Orioles’ Davis clears air with manager after dugout clash
BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles first baseman Chris Davis said he reached a "breaking point" when he charged at manager Brandon Hyde in the dugout on Wednesday night, and expressed his regret during a...
BALTIMORE (AP) — The season hasn't started yet, and the Baltimore Orioles are already in next-man-up mode.
Right-hander Andrew Cashner will replace injured Alex Cobb as Baltimore's starter...
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles put scheduled opening-day starter Alex Cobb on the 10-day injured list because of a strained right groin.
Orioles DH Trumbo to start season on injured list
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo will start the season on the injured list.
The 33-year-old Trumbo, who led the major leagues with 47 home runs in 2016,...
Orioles DH Trumbo to have season-ending knee surgery
BALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles designated hitter Mark Trumbo will undergo surgery on his bothersome right knee, ending an injury-marred season that started late and concluded early.
Trumbo went on the 10-day disabled list Aug. 20 with right knee inflammation. After visiting several specialists, including one in California on Wednesday, he opted for surgery.
"He has seen everyone he needs to see and has not received any differing information," manager Buck Showalter said.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Trey Mancini kept the Baltimore Orioles from beating themselves Wednesday night.
Mancini hit a go-ahead two-run double in the ninth inning, and the last-place Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 despite committing five errors, their most in a game in more than 19 years.
It was the first time the Orioles committed five errors in a victory since June 9, 1983.
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.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Adam Jones took a big swing, and the result was a popup. He slammed his bat to the ground in disgust and dutifully jogged to first base.
Somehow, that seemingly routine out became the catalyst for a six-run inning that carried the Baltimore Orioles past the Los Angeles Angels 8-2 on Sunday.
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.
BALTIMORE (AP) — As they stagger toward the midpoint of their miserable 2018 baseball season, the Orioles own the worst record in the majors and are on pace to lose 100 games for only the third time since their move to Baltimore in 1954.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rain was heavy and relentless. As the puddles grew deeper on the tarp at Nationals Park, the Baltimore Orioles were left to wonder if their bid for a rare road victory would be thwarted by, of all things, the weather.
During a season in which very little has worked in their favor, the Orioles withstood a long rain delay to beat the Washington Nationals 3-0 Wednesday night.
Orioles snap 9-game skid with 10-4 win over Marlins
BALTIMORE (AP) — For the first time in more than a month, there was music playing in the Baltimore Orioles' clubhouse following a game.
The team still faces an uphill battle to turn the season around, but it was admittedly just nice to get a win.
Jace Peterson and Mark Trumbo homered and the Orioles snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 10-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Baltimore Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo was unavailable against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday night because of a sore right knee.
Manager Buck Showalter said Trumbo suffered the injury sliding into second base on Tuesday night, when the outfielder went 4 for 4 with two doubles in a 3-2 loss to Chicago. Trumbo, who led the American League with 47 homers in 2016, is day-to-day and was not available to DH or play the field on Wednesday, Showalter said.
Sanchez lifts White Sox over Orioles 3-2
CHICAGO (AP) — Once Kevin Gausman was out of the game, the Chicago White Sox put together another winning rally.
Yolmer Sanchez capped Chicago's three-run eighth with a tiebreaking RBI single, lifting the White Sox to a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
CHICAGO (AP) — Big swings by Manny Machado, Adam Jones and Mark Trumbo. Impressive relief work by Mychal Givens. A couple of nice plays on defense.
For one night at least, there was a lot to like for the Baltimore Orioles.
Machado, Jones and Trumbo homered, helping Andrew Cashner and the Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Monday.
"Today was a total team win," Jones said. "When we play fundamentally sound baseball like that, things tend to happen."
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.
Orioles slugger Trumbo out 3-4 weeks with strained quad
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo will start the season on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right quad.
Manager Buck Showalter says Trumbo will miss a minimum of three to four weeks. The announcement came Thursday, two weeks before opening day.
Trumbo missed a week with the quad injury and returned to action Wednesday against the New York Yankees. He felt discomfort after the game and had an MRI on Thursday.
Stu Scheurwater becomes full-time major league umpire
NEW YORK (AP) — Stu Scheurwater has been hired by Major League Baseball to fill the opening on its umpire staff created by Dale Scott's retirement.
The 34-year-old Scheurwater had been a minor league umpire since 2007, worked big league spring training for the first time in 2013 and has appeared in 268 regular-season big league games as a call-up.
Scheurwater is from Regina, Saskatchewan, and becomes the first Canadian umpire on the full-time staff since Jim McKean from 1974-2001.
MLB ump Dale Scott retires rather than risk more concussions
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — As a big league umpire, Dale Scott saw maybe 1 million pitches from the field. His final call, it turned out, was the easiest of all.
Rather than risk yet another concussion, Scott has decided to retire at 58.
Machado’s 2-run HR in 9th lifts Orioles past Yankees 7-6
BALTIMORE (AP) — Down to their last out against hard-throwing Dellin Betances and the New York Yankees, the Baltimore Orioles turned to a player who's got a knack for delivering in the clutch.
Manny Machado did not disappoint.
Again saving his best for last, Machado hit a two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 7-6 victory on Tuesday night.
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) — Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon said his team is going to lean heavily on its offense to make a strong push for the playoffs.
His players responded to that challenge.
Addison Russell hit a solo home run in the ninth inning and the Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-8 after squandering an eight-run lead on Friday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Addison Russell hit a go-ahead solo home run in the ninth inning and the Chicago Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-8 after squandering an eight-run lead on Friday night.
Mark Trumbo tied the game 8-8 with a two-run homer off Koji Uehara (3-4) in the eighth. Russell responded when he hit a first-pitch, 96 mph fastball off Brad Brach (2-2) over the left field fence.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles have tumbled through the last two months, with their starting pitchers the biggest part of the problem.
Wade Miley was the solution on Saturday.
Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo each homered in support of Miley's best performance in more than five weeks, and the Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 5-1 to stop a five-game losing streak.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — All season the Minnesota Twins have relied on big hits from their third baseman, and he came through again.
No, it wasn't Miguel Sano this time.
With Joe Mauer out for the second straight game with back spasms and Sano playing first base, Eduardo Escobar highlighted a six-run third inning with a two-run triple as the Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-4.
Jimenez leads Orioles past Cardinals, 8-5
BALTIMORE (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez walked off the mound to a standing ovation, a rare reception for the beleaguered Baltimore Orioles' right-hander.
Jimenez was stellar in his first start since May 22, Mark Trumbo homered for the second consecutive day and the Orioles took a three-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals with a 8-5 victory Sunday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — During a miserable stretch that dropped them into a last-place tie in the AL East, the Baltimore Orioles endured a familiar scenario: A poor outing by their starting pitcher put them in a quick hole, and an overworked bullpen allowed the deficit to grow.
The Orioles flipped the script on the St. Louis Cardinals in a 15-7 victory Saturday.
DETROIT (AP) — Chris Davis homered in the 12th inning and again in the 13th.
After the second one, the Baltimore Orioles finally held on.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Down by three runs against Nationals ace Max Scherzer with six outs to go, the Baltimore Orioles appeared destined to finish a successful homestand on a sour note.
"A great pitcher on the mound for them," Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo said, "so we knew we were really going to have to fight."
NEW YORK (AP) — Who's on first wasn't an Abbott and Costello question for Bryan Mitchell. With New York short on pitchers, the Yankees reliever played there for the first time since high school.
CINCINNATI - Shutdown pitching and just enough hitting. The Baltimore Orioles found a way to squeeze out the close ones during an uplifting trip. J.J. Hardy singled home the tiebreaking run in the 10th inning on Thursday night, and the Baltimore Orioles held on for a 2-1 victory and an interleague series win over the Cincinnati Reds. The victory ended a 6-3 trip for the Orioles. They took two of three in Cincinnati, leaving them 8-4 in interleague play against the Reds. "That's kind of the...
Umpire Dale Scott sustains concussion on Trumbo foul tip
Plate umpire Dale Scott was out of the hospital early Saturday, hours after sustaining a concussion when he was hit in the mask by a foul tip from Baltimore slugger Mark Trumbo during a game in Toronto.
Scott told The Associated Press by text that he was feeling OK and that the results of a CT scan were normal.
The veteran crew chief left the field on a spinal board in the eighth inning after being struck Friday night. He was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.
Orioles hit 4 HRs, beat slumping Blue Jays 6-4
TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays and Baltimore Orioles got a bit of a scare Friday night — from home plate umpire Dale Scott.
Scott sustained a concussion when he was hit in the face mask by a foul tip from Baltimore slugger Mark Trumbo, casting a shadow over the Orioles' 6-4 victory over the sputtering Blue Jays.
"That one didn't sound good," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said.
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.
Projected record: 77-85Projected run differential: -36After losing in the wild card game, the Orioles didn't make any drastic changes for 2017. The team re-signed Mark Trumbo and also added Welington Castillo and Seth Smith, and the lineup figures to have plenty of free-swinging power hitters. What the team will lack is defense -- particularly in the outfield, which will be manned by some...
Orioles’ Jones wants to do more than just get to playoffs
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles have been to the postseason three times in the past five years. That's not enough anymore for the talented center fielder.
Only once, in 2014 have the Orioles reached the American League Championship Series, and they were swept in four games by the Kansas City Royals.
Orioles’ Adam Jones wants deeper postseason run
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles center fielder Adam Jones has been to the postseason three times in five years without reaching the World Series.
"For us to be a very contending team and to get out of that first round and past that wild card, we need to improve," the five-time All-Star said.
Baltimore hasn't played in the World Series since winning the 1983 title. In the Orioles' only League Championship Series appearance since then, they were swept by Kansas City in 2014.
Stolen bases an afterthought as spring training starts
The stolen base has been stolen from baseball, an afterthought when spring training starts next week.
Baltimore swiped just 19 bases last year, the fewest for any team in more than four decades. In 1982, Rickey Henderson stole his 19th base on April 28 — Oakland's 20th game of the season.
Trumbo ‘quite happy’ with 3-year deal, and so are Orioles
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Trumbo figured his first foray into free agency would be a blast.
"You kind of go into it thinking that you might have a ton of suitors. You lead the league in home runs, who's not interested in that?" he said. "And then you realize that there aren't that many vacancies at times for what you do, especially this year."
Trumbo topped the majors with 47 homers for the Orioles in 2016. He then received a qualifying offer of $17.2 million — which he spurned.
Trumbo, Orioles finalize $37.5 million, 3-year deal
For the second year in a row, the Orioles negotiated a deal to keep the major league home run champion in Baltimore.
Mark Trumbo's $37.5 million, three-year contract Friday was finalized Friday, a day after the sides reached agreement subject to a successful physical.
He has salaries of $11.5 million this year, $12.5 million in 2018 and $13.5 million in 2919, with $1.5 million annually deferred and payable each Nov. 1 from 2020-22.
Winners, losers and trends at baseball’s winter meetings
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — All-Star closers Aroldis Chapman, Mark Melancon and Wade Davis moved to different bullpens. Chris Sale boosted a big rotation in Boston. And the Washington Nationals got their fans talking — a lot.
As teams packed up along the Potomac River and headed home Thursday, a look at what did and didn't happen this week at the winter meetings: