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BOSTON -- It's hard to discourage Jim Thome. Out of the lineup for nearly two months with a herniated neck disk, the Baltimore Orioles designated hitter started his comeback with three consecutive groundouts, followed by back-to-back strikeouts Saturday. Thome was 0-for-5 as Baltimore teetered on the verge of blowing a 6-3 lead to the slumping Boston Red Sox, yet he was eager for another shot. He got it in the 12th inning and came through with an RBI double, leading the Orioles to a 9-6 win. "I'm just trying to get into a groove. You want to perform, and you want to get big hits. It might take six, it might take 15 at-bats," said Thome, who was on the disabled list from the end of July until the series opener Friday. "The game is a weird game. That's what makes it so fun. You can be 0-for-5 and continue to be positive and keep battling. Then you get a big hit like that." The Orioles remain one game behind the New York Yankees in the AL East ra...
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Jim Thome hit a go-ahead double in the 12th in his first game in nearly two months and the Baltimore Orioles won in extra innings for the 16th straight time, beating the Boston Red Sox 9-6 on Saturday.
The Orioles won their sixth in a row overall. They began the day one game behind the AL East-leading New York Yankees.
Baltimore's extra-inning streak is the best in the majors...
The Baltimore Orioles won their 16th straight extra-inning game Saturday against the Boston Red Sox after Jim Thome hit a go-ahead double in the 12th and Endy Chavez and Manny Machado added RBI singles to win 9-6.
The Orioles have now won six straight games as they began the day one game behind AL East-leading New York Yankees.
The Orioles extra-inning streak is the longest in Major...
The Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday placed left-handed pitcher Randy Wolf on the 60-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his left elbow.
Manager Buck Showalter said that Wolf, who was 2-0 with a 5.28 ERA in five games with the Orioles since signing as a free agent on Aug. 31, felt discomfort in his elbow during the fifth inning of Saturday's start in Boston.
A dsipatch from Anthony on the road::The Baltimore Orioles won their 86th game of the season last night as they defeated the Boston Red Sox, 4-2.Matt Wieters drove in three runs, Miguel Gonzalez had another solid start and earned a win; meanwhile, Jim Johnson got his 46th save and now holds the team record in that category. It's startling to see the difference between the two...
The Baltimore Orioles' outstanding bullpen is a big reason they're vying for the AL East lead. And Jim Johnson is the biggest reason for the success of that bullpen.
Johnson set a franchise record with his major league-leading 46th save and the Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Friday night to remain one game behind the first-place New York Yankees.
The record means...
There are still quite a few contenders out there with the second Wild Card in play. These teams will need their players healthy and ready to go if they are going to make up the ground/hold off the challengers. Here are your injury news and notes for some of the contenders:
Kristie Ackert and Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News report that Mark Teixeira...
Batting Stance Guy demonstrated 'What Went on Behind-the-Scenes While Shooting Some Classic Baltimore Orioles Baseball Cards for Topps.' You will laugh.
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Jon Lester did something against the Orioles on Friday night that he had never done before. He lost. And it was primarily because of Matt Wieters. Lester came into the game the winner of 14 consecutive decisions against Baltimore, but Wieters made sure he wouldn't make it 15. Wieters hit a single to right field off of Lester in the fourth inning that scored two runs and then...
The Baltimore Orioles are in town on the hunt for a playoff berth, and the Red Sox could be in line to deny them in that quest. On the other hand, if the O's win, that might be the best chance that the Yankees have of missing the playoffs. It's quite the conundrum for Boston fans, especially with the Pats preparing for the Ravens on Sunday, too. NESN Nation's Dan Duquette...
While the Baltimore Orioles concluded an overall successful road trip in disappointing fashion over the weekend, they return home with what appears to be a good opportunity to get back on track.
The Orioles continue their quest for the AL East title Monday in a doubleheader against the Toronto Blue Jays, who try to avoid a season high-tying seventh consecutive defeat and sixth straight...
All good things, they say, must come to an end. For Jon Lester, his good fortune against the Baltimore Orioles came to an abrupt halt on Friday night. The Red Sox left-hander lost to the Orioles for the first time in 21 career starts, dropping his record to 14-1 against the Birds. Yes, the numbers are still good, but if this isn't a sign that the Orioles aren't who they used...
The Orioles today announced a series of rallies to generate excitement for the team's push for the postseason. Rally sponsors include Bank of America, Coca-Cola, ESSKAY, Miller Lite, Old Bay, Ollie's Bargain Outlet, Stuggy's and Von Paris Moving and Storage.A "BUCKle Up" street team will travel throughout Baltimore and surrounding areas for the rest of the month...
8 a.m.: The Orioles are fighting for a playoff spot. The Red Sox are fighting to avoid last place. The Orioles are 6-1 at Fenway Park this season. The Red Sox are 4-9 against the Birds overall. The Orioles are having a magical year. The Red Sox have had a disasterous one. Welcome to Bizarro World. For the first time since 1997, Boston will end a season with a losing record, and Baltimore...