Wrapping up a 6-4 win with Showalter, Bundy, Trumbo and Wright

CLEVELAND - The Orioles struck out six times tonight. Fewer whiffs and a win. Adam Jones collected three hits from atop the order, Manny Machado went 4-for-5 and Dylan Bundy earned his first major league victory in a 6-4 win over the Indians at Progressive Field. Bundy tossed 1 1/3 scoreless innings after relieving starter Mike Wright with two outs in the fifth. Brad Brach ... read more

Machado trying to regain April stroke (O’s win 6-4)

CLEVELAND - Orioles manager Buck Showalter continues to juggle the lineup in an attempt to slow down the strikeout pace and end a losing streak that’s reached four games. Adam Jones is leading off, Hyun Soo Kim has moved up to second while starting for the third consecutive night and Manny Machado is batting third. Machado also has hit leadoff and second, but he’s stuck ... read more

Showalter on Gallardo, McFarland, Hardy and Jones

CLEVELAND - Yovani Gallardo will throw his simulated game Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. at Progressive Field. He’s already had two bullpen sessions that left the Orioles encouraged by his progress from right shoulder tendinitis. “I’m not sure how many innings he’s going to go,” said manager Buck Showalter. “They’re thinking probably two or three.” Gallardo could throw another simulated game or begin an injury ... read more

Adam Jones on batting leadoff

CLEVELAND - Orioles center fielder Adam Jones is making his 22nd career start as the leadoff hitter tonight and his first since May 10, 2010. Jones shrugged it off this afternoon after reporters sought his reaction. He dug through a bat bag, trying to find one that was “hot.” Was he surprised? “Nope,” he replied. Did manager Buck Showalter warn him ahead of time? “Nope.” ... read more

Orioles and Indians lineups

CLEVELAND - The top of the Orioles lineup has a different look tonight, with center fielder Adam Jones leading off and Hyun Soo Kim batting second and playing in left field. Jones is in a 3-for-39 slump. He’s struck out seven times in his last three games. Kim is 5-for-7 in his last two games. Left-hander Ashur Tolliver became the 15th Orioles reliever last night ... read more

O’s looking for a W in Ohio

The Orioles need a change of scenery. It may be the best argument for visiting Cleveland. (I kid, I kid. I have friends in Cleveland. But seriously, it’s a good reason.) Fewer strikeouts would be one way to reverse their skid. Fifty-two in a three-game series is a major league record. Perhaps manager Buck Showalter should write out his lineup on contact paper. The Orioles ... read more

Orioles and Astros lineups

Hyun Soo Kim is starting consecutive games tonight for the first time this season and the Orioles are trying to avoid a sweep in Houston before heading to Cleveland for the final series of their road trip. Kim collected three hits and a walk last night to leave his average at .438 in 37 plate appearances. Joey Rickard has returned to the leadoff spot after ... read more

Gausman vs. McCullers tonight in Houston

There must be something in the Houston water. Nineteen strikeouts in one game. Four errors in four innings in the next. My guess is tonight’s series finale will include cotton uniforms that shrink. Orioles manager Buck Showalter shook up the lineup last night, the force causing it to foam at the top. But there isn’t much that can be done about Manny Machado and Tyler ... read more