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Showalter speaks after 5-1 loss

Wade Miley retired the Blue Jays in order tonight in five of his seven innings. He set down the first 10 batters. He completed seven innings for the first time in six starts with the Orioles. A quality start couldn’t prevent the Orioles from dropping four games out of first place in the American League East. Marco Estrada held the Orioles to one run, on ... read more

Jones’ hamstring injury opens leadoff door for Schoop (O’s lose 5-1)

By leading off tonight for the Orioles, Jonathan Schoop has started at eight of the nine spots in the lineup during parts of four seasons in the majors. All he needs is to inherit cleanup duties and he can run the table. Schoop has started 25 games in the second slot, one batting third, 20 batting fifth, 53 batting sixth, 63 batting seventh, 98 batting ... read more

More notes from Camden Yards

Orioles left-hander T.J. McFarland has been optioned to Triple-A Norfolk and will meet the team later today in Gwinnett. The Orioles designated McFarland for assignment yesterday, but it wasn’t the typical DFA where a player is removed from the 40-man roster. One of the complicated transactions in baseball involving optionable waivers. Chris Tillman’s throwing session on flat ground went well and he’s scheduled to do ... read more

Jones remains out of Orioles lineup

Adam Jones tested his left hamstring today and decided to stay out of the Orioles lineup for tonight’s series opener against the Blue Jays at Camden Yards. Jones said the leg feels much better, but he doesn’t want to be selfish and risk a more serious injury. He remains day-to-day. “I’m feeling a lot better,” Jones said. “I think it’s still there and it’s still ... read more

Miley vs. Estrada tonight at Camden Yards

It doesn’t get any easier for the Orioles. The stretch run can pull a team apart at the seams. Winning yesterday to avoid a sweep in the Bronx, the Orioles return home to face the Blue Jays in a crucial three-game series. They remain in third place in the American League East, one game behind the second-place Red Sox and three behind Toronto. Being swept ... read more

More on yesterday’s news and a few notes

The news on Adam Jones and Chris Tillman is encouraging, according to reports out of New York. It’s mildly disturbing on Steve Pearce. It’s quite confusing with T.J. McFarland. Jones remains day-to-day with a strained left hamstring, but manager Buck Showalter told reporters that the center fielder may have been in the lineup yesterday if the Orioles were playing at night. The quick turnaround led ... read more

Orioles sign Tommy Hunter, recall Oliver Drake (updated)

The Orioles added two more pitchers to the active roster today, including Tommy Hunter, their former set-up man and closer who signed as a free agent after the Indians released him last week. Oliver Drake has been recalled from Triple-A Norfolk, the latest changes to a bullpen that’s stayed busy in New York. The lineup card no longer lists left-hander T.J. McFarland, who apparently has ... read more

Gausman vs. Sabathia today in the Bronx

Should your main concerns rest upon a rotation that’s surrendered 12 earned runs and 13 hits over 5 1/3 innings in the first two games in the Bronx? Or should it be the bullpen with the revolving door and the sudden inability to cover for the rotation? T.J. McFarland, Mychal Givens, Donnie Hart and Brad Brach combined yesterday to allow eight earned runs and 11 ... read more