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Oakland scores four in the sixth, blanks Orioles 5-0

Within the span of a few minutes in the last of the sixth inning, a one-run game turned into a five-run lead for the Oakland A's. One curious decision and two badly executed pitches cost the Orioles dearly in that frame as Oakland beat the Orioles 5-0. The Orioles are 1-1 on this road trip and fall to 54-52 for the season. They are now ... read more

O's game blog: Orioles looking for 2-0 start to road trip at Oakland

The Orioles have had an interesting stretch of games since they were a season-high six games under the .500 mark at 23-29 on June 3. From that point, they went 18-5 and moved a season-high seven games over .500 at 41-34. They followed that by losing 15-of-20 games. But now, they have won eight of their last 10 games. That all adds up to the ... read more

For O's catchers, a fresh bat may be a more productive bat

At a position that is demanding physically and mentally and one where a player could easily wear down, the Orioles timeshare at the catcher spot right now is producing some benefits. They are playing Caleb Joseph and Matt Wieters behind the plate every other day only because Wieters is not yet able to handle catching back-to-back days after coming off Tommy John surgery. Because each ... read more

Wilson with strong start, Davis and Joseph homer as O's top Oakland

Chris Davis got it started for the Orioles with a first-inning homer. Then, his teammates joined in on offense while rookie right-hander Tyler Wilson had things under control on the mound. The Orioles hammered Oakland 9-2 on Monday night to start their nine-game West Coast trip. They improved to 54-51 with their eighth win in the last 10 games. With the victory, the Orioles moved ... read more

O's game blog: Orioles are 7-19 at Oakland since 2008

As the Orioles begin a three-city, nine-game West Coast road trip tonight, they do so with a chance to tie for the second American League wild card spot with a win. Toronto beat Minnesota 5-1 this afternoon as David Price allowed three hits and one run over eight innings. The Twins are 54-51 and the Blue Jays are 55-52. The Orioles would be 54-51 with ... read more

Bridwell to seek opinion from Dr. Andrews, minor league rotation notes and more

Double-A Bowie right-hander Parker Bridwell was placed on the disabled list Sunday with elbow tendinitis. Bridwell, who turned 24 yesterday, will seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews, and the Orioles are working to schedule that appointment. Ranked as the organization's No. 22 prospect by Baseball America after the 2014 season, Bridwell is 4-5 with a 3.99 ERA in 18 Baysox starts. He has ... read more

The candy man can in the O's pen, plus a look at the road trip

In an Orioles bullpen that features two All-Stars, he can get overlooked. But right-hander Brad Brach is having another solid season for the Orioles, giving them another late-inning weapon. Brach is 4-2 with an ERA of 2.72 and a .211 batting average against. He has not been scored on over his last 11 games, covering 15 innings. It is the second longest scoreless run of ... read more

Ubaldo Jimenez and Chris Davis comment after O's loss to Detroit

Ubaldo Jimenez has suddenly lost the form that allowed him to pitch to an ERA of 2.81 before the All-Star break. He took the loss today against Detroit, allowing six runs in 4 2/3 innings as the Tigers won 6-1 at Camden Yards. He gave up just one run in 20 innings in his last three first-half starts. Now, in four games since the All-Star ... read more