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World Series game blog: Mets host Royals with a chance to even series

After a 9-3 victory on Friday night, the New York Mets can even the World Series at two wins each with a victory tonight at Citi Field against the Kansas City Royals. After being held to five runs and 13 hits in the first two games, New York produced nine runs on 12 hits last night. David Wright went 2-for-5 with a homer and four

Should the Orioles take another chance on Nolan Reimold next year?

For a brief time in the 2014 season, outfielder Nolan Reimold was an ex-Oriole. The player the club drafted in the second round in 2005 out of Bowling Green played in 22 games for Toronto and seven for Arizona. But when the 2015 season began, he was an Oriole again. Signed by the O’s to a minor league deal in February, Reimold had a healthy

World Series game blog: Mets host Game 3 down 0-2 to Royals

The New York Mets are looking to do what they did in the 1986 World Series. They won it after losing the first two games to Boston. Tonight, the Mets host Game 3 of the World Series at Citi Field against Kansas City. The Royals hold a 2-0 series lead after winning the opener 5-4 in 14 innings and the second game by a 7-1

A look at the Kansas City offense and a Wieters contract prediction

Here is a quick question for you: Which team drew more walks this season, the Orioles or the Kansas City Royals? Surprise, surprise, but it was the Orioles. The Orioles were not great in this stat, finishing 13th in the American League with 418 walks, while Kansas City ranked last at 383. But those same Royals are averaging 5.77 runs per game in the postseason.

Prospect profile: Chris Lee made a nice first impression with the Orioles

It seemed like a pretty minor trade at the time. On May 18 of this past season, the Orioles acquired minor league left-hander Chris Lee from the Houston Astros. They gave up two international bonus slots to Houston. Lee, a tall, lanky southpaw with a good fastball that touches the mid-90s, had never pitched above low Single-A ball with Houston. But the Orioles sent him

World Series game blog: It’s deGrom against Cueto in Game 2

After an epic, five-hour-plus battle that went 14 innings last night, the Kansas City Royals host the New York Mets in Game 2 of the World Series tonight at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals won the opener 5-4 in 14 innings Tuesday night. Alex Gordon homered in the ninth off Mets closer Jeurys Familia to tie the game and Kansas City won on Eric Hosmer’s sac

Will the power return for J.J. Hardy?

In his first season as an Oriole in 2011, J.J. Hardy hit 30 homers. Over his first three seasons in Baltimore, he averaged 25.6 homers per year. In fact, from 2011-13, Hardy led all major league shortstops in both homers (77) and RBIs (224). But over the last two seasons, Hardy has 17 homers combined to rank 15th among all major league shortstops and has

World Series game blog: Royals host Mets in Game 1

The 111th World Series begins tonight as the Kansas City Royals (95-67) host the New York Mets (90-72). The Royals last won the World Series on this date in 1985 and the Mets last won on this date in 1986. So far in the postseason, the Royals have beaten Houston 3-2 and Toronto 4-2, while the Mets advanced over Los Angeles 3-2 and Chicago 4-0.

Chris Tillman talk: Why did he struggle in 2015?

Here is a good question: Why did Chris Tillman struggle so much during a 2015 season where he went 11-11 with an ERA of 4.99? Those that feel Tillman simply regressed to the mean must not have been watching from 2012-14. In those three years, Tillman went a combined 38-16 with an ERA of 3.42. In those years, he ranked tied for 11th in the

Another look at Matt Wieters and the possibility of a qualifying offer

While it seems a pretty safe bet that Chris Davis is going to cash in big with some team this winter and that Wei-Yin Chen may be in line for a three- or four-year deal (and maybe one longer than that), catcher Matt Wieters’ future is harder to predict. It starts with the Orioles and their decision whether or not to make him the qualifying

First offseason edition: “10 Questions for O’s Fans”

If you were a reader here last winter, you probably are familiar with what this is all about. In this edition of “10 Questions for O’s Fans,” I ask and seek your answers. Provide a short or long answer. Answer just one or two question or all 10. Please number your answers as that makes it a little easier to follow along. Now our first

A look at the least-talked-about player among O’s pending free agents

If you want to criticize Steve Pearce for his 2015 season, you will have to get in line behind at least one person - and that is Pearce himself. Pearce is a player quick to point the finger at himself if he doesn’t do well. When Pearce got off to a slow start last season, at one point he called himself “a one-man rally killer.”

Playoffs game blog: Toronto looks to win another elimination game in ALCS

The Kansas City Royals are one win from heading to the World Series for a second straight year. The Toronto Blue Jays are two wins from a 3-1 comeback in the American League Championship Series. The teams meet tonight at K.C.’s Kauffman Stadium with the Royals looking to end the series and Toronto, down 3-2 in games, looking to extend it to a seventh and

When it comes to the payroll, it is about dollars and sense

It is certainly reasonable to assume that a bigger payroll for a Major League Baseball team provides them a better chance to win. After all, you get what you pay for, right? For many years in the American League East, this held true. The big spending New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox controlled the division. They threw money at their problems and, in a

Notes on Vance Worley, Chris Davis and winter ball

When the Orioles claimed pitcher Vance Worley off waivers from the Pirates earlier this week, they added a right-hander to their 40-man roster that could prove to be a solid addition to their bullpen. He’s also a pitcher that has made 81 major league starts. If he heads north with the Orioles next April, my guess is he does so in a relief role. He

Dylan Bundy to pitch in Arizona Fall League

Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy is headed to the Arizona Fall League, MASNsports.com has learned. An Orioles club official would not comment on the move. Once ranked as high as the No. 2 prospect in the sport by Baseball America, Bundy has made strong and steady progress in recent weeks after dealing with shoulder soreness. The right-hander had Tommy John surgery in June 2013. Dr.

Playoffs game blog: Kansas City and the New York Mets need one win to advance

In search of their first World Series title since 1985, the Kansas City Royals are now one win away from a return to the Fall Classic. They take a 3-1 lead into Game 5 today of the American League Championship Series at Toronto’s Rogers Centre. Kansas City has been bashing the baseball and posted a 14-2 win yesterday over Toronto. The top three in their

A few stats, a few notes and a question

Today, I will be taking a look at some stats and information, and ending this blog with a question. Some of the stats are courtesy of the Orioles public relations staff, some from FanGraphs.com and some from the Melewski research bureau. * Since 2012, the Orioles lead the majors with 854 home runs. That is 62 homers ahead of the next closest team, the Toronto

Playoffs game blog: Toronto looks to get series even while Cubs look for first win

After scoring just three runs in losing the first two games of the American League Championship Series, the Toronto Blue Jays bats broke out last night. Because of that, the Blue Jays can even the ALCS at 2-2 today with a victory against Kansas City. Toronto won 11-8 last night as Ryan Goins, Troy Tulowitzki and Josh Donaldson homered. Toronto had 13 hits combined in

Will the search for a starting pitcher lead to the Orioles bullpen?

There is some logic behind the thinking that Zach Britton should return to the Orioles rotation. The reasoning goes that the Orioles may need a left-hander in the rotation if Wei-Yin Chen leaves via free agency. And a rotation that ranked next to last in ERA in the American League last year could use a boost and infusion of a talent like Britton. But should

Playoffs game blog: Kansas City can tie an Orioles LCS record tonight

When the Kansas City Royals play at Toronto tonight in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, they can tie an Orioles record with a victory. The O’s hold the LCS record of 10 straight wins. Kansas City has won nine in a row in the LCS after taking the first two games of the series with Toronto. The Royals win streak dates to

Are the Orioles between a rock and a hard place with Chris Davis?

How much pressure is on the Orioles to re-sign Chris Davis? Probably a lot. Some fans are stirred up that the Orioles won 15 fewer games last year, a season that began without two key free agents from the previous year in Nick Markakis and Nelson Cruz. There is a segment of the fan base that doesn’t want to see another key Oriole leave the

Playoffs game blog: Jake Arrieta on the mound as Cubs look to even series

So much for what happened in the regular season holding much meaning now. The Chicago Cubs went 7-0 against the New York Mets during the regular season. But the Mets took the opening game of the National League Championship Series last night and host Game 2 tonight at Citi Field. The Mets won Saturday night 4-2. Matt Harvey went 7 2/3 innings allowing four hits

Looking at Statcast stats and how some Orioles fared in the numbers

It is starting to become more prevalent in baseball. Some fans no doubt will love it and embrace it while others will say, “Enough already.” It is Statcast technology. It can now measure and tell us the exit speed of the ball off the bat. It can measure in miles per hour how fast a player runs and in route efficiency how efficient a fielder

Playoffs game blog: The Kansas City Royals are chasing an Orioles ALCS record

Any Orioles fans that are rooting against the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series now have another reason to root for a Royals loss this afternoon. Kansas City is chasing the Orioles in the record book. The Royals have won eight straight ALCS games dating to 1985. That is the second-longest win streak in Major League Baseball history. The Orioles hold the

The scoop on Schoop: A breakout 2015 season

Orioles second baseman Jonathan Schoop turned 24 yesterday. Is his future so bright that you need sunglasses to look at it? Johnny Baseball was likely the most improved player on the 2015 Orioles and he had the stat sheet to prove it: Schoop in 2014: .209 average, .244 OBP, .354 slugging, .598 OPS, 65 OPS+ Schoop in 2015: .279 average, .306 OBP, .482 slugging, .788

Playoffs game blog: Toronto and Kansas City begin series to decide AL championship

The two teams with the best records in the American League meet tonight in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series when Kansas City (95-67) hosts Toronto (93-69). Both teams produced stirring comebacks to advance to this series. The Blue Jays became only the third team to win a best-of-five series when losing the first two at home as they beat Texas. Kansas City

To flip your bat or not to flip your bat, that is the question (plus playoffs payroll talk)

Has anything in baseball gotten as much attention recently as Jose Bautista’s bat flip? Well, actually, yes: Chase Utley’s takeout slide/rolling block. But now no one is talking about that anymore. The Orioles have a long history with Bautista, who actually was once briefly an Oriole. He has angered Orioles fans and players several times. How can we forget Bautista and Adam Jones screaming at

Playoffs game blog: It’s deGrom against Greinke in NLDS Game 5

Three of the final four teams are set for the playoffs and the fourth will be determined tonight when the Los Angeles Dodgers host the New York Mets in the fifth and deciding game of the National League Division Series. Tonight’s winner will host the Chicago Cubs Saturday in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series. The Cubs announced that Jon Lester (11-12, 3.34

Wrapping up Orioles instructional league with Brian Graham

Another Orioles instructional league season has come to a close. From Sept. 22 through Tuesday, more than 50 O’s minor leaguers took part in workouts and games under the sun in Sarasota, Fla. Instructional league features mostly players who are early in their careers getting a lot of hands-on instruction to work on improving for the future. “Instructional league went great,” Orioles director of player

Playoffs game blog: Game 5s in both ALDS

One game to decide the series. Both American League Division Series have reached that point, and today we will see a pair of Game 5s to decide which two teams advance to the American League Championship Series. Toronto hosts Texas this afternoon with right-hander Marcus Stroman (4-0, 1.67 ERA) facing left-hander Cole Hamels (13-8, 3.65 ERA). The Blue Jays’ offense was held to seven runs

Jomar Reyes suffers hamate bone injury, Tanner Scott to pitch in AFL

Orioles 18-year-old infield prospect Jomar Reyes will have surgery tomorrow to repair a broken hamate bone in his left hand. He got hurt in the next-to-last game of the instructional league workouts in Florida. Ranked as the organization’s No. 10 prospect at the end of last year by Baseball America, the native of the Dominican Republic was signed to a $350,000 bonus in January 2014.

The 2015 playoffs: Plenty of young talent on display

So it looks like the kids are all right. It appears the future of baseball - in terms of the on-field talent - is in pretty good hands with some of the young talent we have seen in these playoffs. Here are just a few of the players and their current ages: 20 - Roberto Osuna (Blue Jays) 21 - Carlos Correa (Astros), Addison Russell

Playoffs game blog: Clayton Kershaw on mound as Dodgers face elimination

The Los Angeles Dodgers send their three-time Cy Young Award winner to the mound tonight as they try to avoid elimination against the New York Mets in the National League Division Series. The Mets won 13-7 last night as Curtis Granderson drove in five runs and Yoenis Cespedes went 3-for-5 with a three-run homer. The Mets went 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position as they

Some Orioles home run math

Even without Nelson Cruz and Nick Markakis, the 2015 Orioles outscored and outhomered the 2014 club. The final runs tally was 713 to 705 and the final homer tally was 217 to 211. If the O’s lost 40 homers from Cruz, 14 from Markakis and six from Steve Pearce, who went from 21 to 15, how in the heck did they hit more this year?

Playoffs game blog: A look at the O’s against the playoff field and tonight’s games

The Orioles finished the 2015 season with a .500 record, going 81-81. But they had a record of 26-37 (.413) against teams that made the 2015 playoffs. Here is the rundown: * 8-11 against Toronto * 10-9 against the New York Yankees * 3-4 against Kansas City * 1-6 against Texas * 3-4 against Houston * 1-3 against the New York Mets The Orioles did

O’s pitcher Mike Wright looks back on 2015 season and ahead to his future

For 25-year-old right-hander Mike Wright, the 2015 season was a mixed bag. He pitched well at Triple-A and made the major leagues for the first time. Those were positives. But after initial success with the Orioles, there were struggles. He has proven he can get outs at Triple-A. Now, as he looks ahead to 2016, Wright has to prove he can consistently do that at

Playoffs game blog: Keuchel back to the mound; Toronto faces elimination tonight

As the American League playoffs resume today, Toronto faces elimination in one Division Series series. In the other, Dallas Keuchel will try to pitch Houston into a series lead in the first Astros home playoff game since 2005. Kansas City plays at Houston this afternoon in Game 3 of that series, which is tied 1-1. Right-hander Edison Volquez (13-9, 3.55 ERA) faces Keuchel (20-8, 2.48

A look at the controversial play at second base last night and other playoff notes

It was a crazy play at second base in the seventh inning last night. When the Dodgers’ Chase Utley attempted to break up a double play, it led to an injury, a controversy, a critical out lost for the Mets and a confusing replay ruling. Utley barreled into Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada with runners on first and third and one out, with the Mets leading

Playoffs game blog: Mets and Cards look for 2-0 edge tonight in NLDS

Today is a travel day for the four teams in the American League Division Series, which resumes tomorrow. Texas leads Toronto 2-0 while the Houston-Kansas City series is tied 1-1. So far there has been a home-field disadvantage in the playoffs, as the home teams are 2-6. The St. Louis Cardinals host the Chicago Cubs later today in Game 2 of their National League Division

A look at O’s fans’ rooting interests now and a take on Matt Wieters

Have the playoffs been going the way Orioles fans hoped for so far? The teams that O’s fans seem to be rooting against are losing. The Yankees were eliminated by Houston in the American League wild card game. Then O’s fans have looked on as Texas has taken a 2-0 lead on the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Division Series.

Playoffs game blog: It’s Cubs against Cards, Dodgers against Mets as NLDS begin tonight

The opening games in the two National League Division Series are set for tonight. First, the St. Louis Cardinals (100-62) will host the Chicago Cubs (97-65), and then the Los Angeles Dodgers (92-70) host the New York Mets (90-72). The longtime rival Cubs and Cardinals are meeting in the postseason for the first time. During the regular season, St. Louis went 11-8 versus Chicago. Cubs

Branden Kline has Tommy John surgery (plus O’s re-sign six players)

Orioles right-handed pitching prospect Branden Kline had Tommy John surgery performed by Dr. James Andrews yesterday in Pensacola, Fla. Kline, who turned 24 on Sept. 29, went 3-3 with a 3.66 ERA in eight starts this year for Double-A Bowie, but did not pitch after May 20. In late May, he underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection to alleviate elbow discomfort and eventually resumed a throwing

A look at a few pitchers that could make it onto the O’s free agent radar

So the Orioles have said improving their pitching staff is their top priority for the 2016 season. But how will they be able to do that? Can the Orioles really afford to get in a bidding war for a David Price or Jordan Zimmermann level of talent in free agency? Maybe yes, maybe no. But I do think we will reach a point where, whether

Playoffs game blog: Kansas City hosts Houston in ALDS Game 1

Two relative newcomers on the postseason scene begin their best-of-five American League Division Series tonight when Kansas City (95-67) hosts Houston (86-76). The Astros beat the New York Yankees 3-0 in the wild card game on Tuesday to reach this ALDS. The Royals ended a 29-year playoffs drought last season when they made a run to the World Series. Houston is in the postseason for

A closer look at Chris Davis and whether the Orioles can re-sign him

Chris Davis is clearly the big fish in the Orioles’ pending free agent pond. But he’s not the only one, and whether they do re-sign him and for how much could impact other things that happen for the club this winter. The next few months seem critical for the Orioles. But let’s start with this basic question: What is the price tag for Davis? Well,

Playoffs game blog: Former Oriole Jake Arrieta takes the mound for the Cubs tonight

When the Orioles drafted right-hander Jake Arrieta in the fifth round in 2007 out of TCU, they envisioned that he would pitch one day big games for them. He’ll pitch one tonight, but for the Chicago Cubs. Chicago (97-65) plays at Pittsburgh (98-64) in the National League wild card game. The winner advances to face St. Louis (100-62) in the National League Division Series. Arrieta

For third straight year, an Oriole is majors’ home run leader (plus other notes)

Until the 2013 season, the Orioles had seen one of their players lead the majors in home runs just one time in team history. Frank Robinson topped them all with 49 homers when he won the Triple Crown in 1966. Now the Orioles have had the major league home run leader for three consecutive seasons: Chris Davis with 53 home runs in 2013, Nelson Cruz

Playoffs game blog: New York hosts Houston in AL wild card game

The Houston Astros are returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2005 and the New York Yankees for the first time since 2012. New York hosts Houston tonight at 8:08 p.m. in the American League wild card game. The winner advances to meet Kansas City (95-67) starting Thursday in the American League Division Series. Houston (86-76) played well at the end of the

Kevin Gausman looks back on his 2015 season and ahead to his future

Will 2016 be the year for Orioles pitcher Kevin Gausman? Will it finally be the year where he is a starter at the major league level for the entire season? He certainly hopes and expects that it will be. No more back and forth between the majors and minors, and no more work out of the bullpen. It appears that day is coming for Gausman.

Manager Buck Showalter on working with Dan Duquette, Chris Davis, pitchers and more

Maybe we could call it an exit media interview for the 2015 season for Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette and manager Buck Showalter. They took questions today from reporters for about 30 minutes at Camden Yards. It was time to wrap up another season, but mostly to take a look ahead to a very important offseason for the club. Check Roch

Dan Duquette on chance to re-sign Chris Davis, offseason priorities and more

Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette has been a guest of mine several times this season when I’ve hosted “Orioles Baseball Tonight” each Sunday on the O’s flagship radio station 105.7 The Fan FM in Baltimore. Our last interview for this season on the show came Sunday. During that interview on 105.7 The Fan, Duquette said that he believes the Orioles can

Chris Davis: “It was a pretty special day” (plus Matt Wieters, Chris Tillman quotes)

Chris Davis got a lot of cheers at Camden Yards today. Cheers for his big season at the plate. Cheers for hitting two more homers. And then cheers after his postgame MASN interview by fans unsure if they’ll ever see him in an Orioles uniform again. “It was pretty awesome,” Davis said of the fan reaction. “I appreciate their support. They have supported me in

Davis hits Nos. 46 and 47; Parra, Wieters drive in two in win over New York

Was is just coincidence or were some of the Orioles trying to remind the organization of what they will be missing if they leave? In a 9-4 win over the Yankees, pending free agents Chris Davis, Matt Wieters and Gerardo Parra combined to drive in eight of the runs. Davis homered twice and drove in four. The win lifts the Orioles’ final record to the

O’s game blog: Machado’s take on Davis, today’s pitchers and more

O’s third baseman Manny Machado is the latest Oriole to campaign for the team to re-sign pending free agent first baseman Chris Davis. He expressed those sentiments earlier today in the Orioles clubhouse. “When you have a guy hitting 40-something home runs and driving in 120, you want to see him back. We need him back,” Machado said. “From the season we had, going from

A look at what is at stake today and other Orioles notes

This season is not ending in a postseason berth for the Orioles and they cannot even have a winning season. But a four-game win streak has put them in position to accomplish a few things at Camden Yards today. If the Orioles win they will: * Finish at .500 at 81-81 and record a fourth consecutive non-losing season. * Clinch sole possession of third place

Ubaldo Jimenez on his season, T.J. McFarland on the win

He did not get a decision tonight but his team got the win as Ubaldo Jimenez went six innings, allowing five hits and three runs in the Orioles’ 4-3 Game 2 victory over New York to sweep a doubleheader. JImenez finished the year going 12-10 with a 4.11 ERA in 32 starts over 184 innings. How does he feel about his 2015 season? “It was

Machado homers for fourth straight game as O’s top New York 4-3

Manny Machado homered for the fourth game in a row and the Orioles pushed across a run against Dellin Betances in the last of the eighth tonight to beat New York 4-3 at a chilly Camden Yards. The Orioles swept the day-night doubleheader, won their fourth in a row and improved to 80-81. A win in Sunday’s season finale would give them a .500 record,

O’s game blog: Jimenez faces Severino as Orioles go for sweep

Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez (12-10, 4.10 ERA) takes the mound tonight in Game 2 of this split-admission doubleheader. He is making his 32nd start and faces New York’s 21-year-old right-hander Luis Severino (5-3, 2.77 ERA). Jimenez has given up just three runs in 13 innings his past two starts. In five September starts, he went 3-1 with a 2.93 ERA. He had gone 2-6 with

Wei-Yin Chen, Manny Machado and Gerardo Parra comment after O’s Game 1 win

If left-hander Wei-Yin Chen pitched his last game as an Oriole today, he left on a high note. Most of his postgame interview today with reporters and interpreter Louis Chao was about Chen’s four years in Baltimore, and if there will be a fifth season. He is a pending free agent. We heard from Chen, Manny Machado and Gerardo Parra after the Orioles’ 9-2 win

Chen wins his season finale; Machado, Parra each drive in three in victory

In what may be his last appearance as an Oriole, Wei-Yin Chen pitched a strong game. Manny Machado meanwhile continued to remind us of his bright future. Machado homered and drove in three runs, Gerardo Parra added three RBIs and Chen gave up two runs over six-plus innings as the Orioles beat New York 9-2 in Game 1 of a split doubleheader. In winning their

Darren O’Day said Orioles have shown interest in re-signing him

He didn’t characterize it as actual contract negotiations, but Orioles reliever Darren O’Day said in the clubhouse this morning that he wants to remain an Oriole and the team has expressed that same interest. “Just kind of feelers to see where my interest is. To see if I’m interested in coming back. Yes I am, so, that is where we’re at really,” O’Day, a pending

O’s game blog: Wei-Yin Chen faces Ivan Nova in Game 1

There are a few things to play for in the remaining three games of the season for the Orioles. For one, they could still avoid a losing season, but they would have to beat the Yankees three times over the next two days to finish 81-81. Also, if the Orioles were to sweep this three-game series, they would win the season series two straight years

Some stats on the O’s against New York and more from Chris Davis

The Orioles host the Yankees twice today, weather-permitting, in a split doubleheader at 12:05 and 7:05 p.m. The Orioles could finish at .500 at 81-81 if they get in all three games over the next two days and win all three. The Orioles won the last two games of their series with Toronto, scoring 19 runs on 30 hits in that four-game series after scoring

Chris Davis on his MVO award, pending free agency and uncertain future

In an interview where he discussed winning his Most Valuable Oriole award this afternoon, Chris Davis also talked at length about his uncertain future. A pending free agent, Davis reiterated how much he has loved being an Oriole and loves the city. Davis remains very open to re-signing with the Orioles, but he said to this point, no contract talks have taken place. He called

Caleb Joseph: “I’ll be the first one to hope that Matt signs back here”

With Matt Wieters potentially playing his last few games as an Oriole - he is a pending free agent - what might the catching position look like for the Orioles next year? Caleb Joseph has certainly done a solid job behind the plate. At the plate, he is batting .237 with 11 homers and 49 RBIs in 317 at-bats. His slugging percentage and OPS have

Manny Machado on his 20/20 season, Jonathan Schoop on his hand injury

Orioles third baseman Manny Machado hit two homers and stole two bases today in the O’s 6-4 win over Toronto. The stolen bases were his 19th and 20th on the year and he became the fifth Oriole to have 20 homers and steals, and the second to eclipse 30 homers and 20 steals. “It’s an honor,” Machado said. “Something I’ve worked hard for. First off

O’s overcome delay and Blue Jays, top Toronto 6-4

A rain delay of 3 hours, 25 minutes could not stop the Orioles today. Manny Machado hit homers before and after the delay and went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases as the Orioles beat Toronto 6-4. When Zach Britton got the game’s last out for his 35th save, it was nearly seven hours after it started. The game began at 12:10 p.m., but went into

O’s game blog: Mancini, Drake and Givens take top honors, plus Machado on playing 162

The Orioles announced that first baseman Trey Mancini is their minor league Player of the Year and that Oliver Drake and Mychal Givens are co-Pitchers of the Year today. The Orioles also announced that Double-A Bowie outfielder Glynn Davis has been named this year’s recipient of the Elrod Hendricks Minor League Community Service Award. Triple-A Norfolk manager Ron Johnson has been named the winner of

A look at the candidates for the top Orioles minor league awards

In the next day or two, we will find out who will be this year’s winners of two major Orioles minor league awards. In a pregame ceremony Friday night, the Orioles will present the Brooks Robinson Award to their minor league Player of the Year and the Jim Palmer Award to the Pitcher of the Year. First baseman Trey Mancini is the heavy favorite to

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