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BALTIMORE -- Wei-Yin Chen struck out 12 in just 5 2/3 innings, and the Orioles got homers from Matt Wieters and Omar Quintanilla in a 6-1 victory over Oakland Sunday afternoon. Chen (9-6) set a record for strikeouts by a Taiwanese-born pitcher, breaking the mark that Chien-Ming Wang set on June 17, 2007, when pitching with the Yankees. For Chen, his previous career high for strikeouts was nine, achieved earlier this season against the Mariners. Chen also became the first Oriole pitcher to strike out at least 10 in less than six innings of work. The rookie left-hander gave up just one run on three hits in this start. But Chen also walked four, and he was up to 108 pitches when manager Buck Showalter removed him with the bases loaded in the sixth with a 5-1 lead. Chen had lost four of his last five decisions, often not getting a lot of offensive support. But the Orioles helped him out more in this game, leaning heavily on the power, much as they've done throughout the...
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Sunday’s slate of afternoon action was highlighted by the Baltimore Orioles rookie left hander, Wei-Yin Chen. Chen allowed three hits and one run with 12 strikeouts in five and two thirds innings pitched. His performance helped the Orioles to a 6-1 win over the Oakland A’s today in Baltimore.
Chen’s 12 strikeouts were a career high and the win gives him a record of 9-6...
BALTIMORE-Wei-Yin Chen may be a rookie with the Orioles, but he continues to pitch like a talented veteran. Chen struck out 12 in just 5 2/3 innings, and the Orioles got homers from Matt Wieters and Omar Quintanilla in a 6-1 victory over Oakland Sunday afternoon. Chen (9-6) set a record for strikeouts by a Taiwanese-born pitcher, breaking the mark of 10 that Chien-Ming Wang...
Lew Ford's five-year wait to return to the major leagues is over.
Ford's contract was purchased from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday by the Baltimore Orioles. In his first game since 2007, Ford was slated to bat fifth and play left field against the Oakland Athletics.
The 35-year-old Ford batted .272 with 32 homers from 2003-07 with Minnesota. He played in Japan, Mexico and...
Orioles’ prospect Dylan Bundy is quickly moving up the MLB prospect rankings at just nineteen years old, and has been dominating Single A competition.
Check out this video of Bundy confusing the hell out of Orlando Calixte with some nasty breaking balls.
BALTIMORE -- Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip. Roberts made the announcement Sunday, one day after beginning a rehabilitation assignment with Class A Aberdeen. Roberts says the injury didn't improve in the fashion he would have hoped. He expects to have the operation in the next seven or 10 days. Following...
The Phillies and Jim Thome figured that getting to be exclusively a designated hitter in the American League would help keep slugger Jim Thome healthy. Unfortunately, it appears that this plan was unable to keep him healthy.
CSN Baltimore reports that Jim Thome is headed for an MRI on his neck. Thome explains his injury in the piece:
“I went home and woke up the next...
Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will have season-ending surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right hip.
Roberts made the announcement Sunday, one day after beginning a rehabilitation assignment with Class A Aberdeen.
Roberts says the injury didn't improve in the fashion he would have hoped. He expects to have the operation in the next seven or 10 days.
Following a rehabilitation...
Matt Wieters is somewhat of an iron man among catchers. Quite simply, he'd rather not have a day off. However, the Baltimore Orioles' young All-Star sat out Friday after playing through a tight right biceps Thursday. He hoped to be available for Saturday and Sunday in a key series against the Oakland A's. The Orioles have some depth at the position, with Taylor...
Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts announced Sunday he has decided to undergo season-ending hip surgery for a torn labrum. Roberts made the decision after playing in a rehabilitation assignment game with Class A Aberdeen on Saturday, going 0-for-4 with a walk and two strikeouts. The 34-year-old infielder returned from suffered his second concussion in eight months...
Rookie Wei-Yin Chen struck out a career-high 12, Matt Wieters hit a three-run homer and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 6-1 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
It was a rare setback for the A's, who fell to 18-4 this month and 12-3 since the All-Star break. The Athletics need to win one of their next two games to complete the best July in franchise history....
CBS Sports' Danny Knobler is reporting that the Baltimore Orioles are interested in the Phillies' Joe Blanton:
After a good first month, Orioles starters are back near the bottom, with a combined 4.70 ERA that ranks 25th in baseball. Even with the slumping rotation, the Orioles have managed to stay in second place in the American League East. While they're far behind...
On the eve of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Baltimore Orioles remained in talks for pitching help, according to multiple media reports. On the field, the Orioles kept themselves neck-and-neck in the playoff hunt with a 5-4, series-opening win against the New York Yankees. Staying in the race means the Orioles figure to be active at the trade deadline. To remain competitive...
Nick Markakis drove in two runs to back a solid outing by rookie Miguel Gonzalez and the Baltimore Orioles held on to beat the struggling New York Yankees 5-4 Monday night.
Gonzalez (3-2) cruised through 6 2-3 innings, giving up just four hits and two runs, before he was chased by consecutive homers from Eric Chavez and Ichiro Suzuki that made it 5-4.
Suzuki had a chance to tie...
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Baltimore Orioles 5 — New York Yankees 4
Three home runs...
Who is going to win the coveted Howard statistical category for the 2012 season? If I were a betting man, I'd bet on a Baltimore Orioles player. If I were a betting man, I'd also take a look at these Sport betting sites predictions.The Howard- anytime a player hits a homerun, strikes out, and commits an error in the same game.Loving named after the Philadelphia Phillies...