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Manny Machado hits game-tying homer, but O's lose at Chicago (Rowen opts out)

The Orioles scoreless streak came to an end today, but their losing streak did not. Moments after a game-tying homer in the eighth by Manny Machado, Chicago got the lead back in their half of the inning to beat the Orioles 3-2 this afternoon. The Orioles have lost three in a row and five of six, and reach the season's midpoint at 42-39. The Orioles ... read more

O's game blog: An update on Delmarva's Jared Breen and a look at today's game

Single-A Delmarva shortstop Jared Breen was hospitalized after he ran into a wall near the stands chasing a foul ball in the first inning Friday night. Observors say Breen hit the wall very hard on the game's fourth pitch and was down for a long time before he was transported to a Salisbury, Md. hospital, and he has since been moved to Baltimore. The 24-year-old ... read more

O's top draft pick DJ Stewart on being an Oriole and his unique batting stance

Before the 2015 First-Year Player Draft, some scouting reports expressed concerns about the very low batting crouch of Orioles top draft pick DJ Stewart. Here is an excerpt from Baseball America's scouting report on Stewart: "He has managed to make his unorthodox stance work in college, but scouts aren't sold that it will work at the next level. He crouches very low at the plate, ... read more

O's lose 1-0 in Chicago, shut out for the second night in a row

Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks had a terrible June. But tonight, he got his July off to a good start against an Orioles team that is suddenly struggling on offense. Danks pitched seven scoreless innings as the Chicago White Sox beat the Orioles 1-0 at U.S. Cellular Field in the opener of a three-game series. The Orioles have been shut out in back-to-back games, ... read more

O's game blog: Tied for first place, Orioles begin road trip in Chicago

The Orioles begin a six-game road trip to Chicago and Minnesota tonight by facing the White Sox to open a three-game series at U.S. Cellular Field. The Orioles went 5-1 against the Sox last year and swept a three-game series in Chicago. The Orioles are 2-1 versus Chicago this year, and have held the White Sox to 19 hits and a .198 batting average in ... read more

Jonathan Schoop comments after his night in Frederick and a take on Kevin Gausman

Jonanthan Schoop doesn't hit a homer in every rehab game he plays in. It just seems like it. After homering in three of his last four games while with Double-A Bowie, Schoop played at Single-A Frederick last night. He went 2-for-4 and hit a solo homer over all three levels of billboards in the eighth inning at Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium. "I am ... read more

Kevin Gausman on his outing tonight, plus other clubhouse quotes

After pitching 6 1/3 scoreless innings tonight against a Texas team that had hit 10 homers the last three nights, O's right-hander Kevin Gausman is - for now at least - staying on the team. He will fly with the Orioles to Chicago tonight and await word on what the next move for him will be. Will he stay in the rotation? For now, he ... read more

Texas rallies for two in ninth to beat O's, take series 3-1

Two starting pitchers dueled to keep the game scoreless into the late innings, and it stayed that way until a leadoff walk hurt the Orioles in the top of the ninth. Leonys Martin's RBI single in the top of the ninth produced the game's first run and Rougned Odor added a second run-scoring base hit in the frame as Texas beat the Orioles 2-0 at ... read more