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Baltimore Orioles Heading to First ALCS Since 1997 After 2-1 Win, Series Sweep of Detroit Tigers
October 6th, 2014 at 7:26 AM
The Baltimore Orioles got to enjoy yet another champagne celebration on Sunday as Bud Norris and the Orioles bullpen shutdown the Detroit Tigers to hold on for a 2-1 victory to complete their three game sweep and advanced the their first American League Championship Series since the 1997 season. ***PHOTO1*** Manager Buck...

We Won’t Stop, Baltimore Orioles Score Four in Eighth to Take Commanding 2-0 ALDS Series Lead
October 3rd, 2014 at 4:09 PM
The Baltimore Orioles trailed 6-3 entering the bottom of the eighth inning, but a RBI single by Steve Pearce and a bases loaded, three run double by pinch hitting Delmon Young lifted the Orioles to a 7-6 victory and a 2-0 American League Divisional Series lead. ***PHOTO1*** Young entered the game as...

Baltimore Orioles Announce ALDS Roster; a Couple Surprises Including Ubaldo Jimenez
October 2nd, 2014 at 10:52 AM
The much anticipated and debated roster for the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Divisional Series was finally announced this morning and there are a couple surprises on it, including RHP Ubaldo Jimenez. ***PHOTO1*** We, like practically every writer, reporter, and blogger, predicted who we believed would be on the Orioles ALDS...

Three Reasons the Baltimore Orioles Will Win the ALDS: #1 Bullpen
October 1st, 2014 at 11:24 AM
All throughout the day we have been giving you our three reasons why the Baltimore Orioles will win the American League Divisional Series over the Detorit Tigers and we finally have arrived at reason number one, the Orioles stout bullpen. Manager Buck Showalter was our number three reason and the Orioles...

Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers Individual Pitching Numbers Against One Another in 2014
September 30th, 2014 at 9:41 AM
The Major League Baseball playoffs begin tonight with the American League Wildcard Game between the Oakland A's and Kansas City Royals, but the Baltimore Orioles and Detroit Tigers do not get their ALDS started until Thursday and anticipation around Charm City is growing by the minute. Today we continue our...

Who Should Be the Baltimore Orioles MVO? We Chime in with Our Selection
September 20th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Normally Saturday’s here at Orioles101 are reserved for Baltimore Orioles minor league spotlights, and we will return to that next week with an interview with LHP Matt Taylor, but today we wanted to take a look at the race for Most Valuable Oriole. This year’s Most Valuable Oriole will receive...

The Unsung Hero; Brad Brach Has Been Crucial for Baltimore Orioles Out of the Bullpen
August 29th, 2014 at 1:42 PM
The Baltimore Orioles have one of the best bullpens in all of baseball and much of that stardom gets given to the phenomenal back-end in Zach Britton, Darren O'Day and Andrew Miller and with good reason, but one of the unsung heroes for the both the bullpen and the Orioles...

JJ Hardy, Bullpen Help Lead Baltimore Orioles to Series Win with 5-4 Victory
August 29th, 2014 at 7:13 AM
JJ Hardy delivered a clutch two out RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to give the Baltimore Orioles the lead for good and the bullpen shut it down to help the Birds take three of four from the Tampa Bay Rays with a 5-4 victory Thursday Night. ***PHOTO1*** Tampa retired...

Baltimore Orioles Can’t Complete Sweep, Drop 13 Inning Marathon 1-0 to Los Angeles Angels
August 1st, 2014 at 7:15 AM
The Baltimore Orioles and Los Angeles Angels exchanged zero after zero before Albert Pujols drove in the game's only run with a RBI single in the top of the 13th inning off of Ryan Webb to help the Angels avoid the sweep with a 1-0 victory over the Orioles Thursday...

Breaking: Baltimore Orioles Acquire LHP Andrew Miller from Boston Red Sox for LHP Eduardo Rodriguez
July 31st, 2014 at 3:50 PM
It may have come down to the final hour, but the Baltimore Orioles ended their silence during today's MLB non-waiver trade deadline as they acquired LHP Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for pitching prospect, LHP Eduardo Rodriguez. ***PHOTO1*** It had begun to look like a day where the...

Baltimore Orioles Secure 6-4 West Coast Road Trip with 3-2 Win in Ten Innings
July 28th, 2014 at 7:23 AM
Manny Machado delivered two RBI, including the eventual game winning sacrifice fly in the tenth inning to help lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 victory and secure a 6-4 record for their ten-game west coast road trip. ***PHOTO1*** Machado led the way offensively for the Birds as he went 2-4 with...

Eighth Inning Dooms Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Angels Walk Away from Sweep
July 24th, 2014 at 6:57 AM
With the game tied at two in the bottom of the eighth inning and the bases loaded, Brian Matusz came into the game to face the left handed hitting Kole Calhoun and proceeded to walk in the eventual game winning run on five pitches as the Baltimore Orioles could not...

Delmarva Shorebirds’ Chance Sisco and Jon Keller Named Baltimore Orioles Players of the Month
July 16th, 2014 at 8:53 AM
Yesterday, the Baltimore Orioles announced their organization award winners for the month of June and they had a Delmarva Shorebirds flavor as both players of the month came courtesy of Delmarva as Chance Sisco was named Player of the Month, while Jon Keller was selected as the Pitcher of the...

Baltimore Orioles Erase Four Run Deficit, Beat Texas Rangers 6-4
July 3rd, 2014 at 7:38 AM
The Baltimore Orioles found themselves in a 4-0 hole in the third inning, but their pitching staff kept them there the rest of the way and the offense woke up a bit to score six unanswered runs to secure a 6-4 victory and their third straight win. ***PHOTO1***  Orioles starter Chris Tillman...

2014 VS Career Averages for Baltimore Orioles Part 2: Pitchers
June 19th, 2014 at 10:37 AM
The Baltimore Orioles are enjoying an off day Thursday before beginning a three game series in the Bronx against the New York Yankees, so we thought we would take a look at each of the active Orioles players and see how their 2014 is shaping up compared to their career averages. We...

Preston Guilmet Falters, Nelson Cruz Stays Hot as Baltimore Orioles Lose 3-1 to Houston Astros
May 30th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Rookie sensation George Springer, who came into Thursday Night's game having hit six home runs in his last six games, continued to swing a hot bat as he launched a 3-2 pitch in the seventh over the left field wall for a two run home run off Baltimore Orioles reliever Preston...

Despite Perception, First Three Innings Best for Baltimore Orioles Pitching Staff
May 29th, 2014 at 11:04 AM
Although the recent trend has been for the Baltimore Orioles to find themselves in an early hole due to their starting pitchers allowing too many runs in the first three innings, through 51 games this season, the first three innings have been the best for the O's staff. ***PHOTO1***  As a whole,...

Zach Britton Has Been Phenomenal and Has Solidified Himself as Baltimore Orioles Closer
May 27th, 2014 at 8:47 AM
Heading into the 2014 season, the role as the Baltimore Orioles closer was one of the biggest question marks surrounding this team as they looked to get back to the playoffs and their third straight winning season. Tommy Hunter had assumed the role, but had little confidence shown in him...

Preston Guilmet Impresive in Baltimore Orioles Debut, but Who is He?
May 13th, 2014 at 9:16 AM
Prior to Monday Night's game, the Baltimore Orioles recalled right hander Preston Guilmet after optioning T.J. McFarland following Sunday's loss to the Houston Astros. Guilmet was impressive in his Orioles debut last night, but just who is he? ***PHOTO1***  Guilmet came on in relief last night after Bud Norris was ejected when...

After Two Days of Rain, Baltimore Orioles Set to Dry Off, Play Two and Make Two Roster Moves
May 1st, 2014 at 7:07 AM
The Baltimore Orioles and Pittsburgh Pirates have been rained out twice over the last two days and their short two game series has turned into a three day affair with both games being played today in a single admission double header. Not only will the Orioles play two games today,...