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Chris Davis hits seventh grand slam (O’s win 12-5)

Orioles manager Buck Showalter wanted to get Chris Davis off his feet today and provided a couple of choices. Sitting out the game may have brought some appeal against Rays left-hander Drew Smyly, but Davis chose to serve as the designated hitter. Good call. Davis hit a grand slam in the first inning to give the Orioles a 4-0 lead and send the Camden Yards ... read more

Orioles roster moves pending (plus more notes)

Orioles manager Buck Showalter said the club could make “a move or so” following today’s series finale against the Rays. One of the corresponding moves could come Tuesday when Vance Worley is eligible to come off the disabled list. Also, left-hander T.J. McFarland is eligible to be called up on Tuesday because the minimum 10 days will pass since the Orioles optioned him to Triple-A ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Rays

The Orioles lead the American League East by three games today as they try to complete a four-game sweep of the Rays at Camden Yards. Mark Trumbo is out early taking ground balls at first base, his starting position today against Rays left-hander Drew Smyly. Chris Davis is the designated hitter. Joey Rickard is in right field and batting second. Francisco Pena is behind the ... read more

Wilson vs. Smyly today at Camden Yards

Kevin Gausman finally nailed down his first 2016 win yesterday in Game 1 of the doubleheader. It only took him 14 starts. Tyler Wilson will try today to win his first career game at Camden Yards. He’s come up short in 12 appearances, including eight starts, over parts of two seasons. Wilson is 0-5 with a 4.17 ERA at home and 5-2 with a 3.79 ... read more

Showalter speaks after sweep

Darren O’Day threw a bullpen session today between games of the doubleheader. He’s got another one scheduled and also will pitch in two simulated games on the road. More good news for the Orioles, who completed their sweep of the Rays with an 8-6 win before 33,040 at Camden Yards. The Orioles (44-30) move a season-high 14 games above .500. They can complete their first ... read more

Explaining the lineup and Brach’s cheering section (O’s win 8-6)

Orioles manager Buck Showalter broke out his right-handed lineup for Game 2 of tonight’s doubleheader against the Rays. He had a choice between doing it in the opener or the nightcap, with the Rays sending right-handers Matt Andriese and Jake Odorizzi to the mound. Or he could have mixed it up in both lineups. Manager’s choice. Showalter did his homework as usual and noted how ... read more

Orioles and Rays lineups

The Orioles have replaced their corner outfielders and designated hitter for Game 2 of today’s doubleheader. Nolan Reimold is in left field instead of Hyun Soo Kim and Joey Rickard is in right instead of Mark Trumbo. Trumbo is the designated hitter instead of Pedro Alvarez. Also, Matt Wieters is catching instead of Francisco Pena, but everyone saw it coming. Wieters wasn’t catching a day ... read more

Showalter on Gausman, defense and a 5-0 win

Pitching and defense made the difference for the Orioles today in Game 1 of their doubleheader against the Rays. It used to be a tradition in Baltimore and the Orioles turned back the clock and the Rays, winning 5-0 before 18,229 in a makeup game from April 9. Tampa Bay has lost nine in a row. Meanwhile, the Orioles have won three straight and hold ... read more