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Orioles drop another series with 5-4 loss to Angels (with quotes)

If the Orioles wanted to see progress from Chris Tillman, they got it in spurts. Nothing to push them toward a full-time return to the rotation. If they wanted a win to give them the series and another shove toward the second wild card, they were rejected. Tillman didn’t make it through the sixth inning, burned by a lapse in control and two more home ... read more

Orioles place Castro on bereavement list (O’s trail 5-4)

The Orioles have placed reliever Miguel Castro on the bereavement list and recalled pitcher Alec Asher from Triple-A Norfolk. They learned late last night that Castro had lost a close family member and might be leaving the team. Travel arrangements were finalized this morning after Castro met with manager Buck Showalter, pitching coach Roger McDowell and traveling secretary Kevin Buck. Castro has been a valuable ... read more

Potential roster move and update on Hardy’s rehab assignment

The Orioles may be forced into making a roster move later today that impacts their bullpen. A family situation arose late last night, according to manager Buck Showalter. Meanwhile, Alec Asher no longer is listed as the starter at Triple-A Norfolk. Miguel Castro, who has worked 2 1/3 innings on back-to-back nights, met with Showalter in the manager’s office earlier this morning. “Any speculation about ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Angels

Chris Davis is back in the Orioles lineup today for their series finale against the Angels. Trey Mancini is in left field, Mark Trumbo is in right and Seth Smith is the designated hitter. Caleb Joseph is catching. The Orioles haven’t announced a roster move. Reliever Miguel Castro was in manager Buck Showalter’s office earlier this morning. For the Orioles Tim Beckham SS Manny Machado ... read more

Tillman gets another start, and more memories

Chris Tillman is back in the Orioles rotation. For at least one day. Tillman gets the call this afternoon as the Orioles close out the series, his first start since Aug. 3. He’s 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA and 1.102 WHIP in five career starts versus the Angels over 32 2/3 innings. Luis Valbuena, who homered twice off Kevin Gausman last night, is 3-for-10 with ... read more

Home runs hound Orioles again in 5-1 loss (Tillman starts Sunday)

Kevin Gausman lowered his head tonight and slapped his right hand against his thigh as he made the slow walk toward the home dugout. He was working on a three-hitter through three innings. Frustration came from the three home runs that accounted for those hits. Gausman knew a home run per inning was a poor ratio. He didn’t need a mathematics degree from LSU to ... read more

Showalter reflects on his time with Oates (O’s down 5-1)

The celebration of the 25th anniversary of Camden Yards carries a sad note due to the absence of former manager Johnny Oates, who died on Christmas Eve 2004 at 58, more than three years after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. Doctors had given him about a year to live. Various players have expressed their love and admiration for him. “I owe my career ... read more

Showalter on Hardy as “great addition” when activated

The Orioles haven’t revealed their starter for Sunday’s series finale against the Angels. However, it’s likely to be Chris Tillman if he doesn’t pitch tonight in relief. Manager Buck Showalter hinted that it was fair to speculate on Tillman, who hasn’t started since Aug. 3 against the Tigers. Tillman came out of the rotation after allowing five earned runs (seven total) in two innings to ... read more