Flaherty and Lough score big off bench, plus Sisco pursues a batting title

If you list a job description for Adam Jones it might include driving in runs and showing leadership. For Chris Tillman it might include anchor the top of the rotation. For other players that job description might be less clear cut, but for players like Ryan Flaherty and David Lough it must includes the words 'be ready.' That pair combined for five hits, four runs ... read more

De Aza talks about joining O's (plus clubhouse quotes after 12-8 win)

Well, he did miss his first flight and didn't arrive until the fourth inning, but new O's outfielder Alejandro De Aza is now settling into the Orioles clubhouse. He talked briefly with reporters after today's game. "I did miss my first flight, but I'm happy to be here. Glad to be here," he said. "It's great, at the same time I get to know a ... read more

Hardy with a grand slam, Flaherty with a three-run shot as O's top Twins

The Orioles have not lost this year when they have hit three or more homers in a game. Today, they produced eight runs on three swings in a 12-8 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Orioles have taken the first three games of this series that ends here tomorrow. Now at 79-56, they are a season-high 23 games over .500 and have opened a nine-game ... read more

O's game blog: It's Chen against Nolasco today at Camden Yards

Hosting the Minnesota Twins at Camden Yards, the Orioles look for their 79th win of the season here this afternoon. They are currently 5-1 in the middle of an 11-game homestand. After last night's 3-2 win, the Orioles are 27-19 in one-run games including a 16-6 mark at home. Five of the last seven Orioles games have been decided by two runs or fewer. Darren ... read more

Trade winds and another game win for the Orioles

The Orioles are adding wins and players while reducing their magic number. Guess it's all good these days in Birdland. Who remembers that series sweep in Wrigley Field now? Last night's win puts the Orioles a season-high 22 games over .500 at 78-56, and their lead atop the American League East is eight games. The Orioles are 5-1 on this homestand and they are 20-6 ... read more

O's game blog: Chris Tillman has a 1.26 ERA in August

It is a distant memory now, but from May 21 to June 5, Chris Tillman had an ERA of 12.56 over a four-start stretch that twice included him not getting a single out in the second inning. Looking at how well Tillman is pitching now and with his current stats, it is hard to believe that actually happened. But it did. On June 5, Tillman's ... read more

Caleb Joseph on Miguel Gonzalez's strong outing, plus other notes

For the second time in five games, the Orioles posted a 9-1 win last night. They have certainly bounced back well from the Cubs series, where they were swept three straight and scored four total runs. In five games since then, they are 4-1, outscoring their opponents 28-11. Chris Davis hit a grand slam, Delmon Young hit a disputed two-run homer and Steve Pearce got ... read more

Pearce updates his abdominal issue, with Gardenhire's postgame reaction

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