A look at Norfolk and Bowie in their playoff chases and other minor league notes

With about two weeks remaining in the minor league regular season, the Orioles' top two affiliates continue to lead their divisions and close in on playoff berths. Triple-A Norfolk is 73-56 and leading its division by three games over Gwinnett with 15 to play. But the Tides and Gwinnett have eight games remaining against each other and begin a four-game series on Thursday at Gwinnett. ... read more

Jonathan Schoop on the LLWS: "It was the best experience of my life"

This time of the year is a personal favorite for Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop. It reminds him of a special time. He played on a team that won the Little League World Series, which is taking place now in Williamsport, Pa. Schoop and the kids from the tiny island nation of Curacao played in the LLWS not once, but twice. They had a strong ... read more

Kansas City scores seven runs in sixth to rally, beat Orioles

Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez entered the last of the sixth tonight at Kansas City with a 3-1 lead. He had thrown just 61 pitches. He pitched in that inning with a man on second and two outs. What followed was pretty much a disaster. Jimenez allowed five straight two-out hits, three for extra bases. When the inning was over, the Kansas City Royals had scored ... read more

O's game blog: Orioles have a .422 winning percentage in one- and two-run games

Coming off the four-game sweep by the Minnesota Twins and with five losses in their last six games, the Orioles begin a two-city road trip tonight at Kansas City. The last time these two teams met, the Royals swept the Orioles in four straight to win the American League Championship Series. They won by scores of 8-6, 6-4, 2-1 and 2-1 as the Orioles lost ... read more

Can the Orioles regroup and rebound after the Twins series?

It was one eventful 10-game homestand for the Orioles. They swept a four-game series and got swept four in a row. They won three of the first six games of the homestand on walk-off homers. They then lost leads the last three days against the Twins, dropping three consecutive one-run games. The Orioles had an 18-2 win against Oakland where they tied a team record ... read more

Manny Machado on his error in the 12th and Orioles getting swept by Twins

In the quiet of the Orioles clubhouse, after a third straight one-run loss to the Minnesota Twins, a reporter asked Manny Machado what happened on his error in the top of the 12th. Playing shortstop in that inning for the first time in the majors, Machado had a grounder go under his glove for a two-base error. Eduardo Escobar reached on the play and then ... read more

Machado and Paredes errors lead to winning run in 12th as Twins sweep O's

Swept away, four in a row by the Minnesota Twins. The Twins, who had lost 22 of their previous 35 games when they arrived in Baltimore, used two infield errors to push across the winning run in the top of the 12th today. Minnesota beat the Orioles 4-3 to complete its first four-game sweep in Baltimore since Aug. 23-26, 2007. Errors by Manny Machado, who ... read more

O's game blog: Twins look for first four-game sweep in Baltimore since 2007

The Orioles host the Twins today, needing a win to avoid their first four-game sweep at home to Minnesota since Aug. 23-26, 2007. The Orioles are 0-6 against Minnesota in 2015. The Twins have outscored the Orioles 39-15, outhit them .303 to .229 and pitched better in the season series with an ERA of 2.45 to 6.54. The Birds have lost seven consecutive games to ... read more