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O’s game blog: O’s begin weekend series hosting Boston

After losing the last night two nights to Toronto, the Orioles’ homestand continues tonight. They host the Boston Red Sox in the start of a three-game series. O’s pitchers allowed just 17 runs in six games through Tuesday’s game and then gave up 20 runs the past two games. During the six-game run, their starters had an ERA of 2.83 and that has been 7.00 ... read more

Renato Núñez on working through his extended slump

The Orioles’ Renato Núñez can smile more easily these days. His bat has heated up again after an extended slump that certainly tested him in several ways. On April 24, Núñez was batting .301 with an OPS of .824. But on May 19, he was batting .211/.632. That was more than just a slump for a series or two. But over 22 games since May ... read more

O’s senior director, international scouting Koby Perez on upcoming signing period

For the first time in several years, the July 2 date coming up will be meaningful for Orioles fans. That is the start of a new signing period for international amateur players that can be signed when they turn 16. After years of signing a few international players, the Orioles are now making a major commitment moving forward to tapping into talent in places like ... read more

Big inning leads Toronto to win and O’s to another series loss

The recent run of solid Orioles pitching that hit a brick wall in the middle innings last night hit the same wall tonight. Hit it real hard. And the elusive series win remains that. With the game tied 2-2, the Blue Jays scored seven runs on seven hits in the sixth inning on their way to a 12-3 win over the Orioles. It was the ... read more

O’s game blog: Ynoa set to pitch Toronto series finale

The Orioles can win a series for the first time since April 22-24 if they beat the Toronto Blue Jays tonight. The clubs have split the first two games of this series, with the O’s winning 4-2 Tuesday and Toronto 8-6 last night. Tonight’s game is set to start at approximately 7:35 p.m. after a brief rain shower hit Camden Yards before the original scheduled ... read more

Ruiz on the mental part of the game and his solid defense

As some of the young players on the Orioles are finding their way through this season, the mental part of the game can be a challenge. The physical demands are surely there too, and trying to hit 95 mph fastballs and tough breaking balls nightly is no picnic. But coping with the ups and downs of the season - both as individuals and as a ... read more

Once signed, how will first pro season play out for Rutschman?

The awards keep pouring in for Adley Rutschman, the Oregon State junior catcher drafted No. 1 overall by the Orioles in the First-Year Player Draft. PerfectGameUSA yesterday named Rutschman college baseball’s Player of the Year. That adds to similar honors earlier this week from Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball. More are expected. Earlier this week, Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias indicated ... read more

Blue Jays outlast Orioles 8-6 to even series

So much for the recent run of success for Orioles pitchers. After allowing 17 runs over the past six games, they allowed eight over a two-inning span tonight as they lost to Toronto. Blue Jays designated hitter Rowdy Tellez hit a grand slam to highlight a six-run fifth as Toronto beat the Orioles 8-6 to snap a five-game losing streak and move to 24-43. The ... read more