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A look at the recent strong performance by the Orioles bullpen

They no longer lead the American League in bullpen ERA (fourth), but the Orioles bullpen has been big for the team lately. Last night was the latest example, as six pitchers combined for six scoreless innings in the 3-2 12-inning walk-off win over Arizona. While the Orioles were waiting for a few runs to come - and they had a long wait after being shut ... read more

O’s get walk-off win on Trumbo’s home run

On a night they failed repeatedly with runners in scoring position, the Orioles got an important win thanks to two team strengths - power and their bullpen. Mark Trumbo led off the last of the 12th with a solo homer to left to give the Orioles a 3-2, walk-off win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. The Orioles (83-71) needed to win as the two teams ahead ... read more

Notes and quotes with Mancini, Worley and on the Boston series

In the series with the Boston Red Sox, Trey Mancini hit two homers and drove in four runs. But Adam Jones, Chris Davis, Manny Machado, Mark Trumbo, Jonathan Schoop, J.J. Hardy and Matt Wieters combined for one homer and four RBIs. That was a problem. In the Boston series, Ubaldo Jimenez made a start and allowed two unearned runs over 5 1/3 innings. But in ... read more

Chris Tillman on the loss and more, plus other clubhouse quotes

The Tigers beat the Twins 4-2 tonight to complete a sweep of a day-night doubleheader. That win in the nightcap moves the Tigers (82-70) past the Orioles (82-71) for the second American League wild card. After allowing three early runs tonight and pitching just 1 2/3 innings - his shortest outing of the year - Chris Tillman said he struggled with his mechanics and his ... read more

Mancini first Oriole to homer for first two hits, but O’s lose to Sox

Trey Mancini made some Orioles history tonight and he got his team right back in this game as well. They got even, but could not go ahead, as the Red Sox beat the Orioles 5-3 to complete a four-game sweep in front of 26,788 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Detroit beat Minnesota earlier today and is leading its game with the Twins tonight. A ... read more

O’s game blog: Chris Tillman faces Boston in series finale

After wins by scores of 5-2, 5-2 and 5-1, the first-place Boston Red Sox can complete a four-game sweep of the Orioles tonight. They have not swept a four-game series at Camden Yards since Sept. 20-23, 2002. Boston has won seven in a row to get to 88-64 and is a season-high 24 games over .500. The Red Sox have a season-best five-game lead in ... read more

Adam Jones on hitters pressing, Donnie Hart on facing David Ortiz

If the Orioles are pressing on offense as Chris Davis and manager Buck Showalter said last night, here’s a good question: How does a team in a playoff race, desperate for wins, stop pressing and start scoring? I asked center fielder Adam Jones for his take. “I just think at this time, you want it so bad,” Jones said. “You want to be the guy ... read more

Still holding a wild card spot, can O’s come back from brutal loss?

That loss felt like the dagger last night. The Orioles were beaten again by the Boston Red Sox and they greatly contributed to their own demise. Chris Davis made the two-run throwing error on a play that should have ended the top of the sixth with the Orioles leading 1-0. Brad Brach then made it worse by leaving the next pitch right where Andrew Benintendi ... read more