Posted September 29, 2012 on AP on Fox
Chris Davis hit his 30th home run, rookie Manny Machado lined a go-ahead shot in the seventh inning and the Baltimore Orioles climbed into a tie atop the AL East by defeating the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Saturday night. After finishing in the division cellar in each of the previous four seasons, Baltimore (91-67) is now in first place with the New York Yankees. Both teams have four games left. The Yankees lost to Toronto before this game started, so the Orioles knew they would earn a share of the lead with a win. Baltimore went ahead 3-0 in the fourth, then let Boston pull even before Machado homered a liner into the second row of the left-field seats off Felix Doubront (11-10).

Orioles’ Winning Season Paying Off At Box Office

The Baltimore Orioles celebrated the 20th anniversary of Camden Yards this year. A few more winning seasons and the Orioles just might get back to the sell-out crowds that filled Camden Yards in 1992 and for nearly a decade thereafter.The high-water mark for attendance at Camden Yards was in 1997, when the the Orioles won the American League East with a record of 98-64. That year...

Orioles' Improbable Season Continues With Emergency Landing After Smoke Reported on Team Plane

The Orioles are on fire going into the playoffs. No? The Orioles are so hot right now that their plane was smoldering as they clinched a postseason spot. No? The Orioles are so smoking good.... Bad puns aside, the Baltimore Orioles showed again Sunday how good they've been this season -- and how distractions aren't much of an issue for a team locked on reversing its history...

Orioles' plane diverted because of smoke in galley

The airplane taking the Baltimore Orioles to the Tampa area on Sunday night had its flight diverted to Jacksonville because of smoke in the forward galley. Michael Stewart, spokesman for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority, told The Associated Press that the plane was inspected and deemed OK to fly. The Orioles resumed their trip on the same aircraft, leaving Jacksonville International...

Tillman, Flaherty propel Orioles

Chris Tillman pitched eight innings of one-hit ball, Ryan Flaherty hit his first career grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 9-1 Friday night to secure their grip on the top AL wild-card spot. Chris Davis also homered for the Orioles, who started the day one game behind the first-place Yankees in the AL East. Tillman (9-2) gave up a bunt single to leadoff...

The Baltimore Orioles, Jim Thome Clinch a Playoff Birth

The Phillies have been eliminated from playoff contention and are fighting to finish the season with a winning record.  As the season winds down and I am realizing that I will have a lot more time on my hands than I have the last five years, one question remains:  Who will I root for this postseason?  To me, the choice is easy: Jim Thome and the Baltimore Orioles. When the...

Orioles 9, Red Sox 1

BALTIMORE -- Ryan Flaherty hit a first-inning grand slam moments after Chris Davis got a two-run homer, and starter Chris Tillman threw eight solid innings as the Baltimore Orioles rolled to a 9-1 victory over the Red Sox Friday night. The win helped the Orioles remain in charge of their playoff destiny. Victories in three of their last five games will guarantee Baltimore (90-67...

Guest Post at Camden Depot: Who Gets the Credit for the 2012 Orioles?

I have a post up this morning over at Camden Depot.breaking down player contribution to this season's team with what GM brought them to town. Enjoy!

Machado's homer boosts Orioles past Red Sox

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles honored Hall of Fame third baseman Brooks Robinson before Saturday's game with Boston, unveiling a statue of him behind the bullpen in left-center field. Robinson spoke to the press a few minutes later and mentioned the way rookie third baseman Manny Machado's caught his eye. And with the way this season's gone for the Orioles, who else could...

Press Release: Orioles host Fan Appreciation Celebration, September 28-30

  As a “thank you” to fans for their support throughout the 2012 season, the Orioles will hold their annual Fan Appreciation Celebration during their last series of the season when they host the Boston Red Sox for three games, Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30 at Oriole Park. The three day celebration includes many opportunities for the Orioles to give back...

Orioles 6, Red Sox 3

The Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3 Sunday, then took scoreboard watching to a new level by staying on the field and rooting for the Texas Rangers to beat the Los Angeles Angels. If the Angels had lost, Baltimore would have clinched its first playoff berth since 1997. After celebrating their fourth straight win, nearly two dozen Orioles gathered around the first-base...

Orioles win, clinch playoff berth

BALTIMORE -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he's challenged his team to always stay together. They've done that throughout the season and did so once more in an interesting way Sunday afternoon. Moments after the Orioles defeated Boston 6-3 the team came out on to the field at Camden Yards to watch the ninth inning of the Los Angeles-Texas game on the big video board...

One Year After Collapse, Red Sox Revisit Camden Yards With Final Chance to Get Revenge on Orioles (Video)

It's been one year since the Red Sox were knocked out of the playoffs by the Baltimore Orioles. In the course of the world, that might not be a very long time. On the other hand, looking back at what's happened to the Sox and O's since then, it might as well have been forever ago. This time, the roles are reversed with Baltimore fighting for a playoff spot and Boston...

Orioles, Red Sox Likely Wondering 'Are We There Yet?' for Different Reasons as Regular Season Draws to Close (Video)

The end of the regular season is almost here, and, judging by the pace of Friday's game, it can't get here fast enough. Chris Tillman allowed a leadoff single to Scott Podsednik, but that was all the Red Sox could muster as the Orioles cruised past them in a 2:23 game to win 9-1. It was a needed win for the Orioles as they try to keep pace with the Yankees in the divisional...

Not Luck, It's Buck - 91 Wins

The Orioles beat the Red Sox. They are tied for first. A win tomorrow and an Angels loss means the Orioles are in the playoffs. Amazing.
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