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Notes and quotes after three straight quality starts and wins

I couldn’t tell whether Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was kidding or serious, but this is what he said when a reporter pointed out that his three hits last night all went to the opposite field. “I was late (on the swing). I was late, trying to pull it. I was late, just trying to hit the ball hard anywhere it goes. I don’t care, ... read more

Adam Jones on three wins: “Shuts up all the trade rumors”

Orioles outfielder Adam Jones went 3-for-5 with two RBIs tonight as the Orioles won their third in a row, beating Texas 10-2. Despite these wins, the Orioles (45-49) would need four more consecutive wins just to get back to .500. But Jones made his feelings clear when asked tonight what three straight wins does for the Orioles. “Shuts up all the trade rumors, I know ... read more

Gausman bounces back, offense blows it open in rout of Texas

So this series has been very different. The Orioles pitching staff got bounced around over the weekend by the Chicago Cubs, but they have turned the tables against Texas. For the second night in a row, the offense joined in the act. Right-hander Kevin Gausman produced the third straight quality start for the Orioles tonight as they beat Texas 10-2 at Oriole Park. They have ... read more

O’s game blog: Kevin Gausman faces the Rangers

The Orioles have taken the first two games of their four-game series against Texas by scores of 3-1 and 12-1. They host the Rangers the next two nights to conclude this series. In three weekend games versus the Cubs, the O’s pitching staff allowed 27 runs on 41 hits. In the last two games against Texas, they have allowed two runs on nine hits. With ... read more

Catcher Caleb Joseph on trying to get Kevin Gausman going tonight

Catcher Caleb Joseph will be back behind the plate tonight in the latest attempt to get pitcher Kevin Gausman on the right track. In his first second-half start on Friday against the Cubs, Gausman faced 17 batters, allowing eight runs and a career-worst four homers over three innings. He has gone from a pitcher with an ERA of 3.61 last year (which was 3.10 in ... read more

Mancini ends homerless stretch and second-round pick makes big debut

The Orioles reminded themselves how it can look when pitching and hitting come together in the same game. They scored six runs before they made a single out last night in beating Texas 12-1 at Camden Yards yesterday. Chris Davis hit a two-run homer during the Orioles big first inning and added his eighth career grand slam in the fourth as the Orioles built the ... read more

Chris Davis with two homers and six RBIs as O’s roll (with quotes)

The Orioles offense had produced just six runs and two homers the last three games. They matched those numbers in the first six batters of the last of the first tonight. But it would get even better. First baseman Chris Davis hit two homers, one a grand slam, and drove in a career-high six runs as the Orioles hammered Texas 12-1 at Camden Yards. On ... read more

O’s game blog: Dylan Bundy makes second-half debut

After getting a quality start and a win in well-pitched game last night, the Orioles shoot for two in a row tonight. Chris Tillman allowed one run over six innings in last night’s 3-1 win over Texas. Tillman was pitching on 16 days’ rest last night, and right-hander Dylan Bundy (8-8, 4.33 ERA) will be pitching on 11 days’ rest tonight since his last start ... read more