Slugger Pedro Alvarez signs minor league deal with Marlins
MIAMI (AP) — Former home run champion Pedro Alvarez has signed a minor league contract with the Miami Marlins and will attend spring training as a non-roster invitee.
The 31-year-old Alvarez hit 30 homers for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012, 36 in 2013 and 27 in 2015. He led the majors in homers in 2013. Alvarez batted .180 with eight homers in 45 games last year for the Baltimore Orioles.
Orioles designate Pedro Alvarez for assignment
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedro Alvarez has been designated for assignment by the Baltimore Orioles, who made several moves Tuesday in an attempt to improve a team with the worst record in the big leagues.
The 31-year-old Alvarez had a .181 batting average with eight home runs and 18 RBIs in 45 games. Used mostly as a designated hitter, he was in a 1-for-18 skid since his last multihit game, on May 24.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles catcher Chance Sisco appeared to get knocked unconscious when teammate Pedro Alvarez's elbow hit him in the head while they chased a foul ball.
Sisco was hurt Tuesday night during the seventh inning of the Orioles' game against the Angels.
Alvarez and Sisco pursued Ian Kinsler's foul popup near the Angels' dugout. Alvarez reached out his glove and caught it, but Sisco slid into Alvarez's outstretched elbow.
Alvarez hits 2 HRs to help Orioles beat Tigers 5-3
BALTIMORE (AP) — Thrust into a starting role just minutes before game time, Pedro Alvarez jumped at the opportunity to play instead of watch.
"Pete was bouncing around like a guy on his first day in Little League," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "He embraces it. A lot of people don't."
Alvarez certainly made most of the unexpected start, hitting a pair of home runs and driving in three runs to carry Baltimore past the Detroit Tigers 5-3 Sunday.
Tillman, Orioles both end skids with win over Tigers
BALTIMORE (AP) — Chris Tillman savored the applause he got walking off the mound at the end of the seventh inning. It had been a long time since he received that sort of reception.
Tillman pitched seven innings of one-hit ball for his first victory since last May, Pedro Alvarez went deep twice and the Orioles snapped a five-game skid with a 6-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Friday night.
Ramirez, Red Sox get to 12-2, best start in team history
CHICAGO (AP) — Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer and drove in three runs, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-3 on Saturday to get to 12-2 — the best start in their 118-year history.
Andrew Benintendi had a two-run single and an RBI double, and J.D. Martinez hit a solo homer for the Red Sox.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees placed left-hander CC Sabathia and third baseman Brandon Drury on the 10-day disabled list Saturday.
The moves came a day after New York lost to Baltimore 7-3, with Pedro Alvarez hitting a grand slam in the 14th-inning in a game lasting 5 hours, 20 minutes.
Sabathia left Friday's game with a sore right hip after four innings. The move to the disabled list for the 37-year-old pitcher came despite a clean MRI.
NEW YORK (AP) — Turns out, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had it right.
Crew chief Jerry Meals said umpires missed a call during a disputed rundown at third base during a game between Baltimore and the New York Yankees on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Pedro Alvarez may have provided the Yankees some strange mercy with his 14th-inning grand slam.
At the rate things were going, a few more innings could have left New York without enough players to keep playing anyway.
Alvarez hit a grand slam, Manny Machado homered twice and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Yankees 7-3 on Friday night after New York saw four players forced to make early exits.
Trumbo’s 12th-inning homer leads Orioles over D-backs 3-2
BALTIMORE (AP) — Mark Trumbo breathed some life into the Baltimore Orioles' postseason hopes.
Trumbo led off the 12th inning with his major league-leading 44th home run, and the Orioles rallied from a late two-run deficit to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Friday night.
After getting swept in a four-game series by Boston, the Orioles remained a half-game behind Detroit for the AL's second wild card.
Orioles rally from 4-run deficit to beat Rays 5-4
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles had just completed a spirited comeback, and all that remained was for unfailing closer Zach Britton to seal the victory.
It did not come easy.
Tampa Bay's Mike Mahtook was cut down at the plate trying to score from first base with two outs, and Baltimore topped the Rays 5-4 Friday night to stay in the middle of the AL playoff picture.
Astros hit 4 HRs to beat Orioles 15-8 and end 5-game skid
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jose Altuve homered and had five RBIs, and the Houston Astros beat the Baltimore Orioles 15-8 on Friday night despite allowing four home runs in the first inning.
George Springer went 4 for 5 with a homer for the Astros, who also got long balls from Evan Gattis and Teoscar Hernandez in ending a five-game losing streak.
CHICAGO (AP) — For most of his major league career, Miguel Gonzalez watched from the dugout as the Orioles' offense pounded opposing pitchers. On Friday night, for the first time, he was the opposing pitcher.
Pedro Alvarez hit two solo shots to extend his homer streak and Baltimore had 16 hits to overpower the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Friday night and keep pace with Toronto for first place in the AL East.
In his first start against his former team, Gonzalez (2-6)...
Alvarez, Machado lead Orioles past White Sox, 7-5
CHICAGO (AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit two solo shots to extend his homer streak and the Baltimore Orioles had 16 hits to overpower the Chicago White Sox 7-5 on Friday night and keep pace with Toronto for first place in the AL East.
Alvarez has five homers in his last three games. Manny Machado doubled in two runs and scored in the third in a three-hit night, and Adam Jones and J.J. Hardy also had three hits each to help the Orioles win for the fourth time in five...
Backed by 4 HRs, Bundy helps Orioles beat Rangers 5-1
BALTIMORE (AP) — Dylan Bundy wasn't going to go past the seventh inning, no matter what.
So, quite unintentionally, the rookie gave up a hit to make life easier for manager Buck Showalter.
Bundy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning for the second game in a row, Pedro Alvarez hit two of Baltimore's four solo homers and the Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Tuesday night in a duel between AL division leaders.
BALTIMORE (AP) — This is how good things are going for the Orioles at home this season: After blowing a late-inning lead, Baltimore launched the game-winning uprising with a third strike.
Pinch-hitter Nolan Reimold hit a decisive two-out homer in the ninth inning after Pedro Alvarez reached on a strikeout, and the Orioles beat the Cleveland Indians 5-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Cody Allen (2-4) began the ninth by striking out Alvarez, but the ball eluded...
Schoop’s homer in 8th lifts Orioles past Rays 4-3
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jonathan Schoop hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles came back from an early deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Friday night.
Schoop got his 15th homer leading off the inning against Chris Archer (4-13), who leads the majors in losses. Schoop is 5 for 13 with two homers in his career against the Rays' opening day starter.
Mychal Givens (7-1) worked a scoreless seventh for the win...