Wrapping up a 7-4 11-inning win

NEW YORK - Players were challenged to remember a stranger game in their careers. Reporters were challenged to make sure every detail got into their stories, with so many key moments and bizarre twists and turns that led to the Orioles’ 7-4 11-inning win over the Yankees. Everyone inside the visiting clubhouse seemed to be in agreement that reliever Darren O’Day didn’t commit a balk ... read more

Orioles recover from blown lead to win in 11 innings

NEW YORK - Given the chance for redemption today, the Orioles bullpen couldn’t cover the last four innings of regulation without unraveling. It happened again. A late lead lost and a game forced into extra innings. Unwanted drama better saved for Broadway. What didn’t happen was another defeat that tears at the gut. The Orioles overcame the loss of their lead and their manager to ... read more

Elbow issues, roster moves and more (extra innings)

NEW YORK - Jonathan Schoop is hit on the elbow yesterday and remains in today’s lineup. Chris Davis is hit on the elbow Friday night, plays yesterday and is scratched from today’s lineup. This is today’s elbow news. Schoop came out of yesterday’s game, but he’s batting seventh today against Yankees rookie left-hander Jordan Montgomery. “Where is hit him right above the elbow, it compresses ... read more

Davis scratched from lineup (plus other notes)

NEW YORK - First baseman Chris Davis has been scratched from the Orioles lineup due to a sore right elbow after being hit by a pitch in the fourth inning on Friday. He was in manager Buck Showalter’s office earlier this morning. Davis wanted to play, but Showalter made the decision to sit him. Here’s the new lineup: Joey Rickard LF Adam Jones CF Manny ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Yankees

NEW YORK - Second baseman Jonathan Schoop is in today’s Orioles lineup for the finale of a three-game series against the Yankees after being hit on the elbow and leaving Saturday’s game. Schoop has reached base in 16 straight games after singling yesterday. Mark Trumbo is serving as the designated hitter and Trey Mancini is playing right field. Welington Castillo is catching left-hander Wade Miley ... read more

Orioles recall Bleier and Verrett

NEW YORK - The Orioles redesigned their bullpen today by recalling left-hander Richard Bleier and right-hander Logan Verrett from Triple-A Norfolk. They optioned left-handers Jayson Aquino and Vidal Nuño following yesterday’s 12-4 loss to the Yankees. Bleier has allowed one earned run and seven hits in nine innings, with no walks and 11 strikeouts. He’s made back-to-back appearances on Thursday and Friday after coming off ... read more

Orioles try to avoid sweep today in the Bronx

NEW YORK - The Orioles made half of their roster moves yesterday by optioning left-handers Jayson Aquino and Vidal Nuño to Triple-A Norfolk. They brag about having more optionable pieces this year and no longer being handcuffed when their bullpen is taxed. They’re now providing a demonstration. If Richard Bleier is recalled, and he’s been discussed, the left-hander will be returning to Yankee Stadium. He ... read more

Wrapping up a 12-4 loss (Aquino and Nuño optioned)

NEW YORK - Two games lost, a series lost for the first time this month and more roster moves to come. The Orioles are in scramble mode and no longer in first place. Three Orioles pitchers combined to allow 12 runs today over the first seven innings and the Yankees cruised to a 12-4 victory. Caleb Joseph hit a two-run homer off Tommy Layne in ... read more