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Kevin Gausman on getting his first win (plus other clubhouse quotes)

As the Orioles blanked Tampa Bay this afternoon 5-0, Kevin Gausman made his 13th start and finally got his first win. Was he starting to wonder when that elusive first victory would come? “Every time you take the mound, you expect to win,” Gausman said. “So, that is what I’ve done 13 times now. I’ve expected to win 13 times. There were some games that ... read more

Kevin Gausman pitches 7 2/3 scoreless as O’s blank Rays in Game 1

He got a few swings and misses early in his outing. He pitched to contact later and the Orioles’ infield defense was up for that. Kevin Gausman pitched 7 2/3 scoreless this afternoon as the Orioles blanked the Rays 5-0 in the opener of the day-night doubleheader at Camden Yards. Gausman needed a good outing and could have really used a win today, and he ... read more

O’s game blog: McFarland is 26th man and a look at Game 1 pitchers

Orioles left-hander T. J. McFarland is quite familiar with the Norfolk-Baltimore shuttle. He took a ride heading north again yesterday, arriving Friday in the O’s clubhouse and being activated today. With a day-night split doubleheader here today, the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays can add a 26th man for both games. It has to be the same player for both games and McFarland is the ... read more

After surgery and rehab, Caleb Joseph is close to rejoining the Orioles

Catcher Caleb Joseph’s return to the Orioles is now likely just days away. Joseph will catch for the first time since his injury on Monday night for Single-A Frederick. If that goes well, he could return to the Orioles as soon as next Wednesday in San Diego. Joseph took a foul ball to the groin area on May 30, sustaining a testicular injury. He underwent ... read more

Tolliver on his first win, Machado on his return, Gallardo on his outing

The Orioles’ four-run rally tonight in the sixth inning not only gave the team the lead but led to another special moment for lefty reliever Ashur Tolliver. A pitcher that finally got to the majors this year after being drafted in 2009, Tolliver got his first major league win in his fifth big league appearance. In the postgame clubhouse, he was asked if the game ... read more

Rally time: O’s come from three runs down to best Rays 6-3

The Tampa Bay Rays didn’t look like a last-place team when they took an early 3-0 lead tonight. The Orioles did look like a first-place team as they later rallied to win. For the Orioles tonight, they were no-hit early but that was no problem later. Tampa Bay lefty Matt Moore retired the first 13 batters he faced before the Orioles got to him to ... read more

O’s game blog: Adam Jones on Rays struggles and draft pick math

The Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays begin a four-game, three-day series at Camden Yards tonight. The Orioles start the night in first place in the American League East at 41-30, leading Boston by 1 1/2 games. Tampa Bay - a playoff team in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013 - finds itself in last place right now. The Rays are 31-39 and have lost seven in ... read more

Machado: “My mindset is to take this team somewhere we’ve never been in a long time”

Manny Machado’s suspension is over. He returns to the Orioles lineup tonight, batting third and playing third base. After missing the last four games, he says he feels refreshed and ready to help his team win. “Yeah, I feel real good,” Machado said this afternoon in the Orioles clubhouse. “Obviously the days off really helped, not going to lie. You take a pounding on your ... read more