Orioles Hall of Famer Scott McGregor threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Game 2 of the American League Championship Series.
McGregor was on the mound for the final out of the 1983 World Series.
Bud Norris is standing on it today, and he's fallen behind 2-0 after one inning.
The Royals strung together three straight hits with one out. Nori Aoki punched a single into left field, Lorenzo Cain doubled to right and Eric Hosmer hit a broken-bat bloop single over shortstop J.J. Hardy's...
The Royals will start former Oriole Jeremy Guthrie in Game 3 on Monday at Kauffman Stadium. Jason Vargas is expected to start Game 4 the following night.
Guthrie is 2-1 with a 2.67 ERA in four career starts against the Orioles.
The Royals didn't steal a base last night after leading the majors in that category with 153 during the regular season and swiping 12 in the playoffs - by eight different players. Jarrod Dyson appeared to steal second, but his foot came off the bag during an...
This afternoon, Kansas City manager Ned Yost announced that former Oriole Jeremy Guthrie will start Game 3 on Monday night in Kansas City and he said Jason Vargas would "probably" start Game 4.
Guthrie had a strong finish to the regular season with a 2.40 ERA in September and he went 13-11 with a 4.13 ERA in 32 starts for the year.
He has not pitched yet this postseason. His last start was Sept. 26, when he threw seven scoreless innings against the White Sox.
Yost is not concerned about...
Like Buck Showalter always says, we slept fast and we - Lindsay and Olivia - are back at Camden Yards for Game 2 of the American League Championship Series between the Royals and Orioles.
We're all settled in and ready to see this place packed with orange once again. If you're coming to the Yard, prove it! Tweet and Instagram your pictures, tagging them with #IBackTheBirds.
If you can't make it to the Yard, we're bringing the stadium to you through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and...
Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez are in the bullpen today and will start the next two nights if not needed in relief.
Chen would start Game 3 on Monday at Kauffman Stadium and Gonzalez would start Game 4 on Tuesday.
Manager Buck Showalter chose Bud Norris over Chen this afternoon at Camden Yards.
"I like Chen a little more in their ballpark and Bud's got experience in 4 o'clock games. Whatever. I don't know," Showalter said.
"There were a couple other things. It still let Bud be in...
The Orioles haven't lost consecutive games at home since June 28-29. They went 31-10 in their final 41 regular season home games and are now 2-1 in Baltimore this postseason.
They need to keep that streak alive today or they're going to fall behind two games to none in the American League Championship Series, which moves to Kansas City on Monday.
The Royals won 8-6 in 10 innings last night. The Orioles went 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position, but they left 10 men on base.
The Orioles take the field this afternoon at Camden Yards needing a victory to avoid heading to Kansas City down two games to none in the American League Championship Series.
The Orioles came from four runs down to tie last night's series opener, but homers in the 10th by Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas gave Kansas City the 8-6 victory.
The Royals, who led the majors in steals and were last in homers during the regular season, did not steal one base last night yet hit three home runs. The...
The Orioles scored six runs, they had 14 hits, they went 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position. They came from four runs behind. And they lost.
It was a rare sight to see Chris Tillman, Zach Britton and Darren O'Day all have moments when they struggled and all in the same game as Kansas City beat the Orioles 8-6 in 10 innings last night.
Maybe the Orioles and their fans will get a small lift from this stat: Since the introduction of the seven-game series in 1985, just 54 percent (15 of...
Alex Gordon did it all to help the Royals get an upper hand in the American League Championship Series.
The 30-year-old outfielder put together a monster performance in his first career ALCS contest, using both his bat and his glove to lead the Royals to an 8-6 Game 1 win over the Orioles in 10 innings.
Gordon went 3-for-4 with a bases-loaded double, a 10th-inning homer and four RBIs, while adding a diving catch in the third.
Kansas City manager Ned Yost was thrilled to see Gordon come...
Tommy Hunter warmed up in the third inning last night and pitched in the fifth. Not the usual routine for the Orioles reliever, who tends to make later entrances.
Welcome to October baseball. Routines go out the window.
Hunter replaced starter Chris Tillman with one out in the fifth, the first time he pitched in that inning since September 2012. Billy Butler lifted a sacrifice fly and Alex Gordon singled before Hunter picked him off first base. Kevin Gausman replaced Hunter in the...
Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed tonight that Bud Norris will start Game 2 of the American League Championship Series on Saturday at Camden Yards.
Showalter chose Norris over left-hander Wei-Yin Chen. He actually made the decision before an 8-6, 10-inning loss to the Royals in Game 1.
Chen is expected to start Game 3, followed by Miguel Gonzalez in Game 4, but everything is subject to change.
"We kept (Norris) around like we might need him," Showalter said. "He was trying to beat the...
Orioles reliever Darren O'Day gave up just three homers in his first 77 2/3 innings this season. Then he allowed three homers in September.
Tonight he gave up a tiebreaking homer to Alex Gordon leading off the 10th inning as Kansas City posted an 8-6 win over the Oriolesto take Game 1 of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series.
O'Day got a double play to end the ninth and keep the game tied at 5-5, but Gordon untied it for Kansas City.
"It's tough, that's a hard-fought...
In a game that featured some strange plays, ineffective outings by both starters, a blown four-run lead and an amazing escape act in the top of the ninth, Alex Gordon hit a go-ahead homer in the 10th inning as Kansas City took the opener of the best-of-seven American League Championship Series 8-6 over the Orioles.
Gordon's homer to right, on a 1-1 pitch from Darren O'Day, helped the Royals improved to 4-0 in extra innings in five postseason games. It was the first homer of the playoffs for...
The rain has picked up in intensity tonight at Camden Yards.
So has the scoring.
The Orioles battled back from a 5-1 deficit to tie Game 1 of the American League Championship Series 5-5 as we head to the top of the seventh inning.
The Royals are known for their bullpen and defense, but they were let down.
Rookie Brandon Finnegan, the 17th overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft out of TCU, didn't retire any of the three batters he faced after replacing starter James Shields in...
The ballpark is as loud as expected tonight for Game 1 of the American League Championship Series.
Manager Buck Showalter always draws the loudest and most prolonged ovation. The place also erupted for J.J. Hardy, who signed his three-year, $40 million extension yesterday.
Players not on the ALCS roster - Matt Wieters, Steve Clevenger, Quintin Berry and Ryan Webb - were introduced before the game. Wieters tried to catch the ceremonial first pitch from former Orioles first baseman Boog...
The tarp is off the field. Lines are being drawn in chalk. Infield dirt is being raked.
It appears that Game 1 of the American League Championship Series will start on time.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked earlier today whether he'd rather play three hours in a light rain or five days in a row.
"Yes," he replied.
A classic response from Showalter. Just give him a starting time and his team will be ready.
"We're pretty excited to be playing," he said. "The big thing is in...
Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz said he learned of his inclusion on the American League Championship Series roster following yesterday's workout at Camden Yards.
He never took it for granted.
Matusz was left off the Division Series roster because the Orioles didn't need more than two left-handed relievers against the Tigers. He didn't know whether he'd make the ALCS cut until notified by manager Buck Showalter.
"Buck pulled me into his office and said I'm going to be on the roster,"...
Two possible choices for the Orioles' Game 2 starter in the American League Championship Series meant two players and one interpreter in the interview room a little earlier here at Camden Yards.
Both Bud Norris and Wei-Yin Chen were interviewed and Louis Chao was there to translate for Chen.
Norris was the Game 3 winner against Detroit when he went 6 1/3 scoreless innings on two hits, while Chen got a no-decision in Game 2 when he gave up five runs over 3 2/3 innings against the Tigers.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter sounded confident that Game 1 of the American League Championship Series would be played tonight. He's not anticipating a postponement or suspension.
"The weather report looked pretty good," Showalter said. "That was encouraging."
The game would be resumed on Saturday if interrupted tonight.
Showalter is deciding between Bud Norris and Wei-Yin Chen as his Game 2 starter. He basically knows which way he wants to go, but the plan would change if the...
The Orioles are going with the same lineup they fielded behind Chris Tillman in Game 1 of the American League Division Series as they open the AL Championship Series tonight against the Royals.
Nick Hundley is again catching Tillman and the Orioles are fielding their best defensive lineup with Alejandro De Aza in left and Steve Pearce at first.
For the Orioles
Nick Markakis RF
Alejandro De Aza LF
Adam Jones CF
Nelson Cruz DH
Steve Pearce 1B
J.J. Hardy SS
Ryan Flaherty 3B