Although the Orioles do have somewhat of a stronghold on first place, the AL central is much closer than Baltimore’s division.
“It could still go either way,” said Todd. “The Royals have a game and half on them, and Detroit has the better roster and they could still pull away with the division. But their rotation is shallow now. They might lose a couple due to that and it could be the difference.”
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter is running out of adjectives to describe how much Steve Pearce has meant to the Orioles this season.
Nelson Cruz hit his 26th home run, Steve Pearce and Caleb Joseph also went deep against rookie Nick Martinez and the Baltimore Orioles breezed past the skidding Texas Rangers 8-3 Tuesday night.
Steve Pearce hit two of Baltimore’s four home runs off Joe Saunders and Ubaldo Jimenez ended a run of nine winless starts as the Orioles defeated the Texas Rangers 7-1 Monday night.
J.J. Hardy and the Baltimore Orioles were ready to go home at the end of a long trip that ended with their All-Star shortstop’s unprecedented three-error game.
Nick Markakis had answers for both of the home runs from Texas slugger Adrian Beltre.
Nelson Cruz hit the first pitch thrown by Shawn Tolleson, the fourth Rangers reliever, an estimated 404 feet deep into the left field seats to cap a tiebreaking six-run outburst as the Orioles won 8-3 on Tuesday night.
In this week’s That Thing You Missed watch John Daly hit a golf ball out of a model’s mouth, while another golfer deals with a different type of hazard, a hockey fan’s creepy haircut and is this the most epic professional sports prank ever?
The Orioles and free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
Okay, whoa. Whoa whoa whoa. Where are you going? Don’t leave. Not rooting for them more than your own favorite teams. That’s not what I mean. Not even rooting for them to win championships. But rooting for them to be good. Rooting for them to be legitimate contenders.
Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
The Orioles are not a fluke. Who knows what a sweep in Texas means for the future but for now Baltimore is part if baseballs best.