BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado is pretty comfortable in the middle of the diamond, and he showed it again on Wednesday night as the young third baseman used his ridiculous range and arm to put on a defensive clinic in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the Rangers.
BALTIMORE -- Working with a six-man bullpen, the Orioles added reliever Tyler Wilson from Triple-A Norfolk prior to Wednesday's game against the Rangers. The move came with a tough corresponding decision as Baltimore designated Delmon Young for assignment, making him the odd man out among a wealth of outfielders.
The Orioles and Rangers will conclude their four-game series on Thursday before Baltimore travels to Chicago to take on the White Sox and Texas returns home to play the Angels.
Kevin Gausman returns to the Orioles' rotation to make his second start of the year. It's been an odd season for the young right-hander, who started the year in the Baltimore bullpen before being placed on the 15-day disabled list on May 8 with right shoulder tendinitis. He returned to the Orioles on June 20 to make his first start of 2015 against the Blue Jays. Gausman went five innings while giving up four hits, two runs and a walk in a no-decision. He was then optioned to Triple-A Norfolk the next day.
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.
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.