Miscues cost Chen, O's in rain-shortened affair

Miscues cost Chen, O's in rain-shortened affair

BOSTON -- Fueled by a four-run inning and solid pitching from Justin Masterson, the Red Sox ousted the Orioles in a 7-1 Patriots' Day victory in a rain-shortened game at Fenway Park.

Masterson gave his bullpen some much-needed rest, spinning five innings of one-run baseball in a contest that was called due to inclement weather in the seventh inning. The lanky sinkerballer recorded six strikeouts and benefited from a particularly effective slider as Boston earned a split in the four-game series.

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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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Norris looks to rebound in rematch with Blue Jays

Norris looks to rebound in rematch with Blue Jays

TORONTO -- Veteran starter Mark Buehrle will take the mound when right-hander Bud Norris and the Orioles visit Rogers Centre on Tuesday night.

Toronto gets a desperately needed day off on Monday to rest the bullpen and its injured middle infield. The Orioles will arrive fresh off a rain-shortened Patriots Day matinee game against division-rival Boston.

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When it comes to wins, Jones central to O's success

When it comes to wins, Jones central to O's success

BOSTON -- Adam Jones, who went 4-for-5 with a homer and five RBIs in Sunday's 8-3 win over Boston, has been at the center of nearly every Orioles victory.

"Adam welcomes the responsibility of being a guy that his teammates and his organization counts on," said manager Buck Showalter of his star, who is batting .457 on the season. "I don't think that changes ever for him game to game. That's a real tribute to him. He wants to be there, and he expects the people around him to play the game right, too."

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Jones' big afternoon helps O's surge past Red Sox

Jones' big afternoon helps O's surge past Red Sox

BOSTON -- Led by another magnificent offensive effort from Adam Jones, the Orioles tallied 15 hits to pull away from the Red Sox for an 8-3 win at Fenway Park on Sunday.

All eight of Baltimore's runs came off Red Sox starter Rick Porcello, with Jones going 4-for-5 with five RBIs -- including a two-run homer and a bases-clearing double. New England native Ryan Flaherty also homered for the O's, and Jimmy Paredes -- promoted on Saturday -- had three hits and three runs scored.

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O's trying to figure out how Garcia fits in

O's trying to figure out how Garcia fits in

BOSTON -- A big question this spring regarding Rule 5 Draft pick Jason Garcia was, "How does he fit in?" Two weeks into the season, the Orioles are still trying to sort that out.

"Until [Garcia] gets comfortable -- and the team always comes first -- we're going to find out where he can consistently contribute," said manager Buck Showalter. "We're not going to know that until about June or July, when you get some things under your belt. He's been a hitter away from coming in for about three days.

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Tillman outduels Buchholz to help O's even set

Tillman outduels Buchholz to help O's even set

BOSTON -- Backed by a dominant performance from their bullpen and a solid start by Chris Tillman, the Orioles downed the Red Sox, 4-1, on Saturday at Fenway Park.

A tight game for most of the contest, Chris Davis gave the O's some breathing room when he hammered a two-run homer to left against Robbie Ross Jr. in the ninth. The O's bullpen -- which has struggled early on -- tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings. Tillman gave up six hits and a run over 5 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out five.

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Davis' opposite-field homer part of payoff at plate

Davis' opposite-field homer part of payoff at plate

BOSTON -- While the Orioles are just 11 games into the season, first baseman Chris Davis is already reaping the benefits from adjustments he's made to his swing.

Case in point, his final at-bat in Saturday's 4-1 win over the Red Sox. With the O's leading by just one run and Steve Pearce on first base, Davis belted a two-run shot just above the Green Monster in the ninth inning.

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Orioles' bullpen provides needed relief in victory

Orioles' bullpen provides needed relief in victory

BOSTON -- Saturday was a good day for the Orioles' bullpen. The relief corps, which had given up at least one run in each of the team's first 10 games, tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings to help preserve a 4-1 series-evening victory over the Red Sox.

"It was big for us as a team. They've done too many things as a group to just start casting some doubts after 10 or 12 games," manager Buck Showalter said. "They'll reach back. They've got some strong leadership down there in Darren [O'Day] and [bullpen coach] Dom [Chiti] and don't think they're going to wallow around in woe-is-me."

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Right knee injury forces Schoop to disabled list

Right knee injury forces Schoop to disabled list

BOSTON -- The Orioles' infield was dealt another blow on Saturday as second baseman Jonathan Schoop was placed on the 15-day disabled list after an MRI exam revealed a partial PCL tear and a mild MCL sprain in his right knee.

"I was tripping over first base," Schoop said of sustaining the injury in his fifth-inning at-bat in Friday's 3-2 loss to the Red Sox. "On the last play [of the game], I felt like my leg was burning. And then walking, I felt like I couldn't move my leg. I woke up stiff [Saturday] morning."

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O's hopeful Hardy can play in rehab games next week

O's hopeful Hardy can play in rehab games next week

BOSTON -- Shortstop J.J. Hardy worked out at Double-A Bowie on Friday, taking infield and batting practice with the Orioles' Minor League affiliate, and the plan is for him to repeat that on Saturday as he continues to progress toward a return from a left shoulder strain.

"Everything went well there as normal. A little more intense hitting for about 20 minutes, [he] felt good," manager Buck Showalter said of Hardy. "Thought it was a good idea to take a day [off] yesterday."

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Ubaldo ejected after hitting Sandoval with pitch

Despite no prior warnings, umpire felt fastball near head was retaliation for hard slide in 2nd

Ubaldo ejected after hitting Sandoval with pitch

BOSTON -- Orioles starter Ubaldo Jimenez was ejected from Friday night's 3-2 Orioles loss to Red Sox in the fourth inning after hitting Pablo Sandoval in the right shoulder with a pitch.

Jimenez and catcher Caleb Joseph both appeared mystified by the immediate ejection from home-plate umpire Jordan Baker, particularly because there was no warning issued to either team. Manager Buck Showalter sprinted out to speak with Baker, but Jimenez walked off several minutes later to end his night.

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Bullpen can't force extras as O's fall on walk-off

Bullpen can't force extras as O's fall on walk-off

BOSTON -- It came down to a little flair from Xander Bogaerts just over the second baseman's head and into short right field, allowing the Red Sox to pull out a 3-2, walk-off win over the Orioles on Friday night at Fenway Park. It was the first career game-ending hit for Bogaerts, and it came against right-hander Tommy Hunter.

Mike Napoli started the winning rally with a walk. Daniel Nava moved him to second on a sacrifice bunt. The Orioles then went to Hunter. Bogaerts got just enough of an 0-1 curveball to find a patch of grass, and Napoli scored easily from second.

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O's Cabrera gets clearance to travel to Canada

O's Cabrera gets clearance to travel to Canada

BOSTON -- Infielder Everth Cabrera will be eligible to travel with the Orioles to Toronto next week, despite some previous legal issues.

The O's, with the help of Major League Baseball, have gotten clearance that will allow Cabrera to get through customs for the three-game series versus the Blue Jays that starts on Tuesday. Charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest in San Diego, Cabrera was facing up to a year in local jail when the Padres non-tendered him in November.

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Statcast breaks down Jones' homer off CC

Statcast breaks down Jones' homer off CC

Adam Jones has always been a great player, but he's been on a bit of a power barrage to open the 2015 season. If you're wondering how that's happening, wonder no more.

Statcast has the answers.

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Inbox: Will Wieters remain with Orioles past '15?

Beat reporter Brittany Ghiroli fields Orioles fans' questions

Inbox: Will Wieters remain with Orioles past '15?

Who poses a greater threat to Matt Wieters' future in Baltimore: Caleb Joseph or his agent, Scott Boras?
-- Dan S., South Florida

Boras, unquestionably. Joseph will be the first to tell you -- and he did tell reporters several times this spring -- that there's no replacing Wieters. And while Joseph has certainly grown into a defensively sound catcher in his second year, he doesn't have the experience or the offensive ability yet that the switch-hitting Wieters does. Keep in mind, Wieters was on pace for a career year offensively in 2014 before an elbow injury eventually required Tommy John surgery.

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Jones reflects on Jackie Robinson's impact

Jones reflects on Jackie Robinson's impact

BALTIMORE -- On the 68th anniversary of the day that Jackie Robinson shattered baseball's color barrier, Adam Jones reflected on how the former Brooklyn Dodger's accomplishments still affect life in this country -- and probably will for a very long time.

Jones likes Major League Baseball's celebration of Robinson every April 15, the day where everyone on every team wears Robinson's No. 42. The number has been retired throughout the Major Leagues, and this date is the only time it's worn, and Jones thinks remembering Robinson is crucial in so many ways.

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Five-run sixth sends O's to series win

Five-run sixth sends O's to series win

BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis drove in three runs, including a key two-run double in a five-run sixth inning, as the Orioles rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Yankees in the series finale Wednesday night.

The Orioles (5-4) won two of three from the Yankees (3-6) in this series. Manny Machado and Jonathan Schoop both hit solo homers as the Orioles rallied from an early 3-1 deficit. Brad Brach (1-0) earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief, and Zach Britton got his third save.

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Davis sandwiches clutch hits around strikeouts

Slugging first baseman drives in three runs to help O's beat Yanks

Davis sandwiches clutch hits around strikeouts

BALTIMORE -- Chris Davis always has struck out a lot. He's done that throughout his days with the Rangers and the Orioles. It's happening again this season, but Davis worked around the strikeouts for two big hits that helped the Orioles beat the Yankees Wednesday night.

The big first baseman had been 0-for-7 with six strikeouts in the first two games against New York. Davis struck out three times more in this contest but finished 2-for-5 with three RBIs, two of which came on a crucial two-run double in a five-run sixth as the Orioles rallied for a 7-5 victory at Camden Yards in the series finale.

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Wieters, injured Orioles progressing toward return

Catcher gets five at-bats in simulated game; Paredes, Hardy head for rehab stints

Wieters, injured Orioles progressing toward return

BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said his injured players have continued making progress in rehab.

Before Wednesday's game against the Yankees, Showalter said catcher Matt Wieters (elbow tendinits) threw out to 120 feet, caught three batting practice sessions and one from a starting pitcher. In addition, Wieters batted five times in a simulated game down at extended spring training in Florida, but there's still no return date set yet for the Orioles' catcher.

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Gonzalez, Jones too much for Yanks as O's even series

Gonzalez, Jones too much for Yanks as O's even series

BALTIMORE -- The O's got a pair of RBIs -- including another homer -- from a red-hot Adam Jones and used a stellar seven-inning start from Miguel Gonzalez to top the Yankees, 4-3, in Tuesday's series-evening win.

Gonzalez (1-1) set a new career high with 10 strikeouts and held New York to just one run. The righty has pitched to a 1.42 ERA in his first two starts this season.

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Wieters takes at-bats at extended spring camp

Showalter eyes Minor League games by May for rehabbing catcher; Paredes (back) plays 7 innings

Wieters takes at-bats at extended spring camp

BALTIMORE -- Matt Wieters took five at-bats as designated hitter, three from the left side, two from the right, in extended spring Tuesday, and threw lightly up to 150 feet.

"You can tell he's feeling pretty good," manager Buck Showalter said of Wieters, who is coming back from Tommy John surgery in June.

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Whiff-happy Gonzalez leads Orioles with career night

Righty fans 10 Yankees to set new personal high, help even series

Whiff-happy Gonzalez leads Orioles with career night

BALTIMORE -- Miguel Gonzalez was the star in the O's 4-3 win over the Yankees on Tuesday night, firing seven innings of one-run baseball that set the tone in the series-evening victory.

"Against the Yankees, you can't give in," Gonzalez said. "Every pitch has to be a quality pitch."

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Bring it home: Jones sizzling at Camden Yards

Center fielder swats 3rd homer in 4 games at Oriole Park this season

Bring it home: Jones sizzling at Camden Yards

BALTIMORE -- Adam Jones is locked in early for the Orioles, and he's mashing in particular at Camden Yards. The center fielder, who hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the O's 6-5 loss to the Yankees on Monday, said he's trying to not overthink things.

"I've never asked the why, just live with the results," said Jones, who is 10-for-14 (.714) with three homers, a double, seven runs and seven RBIs in four games at Camden. "I'm not going to say I'm doing this or doing that. Just being aggressive and trying to find good pitches to hit."

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MLB head of youth sports Reagins discusses game's future

MLB head of youth sports Reagins discusses game's future

LOS ANGELES -- Tony Reagins has spent decades in the game of baseball, and he's worked in everything from marketing to baseball operations. Reagins, formerly the general manager of the Angels, has taken on a new assignment with Major League Baseball as the senior vice president of youth programs, and he took some time Tuesday to discuss his plans for the future.

Reagins, under new Commissioner Rob Manfred, will be in charge of consolidating the league's relationships with youth, high school and college baseball organizations around the country. Reagins attended the Civil Rights Game instructional clinic Tuesday at Rancho Cienega Recreation Center, and he spoke a bit about Jackie Robinson, the Urban Youth Academies and the future of the game.

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Reimold files suit against Johns Hopkins Hospital

Reimold files suit against Johns Hopkins Hospital

BALTIMORE -- A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Baltimore Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold alleging negligent medical care at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Reimold has undergone two spinal fusion surgeries.

The suit alleges that Reimold was cleared too quickly to resume baseball activities following his first procedure, which took place in June 2012. Neurosurgeon Ziya Gokaslan discharged Reimold the following January, according to the complaint, without any activity restrictions before his neck bones were fused.

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