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To trade or not to trade, that is the question

So the Oakland A's acquired Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel in a big trade, but the trade front has been pretty quiet otherwise so far this July. Will the Orioles be involved between now and July 31? Dan Duquette has made trades in July the last two years. Is a three-peat coming? The Orioles could use a true No. 1 starter. Almost any team could ... read more

Jones homers twice to back Norris as O's win over Angels

In the last three games of the Orioles road trip, Adam Jones has hit three homers. Each one gave his team the lead. Jones hit a pair of two-run homers tonight and Bud Norris pitched well against Los Angeles again as the Orioles beat the Angels 4-2 at Angel Stadium. With their eighth win in 12 games and 12th in the last 17 games, the ... read more

O's game blog: Angels are 25-5 in their last 30 home games

Bud Norris has outstanding career numbers against the Los Angeles Angels. The Angels have some outstanding offensive numbers of their own this season. To steal a line from my own network, who will own it? Norris (7-6, 3.96 ERA) hasn't made a big league start since July 9 when he gave up five runs over four innings against the Nationals. He was optioned to Double-A ... read more

A look at the Orioles' Dominican Summer League All-Stars and other minor league notes

Two players from the Orioles organization played in Sunday's Dominican Summer League All-Star Game. They were on the South team that lost 9-7 to the North. Ricardo Andujar, a 21-year-old switch-hitting shortstop from Azua, Dominican Republic, got the start and went 1-for-3. Victor Romero, a 19-year-old right-hander from Los Teques, Venezuela, retired the only hitter he faced. Andujar is batting .358 to rank seventh in ... read more

From Oakland to Anaheim, it won't get easier for the Orioles

Are the Orioles headed from the frying pan into the fire? They have left Oakland, where they faced the team with the best record in the majors, to head to Anaheim to face the Los Angeles Angels, who have baseball's second-best record. The Angels are 59-38 and while they trail Oakland by 1 1/2 games for the American League West lead, they are red-hot right ... read more

Gausman with an early exit as A's rout O's

The first Kevin Gausman-Sonny Gray pitching matchup went to the Orioles. This one went to the A's. In a big way. Oakland took an early 3-0 lead in the third and then poured it on, scoring seven runs in the middle innings to rout the Orioles 10-2 this afternoon. Oakland (61-37) takes two of three for the second time this year against the Orioles. The ... read more

O's game blog: It's Kevin Gausman against Sonny Gray in Oakland series finale

They may be two of the top young right-handed pitchers in baseball. Both pitched at Southeastern Conference schools. Both were first-round draft picks. They faced each other about six weeks ago and meet again today in Oakland. The Orioles' Kevin Gausman (4-2, 3.29 ERA) will face the A's Sonny Gray (10-3, 2.79 ERA) in the third and deciding game of the series. The 23-year-old Gausman ... read more

After bounceback win, do O's have a series victory in them today at Oakland?

On June 20, Zach Britton gave up a three-run homer in the ninth at Yankee Stadium and the Orioles lost to New York. On Friday night, he gave up a three-run homer at Oakland and the Orioles lost. The day after that first blown save, the Orioles beat the Yankees 6-1. The day after this latest one, they beat Oakland 8-4. What do both games ... read more