O’s game blog: Orioles look to snap losing streak at Houston

The Orioles tonight will try and turn around a slide that has seen them fall into third place for the first time all year. To get a victory tonight, they’ll have to win a game started by a former Cy Young winner. The Orioles have lost five in a row, seven of nine and 11 of 14 games. They are 3-10 in their last 13 ... read more

A turn for the worse in close games (Mountcastle hits three homers)

After an off-day, the frustration level for the Orioles and the fans around Birdland got worse, not better. They were blanked 2-0 at Houston last night, shut out by that score for the second time in three games. Back on Monday night, the Orioles scored seven runs. But they gave up 14. They gave up two runs Tuesday and two last night, but scored zero ... read more

O’s game blog: At 32-16, Houston has MLB’s best record

A run where the Orioles are playing 15 home games over an 18-game stretch takes a brief interlude this weekend. The Orioles (25-20) play in Houston (32-16) tonight to start a three-game weekend series at Minute Maid Park. Houston has the best record in the majors, with a winning percentage of .667 with Colorado second at .633. At .614, the Yankees have the second-best win ... read more

A catching prospect emerges on the farm (plus Machado talk)

Chance Sisco is the No. 1 ranked prospect in the Orioles farm system and he has earned the right to be called the best catching prospect in the O’s organization. But another catching prospect has emerged. Austin Wynns has flown under the radar for a few seasons. Known for years as a solid defender, Wynns’ offense has been trending up in recent seasons and he ... read more

After off-day, Orioles look to end 3-10 tailspin

Did one swing one from former Orioles catcher Matt Wieters send the current O’s team into a two-week tailspin? It is probably much more complicated than that, but since Wieters’ walk-off two-run single led the Nationals to a comeback win over the Orioles on May 10, the club has just three wins. They are 3-10 since that time. On that night, the Orioles were looking ... read more

Chris Davis on late strikeout and Chris Tillman on his outing

After a blown five-run lead Monday and being held to two hits last night, the Orioles today endured more frustration in a 4-3 loss to Minnesota. The Twins completed a three-game sweep at Camden Yards. Some of the latest frustration occurred in the last of the eighth after the O’s had turned a 4-0 early deficit into a winnable 4-3 game. But struggling first baseman ... read more

Tillman struggles early and Twins complete three-game sweep

Needing a win to avoid being swept three straight by the Twins, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman struggled early today and the Orioles never could get even. They lost 4-3 as Minnesota completed the sweep. Tillman allowed nine hits and four runs over five innings as he falls to 1-1 with an ERA of 4.43 through four starts. He has pitched five innings or less three ... read more

O’s game blog: Chris Tillman on the mound in homestand finale

After losing 14-7 on Monday and 2-0 yesterday, the Orioles have lost a home series for the first time this year. Today they try to avoid being swept in a home series by the Minnesota Twins. The Twins have not swept a three-game series in Baltimore since July 22-24, 1996. However, Minnesota did have a four-game sweep at Oriole Park from Aug. 20-23, 2015. Both ... read more