Davis beats shift, Orioles break scoreless tie (O's win 4-2)

The Angels changed pitchers after the fifth inning tonight, and the Orioles waited until there were two outs to go about changing the score. J.J. Hardy doubled to bring home Chris Davis and give the Orioles a 1-0 lead, and Jonathan Schoop followed with a two-run homer to center field. Apparently, Schoop likes his jack on the rocks. Let's go back to Davis' at-bat against ... read more

Machado scratched from lineup, and other notes (updated)

Third baseman Manny Machado is a late scratch from the lineup tonight with lower-back tightness that cropped up during batting practice, according to the Orioles. Ryan Flaherty has replaced Machado at third base. Machado had his career-high 19-game on-base streak snapped last night. In his last 40 games since May 31, he's batting .307/.354/.523 to raise his season average from .210 to .267. Bud Norris ... read more

Orioles option Guilmet

The Orioles just announced their anticipated roster move. They optioned reliever Preston Guilmet to Triple-A Norfolk to create room for Miguel Gonzalez, who has been recalled and is starting tonight against the Angels in Anaheim. Guilmet, 26, has posted a 5.23 ERA in 10 1/3 innings with the Orioles, striking out 12 over his 10 appearances. He tossed a scoreless inning Sunday in Oakland. Guilmet ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Angels

The Orioles still haven't announced today's roster move. Miguel Gonzalez is listed as their starting pitcher in Anaheim, but the lineup card still includes eight relievers. Gonzalez is being recalled from Triple-A Norfolk. Manager Buck Showalter most likely is checking on the health of a couple pitchers. If everyone is fine, Preston Guilmet figures to be optioned. Nothing interesting about the lineup. Another start in ... read more

A few Orioles notes and Angels lineup

The Orioles won last night's series opener against the Angels in Anaheim despite striking out 15 times. It's not recommended, though it's also not unprecedented. According to the Orioles, they've won each of the last two nine-inning games in which they've fanned 15 or more times. It also happened against the Rays at Tropicana Field on Oct. 2, 2012. The Orioles have been involved in ... read more

Gonzalez hoping hot streak extends beyond break

Miguel Gonzalez has gone eight innings in each of his last two starts, allowing only three earned runs and being left without a decision. He'll gladly take the length tonight. A win would be nice, too. Gonzalez is making his first start since being optioned before the break. The Orioles will officially recall him later today, around the time they post the lineup. Gonzalez is ... read more

Jones receives Heart & Hustle Award

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced today that Adam Jones is the Orioles' recipient of the 2014 Heart & Hustle Award, which honors active players who "demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit and tradition of the game." The Heart & Hustle Award is also the only award in Major League Baseball that is voted on ... read more

Which Orioles would make good managers?

Another roster move is coming from the Orioles as they recall Miguel Gonzalez from Triple-A Norfolk to make tonight's start against the Angels. Reliever Preston Guilmet could be optioned. In order to keep pace with the daily batch of trade rumors as we approach the non-waiver deadline, I'll just point out that the Orioles have scouts spread all over the country checking on available starters ... read more