What went wrong and what awaits them tonight

ARLINGTON, Texas - If being swept by the Twins in a four-game home series was hitting rock bottom, how do you label a 1-6 road trip that followed it? The Orioles can't generate any offense unless it's confined to one inning. The rotation hasn't come close to duplicating last year's production, and Bud Norris isn't the only culprit, though going from 15 wins and a ... read more

Adam Jones: "We might be getting beat, but that's not from a lack of effort"

ARLINGTON, Texas - Let's start by reviewing the numbers that I tagged onto the end of my last blog entry. Be advised that they're not pretty. The Orioles lost to the Rangers today 6-0 at Globe Life Park to complete the three-game sweep. They went 1-6 on the road trip. They've lost four games in a row, 10 of 11 and 11 of 13 to ... read more

Notes on trade deadline, Wilson, Parra, Jimenez and Garcia (O's lose 6-0)

ARLINGTON, Texas - The next trade deadline arrives on Monday and executive vice president Dan Duquette is engaged in talks in an attempt to add a bat or pitcher. Players must pass through waivers before they can be dealt. They must be in the organization by 11:59 p.m. on Monday for inclusion on the postseason roster. Manager Buck Showalter said he hasn't heard that the ... read more

Orioles and Rangers lineups

ARLINGTON, Texas - Dariel Alvarez makes his third consecutive start today since having his contract selected from Triple-A Norfolk, as the Orioles conclude their two-city road trip. Alvarez last night became the first Oriole with a multi-hit game that included an extra-base hit within his first two career games since Jonathan Schoop on Sept. 25, 2013 against the Blue Jays. Steve Pearce is batting second ... read more

Steve Pearce: "We know we can turn this thing around"

ARLINGTON, Texas - Steve Pearce didn't issue a Joe Namath guarantee last night. He didn't go that far. But he told reporters that the Orioles aren't "out of this thing" and better days are ahead - beginning this afternoon. "It almost seems like nobody wants to take that last (wild card) spot," he said. "We've got the team for it. We know we can turn ... read more

Wrapping up a 4-3 loss

ARLINGTON, Texas - As the losses pile up for the Orioles, it seemed only appropriate that tonight's game would end with a disputed strikeout and a batting helmet slammed to the ground. Manny Machado thought he checked his swing against Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson with runners on the corners, two outs and the Orioles trailing 4-3. The visiting dugout agreed, but plate umpire David Rackley ... read more

Game update and Showalter talks about Wieters (O's lose 4-3)

ARLINGTON, Tex. - Ubaldo Jimenez came close tonight to allowing another run in the first inning, but he escaped a jam following Delino DeShields' leadoff triple. Shin-Soo Choo grounded out and DeShields broke for home on Prince Fielder's bouncer to the mound, running into a 1-5-2 putout. Adrian Beltre flied to deep left-center field to send Jimenez back to the dugout at 15 pitches. As ... read more

Orioles continue to discuss expanded roster

ARLINGTON, Texas - Orioles manager Buck Showalter still isn't showing his hand regarding the September call-ups. The Orioles will add a few bullpen arms, including Chaz Roe, who's supposed to come off the disabled list on Wednesday. One or two minor league relievers initially are expected to be promoted. More players will be summoned after Triple-A Norfolk's season is done. The Tides are in position ... read more