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Reaction to Markakis and Showalter on trade deadline (O's down 1-0)

Former Oriole Nick Markakis received a prolonged ovation tonight upon being introduced for his first at-bat, fans standing in unison, not a single dissenting voice heard in the crowd. It was a warm moment on a muggy night at Camden Yards that raised a few goosebumps. Starter Kevin Gausman moved to the back of the mound as the applause built, and Markakis finally stepped out ... read more

Duquette: "We're still trying to make the playoffs for this season"

Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette continues to sound optimistic that he'll be able to make a trade by Friday's non-waiver deadline, though he knows that other deals can be consummated next month. It's a deadline. It's not a brick wall. "We're always talking and trying," Duquette said today during batting practice. "We're a good week away from having people being really enthusiastic about our ... read more

Pregame notes and Braves lineup

Nick Markakis is leading off tonight for the Braves in his return to Camden Yards. Orioles manager Buck Showalter expects Markakis to receive a warm ovation from fans when he's introduced. "He'll be received very well. We've got really intelligent fans and they know the contributions Nick made not only to the organization, but to the city on and off the field," Showalter said. "He ... read more

Nolan Reimold leading off for Orioles

Nolan Reimold is leading off tonight for the Orioles as they begin a three-game series against the Braves at Camden Yards. Reimold owns a .339 (21-for-62) career batting average in the first inning. Tonight will mark his 21st major league start atop the order. Reimold went 72 starts between three-hit games, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. He had a two-run double yesterday as part ... read more

Christian Walker receives weekly honor (so does Corban Joseph)

Triple-A Norfolk first baseman Christian Walker has been rewarded for his recent surge at the plate. Not with a promotion to the majors. He has to wait for a return trip. However, Walker was named the International League's Batter of the Week. Walker hit .414, going 12-for-29, and led the league with three home runs, 10 RBIs and seven extra-base hits. He also collected four ... read more

The road trip, Markakis back in Baltimore and more on tonight's game

The Orioles are home tonight for the first time since July 12, the final game heading into the All-Star break. It's been that long. They were a .500 team after losing their final two games to the Nationals. They can reach .500 again with a win tonight over the Braves. The Orioles went 4-5 on their road trip, sandwiching series wins in Detroit and St. ... read more

Wrapping up a 5-2 win (more quotes)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Maybe the sky isn't falling. It's hard to tell inside a dome. The Orioles were swept in The Bronx, but they also took two of three from the Tigers and Rays to move within a game of the .500 mark. However, they failed to gain any ground on the Yankees. Wei-Yin Chen allowed two runs in 5 1/3 innings and the ... read more

Notes on Lough, Pearce and Markakis' return (O's win 5-2)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Rays are celebrating "Christmas In July" today at Tropicana Field. They cranked up the air conditioning and the holiday tunes. My decision to carry mistletoe in my laptop bag year-round is really paying off. Now who looks foolish? David Lough returns to the leadoff spot today after collecting a single and triple last night and scoring twice in a 5-1 ... read more