Orioles’ Davis goes 1 for 2 in return from hip injury
TAMPA, Fla, (AP) — Chris Davis went 1 for 2 in his return from a strained left hip flexor as the designated hitter for the Baltimore Orioles against the New York Yankees on Tuesday...
Orioles have many open infield jobs, and several candidates
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have many jobs up for grabs, and nowhere is the competition less defined than in the infield.
As the team held its first full-squad workout on Monday, only one infield position is secured — first base. Chris Davis is entering the fourth year of a seven-year, $161 million contract.
Besides Davis, there are 13 players on the roster competing for the three starting positions, and a utility job or two.
Orioles Davis calls it a season with record-low .168 average
BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has evidently put an end to one of the worst seasons in major league history.
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said Friday that Davis likely won't play in any of the Orioles' final four games.
Davis isn't injured. He's just had enough of a miserable season that's gotten worse down the stretch.
Orioles fall to Blue Jays 5-0, tie 1988 team with 107 losses
BALTIMORE (AP) — A historic defeat for the Baltimore Orioles wasn't much different than the 106 that preceded it.
Baltimore managed only three hits in falling to Toronto 5-0 on Monday night and tied an Orioles record for losses in a season.
"It's frustrating, to say the least," first baseman Chris Davis said. "Once we hit 100, it was kind of like, I don't know, I honestly didn't have any words for it. It was embarrassing."
Davis, Jones, Beckham go deep as O’s beat Mets 6-3
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles haven't had many shining moments this season — except against the New York Mets.
Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Tim Beckham each homered to back a strong performance by starter Andrew Cashner, and the Orioles beat New York 6-3 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game skid.
Baltimore won both games against the Mets at Citi Field on June 5-6 and can complete the season sweep Wednesday.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Mark Trumbo could have looked around the diamond at his Orioles teammates and wondered, "Who are these guys?"
With veterans Adam Jones and Chris Davis out of the starting lineup, Trumbo alone represented experience on a young, struggling team.
The slugger homered twice and drove in five runs, and Baltimore beat the Texas Rangers 9-6 in a back-and-forth game Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.
NEW YORK (AP) — Masahiro Tanaka labored through a 31-pitch first inning against Baltimore, the team with the worst record in the major leagues, falling behind his first four batters.
"Hopefully we make it out of this soon," catcher Kyle Higashioka recalled thinking. "You never want to get to the bullpen early."
TORONTO (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles could have used Manny Machado's steady infield defense on Friday night.
Aledmys Diaz singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays recovered after blowing a three-run lead in the ninth to beat Baltimore 8-7, their fifth straight win over the struggling Orioles.
Diaz had four hits, including a solo homer, and scored twice as the Blue Jays improved to 7-1 against Baltimore.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Odorizzi pitched six scoreless innings and Mitch Garver, Eduardo Escobar and Brian Dozier homered as the Minnesota Twins completed a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles with a 10-1 victory on Sunday.
Odorizzi (4-6) turned in his third consecutive strong outing, allowing just five hits and a walk while striking out five. In his last three starts, he's allowed just two earned runs over 17 innings.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis doesn't blame the fans at Camden Yards for showering him with boos, especially when he's walking back to the dugout after another strikeout.
The Orioles slugger is enduring a nightmare season. Although his power numbers have improved slightly since a recently mandated layoff, Davis is batting .156 with seven homers, 24 RBIs and 99 strikeouts at the midpoint of the season.
ATLANTA (AP) — Chris Davis is feeling "calm and easy" at the plate.
His big swings are making the Baltimore Orioles feel like winners again.
One day after hitting a drought-breaking homer, Davis belted a three-run double and Mark Trumbo hit a first-inning grand slam to power the Orioles to a 7-5 win over the Atlanta Braves on Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash got a lot out of his relievers.
Ryne Stanek, Anthony Banda and Chaz Roe combined to give up three hits on a bullpen day as the Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Saturday.
"We knew we're asking these guys a lot," Cash said. "Between Ryne Stanek and Anthony, both of them for young pitchers showed a ton of poise."
Orioles beat Royals 5-3 to end 7-game skid
BALTIMORE (AP) — Though the Baltimore Orioles haven't had much cause for celebration this season, they still remember what to do in the wake of a victory.
Mark Trumbo delivered a tiebreaking, two-run single in the eighth inning, Chris Davis homered and Baltimore beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 Wednesday night to end a seven-game losing streak.
Jonathan Schoop had two hits and scored twice for the Orioles, who lost 18 of their previous 21 games.
Cash unhappy with Archer’s sprint
BALTIMORE (AP) — Tampa Bay's Chris Archer was about to pitch to Baltimore's Chris Davis when the Rays pitcher noticed Jace Peterson attempting to steal third base, which was uncovered because of an infield shift.
Archer sprinted from the mound and attempted to tag Peterson before he could reach third. Archer was unsuccessful and appeared to come up limping after a mild collision Thursday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — On a night in which Alex Cobb was treated poorly by his former teammates, the Tampa Bay Rays welcomed their newest member with pride and compassion.
Joey Wendle had three hits and two RBIs, Adeiny Hechavarria homered and Tampa Bay beat Cobb and the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Wednesday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jonny Venters has made a successful return to the majors after enduring three Tommy John surgeries and a six-year absence.
Pitching for the Tampa Bay Rays in his first big league appearance since the 2012 NL wild-card game, Venters entered in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. He retired Chris Davis on a grounder , the only batter he faced.
Orioles get offensive, beat Blue Jays 5-3 to avert sweep
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles finally put on an offensive show at Camden Yards, one that manager Buck Showalter hopes will be repeated many times this summer.
Jonathan Schoop drove in two runs, Kevin Gausman pitched six effective innings and the Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-3 Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
BALTIMORE Brian Dozier thought about approaching Chance Sisco at second base during a ninth-inning timeout Sunday but decided against it.
Jones HR helps surging Orioles beat Mariners 7-6
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have reached an important landmark in their quest to reach the postseason for the third time in four years.
Their task now is to keep the momentum going for five more weeks.
Adam Jones hit a record-breaking home run , Welington Castillo had three hits and two RBIs and Baltimore beat the Seattle Mariners 7-6 Monday night for its fifth straight victory.
Orioles take advantage of Red Sox errors in 16-3 rout
BOSTON (AP) — Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter would like to be back at Fenway Park to play games in October.
If his team can keep scoring runs like it has the last two games, he might just get his wish.
Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis had home runs, and the Baltimore Orioles used a seven-run fifth inning to power past the Boston Red Sox 16-3 on Friday night.
Alonso’s bat, Rzepczynski’s relief, Mariners beat O’s 7-6
SEATTLE (AP) — Yonder Alonso was acquired by the Seattle Mariners to provide power for a playoff push. After a slow start with his new team, he delivered.
Alonso hit his first homer for Seattle and drove in three runs, and Marc Rzepczynski struck out Chris Davis with the bases loaded to end the Mariners' 7-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
Orioles hit 5 HRs off Sanchez, rout Tigers 12-3
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles found the ideal way to end a successful week that featured five wins and standout performances from two players brought on board for a potential playoff push.
Jonathan Schoop, Chris Davis and Trey Mancini homered in succession during a four-run first inning, and the Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 12-3 Sunday to complete a 5-2 homestand.
Orioles turn triple play against Tigers
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles turned a nifty around-the-horn triple play against the Detroit Tigers.
The play occurred Thursday night in the top of the third with runners at first and second and catcher James McCann at the plate.
McCann bounced a grounder to third baseman Manny Machado, who stepped on third and fired the ball to second baseman Jonathan Schoop.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is out of the lineup at Tampa Bay because of an illness.
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said before Monday night's game that Davis would be checked by a Rays doctor.
Davis is hitting .217 with 17 homers and 35 RBIs in 71 games. The slugger was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list July 14 after sitting out a month with strained right oblique.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A commanding lead had been reduced to one run during a wild ninth inning, and the Houston Astros found themselves turning to their closer to hold off the Baltimore Orioles.
In the end, the best team in the American League found a way to win — again.
Rookie Yuli Gurriel had a career-high four hits, including a home run, and the Astros squeezed out an 8-7 victory on Friday night to end Baltimore's four-game winning streak.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Down by four runs and going up against unbeaten Cole Hamels, the Baltimore Orioles used the long ball and a relentless offense to pull out a victory.
Why, it was just like old times.
Jonathan Schoop and Adam Jones both homered and drove in three runs, and the Orioles rallied to beat Hamels and the Texas Rangers 9-7 on Thursday night for a four-game sweep.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Davis hit two home runs, Baltimore pounded out 16 hits and Dylan Bundy stymied Texas with six innings of four-hit ball.
For a change, everything went right for the struggling Orioles in a 12-1 rout of the Rangers on Tuesday night.
Quality starts and lopsided victories have been scarce for Baltimore, which must repeat the formula on a consistent basis to get back into the playoff picture.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles placed slugging first baseman Chris Davis on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained right oblique on Wednesday.
Manager Buck Showalter said Davis had trouble sleeping Tuesday night and likely won't begin any treatment for a few days. Davis left Monday's loss to the Chicago White Sox after hitting a fly to right with the bases loaded in the third inning. He is batting .226 with 14 homers and 26 RBIs.
CHICAGO (AP) — Baltimore Orioles slugger Chris Davis has left a game against the Chicago White Sox with a strained right oblique.
Davis left the bases loaded Monday when he hit a flyball to right in the third inning and was replaced at first base to start the bottom half. The Orioles inserted Hyun Soon Kim into left field and moved Trey Mancini to first.
Davis entered Monday hitting .228 with 14 home runs and 26 RBIs.
BALTIMORE (AP) — After missing four straight games with a hip injury, Adam Jones finally returned to the Baltimore Orioles' starting lineup.
It was hard to determine who was happier: Jones, his teammates or manager Buck Showalter.
Jones homered and drove in five runs, Chris Davis added a two-run shot and the Orioles beat Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees 10-4 on Wednesday night.
DETROIT (AP) — Chris Davis homered in the 12th inning and again in the 13th.
After the second one, the Baltimore Orioles finally held on.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Nate Karns won a spring training competition to earn the fifth slot in the Kansas City rotation. In his last three starts, he has been dominant.
Karns struck out a career-high 12 in five innings, Eric Hosmer reached base four times and the Royals beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Saturday night.
Karns is the first in franchise history to strike out 12 in five innings. The last pitcher to accomplish that was Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs on June 5, 2016.
Wayne A. Ruenger, 77, of Fox Lake passed away peacefully on Friday, May 5, 2017, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles keep winning games despite losing pitchers.
Gabriel Ynoa pitched six sharp innings after starter Wade Miley was forced out of the game by the impact of two line drives, and Chris Davis hit a home run to help Baltimore beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has been removed from Sunday's starting lineup against the Yankees, two days after he was hit on the right elbow by a pitch from New York's CC Sabathia.
Davis was in the original lineup batting fifth. Trey Mancini took over at first base and was dropped down one slot.
Bothered by elbow soreness, Davis is 0 for 7 since he was hit.
Homers by Mancini, Schoop carry Orioles past Red Sox 4-2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Just when it appeared Steven Wright had finally gained command of his fluttering knuckleball, the Baltimore Orioles found their groove.
The result: Another early exit for the 2016 All-Star in Boston's 4-2 loss Saturday night.
Trey Mancini and Jonathan Schoop homered in succession off Wright, Jayson Aquino won his first big league start and the Orioles used one big inning to secure their fourth straight victory.
BOSTON (AP) — The Orioles had all kinds of trouble with Steven Wright's knuckleball in two matchups last season.
Not on Wednesday night.
Trey Mancini hit two of Baltimore's five home runs — all in the first three innings — and the Orioles powered their way to a 12-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles remain the major leagues' lone unbeaten team, and their latest victory — surprise! — was accomplished without a home run. Instead, believe it or not, they stole a base to set up this win.
Hyun Soo Kim hit a tiebreaking RBI single off Dellin Betances in the seventh inning after a rare swipe by slugger Mark Trumbo, and the Orioles beat the New York Yankees 5-4 Saturday.
Humble's history is being kept alive through a collaboration between Quest Early College and Lone Star College's Center for Local and Oral History to record the stories of Charles Bender High alumni.
Combined projected WAR: 21.1Top five everyday players:-3B Manny Machado (5.9)-1B Chris Davis (2.7)-CF Adam Jones (2.2)-2B Jonathan Schoop (1.9)-C Welington Castillo (1.5)Manny Machado has the third-highest projected WAR among hitters, trailing only Mike Trout and Josh Donaldson. Machado's 2015 and...
Orioles’ Chris Davis looking for bigger season in 2017
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Davis is trying to forget last year. For many players, hitting 38 home runs and driving in 84 runs would be a season to celebrate, but not for Davis.
Early in the first year of a $161 million, seven-year contract, the Baltimore Orioles first baseman injured his left hand while diving into a base, the effects of which he felt throughout the season.
Davis still played 157 games — second most in his major league career — but hit just .221 and struck out 219 times.
Orioles’ Chris Davis wants to put last year behind him
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Chris Davis is trying to forget last year.
Yes, the Baltimore Orioles first baseman hit 38 home runs and drove in 84 runs. But early last season — the first of a seven-year, $161 million contract — Davis suffered a left hand injury diving into a base and he felt the effects of it throughout the year.
He still played 157 games — second-most in his major league career, but hit just .221 and struck out 219 times.
Silverman: Red Sox can pull rank in many areas of baseball’s deepest division — the AL East
The American League East is where it’s at. It’s deeper in talent than any other division, and also the primary battleground for the Red Sox as they play their imbalanced schedule. Nearly half of their games are intra-divisional.