Machado scores from 1st on wacky groundout

Machado scores from 1st on wacky groundout

TORONTO -- Manny Machado just kept running, and his hustle paid off on the basepaths on Friday night, as the O's infielder scored from first base on Chris Davis' routine third-inning groundout.

Machado, who had rounded second on Davis' out, drew a throw across the diamond from first baseman Justin Smoak that bounced out of catcher Russell Martin's glove on an attempted tag while he covered the bag. The ball skipped away from Martin and no one was covering the plate, leaving room for Machado to hustle home.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Orioles sign reliever Ondrusek, designate Roe

Orioles sign reliever Ondrusek, designate Roe

TORONTO -- The Orioles announced prior to Friday's game that they signed right-handed pitcher Logan Ondrusek and designated Chaz Roe for assignment to clear a roster spot.

The 31-year-old Ondrusek was available out of the bullpen for the series opener against the Blue Jays. He last pitched in the Major Leagues for the Reds in 2014.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Ubaldo shows promise in first start since July 8

Orioles righty allows just one run over five innings while striking out eight Twins

Ubaldo shows promise in first start since July 8

MINNEAPOLIS -- For as rough as Ubaldo Jimenez's first half was, his second half started on a very high note off the field last weekend when his wife gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter, on Saturday. He made sure to hit the ground running on the field, too, turning in a solid five innings on Thursday night in the Orioles' 6-2 loss to the Twins at Target Field.

Jimenez, pitching for the first time since July 8, allowed just one run on five hits and struck out eight in a 104-pitch outing. The eight strikeouts were the most since he punched out nine on April 7, also against the Twins.

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Do-Hyoung Park is a reporter for MLB.com based in Minneapolis. He covered the Orioles on Thursday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

'Pen stumbles as O's drop makeup game to Twins

'Pen stumbles as O's drop makeup game to Twins

MINNESOTA -- When the Twins and Orioles were originally scheduled to play on May 9 before the game was rained out, neither Robbie Grossman nor Max Kepler were on Minnesota's roster. Baltimore likely wishes it stayed that way, as the pair combined to reach base safely seven times and score four runs to lift Minnesota to a 6-2 win in Thursday's makeup game at Target Field.

Grossman, who didn't join the Twins until May 19 and has been one of the club's biggest surprises, went 2-for-3 with two walks and helped spark a four-run seventh inning with a one-out double. Kepler, in the midst of a breakout rookie season since being called up on June 1 after a short stint with the club early this year, went 2-for-3 with a walk and a game-tying solo homer in the sixth.

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Rhett Bollinger has covered the Twins for MLB.com since 2011. Read his blog, Bollinger Beat, follow him on Twitter @RhettBollinger and listen to his podcast.

Do-Hyoung Park is a reporter for MLB.com and covered the Orioles on Thursday.

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Sedlock climbs to top of O's prospect list

Sisco, Harvey, Reyes, Mancini follow on Baltimore's Top 30

Sedlock climbs to top of O's prospect list

The Orioles' updated Top 30 Prospects List includes a familiar name at the top: Baltimore's first pick in this year's Draft, right-handed pitcher Cody Sedlock.

Sedlock's ascent says as much about his potential as it does the O's current state in the Minor Leagues. Sedlock, the 27th overall pick in the 2016 Draft, is followed by catcher Chance Sisco and former top prospect Hunter Harvey in Baltimore's rankings.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Gunkel among top prospect performers Thursday

Rockies catcher continues torrid month; Yankees' first-round pick hitting .429 at Pulaski

Gunkel among top prospect performers Thursday

Tom Murphy is likely hoping July never ends considering the Rockies' No. 11 prospect has raised his batting average over 100 points in 16 games so far this month.

Murphy went 3-for-4 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored in Triple-A Albuquerque's 8-3 win over Salt Lake.

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William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bundy takes perfect game into 6th inning

Bundy takes perfect game into 6th inning

BALTIMORE -- Perfection? Not yet. Progress? Certainly.

Orioles rookie Dylan Bundy, who didn't allow a baserunner through the first five innings, pitched into the sixth for the first time in his career in Wednesday's 3-1 loss to the Rockies at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Machado homers, Bundy fans 8 in loss

Machado homers, Bundy fans 8 in loss

BALTIMORE -- Rockies rookie Jon Gray pitched a dominant seven innings to lead a red-hot Colorado team to Wednesday's 3-1 series win over the American League East-leading Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Fresh off a series sweep against Atlanta, the Rockies have now won six of their past seven games.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore and covered the Rockies on Wednesday.

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Showalter not concerned with Deadline fodder

Showalter not concerned with Deadline fodder

BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter isn't scouring trade rumors, nor is he worried about the buzz surrounding Monday's non-waiver Trade Deadline.

"It's blown out of proportion," Showalter said, "especially [with] a club like ours."

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

O's win streak snapped as Rox tag Tillman

O's win streak snapped as Rox tag Tillman

BALTIMORE-- The Rockies used a four-run third inning to deny Oriole ace Chris Tillman his 15th win and snap first-place Baltimore's five-game win streak with Tuesday's 6-3 victory at Camden Yards.

Colorado had four consecutive two-out hits, including Carlos Gonzalez's two-run double that looped just inside the foul line. They sent eight men to the plate in that critical third. Tillman went five innings, allowing nine hits and six runs to raise his season ERA to 3.47.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com and covered the Rockies on Tuesday.

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Wilson 'outstanding' in perfect relief outing

Right-hander pitches 4 scoreless innings in first appearance since July 2

Wilson 'outstanding' in perfect relief outing

BALTIMORE -- Rest looks like it has rejuvenated Tyler Wilson.

The O's righty, who was sent down to Triple-A to get "crisp" before the All-Star break, tossed four perfect innings and was a bright spot in Tuesday's 6-3 loss to the Rockies.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Baby O's fan sends mixed signals with foul ball

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Baby O's fan sends mixed signals with foul ball

During the second inning of the Rockies' 6-3 win over the Orioles on Tuesday, Nolan Arenado delighted the fans at Camden Yards by tossing a ball into the stands near third base. Particularly delighted was the baby Orioles fan who ended up with the ball. … Or was he?

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Kim, Ubaldo activated; Alvarez optioned

Kim, Ubaldo activated; Alvarez optioned

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles made several roster moves prior to Tuesday's game, adding Hyun Soo Kim from the disabled list and Ubaldo Jimenez from the paternity list.

To clear roster spots, the O's optioned Dariel Alvarez to Triple-A on Monday night and designated outfielder Julio Borbon for assignment on Tuesday evening.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Sisco among top prospect performers Tuesday

Rays' No. 13 prospect knocks in career-high five runs, Reds' No. 18 scores winning run and hits for cycle

Sisco among top prospect performers Tuesday

Justin Williams tied his career high for homers in a season and set a career high for RBIs in a game. Not bad for a day's work.

Williams, the Rays' No. 13 prospect, went 3-for-4 with five RBIs Tuesday as he led Double-A Montgomery to a 10-5 win over Pensacola.

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William Boor is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @wboor. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

O's slide by Rox for 2nd straight walk-off win

O's slide by Rox for 2nd straight walk-off win

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles have had a flair for the dramatic the past two days at Camden Yards.

It wasn't as pretty as Nolan Reimold's two-out walk-off homer in the ninth inning Sunday, but the Orioles walked off for the second straight game on a ground ball back to the pitcher in a 3-2 win over the Rockies in 10 innings on Monday night. Adam Jones, off from third on contact, came racing down the line on Manny Machado's tapper back to the mound. And after Jordan Lyles muffled the catch, catcher Nick Hundley couldn't handle the throw that allowed Jones to score the winning run.

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Ben Raby is a contributor to MLB.com based in Baltimore and covered the Rockies on Monday.

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O's benefit from Jones' all-out effort in 10th

Outfielder goes first to third on a single, then sprints home on ground ball

O's benefit from Jones' all-out effort in 10th

BALTIMORE -- After Adam Jones reached on a one-out single in the 10th inning, it was pure speed, with a hint of luck, that allowed him to slide across home plate for the winning run in the Orioles' 3-2, walk-off win over the Rockies on Monday night.

When manager Buck Showalter talks about guys who play the game the right way, Jones is usually the first player that comes up. As an 11-year veteran outfielder, he could likely get away with some lackadaisical baserunning, but that's not his style. It was evident Monday.

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

In a pinch! Reimold's homer walks O's off

In a pinch! Reimold's homer walks O's off

BALTIMORE-- The Orioles are rolling again.

Baltimore, which endured a four-game losing streak last week, watched Nolan Reimold's two-out walk-off homer lift the O's to a 5-3 sweep-clinching win over the Indians on Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards. Now winners of four straight, the Orioles remain the American League East leaders with Reimold's big blast.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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Worley's gig: Veteran cementing starting role

Right-hander allows two runs over seven innings to set up walk-off

Worley's gig: Veteran cementing starting role

BALTIMORE -- Vance Worley has spent most of his first season with the Orioles as a member of the bullpen, so he knows first-hand how tough it was to watch the starting rotation routinely struggle to go deep in outings.

But Worley has moved into the rotation since the All-Star break, and part of the responsibility to keep the 'pen rested now falls on him. Like his fellow starters have done this past week, he went deep Sunday to continue a strong second half for the Orioles starters in a 5-3 walk-off win over the Indians to complete a series sweep.

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

O'Day strikes out side in return from DL

Reliever earns win and chants from fans in first outing since June 1

O'Day strikes out side in return from DL

BALTIMORE -- Orioles setup man Darren O'Day showed no signs of rust on Sunday afternoon.

Activated from the disabled list prior to the game, O'Day struck out the side in the Orioles' 5-3 walk-off win over the Indians, his first outing since June 1.

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Trumbo's 30th backs strong Gausman in win

Trumbo's 30th backs strong Gausman in win

BALTIMORE -- The first-place Orioles have spent the past two nights showing off their power against the Indians' highly touted pitching staff. In a 5-2 win over the Tribe on Saturday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Mark Trumbo became the first Major Leaguer to reach 30 home runs, backing up a stellar performance by right-hander Kevin Gausman.

Orioles closer Zach Britton recorded the final out to notch his American League-leading 32nd save of the season.

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Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and listen to his podcast.

Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore and covered the Orioles on Saturday.

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Gausman's gem latest for O's rotation

Gausman's gem latest for O's rotation

BALTIMORE -- Friday and Saturday night's performances at Oriole Park at Camden Yards were the type Baltimore right-handers Dylan Bundy and Kevin Gausman envisioned when they were together at Double-A Bowie.

The fourth overall picks in 2011 and 2012, respectively, showed why they were once-hyped prospects on consecutive nights against the Indians' potent lineup. After Bundy allowed an unearned run in five innings, Gausman hurled seven shutout innings on Saturday to lead Baltimore past Cleveland, 5-2.

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Trumbo becomes 1st to 30 HRs this season

Trumbo becomes 1st to 30 HRs this season

BALTIMORE -- Orioles slugger Mark Trumbo blasted his 30th home run in the first inning of Saturday's 5-2 win over the Indians to become the first player in the Majors to accomplish the feat this season. The two-run shot gave the O's a 3-0 lead.

"For a guy we were all about talking about how he does this in July, does this in June, does this in April; it's almost August," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "So he's putting together a year worthy of a lot of consideration."

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Trumbo, Machado power Bundy, O's past Tribe

Trumbo, Machado power Bundy, O's past Tribe

BALTIMORE -- Since they were selected third and fourth overall in the 2011 Draft, respectively, the career paths of Indians righty Trevor Bauer and Orioles righty Dylan Bundy have taken drastically different routes to Friday's showdown at Camden Yards. Bauer entered with 77 more career starts than Bundy, but it was Bundy who pitched like the more experienced pro in a 5-1 Baltimore win in the series opener.

Making his second career start, Bundy went five innings while allowing one unearned run. Bauer, meanwhile, matched his season high with five runs allowed in four-plus innings.

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore.

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Rickard out 4-6 weeks with thumb injury

Rickard out 4-6 weeks with thumb injury

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles' outfield took another hit Friday when a right thumb ligament injury sent Joey Rickard to the 15-day disabled list and will cost him 4-6 weeks, according to manager Buck Showalter. The 25-year-old Rickard had an MRI exam Friday on his thumb, which he injured during Wednesday's game against the Yankees.

Showalter said Rickard won't need surgery on his thumb.

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Bundy has career night, could ease rotation concerns

Righty collects first win as starter, allows one unearned run in five frames

Bundy has career night, could ease rotation concerns

BALTIMORE -- Dylan Bundy's first career start at Camden Yards arrived much longer after his 2011 Draft selection than fans and the Orioles alike wanted, but they hope it's a sign of things to come. For a staff in desperate need of more consistent starting pitching, Bundy delivered in Friday's 5-1 win over the Indians.

The former fourth overall selection went five innings in his second career start, allowing one unearned run on five hits and five strikeouts to notch his first win as a starter. With the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline approaching, and the market short on quality starters, Bundy's performance the rest of the season could be crucial.

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Duquette: Orioles looking into thin pitching market

Duquette: Orioles looking into thin pitching market

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles made it clear they were willing to make changes in an effort to improve their starting rotation when they moved right-hander Dylan Bundy from the bullpen to the rotation after the All-Star break.

But Bundy, who made his first Major League start Sunday, is far from a dependable solution. Manager Buck Showalter said it's possible Bundy could stay in the rotation for the rest of the season despite his innings limit, but the O's are still looking outside of their organization for another arm to try to solve the rotation problems.

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Ryan Baillargeon is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Tillman aces test vs. CC, Yanks in series finale

Tillman aces test vs. CC, Yanks in series finale

NEW YORK -- Chris Tillman worked seven strong innings, J.J. Hardy and Jonathan Schoop each drove in a pair of runs and the Orioles snapped their four-game losing streak -- and New York's four-game winning streak -- with a 4-1 victory over the Yankees on Thursday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.

Tillman (14-2) scattered four hits, walking two and striking out seven as he won his fourth consecutive start, again holding the opponent to exactly one run. Baltimore improved to 10-0 in games that the right-hander has started against the American League East this season.

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat.

Joshua Needelman is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York and covered the Orioles on Thursday.

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Bowie Baysox take name literally with bedazzled David Bowie unis

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Bowie Baysox take name literally with bedazzled David Bowie unis

The Bowie Baysox, Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, don't pronounce their name the way you might think: It's actually "Boo-ee," after the Maryland town where the team's ballpark is located. For Friday night's game against the Erie SeaWolves, however, the Baysox will change their name to something a little more phonetic -- from Bowie to, well, Bowie, in honor of David Bowie Tribute Night.

There will be tributes, fireworks and, of course, music throughout the night. But the team knew that no tribute to the man who managed to rock a leather pant-suit would be complete without some fashion innovation. So they came prepared -- with not just any commemorative David Bowie uniforms, but the David Bowie-est uniforms imaginable.

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