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A look at the Orioles' recent struggles with runners in scoring position

Sometimes you get the clutch hits and sometimes you don't. Recently for the Orioles, they don't. They went hitless with runners in scoring position in last night's loss at Minnesota. But heading into the night, the Orioles topped major league baseball in batting average with RISP: .306 - Orioles .301 - Toronto and Colorado But last night, the Orioles went 0-for-8 in RISP situations, and ... read more

Brian Dozier's walk-off homer in 10th gives Twins the victory

It was a high fastball and Minnesota's Brian Dozier didn't miss it. Dozier's two-run blast in the last of the 10th gave Minnesota a 4-2 walk-off win over the Orioles tonight in the opener of a three-game series. Working his second inning, Tommy Hunter allowed a one-out single to Danny Santana. He fell behind Dozier 2-0, who smoked a 96 mph fastball for his 17th ... read more

O's game blog: Orioles, Twins begin three-game series in Minnesota

The Orioles and Twins begin a three-game series tonight in Minnesota; the teams begin the series with identical 43-39 records, and both are in second place. The Orioles and Twins are tied for the second American League wild card spot right now, one game behind the Angels and one game ahead of the Rays and Blue Jays. Minnesota, which just split a four-game series against ... read more

Norfolk and Bowie are in first place, plus other minor league notes

Taking a look at a few notes around the Orioles minor leagues: * The Orioles' top two farm clubs are in first place with identical 47-34 records. Triple-A Norfolk is leading its division by 1 1/2 games and Double-A Bowie leads its division by 3 1/2 games. Here are notes on those clubs plus a few from Single-A Frederick, Single-A Delmarva, short-season Single-A Aberdeen and ... read more

Taking a shot at some mid-season Orioles grades

The Orioles are one game past the season's halfway point with a 43-39 record 82 games into the 2015 season. Time to take a look back and pass out some grades on the team. Some statistics are through Saturday's games. Starting pitching: C This is one area that needs to get better over the second half of the season. On their way to 96 wins, ... read more

O's offense breaks out, Schoop returns with a homer in win at Chicago

The Orioles got another solid starting pitching outing - and this time, they backed it with some runs. Caleb Joseph drove in three and Jonathan Schoop returned from the disabled list with a homer as the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 9-1. The Orioles had been held to just six runs over the previous four games. The White Sox were trying for their first ... read more

O's game blog: Orioles need a win to avoid a three-game sweep at Chicago

The Orioles have not been swept in a three-game series on the road by the Chicago White Sox since May 13-15, 2003. From 2011-14, the Orioles went 10-4 at U.S. Cellular Field. But they lost there this weekend by scores of 1-0 and 3-2, coming up with just nine hits. They went 26 consecutive innings without scoring until Manny Machado's two-run homer in eighth inning ... read more

Is O's struggling offense a temporary issue?

The Orioles' inconsistent offense is in another down cycle. The Orioles had not scored - or even had an extra-base hit - in 26 consecutive innings until Manny Machado's two-run home run in the eighth inning on Saturday. Machado's 50th career homer produced a 2-2 tie, but the O's quickly fell behind and lost 3-2 to Chicago. So they've lost their last three games by ... read more