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Today, the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Oakland Athletics, 9-5, and clinched their first winning season since 1997.
After losing the first two games of the weekend series, the Orioles rebounded on Sunday as Matt Wieters hit two homers, Endy Chavez plated in two runs and Chris Davis’s eighth-inning homer put the game away late.
Baltimore’s J.J. Hardy, Mark Reynolds and Robert Andino also drove in runs.
According to Roch Kubtako of MASN Sports, the Orioles had lost 16 out of 18 games on the road in Oakland – an astounding piece of information. That should tell you how huge Sunday’s win for them was on the left coast.
Randy Wolf – in a spot start – pitched four strong innings, giving up two runs; meanwhile, Brian Matusz earned the win as pitched two clutch relief innings. Jim Johnson earned his 43rd save, coming in for an ineffective Pedro Strop.
Oakland took an early 2-0 lead; however, the Baltimore offense came through for the pitchers on the mound.
With their win, the Oriole...
BEST OF MAXIM
Pedro Strop came into yesterday's game in the 9th inning and turned what was a 9-4 romp into a relatively tense affair with the tying run in the on deck circle when Buck Showlater called in Jim Johnson to get the final out of the game. For Strop, it was 2/3 of an inning, 2 singles, a walk and a run surrendered.It was the latest in a string of disturbing outings for Strop over...
DID I DO THAT?
The Oakland A’s defeated the Baltimore Orioles last night 5-2 to move within two games of the Texas Rangers in the AL West and extend their lead atop the AL wild card standings. Prior to the game Chris Davis of the Orioles put on a show during batting practice that had the media [...]
Most of the time when a Major League Baseball pitcher throws a wild pitch, it usually because he's trying to get the batter out.Back on Sunday night, Baltimore Orioles relief pitcher Jim Johnson threw a wild pitch during an intentional walk of all places.It happened in the seventh inning as Johnson tried to set up a double play with an intentional walk of Oakland A's outfielder...
From the Baltimore Orioles...
The Orioles today announced three options for fans to purchase postseason tickets, which will be available exclusively online. Fans are encouraged to visit www.orioles.com/postseason for a postseason seating chart, schedule and additional ticket information. All three options are for fans to purchase Wild Card and American League Division Series...
At the beginning of April, there was little reason to believe that the Baltimore Orioles would be anything but a last place team. This was not a new occurrence as the O’s hadn’t put up a winning season since 1997. Aside from the inescapable feeling of hope at the beginning of the year, my expectations for the 2012 season as an Orioles’ fan were pretty grim. Once former...
It’s been a while since the Orioles had at least 82 wins in a season. Yup, that’s right, Baltimore has secured their first winning season since 1997. Which was 15 years ago.
In an article on MLB.com, Brian Matusz had some things to say.
“It’s just another step,” reliever Brian Matusz said following Sunday’s 9-5 win over the Oakland A’s. “It’s a great feeling to...
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter had a meeting with his coaches to decide whether to start catcher Matt Wieters in Sunday's series finale.
''It was a short conversation,'' Showalter said. ''Matt means a lot to us and we like his presence in the lineup.''
Wieters hit two solo home runs and Endy Chavez had four hits to help the Orioles beat the...
OAKLAND -- The Baltimore Orioles needed something different Sunday if they were ever going to figure out how to win in the Oakland Coliseum. It turns out all they needed was to play in daylight. Baltimore continued its mastery of day baseball, winning for an American League-leading 28th time in 42 chances, to stave off a three-game sweep at the hand of the A's, who as hosts...
Matt Wieters hit two solo home runs and Endy Chavez had four hits to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 9-5 on Sunday and remain within a game of the New York Yankees in the AL East.
Chavez drove in two runs for the Orioles, who have won four of six in snapping a three-game road losing streak. J.J. Hardy, Mark Reynolds, Manny Machado, Chris Davis and Robert Andino...
Nate McLouth gave Baltimore a quick start with a leadoff home run and the Orioles beat the Seattle Mariners 10-4 Monday night to tighten the AL East race.
Matt Wieters went deep and Adam Jones scored four times for the Orioles, who moved within a half-game of the first-place New York Yankees. Baltimore also opened a three-game cushion over the Los Angeles Angels for the second AL...
The Oakland A's took two of three from the Baltimore Orioles during a brief stop-off at home before resuming a killer road schedule. The A's are in the midst of playing 17 of 20 games away from home. So far, the team is 8-2 in that stretch after Sunday's 9-5 loss to the Orioles, but the remaining 10 games are particularly daunting. Oakland plays three at Detroit against...
OAKLAND -- The Orioles needed something different on Sunday if they were ever going to figure out how to win in Oakland. It turns out all they needed was to play in daylight. Baltimore continued its mastery of day baseball, winning for an American League-leading 28th time in 42 chances, to stave off a three-game sweep at the hand of the A's, who as hosts had beaten the Birds...
The Baltimore Orioles have pretty much had their way with the Seattle Mariners this season, and Chris Tillman has been a major reason for that.
Tillman and the Orioles will look to continue their dominance of the last-place club when the teams begin a three-game series Monday night at Safeco Field.
Baltimore holds a 2 1/2-game lead over the Los Angeles Angels for the AL's second...
The Orioles lost last night, meaning they have only 18 games remaining in their remarkable season to get to the next level. To me the magic number is 90 wins, meaning the Orioles need only go .500 the rest of the way to meet my playoff threshold.
The scenario as I see it.
This is, of course, barring any unforeseen nonsense or any team getting ridiculously hot/cold.