BALTIMORE -- Red-hot Mitch Moreland turned in his second consecutive two-homer game as part of a second straight Rangers four-homer night, and Texas held off Baltimore to pick up Tuesday's 8-6 win at Camden Yards.
BALTIMORE -- Second baseman Jonathan Schoop continues to work out in Baltimore with the Orioles, and he will likely finish up his rehab assignment at nearby Class A Advanced Frederick.
O's manager Buck Showalter said Schoop will play "a couple days" for Frederick and probably won't start that portion of his rehab until Thursday. Schoop has been sidelined since mid-April with a right knee injury and his pending return -- his rehab ends Friday -- presents a bit of a roster crunch.
The Orioles head into the third game of a four-game series with the Rangers on Wednesday coming off their first winning month of the season, having worked themselves out of the depths of the American League East. Lefty Wei-Yin Chen will try to get the month of July started with a win, which if history repeats itself, seems probable, as he owns a 4-0 record and a 1.67 ERA in four career starts against Texas.
The Rangers will counter with Nick Martinez, who will try to bounce back from back-to-back rough starts. The righty allowed seven-plus runs in two of five June starts, and his ERA rose from 2.09 at the end of May to a season-high 3.39.
Bundy had some inflammation in his right shoulder and hasn't pitched in a game since May 21. His initial MRI exam showed the inflammation but no structural damage, but the follow-up after he rested wasn't what the team was hoping for, and he was prescribed more rest and a follow-up visit with Dr. James Andrews.
BALTIMORE -- The Rangers broke out of their slump in a big way, homering four times and unloading on the Orioles to pick up their second win in nine games, an 8-1 series-opening victory Monday night at Camden Yards.
BALTIMORE -- Bud Norris' disappointing 2015 continued on Monday night.
Norris, coming off a career-high 15-win season last year, allowed four home runs over six innings in the Orioles' 8-1 series-opening loss to the Rangers. The righty, who lasted six innings, saw his ERA rise to 6.79 and continues to search for a way to turn things around as the calendar inches toward July.
BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado is having a career year, while perennial All-Star Adam Jones is vying to make another trip to the Midsummer Classic, but both of them need some help. Machado remained fourth among American League third basemen and Jones was seventh among outfielders in the final update of the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot released prior to Sunday's Selection Show.
Machado had 1,938,478 votes announced Monday afternoon, behind Nick Castellanos of the Tigers (2,076,933), Kansas City's Mike Moustakas (10,372,868) and leader Josh Donaldson of the Blue Jays (11,738,206). Jones, at 5,626,318 votes, will need a late surge to overtake the Royals' Alex Gordon, who's third with 8,934,052 votes. But Jones is recovered from a right shoulder injury and returned to the O's lineup on Sunday.
O's sweep twin bill, move into virtual tie for 1st
By Connor Smolensky and Todd Karpovich
BALTIMORE -- The Orioles hit three home runs and scored six runs in the fourth inning to complete a doubleheader and series sweep over the Indians with an 8-0 win Sunday that moved Baltimore into a virtual tie for first place in the American League East for the first time since April 19.
By Connor Smolensky and Todd Karpovich
BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis' only hit of the night was a big one as he delivered the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to give the Orioles a 4-3 series-opening victory over the Indians at Camden Yards on Friday night.
Left-hander allows two runs with five strikeouts over six innings vs. Indians
By Todd Karpovich
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BALTIMORE -- Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen expressed his frustration on Twitter when he was sent down to Class A Frederick on June 15, following a stellar outing against the Phillies, but returned to the rotation in a big way Friday night.
BOSTON -- Orioles right-hander Miguel Gonzalez was just glad to be back on Thursday, but he ended up helping Baltimore on its way to an 8-6 win over the Red Sox that clinched a series victory at Fenway Park.
BOSTON -- The Orioles got offense from nearly their entire lineup on Thursday afternoon and held on for an 8-6 victory over the Red Sox in the rubber match of a three-game series. Eight of Baltimore's nine starters had at least one hit.
BOSTON -- The Orioles continued their recent dominance of the Red Sox by holding on for a 6-4 victory in Tuesday's opener of a three-game series at Fenway Park. David Lough's three-run homer in the second was the biggest hit of the game and proved to be the difference.