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Ryan Flaherty had two hits subbing for Chris Davis after baseball's home run champ left with a sprained wrist, and the Baltimore Orioles wrapped up their season Sunday with a 7-6 victory over the playoff-bound Boston Red Sox.
With Davis' season ending a couple of hours earlier than expected, Flaherty hit an RBI single in a five-run fifth and a run-scoring double when the Orioles took the lead for good in the sixth.
Davis was hurt in the fourth inning when his arm got in the way of Jacoby Ellsbury on a play at first. The player who accepted the Orioles' MVP award before the game walked off to a standing ovation, finishing tops in the majors in both homers (53) and RBIs (138).
The Orioles finished 85-77, giving them back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1996-97, an achievement that hardly tempers the disappointment of not repeating last year's run to the playoffs.
The Red Sox wrapped up a 97-65 season, tied with the St. Louis Cardinals for the best ...
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Despite their second consecutive winning season, the Baltimore Orioles failed to make the postseason. But the O’s still had a lot to be proud of in 2013. (Photo credit: Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images North America)
The Baltimore Orioles regular season came to an ironic end on Sunday. The Orioles defeated the American League East champion Boston Red Sox, 7-6, in comeback fashion.
Chris Davis had a monster season, but his Baltimore Orioles couldn't get it done down the stretch. In the final game of the season, one in which the O's weren't playing for anything, Davis was still playing hard regardless of the team's circumstances. In doing so, he managed to sprain his wrist and had to leave the game.
Chris Davis left the game with a sprained...
The Baltimore Orioles' season officially ended yesterday, as the Birds were unable to make it two consecutive playoff appearances. As such, the team's offseason begins, and Baltimore has several decisions ahead of them. Some of those decisions revolve around their free agents, and Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports offers his take on three players with expiring contracts; Scott...
Major league home run leader Chris Davis left the Baltimore Orioles' regular season finale Sunday in the fourth inning with a sprained left wrist.
Davis' glove hand bent awkwardly when it was struck by Boston Red Sox hitter Jacoby Ellsbury while reaching to try to catch a throw at first base from catcher Steve Clevenger.
Ellsbury had hit a nubber only a few feet in front...
There was a time when the Baltimore Orioles would have delighted to finish 85-77 and in contention for a playoff berth until the final week of the season.
In a testament to just how far the franchise has come under manager Buck Showalter, not playing baseball in October is no longer acceptable. After ending a run of 14 straight losing seasons in 2012 and extending...
Baltimore Orioles outfielder Michael Morse has a left wrist injury that might require surgery.
Manager Buck Showalter said Saturday that Morse has possible ligament damage and will visit Dr. Brian Schofield in Sarasota, Fla., and then the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for a second opinion.
Showalter said Morse informed the staff about the injury a few days ago. Morse has just three...
Buck Showalter never wants the baseball season to end. He talks endlessly about how difficult the season is how his body rebels at its end. You might think he’d like to avoid the torture.
After Sunday’s 7-6 Orioles win over the Boston Red Sox before a sellout crowd of 44230 at Oriole Park Showalter became emotional as almost always does after the final game.
He had lots to...
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The Baltimore Orioles added Scott Feldman mid-season in hopes of seeing him at the front end of a post season rotation. Those dreams were not realized in 2013 but according to MASN the two sides have mutual interest in working out an extension.
Feldman is set to become a free agent following a season that saw him post a 3.86 ERA, 1.18...
Even with a Major-League-leading nine blown saves this year, it appears that Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson will cash in big in 2014. MLB.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports that Orioles general manager Dan Duquette plans to tender the arbitration-eligible Johnson a contract for 2014 worth between $8 million and $9 million dollars.
Duquette spoke of keeping the core of...
Steve Pearce drove in the go-ahead runs with a double in the eighth inning Saturday night and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to a 6-5 win over the Boston Red Sox, who clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason earlier in the day.
Pearce's drive to the left field corner - his second double of the game - came off Franklin Morales and brought home Matt Wieters and Danny...
The Baltimore Orioles rallied late to beat the Boston Red Sox, becoming the only AL East team to win the season series against the division champions.
''I'd trade places with `em,'' Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said, ''and have lost the series.''
Saturday night's 6-5 win makes it 10 victories for the Orioles and eight for...
The Orioles aren’t going to the playoffs. The Boston Red Sox are.
Earlier on Saturday night the Red Sox clinched the best record in the American League when Oakland lost at Seattle so the game didn’t mean much to Boston.
It did to the Orioles. Their 6-5 win before 36551 at Oriole Park guaranteed the Orioles the season series over the Red Sox.
“It's going to end up being...
Move over Ted Williams. Stand aside Cal Ripken Jr.
Make way for David Ortiz.
With a three-run homer in the eighth inning of the Red Sox’ 12-3 pounding of the Baltimore Orioles last night Ortiz joined Williams as the only players in franchise history to post seven 30-homer 100-RBI seasons. And for good measure the homer was the 431st of Ortiz’ career tying Orioles great Ripken...
The season for the Orioles ended on Sunday, as they won a 7-6 thriller over the Boston Red Sox.
They rallied from a 5-0 deficit, as they used a five-run fifth inning and a two-run sixth to down their divisional rivals. The Red Sox didn’t have their ‘A’ lineup in the game and pulled starter John Lackey at the last minute to save their big weapons for an October run. They...
The Balitmore Orioles were the one team that had the Boston Red Sox's number all season long and they proved it in their last series of the season. The Orioles won their final game of the season 7-5 and win two out of three over the AL East Champions and the season series 11-8. Let's recap each game of the three game series. Friday: Red Sox 12 Orioles 3...