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O's game blog: It's the kid against the king (Davis homers for 2-1 win in 10)

Well, we sure have an interesting pitching matchup in Seattle tonight. The Orioles' Kevin Gausman (4-3, 4.04 ERA) faces the Mariners' Felix Hernandez (11-2, 2.02 ERA). Hernandez won the 2010 American League Cy Young Award and may be on his way to another one. He leads the AL in ERA and quality starts (19). He ranks second in innings (151 1/3), strikeouts (163) and WHIP ... read more

Making the match-ups work on the mound

The Orioles continue to get good starting pitching on their current road trip. The latest example was Wei-Yin Chen's outstanding eight innings of scoreless ball last night. He gave up just five singles in the win over Seattle. On this trip, it seems that preparation and performance have led to results. The preparation part takes place when O's manager Buck Showalter decides which pitcher will ... read more

A look at Tyler Wilson's strong season and the O's win over the Mariners

Wins are just one stat for a pitcher, but it's nice to get them. There is a pitcher in the Orioles organization that has been racking them up this year. In fact, he is second in all of minor league baseball in wins through Wednesday's games. Triple-A Norfolk right-hander Tyler Wilson began this year with Double-A Bowie and moved up to Norfolk, where he has ... read more

Chen throws gem as the O's win Seattle series opener

The Orioles used a big three-run homer and a fourth straight strong starting pitching performance to win their series opener at Seattle tonight. Wei-Yin Chen pitched eight scoreless innings and Delmon Young backed him with a three-run homer as the Orioles beat the Mariners 4-0 at Safeco Field. With the win, the Orioles improved to 4-3 on this road trip and to 56-45 on the ... read more

O's game blog: Orioles playing .667 ball this month (O's win 4-0)

The Orioles begin a four-game series in Seattle tonight. They are 3-3 so far on this west coast road trip. They hope to continue playing well this month. July has been the O's best month of the year by winning percentage: .500 in March/April at 12-12 .500 in May at 15-15 .571 in June at 16-12 .667 in July at 12-6 The O's strong record ... read more

A look at the O's recent struggles on offense and a take on Jim Johnson

As the Orioles get ready to begin the third and final leg of their 10-game road trip, their bats once again need to heat up. In the final series before the All-Star Game, the Orioles scored six runs in three games against New York. They then scored 14 runs in Oakland and just 10 in Anaheim. The Orioles have seven hits or less in 10 ... read more

Zach Britton on Caleb Joseph's path to the majors and a look back at the Angels series

The 2010 season was just the third pro season for catcher Caleb Joseph. Coming off a solid 2009 year at Single-A Frederick, he was named the Orioles' No. 10 prospect by Baseball America before the year. He would begin 2010 playing at Double-A Bowie for the first time. He must have been excited to begin that year in the Eastern League. Little did he know, ... read more

O's bid to sweep Angels comes up short in series finale

The Orioles were six outs from an impressive sweep of the Los Angeles Angels, but they could not get them tonight. The Angels scored twice in the last of the eighth to come from behind 2-1 and beat the Orioles 3-2 tonight at Angel Stadium. Josh Hamilton led off the eighth and singled off Tommy Hunter. Erick Aybar's double tied it, 2-2. Hunter picked up ... read more