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Opposite dugout: Powerful Yankees have struggled against Orioles

Manager: Aaron Boone (1st season) Record: 67-37 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: 3B Miguel Andújar (.293 with 12 HR, 43 RBIs), SS Gleyber Torres (.286/.335/.534 with 26 HR, 61 RBIs), DH Giancarlo Stanton (242 HR, 64 RBIs), RHP Masahiro Tanaka (8-2, 4.09 ERA), LHP Aroldis Chapman (1.93 ERA, 28 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 5-5 Pitching probables: July 31: RHP Yefry Ramírez (1-3)

Andrew Stetka: First steps show O’s are committed to rebuilding

As the final hours tick down toward the non-waiver trade deadline, the Orioles are in a position they’ve been unfamiliar with in recent years. It’s a full rebuild in Baltimore. From the top on down, the “r-word” has been thrown out frequently in recent weeks. It started with the trade of Manny Machado to the Dodgers. It continued when Zach Britton was dealt to the

Zach Wilt: Next O’s playoff team will look markedly different from the last

Change is inevitable, but knowing that fact doesn’t make dealing with change any easier. Over the last week, Orioles fans have witnessed two cornerstone players get moved to different contenders, while prospects come to Baltimore in hopes of building the franchise’s next successful team. Manny Machado and Zach Britton contributed a lot to the success and turnaround of the club and played an integral part

Opposite Dugout: Rays dealing assets with the trade deadline nearing

Manager: Kevin Cash (4th season) Record: 52-50 Last 10 games: 4-6 Who to watch: 1B C.J. Cron (20 HR, 51 RBIs), 2B Daniel Robertson (9 HR, 31 RBIs), RF Carlos Gomez (8 HR, 23 RBsI), Mallex Smith (.284, 17 SB), Matt Duffy (.305), RHP Sergio Romo (12 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 5-4 Pitching probables: July 26: RHP Alex Cobb (2-13) vs. RHP Hunter

Hunter Harvey teams with Best Buddies Maryland as celebrity ambassador

Best Buddies Maryland has announced that it has named Hunter Harvey as a Maryland celebrity ambassador. Harvey was the first-round pick of the Orioles in the June 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Harvey is currently rehabbing from a shoulder injury and with the Double-A Bowie Baysox. Harvey recently filmed a public service announcement with Best Buddies Maryland and plans are underway for more engagement. He is

Josh Michael: Early returns on Grayson Rodriguez have been favorable

I will be the first to admit, my time as an Orioles fan has made me pretty pessimistic when it comes to first-round picks being high school pitchers. Do not get me wrong, I like this year’s first-round selection of right-hander Grayson Rodriguez, and thus far he has been incredibly impressive. Rodriguez, 18, was the O’s first round-pick (11th overall) this year out of Central

Slammin’ into the second half of the season with Maryland Lottery’s Home Run Riches Second-Chance Contest

Baseball is back for the second half of the Orioles’ 2018 season following the All-Star break and so is the opportunity for fans to become the next Maryland Lottery Contestant of the Game! The Maryland Lottery awarded a total of $100,500 for the 111 home runs scored by the Orioles during the first half of the 2018 season. With one more drawing this season, there’s

Andrew Stetka: Where does Jonathan Schoop fit into O’s rebuild?

With Manny Machado now off to Los Angeles, the Orioles are in an official rebuild. It’s a word that’s been touchy for some, but now it’s being used by executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette. Wheels are spinning and plans are being made, whether Duquette is around to see it through beyond this season or not. In a conference call following the Machado

Opposite dugout: Red Sox rolling toward AL East crown

Manager: Alex Cora (1st season) Record: 70-31 Last 10 games: 8-2 Who to watch: DH J.D. Martinez (29 HR, 80 RBIs), SS Xander Bogaerts (64 RBIs), LF Andrew Benintendi (.303, 59 RBIs), RF Mookie Betts (.352/.441/.670), LHP David Price (4.17 ERA), RHP Craig Kimbrel (31 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 9-1 Pitching probables: July 23: RHP Rick Porcello (11-4) vs. RHP Kevin Gausman (4-7), 7:05

Orioles plan events to recognize July 26 anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act

July 26 is the 28th anniversary of the signing of the Americans With Disabilities Act, and the Orioles will recognize ADA Day with a variety of events before and during their game against the Rays at Oriole Park. The ADA, which was signed into law on July 26, 1990, is a civil rights measure that protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination in all areas of

Opposite dugout: Light-hitting Blue Jays now without their center fielder

Manager: John Gibbons (11th season) Record: 43-52 Last 10 games: 3-7 Who to watch: 1B Justin Smoak (16 HR, 52 RBIs), 3B Yangervis Solarte (16 HR, 48 RBIs), LF Teoscar Hernández (15 HR), LHP J.A. Happ (4.29 ERA, 121 Ks), RHP Ryan Tepera (6 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 6-1 Pitching probables: July 20: RHP Dylan Bundy (6-9) vs. RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-3), 7:07 p.m.,

Opposite dugout: Rangers out of contention, pondering a selloff

Manager: Jeff Banister (4th season) Record: 40-54 Last 10 games: 2-8 Who to watch: DH Shin-soo Choo (.290 with 17 HR, 42 RBIs), RF Nomar Mazara (15 HR, 57 RBIs), 3B Adrían Beltré (.270), 1B Joey Gallo (21 HR, 50 RBIs), LHP Cole Hamels (4-8, 4.28 ERA), RHP Keone Kela (3.38 ERA, 22 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: First meeting (1-6 in 2017) Pitching probables:

Zach Wilt: It’s time for All-Star Game to return to Camden Yards

Yesterday on Twitter, the Orioles shared one of my favorite moments from Camden Yards history. It’s hard to believe, but 25 years ago Ken Griffey Jr. hit the Warehouse during the Home Run Derby in Baltimore. It’s one of my favorite moments in the ballpark’s history and one that hasn’t been duplicated all these years later. Griffey’s shot traveled 465 feet into right field perfectly

Visit from men in blue brightens day for young Hopkins cancer patients

Young cancer patients at Baltimore’s John’s Hopkins Childrens Center got some special visitors earlier this week when a quartet of major league umpires stopped by to brighten the kids’ days. Umpires Jim Reynolds, Chris Guccione, John Tumpane and Shane Livensparger ditched their ball-and-strike counters and masks to spend time with the children as part of Umps Care Charities BLUE for Kids program. Umps Care Charities

Renee Blair promoting new single at Oriole Park

Up-and-coming country artist Renee Blair is coming to Oriole Park, and she’s bringing a new single with her! The Orioles’ Friday Fireworks & Music at America’s Ballpark series continues on July 13 with a special performance by Blair, an independent country recording artist from Nashville. In 2016, Blair signed a publishing and production deal with Nashville-based company SMACKSongs and has now been busy writing Continue reading ....

Opposite dugout: Day-tripping Phillies travel down I-95 for makeup against O’s

Manager: Gabe Kapler (1st season) Record: 51-40 Last 10 games: 7-3 Who to watch: CF Odúbel Herrera (16 HR, 52 RBIs), 1B Carlos Santana (14 HR, 51 RBIs), LF Rhys Hoskins (14 HR, 56 RBIs), 3B Maikel Franco (.274), RHP Seranthony Domínguez (8 SV) Season series vs. Orioles: 3-0 Pitching probables: 7-3 July 12: RHP Nick Pivetta (5-7) vs. RHP Kevin Gausman (4-6), 6:05 p.m.,

Josh Michael: Ryan McKenna is hitting his stride at Double-A Bowie

No Orioles minor league player has risen more this season in terms of general O’s fans knowing about him than outfielder Ryan McKenna. His performance this year has skyrocketed him into the limelight and he is hitting his stride at the plate with the Double-A Bowie Baysox in July. McKenna, 21, was drafted by the Orioles in the fourth round of the 2015 First-Year Player

Casey Cares Foundation hosting ninth annual 5K Run/Walk at Oriole Park

You might not play for the Orioles, but you can still lace up your running shoes and take the field at Oriole Park this Saturday, July 9. Casey Cares and the Orioles are hosting the ninth annual Annual 5K Run/Walk, which benefits Casey Cares! Proceeds from the race go toward supporting programs for families with critically ill children. The 3.1-mile run/walk begins and ends at

Andrew Stetka: A farfetched solution to deal with tanking teams

The Orioles are in the midst of an historically bad season, that much is clear. They are likely going to challenge the 1988 team for the worst record in franchise history. That squad finished 54-107 for a .335 win percentage after starting the season with an major league-record 0-21 mark. Neither this year’s team or the 1988 squad were tanking, but that word has come

Opposite dugout: Yankees get four games in three days to press pennant chase

Manager: Aaron Boone (1st season) Record: 58-29 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: DH Giancarlo Stanton (21 HR, 51 RBIs), SS Didi Gregorius (10 SB), 3B Miguel Andújar (25 doubles), RF Aaron Judge (.280 with 25 HR, 58 RBIs), RHP Masahiro Tanaka (7-2, 1.087 WHIP), LHP Aroldis Chapman (24 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 3-3 Pitching probables: July 9 (Game 1): RHP Luis Cessa

Zach Wilt: O’s last blockbuster set franchise up for next decade

On every Orioles road trip this season, I wonder if Manny Machado will return home with the rest of the club. Was Sunday’s 8-2 victory over the Angels the last time Machado played in front of the home crowd at Camden Yards as an Oriole or will we see him suit up again on Monday against the Yankees? We’ll see what happens over the next

Opposite dugout: Twins’ playoff chances look remote

Manager: Paul Molitor (4th season) Record: 35-48 Last 10 games: 2-8 Who to watch: LF Eddie Rosario (.308 with 18 HR, 52 RBIs), SS Eduardo Escobar (50 RBIs, 34 doubles), 2B Brian Dozier (34 RBIs), RF Max Kepler (29 RBIs) RHP Kyle Gibson (3.48 ERA), RHP Fernando Rodney (17 saves) Season series vs. Orioles: 2-1 Pitching probables: July 5: RHP Andrew Cashner (2-8) vs. RHP

Josh Michael: Why not spend July 4 watching Baysox or Shorebirds?

A very happy Independence Day to everyone out there as we celebrate this great country that we live in! If you do not already have plans for this evening and want to see some fantastic fireworks and great baseball, there are two Orioles minor league affiliates that have you covered. While the Triple-A Norfolk Tides, high Single-A Frederick Keys and short-season Single-A Aberdeen IronBirds are

Opposite dugout: Surprising Phillies remain in contention in NL East

Manager: Gabe Kapler (1st season) Record: 45-37 Last 10 games: 6-4 Who to watch: CF Odúbel Herrera (.283 with 14 HR, 47 RBIs), LF Rhys Hoskins (14 HR, 51 RBIs), 1B Carlos Santana (14 HR, 48 RBIs), 3B Maikel Franco (10 HR, 38 RBIs), RHP Zach Eflin (6-2, 3.02 ERA), RHP Aaron Nola (10-2, 2.48 ERA), RHP Seranthony Dominguez (7 saves, 1.98 ERA) Season series

Andrew Stetka: Reaching a career crossroads, Jones’ legacy is secure

It feels like a yearly rite of passage for me at this point. Writing something about my admiration for Adam Jones has become commonplace. I guess in a way, I’m making fun of myself a bit for being so obsessed with the captain of the Orioles. But who can blame me at this point? He’s been a transcendental figure on and off the field for

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