Opposite dugout: Inconsistent offense, iffy pitching drop Blue Jays below .500

Manager: John Gibbons, third year Record: 6-7 Last 10 games: 4-6 Who to watch: 2B Devon Travis (.356/.408/.644, 4 doubles, 3 HR, 12 RBIs, 9 R); 3B Josh Donaldson (.314/.368/.549, 3 doubles, 3 HR, 10 RBIs, 10 R); LHP Mark Buehrle (2-0, 3.75 ERA, 1.50 WHIP); RHP Roberto Osuna (0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.750 WHIP, 8 IP) Season series vs. O's: 2-1, 23 runs scored, 19 ... read more

Matt Kremnitzer: Britton working toward dominance

In his first full year exclusively as a reliever in 2014, Zach Britton provided the Orioles with nearly everything they could have asked for. After Tommy Hunter flamed out as the team's closer (and was placed on the disabled list in late May), Britton seized control of the closer's role and never looked back. He posted a 1.65 ERA (and 3.13 FIP) in 76 1/3 ... read more

Andrew Stetka: Sink or swim for Kevin Gausman

There were a ton of very important storylines entering the season for the Orioles, and two weeks in, not a whole lot has been solved or changed. The biggest one in my mind was the rotation, but it has quite a few tentacles to it. The first is how the overall performance of the unit will compare to last year, which I think many can ... read more

Opposite dugout: Red Sox look to stay hot at plate, get rotation on track with O's in town

Manager: John Farrell, third year Record: 6-3 Last 10 games: 6-3 Who to watch: LF Hanley Ramirez (.278/.341/.611, 4 HR, 9 RBIs); 2B Dustin Pedroia (.300/.383/.575, 2 doubles, 3 HR, 6 RBIs); RHP Joe Kelly (1-0, 1.29 ERA, 0.429 WHIP); RHP Rick Porcello (1-1, 3.86 ERA, 0.929 WHIP) Season series vs. O's (2014): 8-11, 62 runs scored, 85 runs allowed Pitching probablesApril 17: RHP Joe ... read more

Matthew Taylor: On 40th birthday, a surprise return to innocence

I celebrated my birthday in the Frank Robinson Suite at Camden Yards last weekend. It was an atypical setting for my family - you usually need binoculars to locate us in the upper reaches of the stadium - but this was a milestone occasion. I'm not afraid to tell you that I turned 40 this month. In baseball terms, I'd be in the twilight of ... read more

Zach Wilt: Free swinging serves Jones well in sizzling homestand

When I sat on my couch last Wednesday to write my first piece of the season for MASNsports.com, Adam Jones had just one hit in his first 11 at-bats of the season. He was slashing a cool .091/.167/.182. So I instead focused my attention on Alejandro De Aza and the top of the order. In baseball, a lot can change in a week. The Orioles ... read more

Casey Cares Foundation teaming up with OriolesREACH for sixth annual Casey Cares 5K

Lace up your running shoes, don't forget to stretch and get ready to help a great cause on Saturday, Aug. 1. For the sixth straight year, the Casey Cares 5K, sponsored by MASN and CBS Radio, will take place at Camden Yards in partnership with OriolesREACH. Although the event is still a few months away, registration is already open. Proceeds of the event benefit the ... read more

Hitting the Books with Gary Thorne: "100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die"

Quite simply, "100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die" is a must-read for Orioles fans and for those who just love good baseball stories. This is part of a series of books on sports teams by writers from various major league cities. Connolly, the national baseball writer and Orioles reporter for The Baltimore Sun, seeks to recap the history of the ... read more