Lough delivers game-winning HR in 10th

Lough delivers game-winning HR in 10th

BALTIMORE -- Rarely used Oriole David Lough hit his first career walkoff homer to give Baltimore a 5-4 win in 10 innings over Boston, snapping a season-high five-game losing streak in the process.

Lough, who was mobbed by his teammates when he arrived back at home plate, was a late-game addition and deposited a ball over the right-field scoreboard off Koji Uehara. It was the O's second run of the inning, as Adam Jones tripled and scored on Chris Davis' sacrifice fly to negate Xander Bogaerts' solo shot off reliever Brad Brach in the top of the 10th.

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Orioles take precautions with nearby protests

Fans asked to not leave ballpark for portion of night due to Gray demonstrators

Orioles take precautions with nearby protests

BALTIMORE -- Fans at Saturday's Orioles-Red Sox game were asked not to leave Camden Yards for part of the evening, by both the mayor's office and city police department, due to protests in the area.

Fans were permitted to leave in the 10th inning with the Orioles advising fans of the safest routes to take home. The planned demonstration was for Freddie Gray and clogged downtown Baltimore, and the team closed an entrance gate for part of the evening.

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Hardy shut down with left shoulder injury

Shortstop receives Cortisone shot; will test shoulder Wednesday

Hardy shut down with left shoulder injury

BALTIMORE -- Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy had a Cortisone injection in his left shoulder on Saturday and will be shut down until the middle of next week.

Hardy, who joined the team in Baltimore before Saturday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox, will re-test his shoulder on Wednesday. The All-Star shortstop has been sidelined since the end of Spring Training and has yet to play in a rehab game.

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Wieters progressing, no official timetable for return

Wieters progressing, no official timetable for return

BALTIMORE -- There is still no timetable for Matt Wieters to return to the lineup, but the catcher is progressing well as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.

Bench coach John Russell, who took over pregame duties so manager Buck Showalter could attend his father-in-law's memorial service in Nashville, Tenn., spoke about Wieters' progress before Saturday's 5-4 win over the Red Sox.

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Norris gets the ball in series finale vs. Red Sox

Norris gets the ball in series finale vs. Red Sox

Boston left-hander Wade Miley and Orioles right-hander Bud Norris will battle in the finale of this three-game series on Sunday.

Miley (1-1, 6.08 ERA) threw 5 2/3 shutout innings in his last start, a win at the Rays.

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Gonzalez's gritty effort not enough for Orioles

Gonzalez's gritty effort not enough for Orioles

BALTIMORE -- For the first time in nine games, the Orioles got a start of at least six innings as Miguel Gonzalez -- the last guy to do it -- managed to make it through six frames in Friday's 7-5 loss to the Red Sox.

"I've got to tell you, I didn't think Miguel was carrying his normal stuff, and he got through it," manager Buck Showalter said. "He painted himself in a little bit of a corner there."

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Homers sting O's as slide reaches five games

Homers sting O's as slide reaches five games

BALTIMORE -- Boston used a trio of homers, including an eighth-inning go-ahead three-run blast from Brock Holt, to hand Baltimore its fifth consecutive loss in Friday's 7-5 series-opening win at Camden Yards.

The Red Sox, who also got back-to-back homers from David Ortiz and Hanley Ramirez in the fifth, capitalized on O's third baseman Manny Machado's error as Holt went deep off O's righty Darren O'Day.

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Machado's miscue proves costly in decisive eighth

Machado's miscue proves costly in decisive eighth

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles have been haunted by walks and sloppy play in the first month of the season, and Friday was no different.

Brian Matusz's two-out walk to Pablo Sandoval and third baseman Manny Machado's error paved the way for Baltimore's 7-5 loss to the Red Sox, setting up a three-run homer by Brock Holt.

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Was new Suicide Squad character spotted at O's game?

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Was new Suicide Squad character spotted at O's game?

The Internet sparked to life on Friday when David Ayers, the director of Warner Brothers' upcoming DC Comics film, "Suicide Squad," revealed the first photo of Jared Leto as the Joker. And yes, it is a callback to the iconic "The Killing Joke" image. And no, it's not (as far as we know) the newest Mudvayne cover art.

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Right groin injury forces Flaherty to disabled list

Infielder Navarro recalled from Triple-A; Hardy, Wieters continuing respective rehabs

Right groin injury forces Flaherty to disabled list

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles' infield continues to be hit hard by injuries, as the club placed Ryan Flaherty (right groin strain) on the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game. Infielder Rey Navarro was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk in Flaherty's place and is expected to see the bulk of his playing time at second base.

"It's disappointing any time you go on the DL. I try to take a lot of pride in being available," Flaherty said. "It's just frustrating. A couple of those guys are down, and I take a lot of pride in trying to fill in. And all of a sudden, you're with them, hurt."

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Machado's homers change the narrative

Machado's homers change the narrative

TORONTO -- Manny Machado almost single-handedly pulled the Orioles back into Thursday's 7-6 loss to the Blue Jays, but his two-homer night wasn't quite enough.

After he broke up Drew Hutchison's perfect game with a homer to lead off the sixth inning, Machado came to the plate in the ninth to face Toronto closer Miguel Castro with two runners on, one out and his team down four runs. The 22-year-old battled back from an 0-2 count, and on the sixth pitch of the at-bat sent a fastball into the second deck in left field, turning what once appeared to be a blowout into a one-run game.

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Machado leads rally, but O's come up short vs. Jays

Machado leads rally, but O's come up short vs. Jays

TORONTO -- Drew Hutchison delivered a stellar eight-inning performance and the Blue Jays fought off a late Orioles charge to take a 7-6 victory on Thursday at Rogers Centre.

After Hutchison's night ended, the bullpen nearly blew a five-run lead in the ninth. Liam Hendriks allowed three hits before he was lifted with one out in favour of closer Miguel Castro, who promptly surrendered a three-run shot to Manny Machado, his second homer of the game.

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Ubaldo allows first runs of '15 on 2 big swings

Orioles starter, along with rest of rotation, struggling to go deeper into games

Ubaldo allows first runs of '15 on 2 big swings

TORONTO -- Ubaldo Jimenez's start on Wednesday might have ended differently if not for a pair of solid Blue Jays swings. The right-hander gave up his first two homers of the season, costing him his first four runs as well, as the Orioles fell to the Blue Jays, 4-2, at Rogers Centre.

With a 2-0 lead in fourth, Jimenez walked Edwin Encarnacion before Justin Smoak tied it with a two-run shot. Devon Travis then smacked a two-run homer to break the tie in the fifth, giving Toronto all the offense it would need. Jimenez said he would've liked to have both pitches back.

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Orioles lament numerous missed opportunities

Club unable to take advantage of seven walks by Blue Jays starter; DP's, gaffes costly

Orioles lament numerous missed opportunities

TORONTO -- They had their chances, but the Orioles couldn't capitalize on a shaky outing from Blue Jays right-hander Aaron Sanchez on Wednesday.

Sanchez walked seven over 5 1/3 innings, giving the Baltimore bats ample opportunity to cash in on the scoreboard. But aside from a Jimmy Paredes homer in the third, the Orioles came up empty and dropped their third straight game in a 4-2 loss at Rogers Centre.

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Homers hurt Ubaldo as Orioles lose battle of blasts

Homers hurt Ubaldo as Orioles lose battle of blasts

TORONTO -- Devon Travis and Justin Smoak each homered, while right-hander Aaron Sanchez somehow pitched around seven walks in the Blue Jays' 4-2 victory over the Orioles on Wednesday night at Rogers Centre.

Both home runs were charged to Baltimore right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez. Smoak's two-run shot in the fourth inning marked the end of a 13 2/3-innings scoreless streak to begin the season for Jimenez. He also battled some control problems on the mound with three walks in the fifth, including one which came around to score on Travis' go-ahead homer.

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Buck ready to move past O's-Blue Jays squabble

Baltimore manager discusses previous night's incidents Wednesday on 'High Heat'

Buck ready to move past O's-Blue Jays squabble

Baltimore manager Buck Showalter took his time to make his point on Wednesday.

Showalter, calling into the "High Heat" program on MLB Network, shared his perspective on the events from Tuesday night's game, when his team had some static against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Hall of Famers lead voting for Orioles' Franchise Four

Hall of Famers lead voting for Orioles' Franchise Four

TORONTO -- The Orioles are one of seven organizations that have four Hall of Famers representing them in the Franchise Four campaign, which gives fans the opportunity to vote for the players who've had the biggest impact on each Major League franchise.

Cal Ripken Jr., Brooks Robinson, Jim Palmer and Frank Robinson currently hold the first four spots, while the other Baltimore nominees in consideration are Paul Blair, Dave McNally, Eddie Murray and Boog Powell.

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Bautista-Jones exchange heightens tense rivalry

Verbal sparks fly after Blue Jays' slugger responds to wild pitch with home run

Bautista-Jones exchange heightens tense rivalry

TORONTO -- Tempers flared yet again Tuesday night between the Orioles and Blue Jays, signaling that their American League East rivalry is alive and well. This time it was a pair of marquee players engaging in a war of words, with Jose Bautista and Adam Jones throwing barbs at one another during and after Toronto's 13-6 win at Rogers Centre.

The latest incident began when Orioles reliever Jason Garcia threw a fastball behind Bautista in the seventh. Both dugouts received warnings, and three pitches later Bautista responded with a home run to left-center field. Bautista watched his home run from the batter's box and then punctuated his trot with a bat flip. Bautista exchanged words with several Orioles infielders before he and Baltimore outfielder Jones shouted at one another as the Blue Jays took the field for the eighth.

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Norris' shaky start sinks O's in heated matchup

Norris' shaky start sinks O's in heated matchup

TORONTO -- Edwin Encarnacion homered twice, Jose Bautista added one of his own and Mark Buehrle recorded his third consecutive quality start as the Blue Jays walked all over the Orioles in a testy 13-6 victory on Tuesday night at Rogers Centre.

Toronto took control of the game early with a six-run second inning that saw 10 batters come to the plate. Encarnacion led off that frame with a homer, Ryan Goins added a two-run single and third baseman Josh Donaldson had an RBI double. Right-hander Bud Norris was charged with all six of the runs and he surrendered three more in the third before getting pulled from the game.

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Injury report: Hardy joins Triple-A for rehab work

Wieters scheduled to begin catching in Florida; Schoop fitted for knee brace

Injury report: Hardy joins Triple-A for rehab work

TORONTO -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter provided a roundup of injury updates on Tuesday before the Orioles' series opener against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre.

Shortstop J.J. Hardy (left shoulder strain) flew to Virginia to join Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday morning to work out. He hit off a tee and took grounders. Showalter did not have an updated timeline for Hardy's rehab.

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Rough outing has Norris searching for answers

Rough outing has Norris searching for answers

TORONTO -- Bud Norris has traditionally been strong against the Blue Jays, but in 2015, the right-hander has struggled.

After winning his first four career decisions against Toronto, Norris has been unable to replicate that success this season. On Tuesday, he tied a career high in giving up nine earned runs -- which included a rough six-run second -- over 2 1/3 innings in the Orioles' 13-6 loss at Rogers Centre.

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Orioles third-base coach might be made of steel

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Orioles third-base coach might be made of steel

When the Batman v Superman trailer was released last week, Orioles third-base coach Bobby Dickerson probably watched Henry Cavill's Man of Steel performance and muttered to himself a simple "Pssh." Because Dickerson might actually be made of the steel.  

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Snider returns to where career took flight

Orioles outfielder came up with Blue Jays in 2008; first game at Rogers Centre since '12 trade

Snider returns to where career took flight

TORONTO -- Travis Snider came back to where it all began Tuesday, when the Orioles opened a three-game series against the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. The outfielder started his big league career with Toronto in 2008, and he was back in the city he once called home for the first time since the Blue Jays traded him to the Pirates three years ago.

"Back in TO," Snider said. "A lot of good memories here."

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Mora among trio elected to O's Hall of Fame

Mora among trio elected to O's Hall of Fame

BOSTON -- The Orioles announced Monday that former O's third baseman Melvin Mora has been elected to the club's Hall of Fame. The former left-field platoon duo of John Lowenstein and Gary Roenicke will be enshrined as selections of the Veteran's Committee, and longtime Orioles scout Fred Uhlman Sr. will be inducted as this year's Herb Armstrong Award winner.

Mora, Roenicke and Uhlman will be honored at a luncheon at Oriole Park sponsored by the Oriole Advocates -- the group that votes -- on Friday, Aug. 14, and in an on-field pregame ceremony that night. Lowenstein will be unable to attend either event due to a previous engagement.

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Chen shoulders blame in rough outing

Chen shoulders blame in rough outing

BOSTON -- Wei-Yin Chen turned in his second short start in three outings on Monday, allowing five unearned runs over 4 1/3 innings in the O's 7-1 loss to the Red Sox.

The lefty had five walks, a hit batsman and a fielding error -- one of three while he was on the mound -- in a forgettable 95-pitch outing.

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