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A few notes on the Orioles’ series-opening win at New York

When the Orioles started their series at Rogers Centre on Tuesday night, they were 2-5 in that ballpark this year and then won two of three games. They need to do that or better this weekend at Yankee Stadium, where they began this series with a 2-5 record. On a rainy and miserable night in the opener of this final series of the regular season, ... read more

O’s game blog: Gallardo on the mound in New York series opener

The final regular season series of 2016 is here for the Orioles. They know if they sweep the Yankees this weekend in the Bronx, they will be in the American League wild card game next week. But there are still so many possible scenarios that could play out. The Orioles (87-72) and Toronto Blue Jays (87-72) begin the weekend tied for the first AL wild ... read more

Michael Bourn the basestealer, plus more notes and quotes from Toronto

TORONTO - Do the Orioles, easily the worst base-stealing squad in the major leagues, suddenly have a base-stealing threat? They certainly do. Michael Bourn has stolen two bases in two nights. That gives the Orioles 19 for the year (the next lowest team total in MLB is 35) and Bourn is now two shy of the team lead. Joey Rickard leads the club with four ... read more

Jimenez on his outing and more clubhouse quotes from Toronto

TORONTO - Once a house of horrors for Baltimore Orioles pitchers, the O’s just won a series at Rogers Centre and scored only eight runs in three games. But the Orioles pitching staff allowed just seven runs (five earned) and 18 hits in three games, capping it off with tonight’s 4-0 shutout on three hits. The Orioles won the last two games of this series ... read more

Ubaldo Jimenez with a gem as O’s tie for first AL wild card

TORONTO - Pitching in a ballpark where he lasted just 1/3 of an inning in June and where Orioles pitchers had allowed 54 runs in nine games this year, right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez delivered a gem tonight for the O’s. The right-hander, who earlier this year lost his rotation spot as his ERA ballooned to 7.06, gave up just one single over 6 2/3 scoreless innings ... read more

Showalter on Kim’s success as pinch-hitter (O’s lead 4-0)

TORONTO - In discussing last night’s win again before the game tonight, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked what makes Hyun Soo Kim a good pinch-hitter. His two-run pinch-hit homer last night gave the Orioles the 3-2 lead in the ninth inning. Kim is now 6-for-9 with a double, homer and two RBIs as a pinch-hitter, slugging 1.111 with an OPS of 1.838. “I think ... read more

O’s game blog: It’s Jimenez against Stroman in series finale

TORONTO - After last night’s dramatic comeback win, the Orioles can win this series and tie the Blue Jays for the first American League wild card with a victory tonight at Rogers Centre. While the Orioles have won four of their last five games, they have scored just 15 runs in those games and they’ve managed to win several low-scoring games while waiting for their ... read more

O’s line up Gausman for Sunday, Bundy could pitch in ‘pen in N.Y.

TORONTO - The Orioles have lined up right-hander Kevin Gausman to pitch the regular season finale on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. That would be after Yovani Gallardo gets the start on Friday and Wade Miley on Saturday. Gallardo left Toronto today to fly to New York in advance of Friday’s start. Manager Buck Showalter today indicated Gausman is Sunday’s starter, but was not ready to ... read more