - In what had already been a disastrous month of spirit-plunging baseball, the Orioles suffered a blow in the seventh inning of Monday's 5-4 loss that not only rocked the end of this season but potentially gut-punched the 2014 Orioles. With one out in the top of the seventh, 21-year-old, All-Star third baseman Manny Machado crumpled to the ground after awkwardly hitting the first base bag while beating out an infield single. Writhing in pain as the Tropicana Field crowd grew eerily silent, Machado slammed his helmet to the ground as the club's athletic trainers and manager Buck Showalter rushed to his side.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 22, 2013
When Orioles manager Buck Showalter approached the media after Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field, the first question he was asked started with a statement about the obvious focus being placed on the club's lackluster offense. Showalter quickly interrupted, “By who?” The obvious, and unstated, answer: By anyone who has watched this team squander continual opportunities and its playoff chances in a September in which they've stumbled to a 10-11 record.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2013
When the Orioles game began today at 1:10 p.m., less than 12 hours after Friday night's marathon game ended, catcher Matt Wieters and second baseman Brian Roberts were not in the starting lineup. Wieters, 27, caught all 18 innings Friday night and had not had a day off since Sept. 13. He went 2-for-7 with a walk against the Rays Friday. Steve Clevenger (Mount St. Joseph's) started in Wieters' place. Roberts, 35, played all 18 innings, going 2-for-6 with a walk. Alexi Casilla started for Roberts.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 21, 2013
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - It started out as a must-win. It eventually became a must-end. On Friday night (and Saturday morning), the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays combined for the longest game, time-wise, in both franchises' histories, a six hour, 54-minute, 18-inning ordeal that ended on David DeJesus' single to right that gave the celebrating Rays a 5-4 win. "Long. Devastating, obviously," Orioles third baseman Manny Machado said. "Would have been much better if we would have came out with the win. But they came [out]
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 19, 2013
BOSTON - The Orioles had few answers to Boston right-hander John Lackey on Thursday night, and after their 3-1 loss to the Red Sox, there was little consolation in the fact that they left Fenway Park having taken two of three from the team with the best record in the American League. With 10 games remaining in the regular season, the Orioles are on the outside of the AL wild-card picture and need to compile wins with a flurry to clinch their second straight postseason berth. Running into Lackey on Thursday night didn't help.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | September 16, 2013
Jim Palmer pitched most of his career in front of defenses replete with Gold Glovers. Brooks Robinson , Paul Blair, Mark Belanger, Bobby Grich. Palmer benefited from them all. Yet the Hall of Famer turned television analyst barely hesitated recently when asked to put this year's Orioles defense in historical perspective. "This is the best defense they've ever had," Palmer said. "It's pretty simple. " The 2013 Orioles are on pace to obliterate the all-time record for fewest team errors in a season.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2013
The Orioles earned a huge victory on Saturday afternoon, coming back in the 10th on a two-run, game-winning single by Matt Wieters . It was one of the more exciting games of the season; and arguably the most frustrating victory of the year, too. The Orioles should have pounded the reeling Chicago White Sox and instead were just 2-for-18 with runners in scoring position Saturday (and 7-for-53, a .132 average, in their past six games). Hate to be a downer here, but they have to figure out how to score more when they aren't hitting the longball, and they have to do it soon.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
Often in the past 15 years, the Orioles have used September as a proving ground for the following season, experimenting with what they had in order to get a better idea of what they needed to fortify in the winter. The Orioles head into this year's offseason with obvious questions at second base and left field - where incumbents Brian Roberts and Nate McLouth are pending free agents - and backup catcher after designating Taylor Teagarden for assignment last week. With the expansion of rosters this month, the Orioles have promoted three 20-somethings who theoretically could be the answers at their respective positions: infielder Jonathan Schoop , outfielder Henry Urrutia and catcher Steve Clevenger . Yet none have started a game since being called up this month.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 7, 2013
The Orioles had more than their share of opportunities to put away the Chicago White Sox on Saturday afternoon at Camden Yards. But as scoring chances came and went, frustration mounted in the home dugout. Through 17 at-bats with runners in scoring position, the Orioles had just one hit, stranding 11 baserunners along the way. But, down to their final out, the Orioles finally came though, as Matt Wieters hit a two-out, two-run single in the 10th inning off White Sox closer Addison Reed to deliver a 4-3 comeback win in front of an announced 23,653.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2013
CLEVELAND - Wilson Betemit has struggled to regain his stroke since returning from a right knee injury that robbed him of most of the season, and as it appears now, his role as the Orioles' designated hitter against right-handed pitching has all but diminished. Betemit, who was the Orioles' top hitter against right-handed pitching last season with a .302 batting average, is hitless in nine at-bats since being activated from the disabled list Aug. 27. And while the Orioles hoped his return would bolster the lineup, his at-bats are disappearing.
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