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Steve Pearce provides an update on his abdominal issue

The Orioles' Steve Pearce will have an MRI in the morning. He left tonight's game before the top of the fourth inning with a right abdominal strain. Pearce said it was not that painful, and he felt it could be a very short-term injury. The >Orioles want to try and resolve this before it gets any worse. When did Pearce first become aware of this ... read more

Tough day for May: Davis' grand slam leads O's over Twins

For the Orioles, no double steal was needed tonight. The longball returned to the offense. Twins' starter Trevor May opened the door and the O's kicked it in with a couple of big swings in a 9-1 romp over Minnesota in the opener of a four-game series. The Orioles are 77-56 and tie their season high in moving 21 games over the .500 mark. Making ... read more

O's game blog: Miguel Gonzalez on mound as Twins-O's series begins

After taking three of four from Tampa Bay, this long Orioles' homestand continues here tonight as the Orioles begin a four-game series against the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles lost two of three May 2-4 at Target Field and were outscored 11-6. Twins pitchers posted an ERA of 2.00 in that series. Minnesota is approaching a milestone home run in the history of its franchise. The ... read more

Cruz talks about possibility of contract extension with the Orioles

The Orioles' Nelson Cruz said there is a lot to like about his situation with the team. A free agent at the end of this season, the major league's home run leader said that the Orioles have approached him about a possible contract extension. Cruz signed a one-year deal for $8 million, which has turned into a bargain for the Orioles, on Feb. 24. He ... read more

Jones on scoreboard watching and the Orioles' bullpen, plus other notes

After the latest Orioles' win last night over Tampa Bay, Adam Jones said the players do indeed check out the standings sometimes. Right now, it shows them leading the American League East by seven games over the New York Yankees. "We'd be lying if we said we aren't looking," Jones said. "That is just human nature. But we also know that we have to take ... read more

Jones on steal of home, Miller on first O's win and more from the clubhouse

In the first inning tonight the Orioles got two runs - one with power and one with speed. We don't always see the Orioles get a run on the bases, but after a Steve Pearce homer, the O's had Nelson Cruz on first and Adam Jones on third and one out. The Orioles then pulled off a double steal. It led to Jones stealing home, ... read more

Hardy's single in seventh gives Orioles a 5-4 win over Rays

Sometimes you need a bloop and a blast and sometimes a bloop alone will do. J.J. Hardy's bloop RBI single in the seventh inning drove in the tiebreaking run as the Orioles beat Tampa Bay 5-4. The Orioles win the series, three games to one, and are 76-56 for the season. They gained a game on New York after the Yankees lost this afternoon and ... read more

O's game blog: Birds aim for series win in finale

The Orioles need a win tonight against Tampa Bay to extend a four-series winning streak in American League East games. The O's lead this series two wins to one. In fact, the Orioles have lost just one of their last 13 AL East series, winning 10 and tying two others. They are 11-3-2 in division series for the season. The Orioles have gone 32-20 (.615) ... read more