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Manny Machado at short and Jonathan Schoop at second has familiar look

When Manny Machado took his position at shortstop last night, not only was he replacing J.J. Hardy, but he was once again forming a double-play combination with his good friend, second baseman Jonathan Schoop. The two have played a few major league games together as a DP combo, but also many on the farm. Fans in places like Frederick and Bowie have seen how good ... read more

Manny Machado on his Player of the Month award (plus other notes)

On Monday an Oriole player picked up the American League Player of the Month award for the first time since Chris Davis was honored in April of 2013. Manny Machado took the award for April after a month where he batted .344 (33-for-96) with 20 runs scored, 10 doubles, seven home runs and 16 RBIs over 23 games. It is his first AL monthly honor, ... read more

Mark Trumbo on his two-homer night; Chris Tillman on his strong start

The Orioles have now won six in a row against the New York Yankees dating to the end of last season. The club record for most consecutive wins against New York is nine in a row from Aug. 15, 1967 to May 22, 1968. The Yankees fell to 8-16 tonight and have lost six in a row, being outscored 37-13. When asked tonight if the ... read more

Mark Trumbo homers twice as O’s beat Yankees in series opener

Orioles right fielder Mark Trumbo had hit just one homer this year at Camden Yards. He doubled that total tonight as Trumbo’s two-homer game led the Orioles past the Yankees 4-1 in the opener of a three-game series. With the victory, the Orioles have won six in a row against the Yankees for the first time since an eight-game win streak from Sept. 19, 1996 ... read more

O’s game blog: Chris Tillman on the mound in Yankees series opener

They come to town as the last place team in the American League East. The New York Yankees are 8-15 and have lost five in a row heading into tonight’s series opener at Camden Yards. New York has been outscored 33-12 during the losing streak and were just swept at Fenway Park. The Yankees are 1-5 on a nine-game road trip. They are 3-8 in ... read more

Zach Britton with an injury update, hopes to return soon

Orioles closer Zach Britton, who left Saturday’s game with a sprained left ankle, is hopeful that he can return to pitch during what is left of this homestand. He hopes he can return during the three-game series with the Yankees that starts tonight. “I think this week is a good timeline,” Britton said this afternoon in the clubhouse. “I’m not sure exactly whether that is ... read more

Can the Orioles withstand the loss of J.J. Hardy?

It says here that the Orioles will be all right playing the next six to eight weeks without shortstop J.J. Hardy. That would not be something several other teams may be able to say or do when you consider how good Hardy is at shortstop. And beyond his considerable defensive skills, his quiet leadership will be missed on the field. He’s a rock for both ... read more

At 14-10, the Orioles are on a pace to win 94 games

The Orioles split a four-game series with the Chicago White Sox, the team with the best record in the American League. Encouraging on one hand, but on the other not so much, since they won the first two games of the series. On Saturday night the Orioles were six outs away from taking the first three in the series. But we know what happened. Darren ... read more