8/22/2014 | Cubs halt O's rally, third out confirmed by replay
The Orioles watched a potential fifth-inning rally go by the wayside, as a crew-chief review confirmed the on-field ruling that catcher John Baker wasn't illegally blocking home plate for the inning-ending out.
8/22/2014 | Norris, Hendricks set for duel in middle game
It might not be all that surprising if the Orioles-Cubs matinee on Saturday at Wrigley Field turns into a pitchers' duel. Baltimore righty Bud Norris, fresh off one of his best starts of the season, will get the ball opposite Chicago rookie Kyle Hendricks, who has turned in six straight quality starts.
8/22/2014 | O's hitters stifled by former teammate Arrieta
On Friday, Baltimore got a front-row seat to see Jake Arrieta's development, as he continued to put together a career season with seven dominant innings for the Cubs against his former club. Arrieta, who retired the first 13 batters he faced, held the O's to one run -- Nelson Cruz's career-high 34th homer -- and outpitched O's righty Kevin Gausman to hand first-place Baltimore a 4-1 series-opening loss.
8/22/2014 | Machado needs surgery, likely done for season
Manny Machado's season is likely over. The 22-year-old is expected to undergo right knee surgery performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache within the next week, MLB.com confirmed on Friday.
8/22/2014 | Jones honored with selection, but O's are priority
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones isn't sure if he will play on the team of MLB players heading to Japan for a five-game exhibition series in November, but he said Friday that he's honored to have been selected.
8/21/2014 | Wright's no-hitter hopes crushed in ninth
Right-hander Mike Wright, the Orioles' No. 7 prospect, carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning Thursday night for Triple-A Norfolk at Durham. After a leadoff walk, he retired the next two Bulls hitters, bringing himself one out away from history.
8/21/2014 | MLB stars commit to 'All-Star Series' in Japan
Robinson Cano, Adam Jones, Albert Pujols and Yasiel Puig will highlight a group of MLB stars, led by Rangers manager Ron Washington, who will travel to Japan in November to take part in a five-game All-Star Series against Japan's national team, Samurai Japan.
8/21/2014 | Surging Orioles set for challenges of stretch run
The Orioles, winners in nine of their past 10 series, have their largest lead -- nine games -- in the American League East since 1997, and they are playing some of their best baseball down the stretch. So what's going exactly? And how did the O's get here? Let's take a closer look at some of the questions, numbers and overall chatter surrounding first-place Baltimore.
8/20/2014 | O's aim to to keep spotless mark in Chicago
The Orioles will try to remain perfect during their stay in Chicago when Kevin Gausman starts opposite Cubs right-hander and former O's pitcher Jake Arrieta at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon.
8/20/2014 | O's win fourth straight with trio of HRs, Chen
Wei-Yin Chen pitched his way to win No. 13 and Steve Pearce, Nelson Cruz and Adam Jones homered as the Orioles completed a three-game of the White Sox with a 4-3 victory Wednesday night in Chicago.
8/20/2014 | Orioles set to face Cubs' Arrieta, Wada
The Orioles will face a pair of familiar foes this weekend at Wrigley Field, with right-hander Jake Arrieta slated to start Friday and Tsuyoshi Wada on Sunday.
8/20/2014 | Ubaldo hopes to regain form in bullpen
Signed to a four-year, $50 million deal -- the largest for a free-agent pitcher in franchise history -- Ubaldo Jimenez has struggled with inconsistency. For now, he'll have to wait for opportunities out of the Orioles' bullpen.
8/20/2014 | Orioles have a sweep of White Sox in sight
Wei-Yin Chen, who will be on the mound for Baltimore in the series finale, has been exceptional in the second half. Chicago will turn to Hector Noesi as it tries to stave off the sweep.
8/19/2014 | Tillman twirls a gem for rolling O's
Chris Tillman continued an impressive stretch with an eight-inning gem that kept first-place Baltimore rolling to a 5-1 win -- and series victory -- over Chicago.
8/19/2014 | Ubaldo moved to bullpen; Gonzalez will start Sunday
The Orioles have moved the struggling Ubaldo Jimenez to the bullpen, Buck Showalter announced on Tuesday, and Miguel Gonzalez will return from the Minors to start on Sunday.
8/19/2014 | Quintana, Tillman roll into their matchup
Jose Quintana finished his most recent outing with 6 2/3 innings pitched and four runs allowed. His opponent, Chris Tillman, is also on a roll, which has proved important for the Orioles' division title hopes as they aim to hold their 7 1/2-game lead over the second-place Yankees.
8/19/2014 | Markakis' jaw-dropping grab saves O's
It takes a lot to get Buck Showalter overly excited, but Nick Markakis' leaping grab over the fence on Monday did the trick. "Are you kidding me?" Showalter said.
8/18/2014 | Led by Markakis' bat and glove, O's top Sale
Led by a three-hit night and tremendous leaping catch from Nick Markakis, who blasted a two-run homer as part of a five-run eighth inning, the Orioles blew past the White Sox and their ace, Chris Sale, with an 8-2 series-opening victory.
8/18/2014 | Call at home confirmed after O's challenge
The Orioles lost a challenge on a play at the plate that ended the top half of the fifth inning against the White Sox on Monday night.
8/18/2014 | After sim game, Gonzalez remains on track to return
Miguel Gonzalez threw a five-inning simulated game during Double-A Bowie's off-day on Monday, and the plan is for him to rejoin the team later in the week.
8/17/2014 | Gonzalez expected to rejoin O's for upcoming series
While the Orioles remain mum on the future of right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez in the rotation, the club is expected to recall Miguel Gonzalez from the Minor Leagues at some point this week in Chicago.
8/17/2014 | Sale aims to solve first-place Orioles in series opener
Chris Sale is in the thick of the American League Cy Young Award conversation, but he has struggled throughout his career against the Orioles. Baltimore sends Bud Norris to the hill as it opens a three-game set on Monday night.
8/17/2014 | O's break out as Gausman limits Tribe in finale
Held to one run over a 25-inning stretch, the Orioles rallied behind six solid innings from Kevin Gausman in a 4-1 victory over the Indians on Sunday afternoon at Progressive Field.
8/16/2014 | O's consider using Gonzalez in six-man rotation
Miguel Gonzalez was optioned to the Minor Leagues to create a roster spot for Ubaldo Jimenez and was recently moved to Double-A Bowie, though he could potentially throw his next pitch for Baltimore.
8/16/2014 | Davis will continue to get chances to turn it around
Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn't sure how to get his slugger back on track, but the first baseman will get every opportunity to turn things around at the plate.
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