Orioles whittle magic number to three after 5-1 win over Guardians

CLEVELAND – The Orioles are done with the road until the playoffs, finishing their last regular season trip today by splitting a four-game series against the Guardians. They only way they’d stay off the team charter next month would be to lose the wild card series at Camden Yards. They want the division and the bye that comes with it. They need it.
You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and Jackson Rutledge will forever have to accept the disappointment that was his major league debut. If he keeps doing what he’s done since that night in Pittsburgh, Rutledge will ensure fewer and fewer people remember that performance and instead focus on everything else he’s done on the mo
Jake Irvin wanted to finish out the season. The rookie right-hander made his major league debut May 3 and (aside from having one turn skipped) remained in the rotation ever since, turning into one of the Nationals’ most unexpected positive stories of the year. But the sore right ankle that had begun to bother him in recent starts proved significant
After picking up a huge 2-1 win on Saturday, the Orioles today play the final game of this series and this road trip, and the final away game of their 2023 regular season Cleveland won the first two games of the series by 5-2 and 9-8, before the Orioles picked up a win on Saturday that kept them 1 1/2 games ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays for first pla
CLEVELAND – The Orioles play their last road game of the regular season today with Heston Kjerstad serving as designated hitter and Jordan Westburg playing second base. Gunnar Henderson is starting at third base. The outfield is Austin Hays in left, Cedric Mullins in center and Anthony Santander in right. Kyle Gibson is 14-9 with a 5.00 ERA in 31 s
Today is the last day to see the 2023 Nationals play at home. So why not maximize that opportunity and take in two games instead of one? Yes, thanks to Saturday’s rainout, we’ve got a Sunday day-night doubleheader against the Braves. The nightcap, which is the makeup for the rained-out game, is set for 6:35 p.m. But up first, we’ve got the original
The Orioles had a strong showing recently when Baseball America presented its top 20 prospects for this season from the Rookie-level Florida Complex League. The Birds had four players represented in the back half of the list. And they are all international signings, another sign that the club’s international program is really starting to get going
CLEVELAND – Gunnar Henderson led off last night’s game with a walk, his mature approach at the plate enabling him to see eight pitches before tossing his bat toward the dugout. He singled in the fourth inning, pulling a splitter into right field at 103.9 mph off the bat. The stolen base that followed made him the first rookie in Orioles history and
CLEVELAND – The five-pitch first inning dared manager Brandon Hyde to imagine the possibilities. The hitless innings did more poking. John Means was dealing with efficiency. Almost too good to be true for a team with a gassed bullpen. The Orioles kept stranding runners, 11 of them through the sixth, but Means was practically untouchable. The starte
Beginning today leading the AL East by 1.5 games over Tampa Bay with a record of 95-59, the Orioles have eight games remaining in the 2023 regular season and two in the series at Cleveland. They started their road trip with a series win at Houston but have lost 5-2 and 9-8 in Cleveland. After Aaron Hicks' two-out, two-run double gave Baltimore an 8
CLEVELAND – The Orioles are holding onto their optimism regarding Ryan Mountcastle’s return from the injured list. Mountcastle is performing some baseball activities to test his left shoulder and stay sharp. He’s eligible to return on Wednesday at Camden Yards. During Félix Bautista’s bullpen session yesterday, Mountcastle stood at the plate to sim