Bud Norris, Caleb Joseph and Manny Machado comment after O's loss to Washington

Bud Norris was trying to find the form he had before he went on the disabled list tonight. But it never quite came around for him as he gave up five runs in four-plus innings in a 6-2 loss to Washington. "Couple of weeks off like that, yes, definitely was different," Norris said. "But I just wanted to go out there and compete. That is ... read more

Nationals hit three homers, get five off Norris in 6-2 win over the Orioles

Bud Norris returned from the disabled list tonight, but not with the stuff or the results he had before his DL trip. Norris allowed five runs tonight to tie his season-high as Washington hit three homers and beat the Orioles 6-2 at Camden Yards. The Orioles fall to 49-41 with their second loss in nine games. Their American League East lead stays at 2 1/2 ... read more

O's game blog: A look at the Orioles' improved interleague record

After years of not playing well in interleague games, the Orioles are 5-3 against the National League this season and have a chance to post a winning interleague record for the third year in a row. That would be an accomplishment for a team that has just two winning seasons in the first 11 years of interleague play. But the Orioles went 11-7 in 2012 ... read more

Adam Jones on the Home Run Derby and Chris Davis on his advice for Jones

Adam Jones said his invitation to participate in the All-Star Home Run Derby came a few days ago and once he cleared it with manager Buck Showalter, he wanted to take part. "I'm just having some fun, man," Jones said this afternoon. "It's not anything important. I'm just having some fun. That's all it is." Any concerns about it hurting his swing? "No. It might ... read more

Minor league notes on Wilson, Givens, Aberdeen's improved offense and more

When Triple-A Norfolk beat Durham 7-4 last night, Tides right-hander Tyler Wilson made his second start with the team and picked up his first Triple-A win. Wilson gave up four runs over seven innings. He is 1-0 with a 3.46 ERA in two starts with the Tides after going 10-5 with a 3.72 ERA for Double-A Bowie. The win was the 11th for Wilson between ... read more

A question for Zach Britton: Is he throwing the best sinker of his career?

Zach Britton is having an amazing year for the Orioles. He is 3-1 with a 1.36 ERA along with 14 saves in 16 chances. He ranks second among American League relievers in batting average against (.181) and fifth in ERA. Over 46 1/3 innings, he's allowed just 28 hits with 13 walks and 37 strikeouts. Britton averages 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings and 2.5 walks ... read more

O's game blog: Bud Norris returns for start at Nats Park (game rained out)

The Orioles begin tonight leading the American League East by three games with a 49-40 record. Tonight presents a chance to go a season-best 10 games over the .500 mark. The Orioles were last 10 games over .500 at 80-70 on Sept. 17, 2013. Looks like the Orioles are, at least temporarily, done with their win one, lose one mode. They have won seven of ... read more

O's notes on Davis, Cruz, O'Day, extra-inning homers and more

Chris Davis hit 33 homers in 2012 and 53 in 2013. But going into the 11th inning last night, some Orioles fans probably considered him among the most unlikely O's to homer at that point. But he did just that. When Orioles fans probably least expected it, there it was. Davis with a two-run bomb to right-center and the floodgates opened. The Orioles hit three ... read more

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