The bullpen, Alberto at leadoff and Mountcastle at first base

Orioles manager Brandon Hyde can envision how he’d like to line up his bullpen, though some of the names could change. How he’d want an innings eater or two in long relief, a couple of left-handers and sturdy bridges to closer Mychal Givens, who in an ideal setting would be saved for the last inning. The games and certain individuals won’t allow it to come ... read more

Orioles mishandle late lead and lose 10-7 (with quotes)

The fundamentals that Orioles manager Brandon Hyde demands of his team, no matter how far away it sits from contention, disappeared tonight along with a late-inning lead. And the outcome was predictable. The Yankees scored four runs in the ninth while taking advantage of poor throws and a missed pop up and produced a 10-7 win over the Orioles before an announced crowd of 16,457 ... read more

Notes on Lucas, Karns, Trumbo, Villar and more (O’s up 7-6)

The Orioles needed a fresh bullpen arm tonight to begin a four-game series against the Yankees and they brought Josh Lucas to the majors for the second time this season. His contract has been selected again from Triple-A Norfolk and he’s available to pitch in relief. Lucas has made only four appearances with the Tides since the Orioles designated him for assignment on April 22. ... read more

Orioles select Lucas’ contract (plus O’s lineup and notes)

The Orioles have replaced Yefry Ramirez with Josh Lucas in their latest attempt to find a fresh and productive bullpen arm. Lucas had his contract selected this afternoon from Triple-A Norfolk, with pitcher Nate Karns moving to the 60-day injured list to free up room on the 40-man roster. Lucas made three appearances with the Orioles before they designated him for assignment and outrighted him. ... read more

Orioles return home needing improved play and roster replacement

The Orioles concluded a road trip yesterday that didn’t cooperate in any fashion. The weather worked against them. The opponents worked against them. Pitching, hitting and defense broke down at various stages, leading to five losses in the six games and a 15-31 record heading into a four-game series against the Yankees that begins tonight at Camden Yards. The Yankees swept a doubleheader Wednesday that ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Indians

The Orioles close out their four-game series today against the Indians, and their road trip, with Hanser Alberto at second base and Jonathan Villar playing shortstop. Renato Núñez is the designated hitter while Trey Mancini goes back to right field. Stevie Wilkerson continues to play center field and bat fifth. Austin Wynns is catching Yefry Ramirez. Indians right-hander Shane Bieber is 2-2 with a 3.81 ... read more

Ramirez chosen to make today’s start

The Orioles flirted with the idea of switching to a six-man rotation earlier in the year and now they’re doing it - for one game. The doubleheader in New York forced manager Brandon Hyde to find another starter today in Cleveland instead of using someone on short rest and he’s chosen right-hander Yefry Ramirez. The alternative would have been an opener or recalling a starter ... read more

Orioles lineup vs. Indians (updated)

Joey Rickard is in right field today and Trey Mancini is the designated hitter as the Orioles try to build on last night’s 5-1 win over the Indians. Chris Davis continues to bat cleanup, with Stevie Wilkerson behind him. Richie Martin is the shortstop and Pedro Severino is catching. John Means is making his seventh start and 11th appearance. He’s 5-3 with a 2.33 ERA ... read more