O’s cut ties with José Flores and Doug Brocail

Just days after the end of the 2020 season that saw the Baltimore Orioles finish with an impressive 25-35 record, the club announced coaches José Flores and Doug Brocail will not return to the team next year.

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O’s drop final series in Buffalo, finish season 25-35: Series Recap 9/25/20 – 9/27/20

There you have it folks. The 2020 season has come an end for the Baltimore Orioles. After finishing much better than anyone expected, we all can be happy at the things accomplished by the Orioles this season.

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O’s take the field for the last time in 2020 in series finale against the Blue Jays: Lineups 9/27/20

After all the baseball world has been through in 2020, the final day of the season has finally come. A season finale many didn’t think would actually happen due to corona. Yet here we are as the Orioles are set to finish up the 2020 season in Buffalo against the Blue Jays.

The Orioles have had a handful of surprised this season, with today’s starter being one of them. Keegan Akin was one of the long awaited prospects, the No. 11 prospect coming into 2020. Entering his last start, Akin is 1-2 but has much better numbers than his record shows.

In 22.2 innings pitched with 31 strikeouts, Keegan Akin has a chance to finish with 40 strikeouts, if he is able to match his career high of nine in a game.

The offense will face a struggling Tanner Roark. With a 7.01 era, Roark has especially been beaten in Buffalo, with a 7.79 era in four games at home.

Here is a look at the lineup that has one more chance to make it to 25 wins this season!:

  1. Austin Hays (R) LF
  2. DJ Stewart (L) RF
  3. Ryan Mountcastle (R) 1B
  4. Renato Nunez (R) DH
  5. Rio Ruiz (L) 3B
  6. Hanser Alberto (R) 2B
  7. Chance Sisco (L) C
  8. Pat Valaika (R) SS
  9. Cedric Mullins (S) CF

The final first pitch of 2020 is at 3:07 pm ET, and you can catch it in MASN or on the radio at 105.7 The Fan!

Go O’s!

John Means gets last start as O’s look to bounce back in game 2: Lineup 9/26/20

John Means gets to see the mound one more time this season, after turning things around in the second half of 2020.

Means is 2-0 with a no decision in his last three starts. In those games, he has only allowed three runs and has pitched 17.2 innings, a big difference from the start of the season.

Hanser Alberto will DH, while Ramón Urías will get the start at second base. The young prospect Urías has been on fire the last two games, with four hits in the final game of the Red Sox series and his first home run last night.

Without further ado, here is the Baltimore Orioles lineup:

  1. Austin Hays (R) LF
  2. José Iglesias (R) SS
  3. Ryan Mountcastle (L) 1B
  4. DJ Stewart (L) RF
  5. Pedro Severino (R) C
  6. Rio Ruiz (L) 3B
  7. Hanser Alberto (R) DH
  8. Ramón Urías (R) 2B
  9. Cedric Mullins (S) CF

Don’t miss the second to last game of the season, tonight at 6:37 p.m. EST on MASN2 or on the radio at 105.7 The Fan!

Let’s Go O’s!

O’s finish up 2020 season with 3 against Toronto: Series Preview 9/25/20 – 9/27/20

Now time for the final weekend of the season, the O’s have one more chance at the Blue Jays, as well as a chance at a 25-win season. At 24-33, the Birds will finish this season with more wins than anyone expected.

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O’s make last visit to Fenway, drop 2 of 3: Series Recap 9/22/20 – 9/24/20

Going into Fenway for the last series against the Red Sox, both teams are out of playoff contention. More or less, this series was about securing fourth place, or if you are a part of the tank train, hoping to gain a better draft spot by losing this series.

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Orioles vs. Red Sox lineup: 9/23/2020

The Orioles’ defense failed them in last evening’s 8-3 loss, as the Red Sox scored two runs on three errors, and Evan Phillips gave up three runs without getting an out. With the loss, the Orioles have been officially eliminated from playoff contention at 23-32 with five games left in the season.

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O’s Begin Final Road Trip in Boston: Game One Lineups 9/22/20

At 23-31, the Baltimore Orioles travel to Fenway Park for the last time in 2020. In a battle of the two non playoff teams in the AL East, the Orioles have a chance to come out as 25 game winners with three games left. That would be better than most fans would have expected.

Some roster moves from today include recalling Ramon Urias, who will start tonight’s game at shortstop. The Orioles have also reinstated Shawn Armstrong off of the 10-day, while placing Dillon Tate on the 10-day IL, retroactive 9/21/2020.

Hoping to push the O’s to their 24th win is Keegan Akin. The young lefty has only let up runs in one of his three starts, and is coming off a stellar 5 inning outing last Wednesday where he struck out nine. His battery mate will be Pedro Severino.

The lineup features Austin Hays playing in right field, and recently recalled Ramon Urias at shortstop in place of the injured Jose Iglesias.

The lineup for the Baltimore Orioles is as follows:

  1. Cedric Mullins (S) CF
  2. Austin Hays (R) RF
  3. Ryan Mountcastle (R) 1B
  4. Renato Nunez (R) DH
  5. DJ Stewart (L) LF
  6. Pedro Severino (R) C
  7. Hanser Alberto (R) 2B
  8. Rio Ruiz (L) 3B
  9. Ramon Urias (R) SS

Keegan Akin will get the start versus Nick Pivetta for the Red Sox with first pitch at 7:30 pm ET.

You can catch tonight game on MASN or on the radio at 105.7 The Fan!

Go O’s!

O’s visit Boston for final series against Sox: Series Preview 9/22/20 – 9/24/20

With the end of the 2020 season quickly approaching in the rear view mirror, the Baltimore Orioles take to the road one last time to put an end to this chaotic season.

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Orioles finish up 5-game set with AL-East-leading Rays: Series Recap 9/17/20 – 9/20/20

Following a solid series win against the Atlanta Braves, the Orioles were slated to finish the 2020 home season with five games against the deadly and poetic Tampa Bay Rays.

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Victor Gonzalez named as trade piece in Miguel Castro deal; Shepherd released

As the trade deadline approached in August, the Orioles let go of a couple long-time Orioles in the bullpen. One of these players was Miguel Castro, who was sent to the New York Mets in exchange for pitcher Kevin Smith and a player to be named later.

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O’s and Rays finish August series, follow with 4-game set: Series Preview & Game 1 Lineup 9/17/20 – 9/20/20

The Baby Birds kick off their final leg of the last home stand for 2020 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Thursday consists of a doubleheader, with game one finishing a series back from August 27, when that final game was postponed. This current series begins with game two of the doubleheader, consisting of four games against the division leaders.

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O’s snatch 2 of 3 from playoff-bound Braves: Series Recap 9/14/20 – 9/16/20

A little too late for a Wild Card push following a horrid series against the Yankees, the Orioles looked to bounce back against the Atlanta Braves, an even tougher opponent. But, were they able to do it?

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Orioles vs. Braves: Series Preview 9/14/20 – 9/16/20

The Orioles’ playoff hopes were dealt a huge blow this weekend when the Yankees hit them with four straight losses. The team will look to get up off the mat this week, when the National-League-East-leading Atlanta Braves visit for a three-game series at Camden Yards.

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Orioles swept by Yankees in 4 games: Series Recap 9/11/20 – 9/13/20

This series started a day late, as the rain forced the Orioles and Yankees into four games in three days. Coming into this series, the O’s trailed the Yankees for the Wild Card spot by just 1.5 games. After this series, however, that gap grew exponentially.

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Orioles visit Yankees for crucial 4-game set: Series Preview and Game 1 Lineup 9/10/20-9/13/20

Hey, do you see that in the distance?…it’s getting closer! What it is?

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the wild card. And it’s much closer than you may think!

Heading into this next four-game series against the Yankees, the Orioles’ season and Wild Card hopes hang in the balance. With the Yankees leading only 1.5 games ahead of them, the O’s have a legitimate chance to snag that second spot with two weeks left or reversely fall completely out of contention.

Minus a bullpen hiccup in game two against the Mets that resulted in a 7-6 loss following a 5-0 lead, the Orioles are on a hot streak, winning six of their last nine.

Over that streak, starting pitching has been fantastic, with help from rookies Keegan Akin and Dean Kremer. John Means finally found his groove over the past weekend, and the trio hopes to continue that success in the Bronx.

The bullpen for the Orioles has been solid, despite being completely shaken up at the trade deadline. Now without Mychal Givens and Miguel Castro, the Orioles bullpen has still been able to finish games.

Over the previous week, pitcher numbers have followed their success, as the O’s pitching staff has a collective 2.47 ERA, with help from a much improved 1.14 WHIP. With five wins in the last week, it’s no surprise, as the pitching has been consistently giving the Birds offense a chance to win games when games are needed to be won.

The offense seems as though it hasn’t stopped hitting since September started, and that wouldn’t be wrong statement. Five players have on OPS over 1.00 in the month, including DJ Stewart, who has a 2.09 in September.

In a time when a playoff run is visible, the team collectively leads the AL in OPS in September and also has the second most runs scored. That’s how you push yourself into the postseason, especially if that success can be replicated in this four-game series.

We will see the matchup of Keegan Akin and Gerrit Cole once again in game one. Cole shut down the Orioles last week before he was beaten up in the 7th inning, allowing an earned run, along with four un-earned on his way to his third loss of the season.

Akin will look to continue his hot streak, entering his third start with a 2.08 ERA and 15 strikeouts. He completely shut down the Yankees lineup in his last start, not allowing a run and striking out eight.

The Orioles will also face J.A. Happ and Masahiro Tanaka, two pitchers this Orioles squad have gotten to previously. Splitting this series or possibly taking three of four would set the Orioles up in a fantastic spot to finish the last two weeks with a Wild Card spot.

Keys to the Series:

1. Starters must battle later in games

Over the last week, we have seen the benefit of our starters being able to go deeper into games. The bullpen stays fresh and sets them up in the right situations.

2. Work the Yankees pitchers’ counts up

The Yankees bullpen has not been the greatest, and getting to them as quick as possible is beyond beneficial. Working counts, taking pitches, and getting runners on base to give chances with RISP will be make-or-break in the series. The Yankees can score runs, so we need to as well.

3. Get up early, and offer run support

Pitching in games with a lead will give the Orioles pitchers some leeway. With a young pitching staff, they have fared very well when the Birds have led early in games.

Here is the starting lineup for game one:

1. Cedric Mullins CF
2. José Iglesias SS
3. DJ Stewart RF
4. Ryan Mountcastle LF
5. Pedro Severino C
6. Renato Núñez DH
7. Rio Ruiz 3B
8. Hanser Alberto 2B
9. Pat Valaika 1B
Keegan Akin LHP

Don’t miss the O’s, as they play their biggest series of the season, starting tonight at 7:05 p.m. EST on MASN and the Orioles Radio Network!

Orioles vs Mets lineups: 9/9/20

The Orioles come roaring into game two against the Mets following an 11 run night for the offense on Tuesday. Six batters had a multi hit game, the O’s hit four long balls, and Cedric Mullins was a HR shy of the cycle. Backed by a solid start by John Means, the Orioles continued their hot streak to start this series.

Game two will feature Jorge Lopez on the mound opposite of Rick Porcello. The Orioles lineup is highlighted by DJ Stewart at cleanup who has hit four homeruns in the last three games.

Here is your Baltimore Orioles starting lineup:

1. Cedric Mullins (S) CF

2. Jose Iglesias (R) SS

3. Renato Nunez (R) DH

4. DJ Stewart (L) RF

5. Ryan Mountcastle (R) LF

6. Rio Ruiz (L) 3B

7. Hanser Alberto (R) 2B

8. Chance Sisco (L) C

9. Pat Valaik (R) 1B

SP: Jorge Lopez RHP

You can catch tonight game on MASN, or on the radio at 105.7 The Fan!

Go O’s!

Orioles split series with Mets: Series Recap 9/8/20-9/9/20

NY state of mind, huh? The red hot Baltimore Orioles rode into Citi Field on Tuesday to begin a two game series against the Mets, which is part of an 11 game stretch against New York teams. The Birds got on the subway to Queens scorching hot having won their last 3 over the Yankees, and 5 of their last seven between the Mets and Yankees.

Game one of this interleague series would be no different for the Orioles, as the pitching was superb, and the offense is showing it can survive without Anthony Santander. John Means entered this game winless, and finally pitched like we all expected him to.

Through five innings, John Means was dealing. Means threw 97 pitches, 64 of which were for strikes. Anytime a pitcher can throw quality strikes 65% of the time, you will have a chance to win. The only run scored on John Means was a solo shot in the second, admittedly his one mistake of the game when he left a fastball chest high over the middle of the plate.

Don’t talk bad about DJ Stewart. Actually, keep it up, it’s working! In the second inning DJ Stewart sent a line drive into the upper bleacher seats in right field, just as MASN commentator Ben McDonald was speaking on the loss of Anthony Santander and having to play Dj Stewart instead. The Birds went up 2-0.

DJ Stewart has now homered 4 times in 3 games, netting multi RBIs in three straight games, and has surpassed an OPS of 1.000.

The Orioles offense were simply bullies in this game, with six orioles hitters having two or more hits. Also, while 4 for 11 with runners in scoring position isn’t fantastic, 7 of the Orioles 11 runs came with 2 outs which included two of the four home runs in the game.

The Orioles scored every inning from the second through the fifth, leading after five with a score of 9-1. Ryan Mountcastle blasted his fourth homerun, as well as Rio Ruiz supplying am Earl Weaver to score 3 run. Pat Valaika joined Stewart, Ruiz, and Mountcastle in the home run train, sending his sixth of the year into the New York night in the 8th.

With a 11-2 win by John Means and the Orioles (20-21), the Yankees (21-20) now sit only a half game ahead of the O’s for the second wildcard spot.

Stay classy, ESPN.

GAME 2:

Picking up right where they left off a night before were the Orioles in game two. The O’s offense gave Jorge Lopez immediate run support in the first inning, following a pair of RBI singles by Cedric Mullins and Ryan Mountcastle. The RBI by Mountcastle extended his streak of games with a RBI to five.

In the first two innings, the Orioles netted 10 base hits, 9 of which were singles.

Waiver claim Jorge Lopez got the start in this game, leaving with less success as opposed to his last start. Giving up five runs through 4.2 innings, Lopez left the game in the fifth after the Mets climbed back to cut the O’s lead to 5-3.

I can’t believe I’m typing this again, but DJ Stewart for the fifth time in three games, homered to give the Birds a 6-3 lead. It was first in his career off a left handed pitcher, and his fifth on the season.

The Mets would cut the lead to 6-5 in the fifth, however, the Orioles were striking with bases loaded in the sixth. With two outs and Rio Ruiz at the plate, Ruiz sent a fly ball seemingly over the head of right fielder Michael Conforto. In some bout of magic athleticism, Conforto was able to track the ball over his head and make what ultimately turned out to be a game saving catch as it saved three runs.

The Mets tied the game with a home run in the bottom of the sixth, and sealed it in the eigth with a Pete Alonso long ball.

A struggling bullpen tonight helped drop game two of this series 7-6.

The Orioles travel across New York City to start a four game set against the Yankees on Thursday starting at 7:05 pm ET. Be sure to check thebaltimorebattery.com on the web, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to catch our series preview!

Orioles take on Mets in short series: Series Preview 9/8 – 9/9

Over the weekend, the Orioles rode the youth train to a 3-1 series win against the Yankees. The O’s seek to keep the momentum rolling, as they pay a visit to Citi Field for a two-game series with the New York Mets.

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Young O’s pitchers Kremer and Akin light up weekend series

Coming into the four-game series against the New York Yankees, the Orioles sat at 16-20 and had lost their last 18 to the Evil Empire. After trading away Mychal Givens, Miguel Castro and Tommy Milone, the Orioles pitching staff was looking much different.

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Youngsters shine vs. Yankees; O’s take 3 of 4: Series Recap 9/4/20-9/6/20

The Baltimore Orioles entered this four-game set vs. the New York Yankees having lost their last 18 against the Evil Empire. Looking to turn things around, the Orioles also had a chance to be somewhat of a playoff spoiler for the Yankees. With the Rays comfortably ahead in the AL East, taking two, maybe three games out of this series could very well drop the Yanks down to the seventh or eighth seed.

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Dean Kremer called up for first start, O’s vs Yanks lineups: 9/6/2020

The Orioles and Yankees put an end to this four-game set today, with the Birds in a position to snag the series win. Following a beautiful starting outing by LHP Keegan Akin, another young Orioles prospect gets the bump today, as RHP Dean Kremer gets his first start in the major leagues!

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Orioles lineup vs. Yankees for game 1: 9/4/2020

The New York Yankees are coming to town, looking to continue their win streak against the Orioles. With the Rays comfortably ahead of the Yankees in the AL East with a lead of five games, the Orioles certainly would pick a good time to end that losing streak today in game one of this doubleheader.

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Orioles vs. Mets: Series Preview 9/1-9/2

The Orioles were able to salvage one game of their weekend series with the Blue Jays, but in the world of Major League Baseball, there is no rest for the weary. The Birds are back at Camden Yards for a two-game set with the Mets and a familiar face. Among the flurry of trade deadline deals around the league, the Orioles sent pitcher Miguel Castro to the Mets for pitching prospect Kevin Smith.

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Orioles deal Miguel Castro, acquire prospect Kevin Smith at Trade Deadline

Just before the MLB Trade Deadline passed at 4 p.m., Aug. 31, the Baltimore Orioles made a move to acquire left-handed pitcher Kevin Smith from the New York Mets. The Orioles shipped relief pitcher Miguel Castro to New York in exchange for Smith. This trade concludes a month in which the O’s made four separate trades.

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Keegan Akin gets first MLB start, O’s vs. Blue Jays lineup: 8/31/2020

On the busiest day of the season, the 14-19 Baltimore Orioles look to avoid the break today, as they face off against the Toronto/Buffalo Blue Jays.

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Orioles lineup Friday, August 28, 2020, vs. Toronto (6:37 pm EDT)

Tonight, the Orioles head north, but not quite as far north as the title above suggests. Although the Blue Jays were cleared by city and provincial governments to play their home games in Toronto’s Rogers Centre (still thought of as the “Skydome” by traditionalists like myself), the Canadian government denied their request.

Thus, the O’s are headed to Sahlen Field in Buffalo, New York, the normal home of the Buffalo Bisons. In case you were wondering, bisons are not buffalo; there are significant differences, including the fact that bisons have a large hump at the shoulders.

Speaking of hump, it is about time for John Means to get over the hump, and start showing us that his success in the first half of 2019 was not an aberration. That will mean that Means’ ERA needs to head south, for it presently registers at 10.13.

Further, we cannot lose sight of the fact that we are at the midway point of this slice of a baseball season, and that the Orioles (14-16) have just 30 games remaining. This fact makes the pending showdown in Toron…Buffalo all the more important, for the Birds sit just a game and half behind the Blue Jays (15-14) for the 8th and final slot in MLB’s expanded playoff format.

Therefore, let’s lay a Baltimore beatdown on these Buffalo Blue Jays, and head north in the standings of the American League East!

The Orioles lineup for today is as follows:

1. Hanser Alberto (R) 3B

2. Anthony Santander (S) RF

3. Jose Iglesias (R) DH

4. Renato Núñez (R) 1B

5. Pedro Severino (R) C

6. Ryan Mountcastle (R) LF

7. Pat Valaika (R) 2B

8. Andrew Velazquez (S) SS

9. Cedric Mullins (S) CF

John Means LHP

First pitch is at 6:37 p.m. EST, and you can catch the game on MASN2 or on the radio at 105.7 The Fan!

*If you tune in at 6:36 p.m. EST expecting baseball, just wait a minute.

Let’s Go O’s!

Orioles vs. Blue Jays: Series Preview 8/28 – 8/30

After losing two straight to the Rays and postponing their game on Thursday, the Orioles travel to Buffalo this weekend to take on the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game series.

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Orioles drop 2 games against Rays, Thursday’s series finale postponed: Series Recap 8/25/20 – 8/27/20

Baltimore lost two close games to Tampa Bay in a quick road trip to Tropicana Field to fall to 14-16 on the season.

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Orioles lineup Thursday, August 27, 2020, vs. Tampa Bay (6:40 pm EDT)

Tonight, the Orioles look to salvage the last game of a hard-fought series against the division-leading Rays. Tampa, despite battling a season-long injury plague (star center fielder Kevin Kiermier is the latest victim, leaving last night’s game with back spasms) has won 15 of 18 and surged into 1st place in the AL East.

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Orioles begin important road trip vs. Rays: Series Preview 8/25/20 – 8/27/20

The Orioles came back strong last week after a six-game losing streak to win two in a row versus the Boston Red Sox. The Birds will look to keep the momentum going this week, as they travel to Tampa to take on the red hot Rays. The Orioles enter the series at 14-14, four games behind the American League East leading Rays who are 19-11.

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O’s split series with Sox: Series Recap 8/20-8/23

The struggling Baltimore Orioles hosted the Boston Red Sox for a four-game series starting on Thursday. Coming into this series having lost their last four and losing possession of third place in the A.L. East, the Orioles desperately needed some wins in this series.

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Anthony Santander: O’s unlikely MVP

With many obstacles standing in the Orioles way in 2020, maybe none reached the heart of O’s fans quite as much as the news of Trey Mancini being diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer. The 2019 Orioles MVP, losing Mancini was a dagger in the heart off and on the field. So, what happens when your best player goes down? Some else must step up. That is exactly what Anthony Santander has done.

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“Why Not” or “Try Not?” Birds are too cold and too hot

Numbers can be fun. They can be quite revealing, too. The first 25 games of the Orioles’ 2020 season, which are still representative of an overachieving, competitive ballclub, are full of fun numbers.

In fact, from a statistical standpoint, this club has been either surging or slumping the entire year. As a fan, I am simultaneously surprised and somewhat stupefied.

For a team that has lost well over 200 games the last two years, the 2020 Baltimore Orioles’ suddenly emerging as a contender is certainly a stunning turn of events.

However, the rational part of our mind realizes that when it comes to stunning occurrences, they tend to usually be accompanied by end results that are either very positive, or, on the contrary, very negative.

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Orioles vs. Red Sox: Series Preview 8/20/20 – 8/23/20

The Orioles barely get a chance to lick their wounds after being swept by the Blue Jays, as the Red Sox come to town for a four-game series beginning Thursday night.

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Orioles swept by Randal Grichuk, drop all three to Toronto

The Orioles have been swept in a three-game series against the Blue Jays this week, frustrating fans, as two of the games were very winnable if not for fundamental mistakes.

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Orioles vs. Blue Jays: Series Preview 8/17/20-8/19/20

The Orioles certainly provided some grit and exciting moments during the final two games against the Nationals this weekend, but ultimately lost the series. The Birds have little time to lick their wounds, however, as the Toronto Blue Jays come to town for a three-game set starting this evening.

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Orioles lineup vs. Nationals: 8/15/20

After stringing together a nice six-game win streak, the Orioles took one on the chin last evening, losing to the Nationals 15-3. The Birds will look to return to the win column tonight, as they send Asher Wojciechowski to the mound to face Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin.

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Orioles big 3 pivotal in hot start

2020 has been a year, although not over yet, that will go down in history for many things. In baseball, that is no different. To many people’s surprise, the Orioles are atop the A.L. and are continuing to win baseball games.

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Keegan Akin’s debut: Breakdown

For Keegan Akin, the Oriole’s No. 13 prospect, the wait is finally over. During Friday evenings brutal 15-3 loss to the Nationals, the 25-year-old from Michigan made his Major League debut, going three innings, striking out one and giving up three runs.

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Why Bruce Banner is Chris Davis’ endgame and not The Incredible Hulk

Much has been made of Chris Davis’ unbelievable fall from grace. Most fans are aware of the tumbling batting average, the declining power and the rising strikeout numbers.

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Orioles offense defies critics and frustrates opposing pitchers

Let’s hop in the Delorean and take a trip; a trip to a far away place and time.

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Orioles continue August momentum, sweep Phillies: Series Recap 8/11/20-8/13/20

The Orioles are turning heads around Major League Baseball the last few games! And guess what, Birdland? It’s time to bring out the brooms!

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Orioles vs. Phillies: Series Preview 8/11/20-8/13/20

The Orioles have certainly been one of the surprises on the young and shortened Major League Baseball season. The young Birds have won a series against the Red Sox, swept the Rays and are one tarp and three innings away from sweeping the defending World Series Champion Nationals.

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Orioles close in on sweep of Nationals, game 3 suspended: Series Recap 8/7/20-8/9/20

The Orioles entered a three-game series in Washington in dire need of igniting their bats following a brutal four-game sweep at the hands of the Miami Marlins.

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Orioles lineup vs. Nationals: 8/7/20

The Orioles look to get back in the win column (cue Joe Angel voice), as they face off against the World Series Champion Washington Nationals.

Tommy Milone (0-1, 4.76 ERA) will face off against Aníbal Sánchez (0-1, 7.20 ERA) tonight in game one. The veteran lefty is coming off a no-decision, in which he pitched five innings, struck out eight batters and allowed one run.

Rio Ruiz is back in the lineup, playing third base and batting seventh, and Austin Hays drops all the way down to the ninth spot, playing center field.

Here is tonight’s starting lineup:

1. Hanser Alberto 2B
2 Anthony Santander RF
3. José Iglesias SS
4. Renato Núñez DH
5 Dwight Smith LF
6. Pedro Severino C
7. Rio Ruiz 3B
8. Chris Davis 1B
9. Austin Hays CF
Tommy Milone LHP

Tonight’s game is available on MASN2 and the Orioles Radio Network. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. EST.

Orioles offense goes missing in sweep from Marlins: Series Recap 8/4/20-8/6/20

The Orioles came out of the three-game sweep of the Tampa Bay Rays with heads held high. However, the Miami Marlins would come to town and shake that all up.

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Orioles lineup vs. Marlins: 8/6/20

The Orioles will look to avoid the four-game sweep against the Miami Marlins, as both teams will face off tonight at Camden Yards. Game time is set for 7:35 p.m. EST and will be aired on MASN. The O’s are still the away team due to these games being rescheduled from their previous matchups in Miami.

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Orioles lineup vs. Marlins: 8/5/20

The Orioles’ bats that lead them to five wins in their first eight games went silent last night, as the Marlins blanked the O’s 4-0. The Orioles get a chance to get that game back, plus one, with a twi-night doubleheader begining at 5:05 p.m.

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Orioles complete sweep of Rays, improve to 5-3: Series Recap 7/31-8/2

Baltimore improved to 5-3 after defeating the Rays by a score of 5-1 on Sunday afternoon. Following a tough two-game series loss to the Yankees, the O’s responded well in the team’s first series sweep since the 2018 season.

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Orioles lose heartbreakers against Yankees: Series Recap 7/29-7/30

Following the postponement of the Orioles home opener against the Miami Marlins, the Orioles held their opener on Wednesday instead, hosting the powerhouse New York Yankees.

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