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O’s hit two homers off Scherzer, but fall 4-2 (with quotes)

WASHINGTON - Right-hander Kevin Gausman recorded a quality start and the Orioles became the first team this year to hit more than one homer in a game off three-time Cy Young Winner Max Scherzer. But that didn’t get them a win tonight at Nationals Park. The Nats’ 19-year-old rookie sensation Juan Soto delivered his latest big hit. This was a two-run double to left center ... read more

O’s game blog: O’s face Scherzer, McKenna promoted

WASHINGTON - After winning 3-0 last night and splitting two games, the Orioles (21-51) will win the series against the Washington Nationals (39-33) with a victory tonight. The Orioles have won just two road series this year, with eight losses and one tie. They took three of four at the New York Yankees April 5-8 and swept two in New York versus the Mets June ... read more

Davis expected in lineup tomorrow, plus other notes (game update)

WASHINGTON - Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he expects first baseman Chris Davis to return to the starting lineup tomorrow night when the Orioles begin a three-game series in Atlanta. When the Orioles play in Washington tonight, Davis will not be in the lineup for the eighth consecutive game since his last start, June 11 versus Boston, when he went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts to ... read more

Chris Tillman’s night in Aberdeen, and other notes

Aberdeen, MD. - Before last night’s Orioles game in Washington, manager Buck Showalter was asked about right-hander Chris Tillman. At the moment of Showalter’s pregame interview at Nationals Park, Tillman was less than two hours away from pitching for short-season Single-A Aberdeen at Ripken Stadium to begin an injury-rehab assignment. “I want to see him get people out and pitch well,” Showalter said of Tillman, ... read more

Chris Tillman allows three runs over two innings at Aberdeen (with quotes)

Aberdeen, MD. - Pitching in a game for the first time in nearly six weeks, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman allowed three runs in two innings pitching tonight for short-season Single-A Aberdeen against the Tri-City ValleyCats, a Houston Astros affiliate. To say the least, the game did not start well for the right-hander, who walked the leadoff batter on five pitches and gave up a ground ... read more

O’s game blog: Andrew Cashner faces the Nationals

The Orioles and Washington Nationals have played every year since 2006, and that is 12 season series through 2017. The Orioles have won more games head-to-head seven times, the clubs tied four times and the Nationals won the season series just one time, in 2007. That is until this year. The Nationals are 4-0 against the Orioles with two games to go in the season ... read more

Orioles GCL and DSL rosters and All-Star game results

The Rookie-level Gulf Coast League Orioles have begun a new season in Sarasota, Fla. The club’s opening-day roster included 16 players from the 2018 draft, including nine pitchers, two catchers, two infielders and three outfielders. Here is the roster and we’ve noted the draft round for the players on this roster taken in the 2018 First-Year Player Draft. Pitchers: Felix Bautista, Andrew Ciolli (round 37), ... read more

O’s game blog: David Hess pitches Washington series opener

The Orioles’ struggling offense produced just two runs in three games the last time they faced the Washington Nationals. That was against a pitching staff that currently ranks third in the majors with an ERA of 3.38 and second in rotation ERA at 3.23. In late May, the Nationals (38-32) won three at Camden Yards by scores of 6-0, 3-2 and 2-0. The Orioles were ... read more