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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
CHICAGO -  Wrigley Field is known as the “Friendly Confines,” but the Orioles have had their share of challenges in two games this weekend here on Chicago's North Side. The Orioles waited through a 3-hour, 9-minute rain delay Saturday in a game that began in a heavy fog. And while this Orioles club has overcome its share of adversity - including the loss of catcher Matt Wieters and now third Manny Machado to season-ending injuries - over the course of the season, they have stumbled against a Cubs club that's out of the playoff race and motivated only by pride.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Minor league catcher Alex Murphy, who injured his left shoulder Aug. 15 while diving back to second base on a pickoff play, will undergo left shoulder surgery next week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday. Murphy, who was selected out of Calvert Hall in the sixth round of the 2013 first-year player draft, was batting .277 with three home runs, 15 doubles, and 25 RBIs in 54 games for short-season Single-A Aberdeen. Showalter said Murphy will miss the Fall Instructional League in Sarasota, Fla., but he will be ready for spring training.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2014
With news that Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is having surgery on his right knee and will be lost for the season, two questions immediately arise. How will this affect Machado long-term and how will this affect the Orioles short-term? Frankly, both are legitimate concerns. This will be Machado's second surgery in less than a year - one on each knee. It's his third serious injury in a little more than three years. The good news is that he is 22, he is in his physical prime and, at this age, his recuperative powers are about as heightened as they are going to get. It's much tougher to come back from knee surgeries at an advanced age. The bad news is the same.
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August 28, 2014
Earl Weaver once said that he had given a player more chances than his first wife. The same can be said for my relationship with The Sun. I can go over a long list of issues that have taken a once proud newspaper to lowly depths and will be happy to go over them if anyone at the paper cares. The truth is that I can no longer buy your newspaper when a Baltimore Orioles home night game is considered a "late game" and you have no information or box score on the game in the next day's paper.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 24, 2014
CHICAGO -- Being swept out of the Windy City this weekend by a Chicago Cubs team already auditioning for 2015 roster spots didn't sit well with Orioles manager Buck Showalter. By the end of their 2-1 loss to the Cubs on Sunday afternoon, the Orioles had seen enough of historic Wrigley Field. Held hitless by former teammate Tsuyoshi Wada for six innings, they managed just one hit overall on the day. The Orioles (73-55) left Chicago having scored just one run -- Steve Pearce's seventh-inning solo home run, which broke up Wada's no-hit bid -- over 16 innings after play resumed Saturday following a three-hour, nine-minute rain delay.
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Dan Rodricks | August 18, 2012
"Did you ever notice Mike when he came off the mound after a good inning?" asks Alex Flanagan, widow of the Orioles Hall-of-Famer who committed suicide a year ago. "He always had his head down. " That provokes a vivid memory of No. 46, the smart pitcher who studied all and fooled many of the 11,684 batters he faced over 18 major league seasons. He was the long-haired lefty with a mustache who won the American League Cy Young Award in the Orioles' 1979 World Series season. He was all business on the mound, and Alex is correct about Mike's demeanor during his walk to the dugout after most of his 2,770 innings: head down, serious, pondering what he had just done well or not so well.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
After the Orioles' 4-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in a lackluster game that lasted three hours and 37 minutes and featured 319 pitches, manager Buck Showalter played an impromptu word game with reporters. “That was a grind-out win,” Showalter said. “That was such a, I wouldn't say lethargic.” Sluggish? “Nope wasn't sluggish, that's a bad word,” Showalter said. Tedious? “No.” Grueling? “That's close,” Showalter said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
The Orioles scored just four runs in their three-game series against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field over the weekend. But the club's power was on display with its return to Camden Yards on Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Orioles have hit five home runs on their way to a 9-1 lead in the eighth inning. Trailing, 1-0, Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce hit back-to-back homers in the third inning. The Orioles then hit three consecutive home runs in their six-run fifth inning.
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By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
BOWIE -- As a free-agent outfielder playing in Venezuela last winter, Adam Loewen hoped to show enough to earn a chance in spring training. And then he realized that his best shot to get back to the major leagues might be what originally got him there: his prized left arm. Now with the Reading Fightin Phils, the Philadelphia Phillies' Double-A affiliate, Loewen came with his team to Double-A Bowie this week. "It's like I'm starting over every five years at something different," Loewen said Tuesday.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 25, 2014
The Orioles are back home after their first losing road trip of the season and will open an 11-game homestand Monday night against the Tampa Bay Rays. They still maintain a six-game lead over the New York Yankees in the American League East, but the standings have the potential to become bunched up again quickly. And Chris Davis continues to struggle at the plate. He was 2-for-22 with eight strikeouts in the six games in Chicago this past week. The Orioles scored just four runs in three games against the Cubs at Wrigley Field, including one run over a 16-inning span after Saturday's rain delay, and the offensive problems can't be pegged just on Davis.
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By Jon Meoli and Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Manager Buck Showalter isn't waiting for rosters to expand Monday to give the Orioles the kind of position player depth that he thinks they will need for the stretch run. The Orioles selected the contract of utility player Jimmy Paredes from Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, giving the team a five-man bench for the series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards, and potentially, the weekend series with the Minnesota Twins. Showalter said Paredes likely would have been promoted when rosters expand next week, but the ability to send right-hander Kevin Gausman to the minor leagues after Wednesday's start without having him miss a turn in the rotation allowed Paredes to be brought up sooner.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The Orioles announced Thursday that their Sept. 14 game against the New York Yankees at Camden Yards has been moved to 8:05 p.m. for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. The game, which originally was scheduled for 1:35 p.m., will be the fourth game in three days between the top two teams in the American League East division. The clubs are scheduled to play a day-night doubleheader Friday at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m. before a 1:05 p.m. game Saturday. Eutaw Street gates will open at 6 p.m. for the Sept.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
Darren O'Day is set apart from other relievers by his sidearm delivery, his own version of the “Ole” song, and his 0.92 ERA, among other things. And he can add another to the list. “I have a couple things going for me, and now I have a T-shirt,” O'Day said Wednesday, when the Orioles gave out orange T-shirts with his “O'Day” song and a silhouette logo of his sidearm delivery. “It's pretty exciting. I never expected a T-shirt.” O'Day pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, his 10th scoreless outing in a row. He has allowed one run in 14 appearances since the All-Star break, and he has struck out more than one batter per inning this season.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 28, 2014
The Orioles have until Sunday at midnight to add players from other organizations who can be eligible for their playoff roster. Club executive vice president Dan Duquette said he is still trying to make a move, but it's not easy to find a fit. “We've been active. We are keeping active,” Duquette said. “It's just, this time of the year, it's a very limited pool of players that you can add externally to your ballclub. Probably the best resource is in the minors, the minor leagues.” For a player to be dealt this time of year, he must first be placed on trade waivers, which are revocable.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
After the Orioles' 4-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in a lackluster game that lasted three hours and 37 minutes and featured 319 pitches, manager Buck Showalter played an impromptu word game with reporters. “That was a grind-out win,” Showalter said. “That was such a, I wouldn't say lethargic.” Sluggish? “Nope wasn't sluggish, that's a bad word,” Showalter said. Tedious? “No.” Grueling? “That's close,” Showalter said.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
After a long, ugly win Tuesday night , the Orioles continue their four-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards tonight in their 131st game of the season. Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman is scheduled to face Tampa Bay left-hander Drew Smyly, and first pitch is set for 7:05 p.m. How does this year's squad stack up through 130 games against successful Orioles teams of the past? With a 75-55 record, the Orioles are seven games ahead of the New York Yankees (68-62)
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | March 30, 2014
Even though the Orioles have made plans to honor late public relations director Monica Barlow as part of a pregame ceremony on Opening Day, players would like to have another way to remember Barlow on the field throughout the season. That's not the easiest thing to do, because Major League Baseball has strict uniform regulations that prevent players from making alterations to uniforms on their own. The Orioles will honor Barlow - as well as team investor and Baltimore-born novelist Tom Clancy, former Gold Glove outfielder Paul Blair and 10 other members of the Orioles family who passed away since last Opening Day - during a pregame video tribute Monday before the Orioles play their season opener against the Boston Red Sox. Barlow died Feb. 28 after a nearly four-and-a-half - year battle with lung cancer at age 36. But Orioles first baseman Chris Davis said this past week that Barlow meant so much to them as players that they have discussed ways to carry her memory onto the field with them during every game.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman was optioned to the club's Rookie-level Gulf Coast League team after Wednesday night's 3-1 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards. A corresponding move will be made before Thursday's series finale. Gausman allowed three runs (two earned) and six hits in four innings before being removed from the game after 80 pitches in the loss, but the roster move is not related to his performance. He was informed of the move in manager Buck Showalter's office shortly after the game.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Right-hander Dylan Bundy came to Camden Yards on Tuesday to discuss his offseason plan with Brady Anderson, the Orioles' vice president of baseball operations, and “to make sure we were all together on what's going on with him between now and next spring,” manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday. Bundy is currently on the disabled list at High-A Frederick with a strained lat muscle, an injury Showalter said "has just about resolved itself. " “The goal and the hope now for him is to have a normal offseason of a healthy pitcher, which he is,” Showalter said.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 27, 2014
Just about every time the Tampa Bay Rays have been mentioned to Buck Showalter in the past month, he can't help but talk about Drew Smyly, the left-handed starter the Rays received from the Detroit Tigers in last month's blockbuster deal that included All-Star left-hander David Price. Showalter has gushed about Smyly for parts of three seasons. The Orioles had inquired about his availability periodically during that span, but they never could land him. Based on his performance in the Rays' 3-1 victory Wednesday at Camden Yards, the Orioles can't be happy about facing Smyly a whole lot over the next four-plus seasons.
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