Showalter, Trumbo, Jones and Gallardo wrap up 12-6 win

SAN DIEGO - Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the club will make “at least” one roster move before Thursday night’s series opener against the Mariners in Seattle. Vance Worley is meeting up with the team and will be activated from the disabled list. The Orioles could option reliever Oliver Drake, who’s pitched in back-to-back games and allowed six runs and five hits in 2 1/3 ... read more

Orioles complete two-game sweep of Padres

SAN DIEGO - The Orioles tied a home run record for the month of June, completed a two-game series sweep of the Padres to run their winning streak to seven games and increased their margin to 5 ½ in the American League East. Not a bad way to spend a sunny Wednesday afternoon. Yovani Gallardo took a shutout into the sixth and collected two hits ... read more

Orioles tie June home run record (O’s lead 7-3)

SAN DIEGO - The Orioles’ home run prowess figured to get them into the record books. Their long ball binging continued today with Mark Trumbo’s two-run shot off left-hander Christian Friedrich in the fourth inning that increased the lead to 4-0 over the Padres. Trumbo leads the majors with 23 home runs. The Orioles, meanwhile, tied the 1996 Athletics for most homers in the month ... read more

Quick hits from Petco Park (updated)

SAN DIEGO - Top pitching prospect Hunter Harvey, recovering from sports hernia surgery, allowed two hits and struck out six batters today in three scoreless innings for the Gulf Coast League Orioles. Harvey threw two scoreless innings with five strikeouts in his previous start with the team. He’s nearing an assignment with one of the full-season affiliates. Parker Bridwell, on Double-A Bowie’s disabled list with ... read more

Orioles and Padres lineups

SAN DIEGO - Reliever Vance Worley is flying to Seattle today and will meet up with the Orioles after they complete a two-game series against the Padres. Caleb Joseph is catching again at Single-A Frederick and will meet the team Thursday in Seattle. More roster moves are coming. Jonathan Schoop continues to bat second today and Mark Trumbo is in right field. Joey Rickard is ... read more

Perez named to IL All-Star team (and other notes)

SAN DIEGO - Triple-A Norfolk catcher Audry Perez was named to the International League’s All-Star team, the latest honor bestowed upon the organization’s backstops. Double-A Bowie’s Chance Sisco was named to the Eastern League’s All-Star team, Single-A Frederick’s Jonah Heim was chosen to the Carolina League’s All-Star team, and low Single-A Delmarva’s Yermin Mercedes and Alex Murphy (Calvert Hall) were selected to the South Atlantic ... read more

Gallardo’s turn on the mound and at the plate

SAN DIEGO - As Orioles manager Buck Showalter aligned his rotation in the weeks leading to the first interleague games in National League ballparks, he wanted to set up Yovani Gallardo for starts that would allow the veteran right-hander to bat. If you’re going to lose the designated hitter, substitute him with a pitcher who’s hit 12 career home runs and has won a Silver ... read more

Wrapping up an 11-7 win

SAN DIEGO - The Orioles are getting on a serious roll, one that manager Buck Showalter can both appreciate and keep in its proper perspective. The club has won six games in a row to move 16 above .500, collecting 17 hits tonight in an 11-7 win over the Padres that was marred only by the bullpen’s failings toward the end. “We haven’t even played ... read more