Entering interleague play

The Orioles are entering their first interleague series tonight against the Mets, and they're designated as the visiting team at Citi Field. Attendance and statistics count as road games. The uniforms will be gray in color. We're slowly getting back to normal. The Orioles were 12-8 against the National League in 2014 and 11-9 in 2013. Starter Bud Norris gets the opportunity to bat tonight, ... read more

Cruz beats out Jones for American League honor

Major League Baseball announced today that former Oriole Nelson Cruz was named the American League's Player of the Month after his home run binge for the Mariners. Cruz finished ahead of Orioles center fielder Adam Jones, who batted .400 with six doubles, five home runs, 19 RBIs and 17 runs scored. That may be good enough to win it in other months, but Cruz earned ... read more

Odds and ends following a weekend series in St. Petersburg

The Orioles are back home today, and not in the dome sense of the word. They're really home until later this afternoon, when they board a train to New York. Coming up are two games against the Mets followed by four against the Yankees. They don't return to Camden Yards until May 11 against the Blue Jays. The Orioles are preparing for their first interleague ... read more

Wrapping up a 4-2 win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The Orioles took two of three games at Oriole Park at Tropicana Field, or OPATF for short, and moved above .500 for the first time since April 20. They handled their latest challenge like all the others, in businesslike fashion and refusing to accept any sort of pity. "People have been through worse, man. People have been through worse," said center ... read more

Catching up with Matt Wieters (O's win 4-2)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Catcher Matt Wieters provided an update today on his rehab schedule at extended spring training. However, he's still unable to pass along a timetable for his first injury rehab games or his return to the Orioles' 25-man roster. Wieters caught five innings in Saturday's extended game and threw out a couple of runners, another positive step in his return from ligament-reconstructive ... read more

Hardy and Flaherty ready for rehab assignments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy and infielder Ryan Flaherty will begin their injury rehab assignments on Monday at Double-A Bowie. Both players are expected to play three games with the Baysox. They may skip the 11 a.m. game Thursday and use it as a travel day. Orioles manager Buck Showalter is hoping that Hardy and Flaherty will join the team this weekend ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Rays (with Rays lineup)

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Manny Machado will bat leadoff again today for the Orioles, the fourth time in his career that he's been atop the order. After going 0-for-3 with a walk last night, Machado's now 2-for 13 in the leadoff role. Steve Pearce will get another start at second base. For the OriolesManny Machado 3BJimmy Paredes DHAdam Jones CFChris Davis 1BSteve Pearce 2BDelmon Young ... read more

Machado's defense and today's game

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Orioles third baseman Manny Machado charged a slow bouncer last night from Tampa Bay's Steven Souza Jr. and fired across the diamond for the out, making the play appear routine. Soft hands, cannon arm. The usual tools that Machado brings on the field. Souza Jr. tested Machado again in the third inning, laying down a two-out bunt with Kevin Kiermaier at ... read more