Trumbo, Tillman power O's past Yanks

Trumbo, Tillman power O's past Yanks

BALTIMORE -- Mark Trumbo homered twice to back starter Chris Tillman's seven strong innings as the Orioles beat the Yankees, 4-1, and moved back into first place in the American League East on Tuesday night at Camden Yards.

After hitting a leadoff homer off Yankees starter Luis Severino in the second, Trumbo belted a two-run shot into the left-field seats in the fifth.

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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.

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007.

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Trumbo showing no signs of slowing down

Trumbo showing no signs of slowing down

BALTIMORE -- Mark Trumbo has had quite the opening act in Baltimore.

Trumbo, coming off an impressive April in which he batted .337/.385/.573 with six homers and 19 RBIs, shows no signs of slowing down. The Orioles' right fielder was back at it again on Tuesday, blasting a pair of homers and driving in three runs in a 4-1 win over the Yankees.

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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.

Tillman baffling batters with entire arsenal

Tillman baffling batters with entire arsenal

BALTIMORE -- Despite being in first place the entire first month of the season, the Orioles knew continued success would hinge on their largely-underperforming rotation turning the corner.

Opening Day starter Chris Tillman has done exactly that. The righty, coming off a dominant nine-strikeout performance against the Rays, did the same thing Tuesday night, holding the last-place Yankees to one run on five hits and again punching out nine in the Orioles' 4-1 win.

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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.

Wilson aiming for fourth big league victory

Wilson aiming for fourth big league victory

The Orioles are adjusting on the fly without shortstop J.J. Hardy and All-Star closer Zach Britton, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi isn't discounting the potential of their American League East rivals.

"They're still extremely talented," Girardi said. "Clubs are going to go through injuries. A lot of times, it's how you handle those that determines how your year is. It's unfortunate for them, but I'm sure everyone is going to go through it at some point."

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Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Britton plans to test ankle playing catch

Britton plans to test ankle playing catch

BALTIMORE -- Orioles All-Star closer Zach Britton said Monday's MRI on his left ankle revealed no structural damage, just inflammation.

"I think this week is a good timeline," Britton said of a return from the ankle sprain suffered during the ninth inning of Saturday's game. "It's not going to be today, but I'm not sure if it's going to be tomorrow or the next day."

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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.

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Barry M. Bloom

For Yanks and O's, early tests of all varieties

For Yanks and O's, early tests of all varieties

BALTIMORE -- The realities of a 162-game season have a way of creeping in. And the Orioles and Yankees are feeling it big-time at the outset of May.

The Orioles opened 2016 with seven consecutive wins but have gone 8-10 since then, including Tuesday night's 4-1 victory over the Yankees in the opener of a three-game series at Camden Yards. And now they've lost J.J. Hardy, their starting shortstop, for at least four to six weeks, and closer Zach Britton probably for at least this series.

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Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com and writes an MLBlog, Boomskie on Baseball. Follow @boomskie on Twitter. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Hardy lands on DL with fractured foot

Shortstop's return unknown; Flaherty called up from Triple-A Norfolk

Hardy lands on DL with fractured foot

BALTIMORE -- Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy hobbled into the home clubhouse on crutches on Tuesday afternoon, with tests on Monday discovering a hairline in his left foot that put the infielder on the 15-day disabled list.

Hardy, who suffered the injury fouling a ball off his foot on Sunday, will be in a boot for two to three weeks, and he said he doesn't want to set any timeline right now. Initial estimates are that Hardy will be at least a month out from returning to the Orioles, meaning Ryan Flaherty, who was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk in Hardy's roster spot, will be an everyday fixture in the infield.

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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.

Q&A: Rickard relishing big league experience

Rule 5 Draft pick talks about his family, his teammates and his first homer

Q&A: Rickard relishing big league experience

BALTIMORE -- Who is Joey Rickard?

The Orioles' Rule 5 Draft pick has taken Baltimore by storm, earning his spot with a terrific performance in Spring Training, and he is now garnering ovations and crowd chants at Camden Yards on a near nightly basis.

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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 named AL Player of Month

Machado named AL Player of Month

Manny Machado's hot start has earned the Orioles third baseman American League Player of the Month honors for April.

Machado put together a slash line of .344/.394/.667 with 10 doubles, seven home runs, 16 RBIs, seven walks and 20 runs scored in the season's first month. The 23-year-old also committed only one error in the field while leading the AL with 33 hits.

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

Ubaldo, O's settle for split after falling to Sale

Ubaldo, O's settle for split after falling to Sale

BALTIMORE -- Chris Sale became the Majors' first six-game winner, keeping his unbeaten record intact with 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball and aided by a five-run Chicago fifth as the White Sox earned a split of their four-game series with the Orioles with a 7-1 win on Sunday at Camden Yards.

"We've got one win-and-loss record that matters, and it's not mine, that's for sure," Sale said. "Just got to keep rolling. We're playing great baseball against good teams. We have some tough teams to face early on. The way we've handled it and the way we've played has been great."

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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.

Todd Karpovich is a contributor to MLB.com based in Baltimore.

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Hardy teams with Machado for out; later exits

Orioles shortstop has contusion on left foot after foul ball during AB

Hardy teams with Machado for out; later exits

BALTIMORE -- Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy exited Sunday's 7-1 loss to the White Sox after five innings after fouling a ball off his left foot.

Hardy, who had an X-ray taken immediately, will get a CT scan on Monday and the Orioles -- who are initially calling it a left foot contusion -- will have a better idea of the situation following that scan.

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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.

Alvarez's hot bat isn't able to slow White Sox

Alvarez's hot bat isn't able to slow White Sox

BALTIMORE -- Jose Abreu's RBI single in the ninth inning gave the White Sox an 8-7 win over the Orioles in a seesaw affair on Saturday night at a cold and rainy Camden Yards.

Abreu singled off reliever Vance Worley, who took over with one out and a runner on first base after Orioles closer Zach Britton exited with a left ankle sprain.

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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.

Ben Standig is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the White Sox on Saturday. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Kim hears cheers with three-hit game for O's

Outfielder logs his first career double in loss to White Sox

Kim hears cheers with three-hit game for O's

BALTIMORE -- When Hyun Soo Kim first came to Baltimore and trotted out on the orange carpet, the Orioles outfielder was greeted with a smattering of boos. Following a Spring Training in which Kim hit .178 and refused an assignment to the Minor Leagues -- an option within his rights as part of the two-year, $7-million contract -- the first month of his Major League career had been largely forgettable.

At least, until Saturday night. Kim, getting just his fourth start of the season, went 3-for-4 with a run scored and his first career double in the Orioles' 8-7 loss to the White Sox.

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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 prospect Harvey shut down by groin issue

Right-hander set to see specialist after pitching at extended spring

O's prospect Harvey shut down by groin issue

BALTIMORE -- Orioles right-hander Hunter Harvey, ranked as their No. 1 prospect by MLBPipeline.com, has been shut down and will see a specialist as he continues to be bothered by a groin injury.

Harvey first experienced the issue in late March and the O's were extremely cautious in bringing him back to ensure he wouldn't reinjure himself or alter his mechanics. But the issue hasn't resolved itself and Harvey came in on Friday, after pitching on Thursday in extended spring, with the same sort of symptoms.

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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.

Reimold's HR, Wright's 6 K's pace O's in win

Reimold's HR, Wright's 6 K's pace O's in win

BALTIMORE -- The American League East-leading Orioles used Nolan Reimold's three-run homer to record a 6-3 win over the White Sox on Friday night at Camden Yards.

Reimold's blast came off White Sox starter Carlos Rodon and was just the third extra-base hit surrendered by the lefty all season. Jonathan Schoop also drove in a pair of runs for the Orioles, who tagged Rodon with six runs (four earned) over seven innings.

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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.

Jeff Seidel is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the White Sox on Friday.

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Jones receives Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award

Jones receives Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award

BALTIMORE -- Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was honored in a pregame ceremony on Friday as Jones was presented with the 2015 Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award by teammate Darren O'Day.

O'Day, the O's Major League Baseball Players Association representative, handed Jones the award on-field before the Orioles' 6-3 win over White Sox. Receiving the prestigious Players' Choice Award was a special moment for Jones.

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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.

Reimold makes most of limited playing time

Outfielder is hitting .355 with three homers in 13 games this season

Reimold makes most of limited playing time

BALTIMORE -- Nolan Reimold hasn't been a regular fixture in the Orioles lineup. But when he is in there, the outfielder knows how to make his presence felt.

Reimold, lauded for his on-base capabilities, has worked some of the team's best at-bats and come up big on several defensive and baserunning plays. But on Friday night it was his power stroke that stood out as Reimold's three-run, seventh-inning homer catapulted the O's to a 6-3 win over the White Sox.

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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 ink Wandy to Minor League deal

O's ink Wandy to Minor League deal

The Orioles have signed veteran left-hander Wandy Rodriguez to a Minor League contract, the team announced on Friday.

The 37-year-old was a free agent. The Astros had signed Rodriguez to a Minor League deal this offseason, but Rodriguez did not make the Major League roster out of Spring Training after posting a 3.95 ERA in 13 2/3 Grapefruit League innings.

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David Adler is a reporter for MLB.com based in New York. Follow him on Twitter at @_dadler. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Orioles break out of offensive funk with 15 hits

Machado, Davis, Trumbo lead way with homers, as Jones also gets into act

Orioles break out of offensive funk with 15 hits

BALTIMORE -- It was a raw, blustery 48 degrees for the first pitch Thursday at Camden Yards. But that didn't keep the hitters of the Baltimore Orioles from breaking out on their return to their home park.

After scoring five runs in their last four road games, three of them losses, the Orioles pounded out 15 hits and three home runs -- including a Manny Machado grand slam -- in a 10-2 romp over the streaking Chicago White Sox.

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Kevin Dunleavy is a contributor to MLB.com based in the Washington metro area. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Richard Justice

Mach-ado about Manny's 5-RBI night

O's third baseman showing why he's among MLB's elite players

Mach-ado about Manny's 5-RBI night

At times, Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado makes the game look ridiculously easy, and maybe that's why we've been so slow to recognize his greatness.

Let's cut to the chase. This is one of the 10 best baseball players on the planet, and that's not even a stretch. One of the things this fast start by the Orioles (13-8) has done is turn a spotlight on Machado.

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Richard Justice is a columnist for MLB.com. Read his blog, Justice4U. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

O's power up back home to rout White Sox

O's power up back home to rout White Sox

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles found familiar Camden Yards the remedy for their offensive woes Thursday night, as Manny Machado hit a grand slam and Baltimore snapped the White Sox six-game winning streak with a 10-2 victory.

After scoring five runs in their previous four games -- all on the road -- the Orioles collected 15 hits. Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo blasted back-to-back home runs in the third inning, when Baltimore took the lead for good against losing pitcher John Danks (0-4).

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Kevin Dunleavy is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Orioles on Thursday.

Elliott Smith is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the White Sox on Thursday.

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Gallardo pain-free, but no timetable for return

Gallardo pain-free, but no timetable for return

BALTIMORE -- There is no timetable for the return of starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Thursday before Baltimore played the Chicago White Sox in the opener of a four-game series.

Gallardo, a 30-year-old right-hander who went on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday with tendinitis in his right shoulder and biceps, has been doing "cuff exercises," Showalter said. Gallardo has been pain-free, but Showalter said it was too early to project when Gallardo could begin throwing.

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Kevin Dunleavy is a contributor to MLB.com based in the Washington metro area. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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Richard Justice

Sharp Tillman encouraging for struggling rotation

O's need ace to maintain form in order to have chance at postseason

Sharp Tillman encouraging for struggling rotation

When the Orioles get a performance out of Chris Tillman like this one, they can almost see October from here.

No, it's never that simple. Stuff happens. On the other hand, the O's probably aren't going to the postseason without Tillman being the guy he was in, say, 2014.

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Richard Justice is a columnist for MLB.com. Read his blog, Justice4U. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Rickard's rake backs Tillman's terrific start

Rickard's rake backs Tillman's terrific start

ST. PETERSBURG -- Joey Rickard's three-run homer in the fifth broke a scoreless tie, leading the Orioles to a 3-1 win over the Rays Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.

The victory allowed the Orioles to avoid getting swept in the three-game series.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

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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Machado to rep Dominican Republic at WBC

Machado to rep Dominican Republic at WBC

BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado will play for the Dominican Republic in next year's World Baseball Classic, the All-Star third baseman confirmed on Wednesday.

The decision, first reported by ESPNDeportes.com, was a no-brainer for Machado, who has always wanted to represent where his family came from on the baseball field.

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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 offense struggling to 'cash in' with RISP

O's offense struggling to 'cash in' with RISP

ST. PETERSBURG -- Where has the Orioles' high-powered offense gone?

A group that stormed out of Spring Training scoring three or more runs in 13 of the first 14 games -- including two nine-run spots and one that reached 11 -- has begun squandering some solid pitching performances. The end result, Tuesday's 3-1 series loss to the Rays, has Baltimore reeling, dropping four of its last five 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. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Trumbo extends streak, O's bats weak in loss

Trumbo extends streak, O's bats weak in loss

ST. PETERSBURG -- Kevin Kiermaier's two-run homer paved the way for a 3-1 Rays win over the Orioles on Tuesday night at Tropicana Field.

Kiermaier, who made an acrobatic run-into-the-wall catch in the first, was scuffling on offense. He'd popped out and grounded out in his previous two at-bats against Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez when he stepped to the plate with two outs in the sixth and a runner aboard. After falling behind 0-2, he connected on Jimenez's third pitch and deposited the ball into the right-field stands to give him his third home run of the season and the Rays a 3-1 lead.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

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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