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  • Orioles tie MLB record for homers in June

    The Score "The Baltimore Orioles continue to slug their way atop the standings - and into the all-time record books. Mark Trumbo added to his major-league leading home run total with his 23rd blast of the season Wednesday, a deep two-run shot in the fourth off Padres lefty Christian Friedrich that gave..." June 30

  • Orioles belt three homers to power past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Baltimore Orioles turned San Diego into Muscle Beach on Tuesday night. The Orioles hit three home runs to power past the San Diego Padres, 11-7. Baltimore won its sixth straight by flexing its biceps and leaning on the solid pitching of Ubaldo Jimenez. Adam..." June 29

  • Caleb Joseph set to join Orioles Thursday in Seattle; Vance Worley also ready for return

    Baltimore Sun "rioles catcher Caleb Joseph said after his second game behind the plate on a rehab assignment at High-A Frederick that he’d catch one more game for the Keys before joining the Orioles for activation Thursday in Seattle. “Hopefully if everything goes well, I think we’ll get on a plane and head..." June 29

  • Gallardo, Trumbo power Orioles past Padres

    The Sports Xchange "SAN DIEGO -- The Baltimore Orioles set the bar high for the All-Star Game lineups coming to Petco Park two weeks from Wednesday. Baltimore's offense continues to shred opposing pitching, with the San Diego Padres' staff absorbing a haymaker in the Orioles' 12-6 win, their seventh..." June 29

  • New bill aims to make minor leaguers exempt from OT pay

    The Comeback "Congress has introduced a bill which aims to make life a lot tougher for Minor League Baseball players. The Save America’s Pastime Act would amend the Fair Labor Standard Act to make MiLB players not subject to laws that protect hourly-rated employees. Basically, they don’t want Minor League..." June 29

  • Davis' grand slam helps Orioles sweep Rays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles truly were too powerful for the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday -- and all weekend long. Chris Davis hit a first-inning grand slam, and Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo both homered later as the Baltimore Orioles wrapped up a four-game sweep of Tampa Bay with a..." June 26

  • Davis, Wieters lead Orioles to sweep of Rays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles did not use their power while winning the first game of Saturday's doubleheader with Tampa Bay. Maybe they were saving it for the nightcap. Chris Davis homered and later singled in the go-ahead run, and Matt Wieters banged out two homers as the Baltimore..." June 25

  • Machado returns to help Orioles keep Rays down

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles celebrated the return of Manny Machado to their lineup Friday with the kind of comeback victory that's becoming a bit of a trademark for them this season. Chris Davis hit a go-ahead, two-run single and Adam Jones and Machado homered as Baltimore stretched..." June 24

  • Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Las Vegas to one day have a MLB team

    Hardball Talk "The NHL will soon bring an expansion team in Las Vegas, while the NFL and NBA have continued interest in the city. Major League Baseball is no different. Commissioner Rob Manfred said he “would not disqualify” Vegas one day having a major league team. In the past, Major League Baseball has been..." June 23

  • Orioles interested in Pirates starter Francisco Liriano

    Camden Chat "Baseball’s trade deadline is over a month away, which doesn’t mean that the Orioles aren’t out there looking to make an early move if they can find the right one. MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported on Wednesday afternoon that the Orioles are interested in Pirates starter Francisco Liriano. Some..." June 23

  • Padres rally to beat Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The San Diego Padres have hit well throughout the month of June, and they did so once again Tuesday night to earn their third straight victory. Matt Kemp finished with four hits, and Derek Norris homered and drew a key bases-loaded walk as the San Diego Padres banged out 15 hits..." June 22

  • Trumbo, Flaherty homer as Orioles top Padres

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles found plenty of offense Wednesday night, but it was the pitching of struggling starter Ubaldo Jimenez which might have helped them the most as they ended a two-game losing streak. Mark Trumbo and Ryan Flaherty both homered, and Jimenez threw six strong..." June 22

  • Pieces Yankees should trade to build for Bryce Harper, Machado

    New York Post "The Yankees need a LeBron. That is just a start. To get their LeBron James, they need to get younger and more talented quickly so that when the star-studded free-agent class after the 2018 season is available, they can pounce. Bryce Harper, who is only 23, and Manny Machado, who is 23 as..." June 21

  • The AL has a big problem to solve for its All-Star Game roster

    Fox Sports "Week 11 of the MLB season is complete and Pete Rose is still The Hit King. Let's go Whip ... Less is more for C-Mart Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is maturing and he is doing it at just 24 years old. In 2014, Martinez had the second-highest average fastball velocity among all..." June 20

  • Tillman keeps rolling as Orioles outslug Blue Jays

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Baltimore ace Chris Tillman put in another workmanlike performance. From there, the Orioles' bats took care of the rest. Tillman picked up his ninth consecutive win and Matt Wieters belted a homer among his career-high-tying four hits as the Orioles cruised past the Toronto..." June 19

  • Orioles' Manny Machado drops appeal, will begin four-game suspension Sunday

    Baltimore Sun "Orioles third baseman Manny Machado announced Saturday that he dropped the appeal of his four-game suspension for charging the mound after being hit by a 99-mph fastball in the back by Kansas city Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura on June 7. The appeal hearing was scheduled for Tuesday. Machado..." June 19

  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy expects to be activated from DL on Saturday

    Baltimore Sun "After Friday's game, Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy said he expects to return from the disabled list Saturday. “I felt really good today. I played those last three days at Bowie, and each day was better than the previous,” Hardy said. “I'm excited about that improvement, and today was really..." June 18

  • Orioles' Manny Machado enters equation of who’s best

    USA Today "The conversation about the best player in baseball seems to begin and end with Mike Trout and Bryce Harper. A case can be made for either player. Trout, the Los Angeles Angels center fielder, has won one American League MVP award and finished second in the voting three other times despite..." June 18

  • Orioles' Wilson shuts down Red Sox

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Buck Showalter predicted a turnaround and good things for struggling rough right-hander Tyler Wilson before Thursday night's rubber match of Baltimore's three-game early battle for first place in the American League East. He was right. "I say that about every pitcher. I do,"..." June 16

  • Setting odds for Ryan Braun's possible landing spots

    The Comeback "Two years ago, the idea of the Milwaukee Brewers trading Ryan Braun was ludicrous. Hell, even a year ago, trading Braun seemed like a pipe dream for Milwaukee, even as they started unloading every player with any positive value. That was mainly due to his declining production and unwieldy..." June 16

  • Wright stuff leads Red Sox past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- If you had knuckleballer Steven Wright leading the Boston Red Sox in victories on June 15, stand up and take a bow. Sit down. You're lying. Wright, who made the Red Sox rotation out of spring training only because of an injury to Eduardo Rodriguez, won his fifth straight..." June 15

  • Ranking the 30 teams from least likely to most likely to acquire Jose Reyes

    CBS Sports "Earlier on Wednesday, the Rockies officially cut ties with shortstop Jose Reyes by designating him for assignment. The team now has 10 days to trade, release, or waive him. Reyes has finished serving his 51-game suspension under the league's domestic violence policy, but with rookie Trevor..." June 15

  • Are You Ready For Unbearable Trade Rumor Season?

    Deadspin "Listen, can you hear it? A faint whisper grows louder. “The Cubbies could use another bat on the bench.” it says. “Why not trade for Andrew McCutchen?” That’s right, my friends, it is almost Unbearable Trade Rumor season, the time of year when baseball fans, radio callers, and hometown..." June 15

  • Ranking All 30 MLB Farm Systems, Post 2016 MLB Draft

    Bleacher Report "The 2016 MLB draft is in the books, with 1,216 players selected over the course of the 40-round, three-day event. With no clear-cut No. 1 talent in this year's class, the first round was as unpredictable as any in recent memory and a number of highly regarded prospects wound up slipping below..." June 15

  • The Orioles are paying a price for trying to save money on Miguel Gonzalez

    Camden Chat "The Orioles starting rotation is a unit loaded up with problems. It wasn’t supposed to be this way, but the struggles of Ubaldo Jimenez and the injury to Yovani Gallardo have exposed the lack of depth in the Orioles system for MLB-ready starting pitching. Things didn’t have to be this way,..." June 14

  • The Orioles can outslug the Red Sox, but can they beat them to the trading deadline?

    Boston "It seemed that Mookie Betts might take a fantastical aim at Major League Baseball’s single-season home run record just two weeks ago. If the Red Sox right fielder kept up the same pace he set in Baltimore, swatting five over every two games, he’d probably have somewhere around 275 home runs by..." June 14

  • Jays edge O's to take series

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Jason Grilli said he owes Ezequiel Carrera a steak dinner. Carrera jumped at the fence in right field to catch a drive by Pedro Alvarez with the bases loaded on Sunday. It went for a sacrifice fly but it was not quite enough for the Baltimore Orioles. When Grilli..." June 12

  • Orioles’ Wright on Encarnacion: ‘I think we give him too much credit’

    Sportsnet "Toronto Blue Jays slugger Edwin Encarnacion has enjoyed a strong series against the Baltimore Orioles this weekend and it appears to have rubbed some in the visitors clubhouse at Rogers Centre the wrong way. “He’s really good but he’s also got holes,” Orioles starter Mike Wright told Eduardo A...." June 12

  • Encarnacion's two homers lift Jays

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion is heating up at the plate and no one enjoyed it more Saturday afternoon than J.A. Happ. "It's fun to watch when he gets in that zone where he doesn't miss pitches," the Toronto Blue Jays left-hander said. "And it certainly helps us a bunch, it starts rubbing off..." June 11

  • Encarnacion homers in 10th to lift Blue Jays past Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion ended an 0-for-19 drought in the most emphatic way Friday night. He lined a 3-2 pitch from Brad Brach to right field for his 13th homer of the season to lead off the bottom of the 10th inning and give the Toronto Blue Jays a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore..." June 10

  • ‘Machado, he had it coming’ says Royals broadcaster

    Washington Post "After the Royals and Orioles brawled earlier this week, popular opinion seemed to pin most of the blame on Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura, and not on Baltimore’s Manny Machado. “What in the world should the Royals do with Yordano Ventura?” Fox Sports’s Ken Rosenthal asked. “There is a reason why..." June 10

  • Baltimore Orioles draft right-hander Cody Sedlock at No. 27

    The Champaign Room "Last year it was Tyler Jay. Now it's Cody Sedlock. For the first time in school history, Illini baseball players have been selected in the first round of the MLB draft in consecutive years. It's just the school's third-ever first round selection. Perhaps even more impressive than that anecdote is..." June 10

  • Orioles top Blue Jays for fifth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- Whatever it takes, the Baltimore Orioles have been able to deliver it recently. The O's took over the major league lead with two home runs Thursday, including one by Chris Davis to tie the game in the seventh inning. Then all it took in the ninth was a sacrifice fly to push..." June 09

  • Machado suspended four games for role in brawl with Royals

    Sportsnet "Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado has been suspended four games and fined $2,500 for charging the mound and throwing a punch after he was hit by a pitch from the Kansas City Royals‘ Yordano Ventura, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale." June 09

  • 2016 MLB Draft: How to watch, stream, and everything else you need to know in one place

    MLB Daily Dish "There is no greater thrill in sports than sitting quietly while a man in a suit slowly reads off a list of names over the course of several days. Fortunately for baseball fans, that time of the year has once again arrived. It will be MLB commissioner Rob Manfred in his second year at the podium..." June 09

  • Orioles have questions to answer regarding the future of their starting rotation

    Camden Chat "It's very difficult to win baseball games without starting pitching. If there's been a more obvious and simplified statement in the game of baseball, I'd certainly like to hear it. Ultimately, it's a very basic premise: pitch well, win games. For the Orioles, that presumption has been equal..." June 08

  • Tillman, Orioles hand Royals seventh straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Orioles could not come up with much offense versus Kansas City. However, the way Chris Tillman pitched, Baltimore did not need a lot. Ryan Flaherty hit a key two-run double and Tillman threw 7 1/3 shutout innings as the Baltimore Orioles handed the Kansas City Royals their..." June 08

  • Manny Machado offered free crabs for life for charging mound

    Larry Brown Sports "Manny Machado will face a lengthy suspension for charging the mound and taking a swing at Yordano Ventura on Tuesday night, but if he’s a fan of crab cakes, he’ll probably get over it quickly. That’s because Jimmy’s Famous Seafood in Baltimore offered Machado free crab cakes, steamed crabs, and..." June 08

  • Adam Jones says he'll pay Manny Machado's fine for fighting Yordano Ventura

    Fox Sports "Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura has a history of igniting brawls, so it was a surprise to nobody when he hit young Orioles star Manny Machado with a 99-mph fastball on Tuesday evening, which led to Machado charging the mound. Ventura had brushed Machado back with some high-90s..." June 08

  • Yordano Ventura, Manny Machado ejected after HBP, punch cause benches to clear

    ESPN "Orioles shortstop Manny Machado and Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura were both ejected Tuesday night following a bench-clearing melee that was precipitated by Ventura throwing at Machado. With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Orioles leading 5-1, Ventura's first pitch to Machado..." June 08

  • Orioles blow out Royals in brawl-marred affair

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles showed the Kansas City Royals plenty of punch in different ways Tuesday night. Mark Trumbo, Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Ryan Flaherty all homered as the Baltimore Orioles handed the Kansas City Royals their sixth consecutive loss, 9-1, in a game that..." June 07

  • Study says pitch clocks in MLB could increase risk of injury to pitchers

    Toronto Star "If Major League Baseball were to introduce a pitch clock to quicken the pace of play and shorten the length of games it would also increase the injury risk to pitchers, a McMaster University study has found. Increasing pace of play is a stated priority for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, who in..." June 07

  • Trumbo, Wieters homers lead Orioles past Royals

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Baltimore's Mike Wright admittedly pitched with a "vengeance" when given another shot at staying in the Orioles' starting rotation. His teammates rewarded him with another impressive display of power. Baltimore's Mark Trumbo and Matt Wieters each hit solo homers in the..." June 06

  • Dead money: Which players have the worst contracts in baseball?

    SI "Don’t look for Ryan Howard in the Phillies' lineup this weekend; he won’t be there. Instead, he’ll be on the bench, where manager Pete Mackanin has stationed him for what has been reported as “at least the next three games.” This is the closest the Phillies have come yet to acknowledging that..." June 06

  • Castro, Romine provide spark, Yankees edge Orioles

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The New York Yankees got hits from every member of their starting lineup Saturday night. That's a big reason why New York finished with 16 hits and eight runs and held off a late Baltimore charge to score a big road victory. Starlin Castro and Austin Romine both knocked in two..." June 05

  • Orioles top Yankees to take series

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- Even though Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters had a scheduled day off, he was constantly thinking about ways he could make a difference if his number was unexpectedly called. That moment came with the game on the line and he delivered in a big way. Wieters hit a pinch-hit..." June 05

  • Manny Machado Could Command $400M Contract

    Real GM Baseball "Much has been made about how large Bryce Harper's next contract will be, but Jon Heyman speculates that Manny Machado could make history as well. Machado could command a contract in the $400 million range, which seems highly possible when you consider the $325 million deal the Miami Marlins..." June 04

  • With Mike Wright sent to the minors, taking inventory of the Orioles' starting pitching depth

    Baltimore Sun "A question that Ubaldo Jimenez has often brought to the forefront is one that now needs to be answered: Who’s next in line for the Orioles to start outside of the five pitchers who have been in the rotation all of May? It’s not Jimenez who is necessitating an answer, as the five spotless..." June 03

  • Kim helps Orioles rally past Yankees

    The Sports Xchange "BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles are accustomed to using the long ball to put away opponents. In recent games, they have also shown the ability to manufacture runs when needed. Hyun Soo Kim picked up another three hits, including a key single in the seventh inning that helped the..." June 03

  • Harper and Machado long shots to stay?

    Today's Knuckleball "Beltway baseball is thriving, but how long will it last? Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, who rank among the very top players in the game, may well turn out to be too pricey to remain long-term with the Washington Nationals and Baltimore Orioles, respectively. The Nats pulled a major coup in..." June 03

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