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  1. Orioles pick up options on Wei-Yin Chen, Darren O’Day; decline on Nick Markakis, Nick Hundley

    Oct 30, 2014, 6:42 PM EST

    orioles logo

    The Orioles announced their option decisions earlier this evening and there wasn’t a surprise in the bunch.

  2. The Orioles will exercise Darren O’Day and Wei-Yin Chen’s options. But not Nick Hundley’s

    Oct 17, 2014, 10:02 AM EST

    Darren O'Day Getty

    When you get eliminated, you start working on your offseason business.

  3. Orioles have calls to make on hitters this winter

    Oct 15, 2014, 9:54 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz

    Baltimore’s free agents this winter are primarily on the offensive side.

  4. The recipe for an unlikely Orioles’ comeback

    Oct 15, 2014, 12:38 AM EST

    Adam Jones, Nelson Cruz

    Four-game winning streaks happen all of the time, right?

  5. Royals take a 2-0 lead in the ALCS with a 6-4 victory over the Orioles in Game 2

    Oct 11, 2014, 8:28 PM EST

    Mike Moustakas, Salvador Perez

    The Royals’ magical post-season continues. They defeated the Orioles 6-4 in Game 2 of the ALCS on Saturday, taking a two-game lead in the series.

  6. Royals, Orioles headed into the ninth inning of ALCS Game 2 tied at 4-4

    Oct 11, 2014, 7:53 PM EST

    Lorenzo Cain

    Game 2 of the ALCS is tied up at four apiece going into the ninth inning.

  7. Royals emerge victorious in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Orioles, 8-6

    Oct 11, 2014, 12:55 AM EST

    Kansas City Royals

    In a thrilling battle with the Orioles to open up the ALCS on Friday night at Camden Yards, the Royals emerged victorious in 10 innings.

  8. Royals slug two home runs to take an 8-5 lead in the 10th inning

    Oct 11, 2014, 12:34 AM EST

    Eric Hosmer

    Alex Gordon and Mike Moustakas both homered in the top of the 10th inning, giving the Royals a three-run lead as they attempt to take Game 1 of the ALCS from the Orioles.

  9. Royals squander bases loaded, no out opportunity in the top of the ninth

    Oct 11, 2014, 12:11 AM EST

    Zach Britton

    The Royals loaded the bases with no outs in the top of the ninth and couldn’t push across a run to break a 5-5 tie in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Orioles.

  10. Eric Hosmer’s emergence, Kelvin Herrera’s return bode well for Royals in ALCS

    Oct 6, 2014, 12:51 AM EST

    Eric Hosmer

    Some thoughts on the Royals’ plans as they get ready to battle the Orioles.

  11. Tigers-Orioles series all on Justin Verlander’s shoulders now

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:52 PM EST

    Chicago White Sox v Detroit Tigers

    It’s win or go home down 2-0 as the Tigers head into Friday’s showdown.

  12. Orioles pour it on late in victory over Tigers in Game 1 of ALDS

    Oct 2, 2014, 9:21 PM EST

    Nelson Cruz AP

    The Orioles set a playoff club record with 12 runs scored.

  13. Ranking the bullpens: 2014 edition

    Feb 7, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

    Detroit Tigers v Atlanta Braves

    We tried this with the rotations the other day. Once again, I’ll be dipping into my 2014 projections here to rank the bullpens. To come up with the following bullpen ERAs, I simply combined each team’s seven highest-IP relievers, according to my projections. AL Royals – 2.93 Red Sox – 3.14 Athletics – 3.16 Rangers…

  14. Darren O’Day undergoes tests for soreness and tingling in fingers

    Sep 12, 2013, 6:25 PM EST

    Darren O'Day Getty

    Here’s some discouraging news for the Orioles as they attempt to hang around in the American League Wild Card race. According to Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com, Darren O’Day was sent for tests today to determine the cause of soreness and numbness in the index and middle fingers of his pitching hand. Orioles manager Buck Showalter…

  15. Jose Bautista launches go-ahead homer to lead Blue Jays to 10th straight win

    Jun 22, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Jose Bautista Getty

    Another day, another win for the Blue Jays. Thanks to a dramatic go-ahead two-run homer by Jose Bautista in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Blue Jays defeated the Orioles 4-2 this afternoon for their 10th consecutive win. The Blue Jays had a 2-1 lead going into the top of the eighth inning behind…

  16. Hank Conger bunted, fell down, and was safe anyway

    May 4, 2013, 7:00 PM EST

    Hank Conger

    As bad as the Angels are running thus far in the 2013 season, they’ll consider this a win. In the bottom of the eighth inning of this afternoon’s game against the Orioles, designated hitter Hank Conger identified that Orioles manager Buck Showalter’s defense was shifting against him, with the third baseman playing more towards shortstop.…

  17. 2013 Preview: Baltimore Orioles

    Mar 26, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Baltimore Orioles' Johnson pitches against the Boston Red Sox during a MLB spring training baseball game in Sarasota, Florida

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Baltimore Orioles. The Big Question: Was last season a fluke? Wanna make an Orioles fan mad? Tell them that…

  18. Orioles are trying to trade Luis Ayala

    Mar 25, 2013, 11:19 AM EST

    Luis Ayala

    Luis Ayala pitched very well for the Orioles last season, throwing 75 innings with a 2.64 ERA, but Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports that they’re trying to trade the 35-year-old reliever. Connolly speculates that they’re looking for backup catching depth or a minor leaguer in return after bringing Ayala back for 2013 by…

  19. Orioles, Darren O’Day agree to two-year, $5.8 million contract

    Feb 9, 2013, 4:29 PM EST

    Getty O'Day

    UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that O’Day is guaranteed a total of $5.8 million. He’ll make $2.2 million this season and $3.2 million in 2014 while the option for 2015 is worth $4.25 million and carries a $400,000 buyout. 4:15 PM: O’Day’s agency, Beverly Hills Sports Council, just announced on their Twitter account that…

  20. Jason Hammel and Orioles agree on one-year deal to avoid arbitration

    Feb 8, 2013, 9:15 PM EST

    Jason Hammel Getty

    The Orioles and right-hander Jason Hammel have agreed on a one-year, $6.75 million deal to avoid arbitration, reports Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The deal includes $300,000 in possible incentives. Hammel requested $8.25 million and was offered $5.7 million by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged last month, so the two sides settled…

  21. Arbitration filings: Chase Headley’s $10.3 million request leads way

    Jan 18, 2013, 6:42 PM EST

    Chase Headley

    The Padres’ Chase Headley, the Reds’ Shin-Soo Choo and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer are among those asking for big raises in arbitration.

  22. Eric Chavez over Alex Rodriguez the right move for Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:25 AM EST

    Yankees' Rodriguez strikes out against the Orioles during Game 4 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    Darren O’Day isn’t a conventional pitcher. He’s given plenty of quality right-handed hitters a tough time during his big-league career. Still, it was kind of telling that Alex Rodriguez couldn’t  catch up to his 85-mph fastball in Thursday’s loss to the Orioles. A-Rod did get a single and a walk in five plate appearances Thursday.…

  23. Orioles top Yankees in 13 innings, ALDS moves to a decisive Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:26 AM EST

    Jim Johnson Matt Wieters

    We will have four Game Fives in division series play this year for the first time ever. The Orioles defeated the Yankees 2-1 in 13 innings tonight at Yankee Stadium to keep their season alive and force a decisive fifth game tomorrow afternoon. The Orioles grabbed an early 1-0 lead when Nate McLouth hit a…

  24. The Orioles and Yankees are headed to extras

    Oct 11, 2012, 10:48 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    There will be extra-inning baseball at Yankee Stadium for a second straight night. The Orioles and Yankees remain tied at 1-1 as we move into the top of the 10th inning. The Yankees went down in order against Darren O’Day in the bottom of the ninth. Russell Martin grounded out and Curtis Granderson flew out…

  25. Jim Johnson bounces back as Orioles even ALDS with Yankees

    Oct 9, 2012, 12:14 AM EST

    Jim Johnson Getty

    Jim Johnson took the loss in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees last night by giving up five runs (four earned) in the ninth inning while retiring just one batter. But he redeemed himself tonight. Johnson, who led the majors with 51 saves during the regular season, pitched a perfect ninth inning for…

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