Encarnacion ends thriller with walk-off homer in 11th

Oct 5, 2016

Encarnacion ends thriller with walk-off homer in 11th

Edwin Encarnacion sent Toronto to the AL Division Series in the Blue Jays’ familiar manner — with a big home run. Encarnacion hit a three-run drive in the 11th inning off Ubaldo Jimenez, and Toronto beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 in Tuesday night’s AL ...

Orioles rookie Bundy outduels Darvish

Aug 3, 2016

Orioles rookie Bundy outduels Darvish

The Texas Rangers’ new-look lineup was no match for a rookie right-hander making his fourth major league start. Dylan Bundy pretty much got the best of Yu Darvish, too. Bundy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning for the second time in a row, ...

Orioles move back into first place in AL East

Aug 1, 2016

Orioles move back into first place in AL East

Jonathan Schoop made sure the Orioles left Toronto the same way they arrived: as the first-place team in AL East Schoop singled home the go-ahead run in the 12th inning and Baltimore ended a season-worst five-game losing streak, beating the Blue Jays 6-2 Sunday ...

Jul 30, 2016

Ex-Swallows pitcher Ondrusek signs with Orioles

Reliever Logan Ondrusek, who parted ways with the Tokyo Yakult Swallows last week, has signed a major league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, the team said on Friday. Ondrusek, 31, went 8-3 with a 2.17 ERA in 102 games over two years with the ...

Mariners finish four-game sweep of Orioles

Jul 4, 2016

Mariners finish four-game sweep of Orioles

Hisashi Iwakuma allowed four runs in six-plus innings, but picked up his eighth win of the season as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Baltimore Orioles 9-4 to sweep the four-game series on Sunday. Iwakuma (8-6) allowed 10 hits but no walks and struck out ...

Brawl mars Orioles victory

Jun 8, 2016

Brawl mars Orioles victory

Manny Machado had no intention of taking a 160-kph fastball in the back without retaliating. So when the inevitable occurred, the Orioles young infielder charged the mound with his fists clenched. Kansas City right-hander Yordano Ventura hit Machado with a pitch to spark a ...

Yanks provide no run support for Tanaka in defeat

May 6, 2016

Yanks provide no run support for Tanaka in defeat

The pitching was sound. So was the defense. Unfortunately for the New York Yankees, hitting remains very much a problem in their effort to climb out of last place in the AL East. New York managed only four hits, stranded only three runners and ...

Orioles ban postgame pie celebrations

Feb 29, 2016

Orioles ban postgame pie celebrations

Bye-bye, Oriole pie. Over the last several years, the Baltimore Orioles often celebrated victories with center fielder Adam Jones smashing a pie in the hero’s face. Among the teammates he tagged, in fact, was Felix Pie. Now, the team has decided to end the ...

Feb 21, 2016

Gallardo, Orioles reach $35 million deal

A person familiar with the deal has confirmed that free-agent pitcher Yovani Gallardo and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed on a three-year contract worth $35 million. Gallardo went 13-11 with a 3.42 ERA for Texas last season. The right-hander turns 30 later this month. ...

Feb 4, 2016

Orioles give Okajima a minor league deal

Former major league reliever Hideki Okajima has signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles, the online edition of the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday. The 40-year-old became a free agent after going 0-2 with an 8.59 ERA in 10 games for the Yokohama ...

Davis stays with O's in huge deal

Jan 22, 2016

Davis stays with O's in huge deal

Chris Davis slipped on the Orioles jersey with No. 19 on it, smiled broadly and said, “Feels familiar.” After spending much of the offseason wondering if he would continue his baseball career in Baltimore, Davis formally signed a $161 million, seven-year contract Thursday, a ...

Blue Jays capture AL East title

Oct 1, 2015

Blue Jays capture AL East title

Champagne and beer was spraying everywhere. Cigars were lit, and laughter filled the clubhouse. It had been 22 years since the Toronto Blue Jays won the AL East, and they celebrated the occasion with the appropriate fanfare. Wearing shirts that read “The East Is ...