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The long game ended swiftly.
For the first time in his last eight appearances Jim Johnson retired the side in order and finally saved No. 40. Johnson’s ninth inning ended a Friday night epic between the Orioles and Oakland Athletics.
His uneventful ninth ended the Orioles 9-7 win over the Athletics before 36761 at Oriole Park.
The Orioles scored six runs in the fourth to take a 6-3 lead lost the advantage in the fifth but scored three in the seventh to get the win and cut Oakland’s lead in the Wild Card to two games.
“I think it was a relief for a lot of people” Johnson said. “Tonight was a crazy game with the way it went four runs six runs three runs all that. We know what we have to do. We know what’s in front of us.”
Nearly every game in the season’s final five weeks is against a contender and it was with that in mind the Orioles obtained Bud Norris at last month’s trading deadline.
Even though the Orioles (69-58) have won all five of the games Norris started he coughed up ...
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It’s official Oakland A’s fans, Kurt Suzuki is coming back home to Oakland. With both John Jaso and Derek Norris battling injuries, Suzuki couldn’t have come back home at a better time. Suzuki’s supposed heir apparent, Derek Norris, has struggled since the A’s traded Suzuki last year. Norris has the big pop in his bat that Suzuki lacks, but he is awful as a defensive catcher...
Yesterday, the Oakland Athletics struck a deal with the Washington Nationals and acquired their former catcher Kurt Suzuki. The Nationals will obtain Class-A starter Dakota Bacus as well as half of Suzuki’s remaining salary and half of his 2014 buyout. This was a great trade for the Athletics seeing as two out of their three catchers are out with injuries.
The Orioles traded veteran Freddy Garcia to the Braves on Friday afternoon in exchange for cash considerations.
The 36-year-old Garcia went 3-5 with a 5.77 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) with the Orioles this year and was pitching at the team's Triple-A affiliate in Norfolk.
He last pitched for Baltimore on June 23 allowing seven earned runs over 2 1/3 innings and was later designated...
Baltimore Orioles' pitcher Jason Hammel, who last pitched on July 25 and is on the disabled list with a forearm injury, threw off the mound on Friday. He said he felt "outstanding" in his first time throwing off the mound since landing on the disabled list.
As reported by Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, Hammel threw around 45 pitches on Friday and was scheduled to...
On Tuesday night at the O.co Coliseum, Sean Doolittle allowed hits to all four batters he faced, and all four would score. In the process, the Oakland A’s 4-2 lead over the Seattle Mariners would vanish, and Sonny Gray’s seven strikeouts over seven innings would be wasted.
“All we’ve got to do is get six outs,” said Doolittle. “They got four runs before we even got one...
It used to be that there was a hierarchy to managing in Major League Baseball. Skippers had to work a few years in the minors before getting the call to lead a major league ballclub.
But with former players like Don Mattingly, Robin Ventura and Mike Matheny having success with no managing experience, that wisdom is being challenged.
Count Cal Ripken Jr. among those interested in...
Chris Tillman picked an awful time to come up with one of his best pitching performances of the season.
Tillman allowed Oakland only one run and three hits in eight innings, yet the Orioles right-hander walked off the mound for the final time with the score tied.
In the ninth, Coco Crisp hit a leadoff homer off reliever Darren O'Day to give the Athletics a 2-1 victory.
The Orioles haven’t gone on a long winning streak. With five weeks to go in the regular season and a host of games to play against difficult opponents they’ll have to go on a lengthy roll.
They hope Sunday was its start.
With timely hits and aggressive baserunning the Orioles easily beat the Oakland Athletics 10-3 before 33820 at Oriole Park.
The Orioles (70-59) took two of...
Brian Roberts hit a grand slam, Adam Jones homered and had three RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-7 Friday night to gain ground in the wild-card race.
Roberts and Jones connected in a six-run fourth inning that put Baltimore up 6-3. After Oakland rallied to take the lead, Jones drove in the go-ahead run during a three-run seventh.
The victory moved the...
Chris Davis had two hits and collected his 118th RBI, and the Baltimore Orioles hit three home runs in a 10-3 rout of the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
J.J. Hardy, Nick Markakis and Nate McLouth connected for the Orioles, who took two of three from Oakland to move within two games of the Athletics in the race for the second AL wild-card slot.
Oakland had gone 105 straight games...
The Oakland Athletics lost a game they normally win.
Coco Crisp homered, had four hits and scored three runs as part of a solid offensive showing by the Athletics, who twice gave away leads to the Baltimore Orioles in a 9-7 defeat Friday night.
Brian Roberts hit a grand slam and Adam Jones homered and drove in three runs for the Orioles, who rallied from deficits of 3-0 and 7-6...
On a breezy evening at Banner Island Ballpark in Stockton, Oakland A’s left-hander Brett Anderson took a big step towards returning to the big league rotation.
“I’ve never really had too much success in rehab starts, but thats kind of beside the point,” said Anderson. He finished his night throwing 3.1 innings and giving up five runs on five hits, including a pair of home...
Jarrod Parker threw another gem on Saturday afternoon in Baltimore, holding the Orioles to one run on five hits in eight innings.
Coco Crisp, continuing his offensive tear, made sure the A’s right-hander picked up his tenth win of the season with a big go-ahead home run against Orioles reliever Darren O’Day in the ninth inning.
The A’s had trouble mustering much offense against...
In the seventh inning with a runner on first and no outs, Oakland A’s manager Bob Melvin called in Ryan Cook to get a ground ball.
That’s exactly what the hard-throwing right-hander did. He produced four straight ground balls, but the Baltimore Orioles scored three times in the process as they opened up a 9-7 lead. Cook finished his night pitching one inning and giving up two...