Opposite dugout: After 500th home run, Ortiz and Red Sox look to catch Orioles

Opposite dugout: After 500th home run, Ortiz and Red Sox look to catch Orioles
Manager: John Farrell (3rd season) Record: 68-74 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: DH David Ortiz (.275/.361/.556 with 34 HR, 95 RBIs), SS Xander Bogaerts (.321/.352/.414 with 71 RBIs), CF Mookie Betts (.290/.336/.475 with 15 HR, 71 RBIs), RHP Joe Kelly (10-6, 106 Ks), LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (9-5, 4.05 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: 4-9 Pitching probables: Sept. 14: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez vs. RHP Kevin Gausman, 7:05 p.m., MASN Sept. 15: RHP Joe Kelly vs. RHP Ubaldo Jimenez, 7:05 p.m., MASN Sept....
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Orioles to host Fall Instructional League in Sarasota

Orioles to host Fall Instructional League in Sarasota
The Baltimore Orioles will host the team's Fall Instructional League at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota with games that are free and open to the public from September 22 through October 13. The Instructional League program focuses on specific individual development while providing additional playing time to accelerate a player's progress through the minor league system. Games are played on the Main Field, with parking available in the East Lot at no charge. Spectators may enter the ballpark...
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Opposite dugout: Marlins, Stanton looking for better offensive production next year

Opposite dugout: Marlins, Stanton looking for better offensive production next year
Manager: Dan Jennings (1st season) Record: 59-81 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: 2B Dee Gordan (.328/.355/.408 with 36 RBIs, 50 SB), 3B Martin Prado (.284 with 52 RBIs), SS Adeiny Hechavarria (.281 with 48 RBIs), RHP Jose Fernandez (4-0, 2.30 ERA), RHP A.J. Ramos (25 saves, 2.61 ERA) Season series vs. Nationals: 6-6 Pitching probables: Sept. 11: LHP Gio Gonzalez vs. RHP Jarred Cosart, 7:10 p.m., MASN2 Sept. 12: RHP Tanner Roark vs. RHP Jose Fernandez, 7:10 p.m., MASN Sept. 13: RHP Max Scherzer...
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Orioles and Oriole Advocates to hold annual Cardboard to Leather collection Sunday at Oriole Park

Orioles and Oriole Advocates to hold annual Cardboard to Leather collection Sunday at Oriole Park
The Orioles will open a six-game homestand on Friday, September 11, at 7:05 p.m. against the Kansas City Royals. The homestand will include many special events including the annual Cardboard to Leather collection at Oriole Park, a "Baseball and Your Body" lesson plan with Kevin Gausman and Brad Brach, a pre-game ceremony honoring the Red Land Little League team, a NASA astronaut visit to the ballpark, and much more. The homestand will also feature exclusive giveaways including an Orioles...
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Opposite dugout: Yankees aiming for return to postseason, AL East crown still within reach

Opposite dugout: Yankees aiming for return to postseason, AL East crown still within reach
Manager: Joe Girardi (8th season) Record: 76-59 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: DH Alex Rodriguez (.257/.361/.491 with 28 HR, 76 RBIs), RF Carlos Beltran (.276/.338/.474 with 14 HR, 50 RBIs), 1B Mark Teixeira (.255/.357/.548 with 31 HR, 79 RBIs), C Brian McCann (.245 with 25 HR, 86 RBIs), RHP Masahiro Tanaka (11-6, 3.73 ERA), LHP Andrew Miller (31 saves, 1.80 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: 8-5 Pitching probables: Sept. 7: LHP Wei-Yin Chen vs. RHP Michael Pineda, 1:05 p.m., MASN Sept. 8: RHP...
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Orioles team up with KidsPeace for sixth annual trick-or-trot 5K/1-Mile Walk at Oriole Park

Orioles team up with KidsPeace for sixth annual trick-or-trot 5K/1-Mile Walk at Oriole Park
The Baltimore Orioles, OriolesREACH, and manager Buck Showalter and his wife, Angela, are once again joining forces with KidsPeace to host a Halloween-themed race to benefit children in foster care. The sixth annual Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk will be held on Saturday, October 31, and will once again begin and end at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Halloween costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded for top runners, age group winners, and best costumes. Additionally, a pre- and post-race...
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Opposite dugout: Braves still have a part to play in NL East race

Opposite dugout: Braves still have a part to play in NL East race
Manager: Fredi Gonzalez (5th season) Record: 54-79 Last 10 games: 1-9 Who to watch: 1B Freddie Freeman (.280/.359/.478 with 15 HR and 50 RBIs), RF Nick Markakis (.298 with 48 RBIs), CF Cameron Maybin (.267 with 10 HR and 52 RBIs), RHP Shelby Miller (147 strikeouts, 2.59 ERA), RHP Jason Grilli (24 saves, 2.94 ERA) Season series vs. Nationals: 3-9 Pitching probables: Sept. 3: RHP Matt Wisler vs. RHP Jordan Zimmermann, 7:05 p.m., MASN Sept. 4: RHP Julio Teheran vs. RHP Tanner Roark, 7:05 p.m.,...
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Nationals recall right-hander Rafael Martin and left-hander Matt Grace

Nationals recall right-hander Rafael Martin and left-hander Matt Grace
The Washington Nationals recalled right-handed pitcher Rafael Martin and left-handed pitcher Matt Grace from Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday in their second round of September call-ups. President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Mike Rizzo made the announcements. Martin, 31, rejoins the Nationals for the second Major League assignment of his career. The rookie right hander pitched in four April games for the Nationals, working five innings and allowing five earned runs. Martin, who...
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Opposite dugout: Cardinals heading for third straight division crown as World Series favorites

Opposite dugout: Cardinals heading for third straight division crown as World Series favorites
Manager: Mike Matheny (4th season) Record: 84-46 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: RF Jason Heyward (.291/.349/.442 with 11 HR, 48 RBIs), 1B Matt Carpenter (.262/.361/.467 with 20 HR, 69 RBIs), SS Jhonny Peralta (.276/.335/.429 with 16 HR, 58 RBIs), RHP Michael Wacha (15-4, 2.69 ERA), RHP Trevor Rosenthal (41 saves, 1.52 ERA) Season series vs. Nationals: 2-1 Pitching probables: Aug. 31: LHP Gio Gonzalez vs. RHP John Lackey, 8:15 p.m., MASN2 Sept. 1: RHP Joe Ross vs. RHP Carlos Martinez, 8:15...
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Opposite dugout: Rangers looking to close in on postseason berth

Opposite dugout: Rangers looking to close in on postseason berth
Manager: Jeff Banister (1st season) Record: 65-61 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: 1B/DH Prince Fielder (.316/.380/.474 with 17 HR, 71 RBIs), 1B Mitch Moreland (.287/.335/.490 with 18 HR, 67 RBIs), RF Shin-Soo Choo (.248 with 15 HR, 56 RBIs), LHP Cole Hamels (1-1, 4.73 ERA), RHP Shawn Tolleson (26 saves, 2.78 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: 3-1 Pitching probables: Aug. 28: RHP Kevin Gausman vs. LHP Cole Hamels, 8:05 p.m., MASN2 Aug. 29: RHP Ubaldo Jimenez vs. LHP Martin Perez, 8:05 p.m., MASN2...
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Orioles to auction 2130 and 2131 Maryland license plates in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Ripken's streak

Orioles to auction 2130 and 2131 Maryland license plates in celebration of the 20th anniversary of Ripken's streak
The Orioles today announced that an online charity auction for the 2130 and the 2131 numbered Orioles-themed Maryland license plates will begin on Thursday, August 27, at 12:00 p.m. ET in honor of the 20th anniversary of Cal Ripken Jr.'s record-breaking 2,131st consecutive game streak. Maryland residents who plan on using the winning license plate on a Maryland registered car can visit www.orioles.com/2131 to bid on plates 2130 and 2131. The auction for the two plates will last until the...
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Opposite dugout: Whether Padres make moves or not, they haven't lived up to expectations

Opposite dugout: Whether Padres make moves or not, they haven't lived up to expectations
Manager: Pat Murphy (1st season) Record: 61-63 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: RF Matt Kemp (.267/.314/.423 with 15 HR, 76 RBIs), LF Justin Upton (.258/.344/.448 with 20 HR, 67 RBIs), 3B Yangervis Solarte (.269/.325/.425 with 10 HR, 49 RBIs), RHP James Shields (9-5, 3.74 ERA), RHP Craig Kimbrel (35 saves, 2.94 ERA) Season series vs. Nationals: 1-3 Pitching probables: Aug. 25: RHP James Shields vs. RHP Stephen Strasburg, 7:05 p.m., MASN Aug. 22: RHP Tyson Ross vs. LHP Gio Gonzalez, 7:05 p.m.,...
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Orioles make four roster moves

Orioles make four roster moves
The Orioles today announced that they have recalled right-hander Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Norfolk and have reinstated infielder/outfielder Steve Pearce from the 15-day disabled list. In corresponding moves, the Orioles have placed shortstop J.J. Hardy on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain and designated outfielder Nolan Reimold for assignment. Rondon, 27, has gone 3-1 with a 2.42 ERA (14 ER/52.0 IP) in 29 relief appearances with Triple-A Norfolk this season. In 34 combined...
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Opposite dugout: Brewers aiming for culture change while cleaning house and searching for new GM

Opposite dugout: Brewers aiming for culture change while cleaning house and searching for new GM
Manager: Craig Counsell (1st season) Record: 52-70 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: RF Ryan Braun (.276/.345/.499 with 22 HR, 72 RBIs), 1B Adam Lind (.284/.364/.479 with 17 HR, 67 RBIs), LF Khris Davis (14 HR, 41 RBIs), RHP Taylor Jungmann (7-4, 2.23 ERA), RHP Francisco Rodriquez (30 saves, 2.06 ERA) Season series vs. Nationals: 2-2 Pitching probables: Aug. 21: RHP Jimmy Nelson vs. LHP Gio Gonzalez, 7:05 p.m., MASN2 Aug. 22: RHP Taylor Jungmann vs. TBA, 7:05 p.m., MASN2 Aug. 23: RHP Matt Garza...
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Opposite dugout: Mets leading the way in NL East, but questions still surround them

Opposite dugout: Mets leading the way in NL East, but questions still surround them
Manager: Terry Collins (5th season) Record: 63-55 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: RF Curtis Granderson (.249/.341/.442 with 20 HR, 50 RBIs), 2B Daniel Murphy (.277/.325/.412 with 43 RBIs), 1B Lucas Duda (.247/.347/.476 with 21 HR, 55 RBIs), SS Wilmer Flores (.253 with 11 HR, 44 RBIs), RHP Jacob deGrom (11-6, 2.03 ERA), RHP Jeurys Familia (32 saves, 1.87 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: 2-0 Pitching probables: Aug. 18: RHP Jacob deGrom vs. RHP Kevin Gausman, 7:05 p.m., MASN Aug. 19: RHP Noah...
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Max Scherzer to host fantasy football draft, launch Big League Impact DC

Max Scherzer to host fantasy football draft, launch Big League Impact DC
Are you ready for some football? While the Nationals have 44 baseball games left to play, pitcher Max Scherzer and some of his teammates are preparing for the upcoming National Football League season like the rest of us by holding a fantasy football draft. But this isn't just for a cash prize, a little trophy or bragging rights among friends. This type of fantasy football has a much bigger impact. Scherzer has joined Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright's Big League Impact charity to launch Big...
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Opposite dugout: Giants find themselves in a familiar situation in the hunt for October

Opposite dugout: Giants find themselves in a familiar situation in the hunt for October
Manager: Bruce Bochy (9th season) Record: 60-53 Last 10 games: 3-7 Who to watch: C Buster Posey (.331/.391/.501 with 16 HR, 75 RBIs), SS Brandon Crawford (.267/.326/.495 with 19 HR, 71 RBIs), 3B Matt Duffy (.304/.340/.458 with 51 RBIs), LHP Madison Bumgarner (13-6, 3.15 ERA), RHP Santiago Casilla (27 saves, 3.89 ERA) Season series vs. Nationals: 0-3 Pitching probables: Aug. 13: RHP Stephen Strasburg vs. RHP Ryan Vogelsong, 10:15 p.m., MASN Aug. 14: RHP Max Scherzer vs. RHP Matt Cain, 10:15...
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Orioles to host third official legacy book signing Saturday, Aug. 15 with author Jim Henneman

Orioles to host third official legacy book signing Saturday, Aug. 15 with author Jim Henneman
The Orioles today announced that they will host their third official legacy book signing featuring longtime Baltimore sportswriter and author of "Baltimore Orioles: 60 Years of Orioles Magic," Jim Henneman, on Saturday, August 15, prior to the Orioles 7:05 p.m. game against the Oakland Athletics. Henneman will sign from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Official Orioles Team Store at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Beginning with the return of Major League Baseball to Charm City and encompassing the...
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Opposite dugout: Dodgers continue to ride outstanding pitching by shutting out opponents

Opposite dugout: Dodgers continue to ride outstanding pitching by shutting out opponents
Manager: Don Mattingly (5th season) Record: 62-49 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: 1B Adrian Gonzalez (.298/.373/.529 with 22 HR, 68 RBIs), C Yasmani Grandal (.289/.391/.498 with 15 HR, 44 RBIs), CF Joc Pederson (.222 with 21 HR, 43 RBIs), 2B Howie Kendrick (.296 with 49 RBIs), RHP Zack Greinke (11-2, 71 ERA, 0.85 WHIP), LHP Clayton Kershaw (9-6 with 197 strikeouts, 2.51 ERA) Season series vs. Nationals: 2-1 Pitching probables: Aug. 10: LHP Gio Gonzalez vs. LHP Brett Anderson, 10:10 p.m., MASN...
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Opposite dugout: Even with Cruz, Mariners don't have consistency or pitching to compete

Opposite dugout: Even with Cruz, Mariners don't have consistency or pitching to compete
Manager: Lloyd McClendon (2nd season) Record: 52-60 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: RF/DH Nelson Cruz (.325/.391/.607 with 33 HR, 69 RBIs), 3B Kyle Seager (.265/.323/.434 with 16 HR, 44 RBIs), 2B Robinson Cano (.266/.312/.419 with 12 HR, 50 RBIs), RHP Taijuna Walker (8-7, 4.67 ERA), RHP Carson Smith (13 holds, 12 saves, 2.76 ERA) Season series vs. Orioles: 1-2 Pitching probables: Aug. 10: LHP Wei-Yin Chen vs. LHP Vidal Nuno, 10:10 p.m., MASN2 Aug. 11: RHP Chris Tillman vs. RHP Taijuan Walker,...
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