Post-game Notes: Twins with walk-off win

Post-game Notes:  Twins with walk-off win
The Orioles have played eight games on their current road trip and five of those have been decided by one run. The O's are 2-3 in those games. They have lost the first two games in this series vs. the Twins by 2-1 and 7-6 scores. The O's have lost nine of their last 12 games decided by one run and are 14-18 on the year in one-run decisions. Micheal Aubrey went 1 for 3 with a two-run double and 3 RBI tonight. He is now 5 for 12 and has hit safely in all five of his games with the...
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O's suspend minor leaguer Adams for rest of the year

O's suspend minor leaguer Adams for rest of the year
What has been a tough season for Frederick Keys second baseman Ryan Adams has come to an end even though the Keys have about two weeks left in the regular season. Adams, the O's second-round pick in 2006, missed much of May and June due to a groin injury. A few days ago the Orioles put Adams on the suspended list and sent him home to Louisiana. "All I can say is yes, Ryan was sent home for disciplinary reasons for the rest of the season. Beyond that, I don't have many other comments,"...
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Road trip finale: Orioles at Minnesota

Road trip finale:  Orioles at Minnesota
Game Preview Orioles (51-75) at Minnesota (63-63) After losing back-to-back games by one run each, tonight the Orioles play at Minnesota at 8:05 p.m. in the final game of a three-game series and nine-game road trip. Jeremy Guthrie (8-12, 5.45) pitches for the Orioles vs. Twins right hander Nick Blackburn (8-8, 4.27). Scott Baker pitched the Twins to a 2-1 win Monday night and Delmon Young had four hits including the winning hit in the last of the 9th as Minnesota won 7-6 Tuesday night. Five...
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Tonight's pitchers: Guthrie vs. Blackburn

Tonight's pitchers:  Guthrie vs. Blackburn
RHP Jeremy Guthrie (8-12, 5.45) tonight will make his 26th start of the season, his 13th on the road and the 2nd of his career vs. Minnesota. Guthrie picked up his 8th win Friday at Chicago when he gave up just one run and six hits over seven innings. In his previous two starts, he had given up 12ER over 10 1/3 frames. Guthrie, 2009 season: First half: 6-8, 5.35 in 18 starts Second half: 2-4, 5.67 in 7 starts Guthrie leads the AL in allowing 89 earned runs this year and in homers allowed...
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Guthrie pitches O's past Twins, 5-1

Guthrie pitches O's past Twins, 5-1
Jeremy Guthrie put together a second straight strong start to pick up his 9th win as the Orioles beat the Twins 5-1 Wednesday in the final contest of a nine-game road trip. The O's ended the trip 4-5 and won the season series from the Twins, three wins to two. It's their first season series win vs. Minnesota since 2002. The O's win snapped Minnesota's five-game win streak. Jim and Buck ask Dave Trembley about the O's 5-1 win over Minnesota Guthrie allowed just one run and six hits...
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Post-game Notes: Guthrie and O's top Twins

Post-game Notes:  Guthrie and O's top Twins
Two in a row - Jeremy Guthrie has now won back-to-back starts vs. Chicago and Minnesota. Tonight he gave up just one run and six hits over seven innings. He threw 112 pitches, 72 for strikes and is 9-12, 5.26 on the year. Guthrie did not walk a batter for the fourth time this year and allowed 2ER or less for the sixth time. Guthrie, who has won two straight starts for the third time this year, is 2-0, 1.29 over the last two starts. Strange stat - Jeremy Guthrie is 4-1, 2.88 this year in...
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Stockstill comments on the AFL players

Stockstill comments on the AFL players
The Orioles are sending eight players to the Arizona Fall League. They are pitchers Brandon Erbe, Josh Perrault, Ryohei Tanaka and Eddie Gamboa. Also headed to play for the Phoenix Desert Dogs are position players Brandon Snyder, Josh Bell, Matt Angle and Brandon Waring. "We wanted to get people who are prospects and guys that could help us at the big leagues in the future. We are allowed one starter and three relievers. With pitchers we looked at the amount of innings they've thrown,"...
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The homestand begins: Indians at Orioles

The homestand begins:  Indians at Orioles
Game Preview Cleveland (56-70) at Orioles (52-75) It may be August 27th, the time for pennant races and almost time when Major League rosters can expand to 40 players, but tonight the Orioles will meet the Cleveland Indians for the first time this year. The O's host the Tribe tonight at 7:05 p.m. in game one of a four-game series and a ten-game homestand. The teams also meet in a three-game series late next month at Cleveland. Series pitching matchups: Thurs, 7:05p - David Hernandez (4-6,...
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Aubrey looks forward to series with former teammates

Aubrey looks forward to series with former teammates
On June 24th, O's first baseman Micheal Aubrey was acquired from the Cleveland Indians for a player to be named later. Now, the next four days, Aubrey will be playing against Cleveland. "It's nice to see those guys. I was there since 2003 and left in June of this year. I have a lot of friends over there, I wished them well when I left. I just hope we win." Aubrey joined Triple-A Norfolk after the trade and was called up by the Orioles on August 18th. He said he was a little stunned...
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Tonight's pitchers: Hernandez vs. Laffey

Tonight's pitchers:  Hernandez vs. Laffey
RHP David Hernandez (4-6, 4.35) tonight will make his 13th start of this season, his 6th at home and the 1st of his career vs. Cleveland. Over his last four starts, Hernandez is 1-3, 7.11. In the four starts before that, he pitched to an ERA of 2.31. The Orioles are 5-7 when Hernandez starts, but have lost four of his last five starts. In five home starts, he is 2-3, 4.23. Hernandez has been solid at the outset of his starts, giving up just five first-inning runs and a batting average...
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Marte's homer stuns O's in ninth

Marte's homer stuns O's in ninth
The Orioles were one strike away from a homestand-opening win vs. Cleveland. They took a 4-3 lead to the top of the 9th and closer Jim Johnson got the first two batters out. Then Matt Laporta singled and number nine hitter, Andy Marte hit a two-run homer to left to put Cleveland ahead 5-4. The Tribe went on to the 5-4 victory on Marte's second homer of the year that made it into the first row of the left field seats. He hit a 3-2 pitch for the game winner. Melvin Mora had three hits and...
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Post-game Notes: Tribe wins on homer in ninth

Post-game Notes:  Tribe wins on homer in ninth
The Orioles began tonight with a record of 44 and 2 this year when leading after eight innings. The Indians were 4-62 when trailing after eight. But Andy Marte's two-out, two-run homer on a 3-2 pitch lifted Cleveland to a 5-4 win. Marte is batting .414-2-8 during an eight-game batting streak. This was the Orioles' fourth one-run game in their past five contests. They are 1-3 in those games and 14-19 in one-run games on the year. Gopher balls this year - Jim Johnson did not allow a...
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Friday baseball: Cleveland at Orioles

Friday baseball:  Cleveland at Orioles
Game Preview Cleveland (57-70) at Orioles (52-76) The Orioles continue to play plenty of close games. They lost one last night and tonight look to even their four-game series with Cleveland at a win each at 7:05 p.m. Jason Berken (3-11, 6.49) will pitch for Baltimore and Fausto Carmona (3-8, 5.92) starts for Cleveland. Andy Marte's two-run homer on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the top of the 9th Thursday gave Cleveland a 5-4 win in game one of this series. It was his second homer in 69...
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Relaxed Mickolio now putting up impressive numbers

Relaxed Mickolio now putting up impressive numbers
In a brief shot with the Orioles last year, nine games, reliever Kam Mickolio pitched to an ERA of 5.87. Through eight games and 11 1/3 innings with the team this year, the 25-year-old Mickolio has worked to an ERA of 0.79. He has allowed just five hits with 13 strikeouts. Right-handed batters hit .263 against him but lefty hitters are 0 for 19 with eight strikeouts vs. the product of Wolf Point, Montana. He worked 9 2/3 shutout innings over seven appearances before allowing a run Tuesday...
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Taking questions during a rain delay (first pitch now set for 8pm)

Taking questions during a rain delay (first pitch now set for 8pm)
OK, I'll try this again. While this rain delay goes on, feel free to ask any O's question - Major or Minors - and I'll take a shot at it. Post some questions right here and right now!!!
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Tonight's pitchers: Berken vs. Carmona

Tonight's pitchers:  Berken vs. Carmona
The start of tonight's game was delayed 56 minutes by rain. Tonight's first pitch was at 8:01 p.m. RHP Jason Berken (3-11, 6.49) tonight will make his 18th start of the year, his 10th at home and the 1st of his career vs. Cleveland. In 86 innings, Berken has allowed 113 hits, including 13 homers. The Orioles are just 4-13 when he starts. Berken, who has thrown over 100 pitches in a game just three times this year, is 1-6, 5.48 in nine home starts on the season. Berken has allowed 3ER...
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Baysox washout

Baysox washout
Double-A Bowie, which still has an outside shot to make the Eastern League playoffs, got rained out tonight at Reading. So now the clubs will play a doubleheader tomorrow at 6:35 p.m in what is a crucial four-game series for Bowie. Second-place Reading is a game and a half ahead of third-place Erie and Bowie is another game and a half back in fourth place. So the Baysox are three back of Reading for second place and a playoff spot as the clubs are about to open a series. Ryohei Tanaka (4-2,...
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Wieters leads Birds rout of Cleveland

Wieters leads Birds rout of Cleveland
Matt Wieters had a career-high four RBI while Felix Pie and Nick Markakis added three each in the O's 13-4 rout of Cleveland on Friday night. The O's scored 11 runs from the 4th through the 7th to turn a close game into a blowout. Wieters went 3 for 4 with two doubles and single. Pie had three hits including a double and solo homer before leaving the game with an apparent hamstring injury in the 7th. Markakis had three hits including a three-run homer. It was the O's second highest run...
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Wieters talks about his big night

Wieters talks about his big night
For Matt Wieters, he admits job one as a catcher is helping your pitcher behind the plate. But it's also nice to deliver when you stand at that plate. Tonight, Wieters drove in a career-high four runs in the O's 13-4 win over Cleveland. "I knew he (Fausto Carmona) had a good sinker so you gotta get something up and I was able to get some pitches up in the zone and hit them hard." Wieters had an RBI double in the second, another in the fourth and a two-run single in the sixth. He said...
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Post-game Notes: O's crush Cleveland

Post-game Notes:  O's crush Cleveland
They kept scoring - It was the Orioles' second biggest night scoring runs this year. They plated 13 in the win over Cleveland, topped only by their 16-6 win over the Angels on August 14th. Six different O's drove in runs and five had multi-hit nights. The Birds went 15 for 36 at bat as a team and scored in five different innings. They were 7 for 14 with runners in scoring position. Felix Pie went 3 for 5 with a double and solo homer and 3 RBI before leaving with leg cramps and some...
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