Miguel Gonzalez is scheduled to start Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Sunday in Detroit.
Gonzalez won't be in the bullpen today unless there's an emergency. Bud Norris is available in relief today and is expected to start Game 4 if necessary.
As for today's lineup, the only change is Caleb Joseph behind the plate.
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
Caleb Joseph C
Well, the kid got off to a good start in the first major league playoff game of his life.
Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop went 2-for-4 last night. He singled in the second inning in his first postseason at-bat and then added a two-run double in the eight-run eighth.
Schoop ended the regular season batting just .109 (6-for-55) over his last 20 games with one homer and two RBIs.
He'll take the hits but he loved the win.
"I felt really good to get a few hits and to help the team win....
The 1966 Orioles didn't do it. Neither did the great teams from 1969, '70 and '71. Or the 1983 World Series champs. None of them scored 12 runs in a playoff game.
The Orioles' previous best was 11 runs four times before last night's 12-3 win over Detroit in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.
The last time the O's scored 11 runs was Oct. 7, 1983 in Game 3 at the White Sox in the AL Championship Series.
That date is also notable for this reason: The Orioles won that game 11-1...
After committing seven errors at third base in their final 10 games of the regular season, the Orioles were flawless in the field yesterday in the opener of the American League Division Series.
Try to figure out baseball. I dare you.
Ryan Flaherty didn't burn his fingers on the hot corner. He made every play, including a clean grab of Torii Hunter's bouncer with the bases loaded and two outs in the fifth. He also walked and collected an RBI single in an eight-run eighth inning.
In the end it turned into a rout.
Using a familiar formula that led them to 96 wins and a division championship, the Orioles beat the Tigers 12-3 tonight to take Game 1 of the American League Division Series.
A frenzied crowd of 47,842 roared its approval at Camden Yards.
The Orioles got a solid starting pitching performance from Chris Tillman, homers from Nelson Cruz and J.J. Hardy, a clutch hit from Nick Markakis and solid bullpen work in the victory.
They also scored eight runs and...
We have a Kate Upton sighting at Camden Yards.
I keep telling her not to bother me at work, but she won't listen. The struggle is real.
Chris Tillman has made it through five innings tonight with his pitch count at 105. He retired 11 in a row following the back-to-back home runs by Victor and J.D. Martinez in the second inning before Andrew Romine singled with two outs in the fifth.
Rajai Davis also singled and Ian Kinsler walked to load the bases, but Torii Hunter bounced into a force at...
The Orioles got sentimental today before Game 1 of the American League Division Series, arranging for injured third baseman Manny Machado to throw the ceremonial first pitch to injured catcher Matt Wieters.
Soon after, Nelson Cruz got serious and put a hurting on the Tigers.
Cruz hit a two-run homer on the first pitch thrown to him by Max Scherzer to give the Orioles a 2-0 lead. The Tigers tied the score in the second on back-to-back home runs by Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez, raising...
The Orioles' long wait for the playoffs is finally over. They are hosting the Detroit Tigers today in Game 1 of the American League Division Series.
These clubs have never met in the postseason.
The Orioles won the AL East, going 96-66, including a mark of 50-31 at home. The Tigers won the AL Central, going 90-72, including a mark of 45-36 on the road.
The O's pitchers have the task of trying to contain a Detroit offense that led the AL in batting average (.277), OBP (.331) and slugging...
The Orioles have finished batting practice and the Tigers are taking their turn in the cage.
Ubaldo Jimenez stopped to sign a few autographs before ducking inside the clubhouse. A brutal season has taken a turn upward for him, capped by his inclusion on the Division Series roster.
"I was wondering because I didn't know what was going to happen," he said. "I finished strong, but I didn't know. I realize that all of the guys have been doing their jobs, so it was a tough call, but I was...
Some notes and quotes from the Tigers' press conference earlier today with manager Brad Ausmus and Game 2 starter Justin Verlander.
Ausmus talked about outfielder Rajai Davis, who has a sprained pelvic ligament that forced him out of Saturday's game against the Twins. He is starting today and batting ninth in center field.
"We got here this morning at 8:30 and he got some treatment done," Ausmus said. "We took him outside and he did some agility drills. He looked fine and he said he felt...
Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed today that left-hander Wei-Yin Chen will start Friday afternoon in Game 2 of the American League Division Series at Camden Yards.
Chen has allowed six earned runs in 11 innings over two career starts against the Tigers.
Left-handers Brian Matusz and T.J. McFarland, omitted from the Division Series roster, will be introduced tonight and sit in the bullpen. They will stay with the club throughout the series.
"It was tough," Showalter said while...
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2 p.m. - The calm before the storm
It's finally here. In only a few short hours, Game 1 of the Division Series will be under way from Camden Yards. Here's a behind-the-scenes look of what's going on around the ballpark leading up to first pitch.
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With Kevin Gausman and Ubaldo Jimenez placed in the Orioles bullpen in the American League Division Series, a couple of relievers had to be removed in order to create space on an 11-man pitching staff.
Brian Matusz and T.J. McFarland were the logical choices based on the Tigers' roster, which includes only three left-handed hitters. But Matusz has been with the club all season and McFarland was quickly recalled after starting out with Triple-A Norfolk.
Also, manager Buck Showalter always...
The Orioles have a couple of players that ended the 2014 regular season slumping. They will look to get their bats going in the American League Division Series against Detroit.
Catcher Caleb Joseph ended the year going 0-for-30 over his last 10 games as his average dropped from .236 to .207. Joseph hit just .080 (4-for-50) in September with 18 strikeouts.
He said he felt he did not wear down physically, but this is the longest he's ever played in a season.
"The best part about the...
The Orioles will carry 11 pitchers in the American League Division Series that begins later today at Camden Yards, and left-handed relievers Brian Matusz and T.J. McFarland aren't included.
Ubaldo Jimenez has made the final cut and apparently will work out of the bullpen.
Anyone surprised by these developments?
I wrote this morning that manager Buck Showalter was likely to reduce the number of left-handers due to the Tigers being predominately a right-handed team. Closer Zach Britton and...
The first pitch of Orioles postseason is just hours away. For me, like just about everyone in Birdland, it can't come soon enough. Who else has had trouble sleeping this week? It feels like forever since the O's took the field, even longer since they were at Camden Yards.
While the American League East champs have prepared for the Detroit Tigers to come to town, this nervous fan has spent days researching the Birds opponent from every possible angle. After reading thousands of words in...
The starting times have been determined for the first three games of the American League Division Series between the Orioles and Tigers.
First pitch for Game 2 on Friday at Camden Yards is set for 12:07 p.m. following the Giants' victory tonight over the Pirates in the National League wild card game. It would have started three hours later if Pittsburgh had been victorious.
Game 1 on Thursday is set for 5:37 p.m., and Game 3 on Sunday at Comerica Park is scheduled for 3:45 p.m.
The times for...
Orioles manager Buck Showalter and Game 1 starting pitcher Chris Tillman were brought into the interview area - it's not actually a room - before today's workout at Camden Yards. The clubhouse opened to the media for an hour, but it will be closed prior to the Division Series games, per Major League Baseball rules.
Here's a portion of the transcripts from today's interviews, starting with Showalter:
On whether the intensity is picking up
"I don't feel like it's picking up. I mean,...
The Orioles clinched the American League East on Sept. 16 and they played 11 games since with a postseason berth already assured.
We saw the Orioles end the season playing with less intensity than they had before the clincher. Now they need to get that back for the AL Division Series that starts at Camden Yards Thursday against Detroit.
Will it be hard to get it back?
"No, I don't think so," shortstop J.J. Hardy said before today's workout. "Not with the way these fans are going to be....
The Orioles are working out at Camden Yards this afternoon before opening the Division Series on Thursday against the Tigers.
Hall of Famer Brooks Robinson spoke to the team before they headed out to the field. Manager Buck Showalter was late to his media session, but as he said, "I couldn't shorten Brooks up."
"I didn't want to miss that," Showalter added. "That's pretty good there. Wish he could have kept going. He may come back. That was pretty cool."
Showalter still hasn't...