Orioles rally past Rays with 3 in 9th

Orioles rally past Rays with 3 in 9th

ST. PETERSBURG -- Alex Colome normally is money. On Sunday afternoon he wasn't, and the Orioles came away with an 8-5 win over the Rays at Tropicana Field.

The Orioles (37-38) claimed the rubber game over the Rays (40-38) by scoring three against the Rays closer, who entered in the ninth with the score tied at 5.

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Rickard makes former club pay

Former Rays prospect was chosen by the O's in 2015 Rule 5 Draft

Rickard makes former club pay

ST. PETERSBURG -- Joey Rickard watched pinch-hitter Seth Smith walk to first base. And then he made the Rays pay.

Rickard, a right-handed hitter, was left in to face Rays righty closer Alex Colome. He took advantage, sending an 0-2 offering into left-field for a ground-rule RBI double that drove in the first of three ninth-inning runs in Baltimore's 8-5 series win Sunday against Tampa Bay.

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Britton still on track to return before break

Britton still on track to return before break

ST. PETERSBURG -- Orioles closer Zach Britton continues to progress back from a left forearm strain with the goal for him to return to the team before the All-Star break.

Britton will pitch on Monday and Thursday at Double-A Bowie and then for Class A Frederick on Friday. He'll head to Triple-A Norfolk after that.

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Gausman, O's set to open series vs. Toronto

Gausman, O's set to open series vs. Toronto

The Blue Jays have rebounded from a brutal start to the season while the Orioles are reeling from a tough June. Still, both teams find themselves at the bottom of the American League East, but still well within striking distance in a closely-contested division.

The two teams -- each off on Monday -- will square off for a three-game set at the Rogers Centre on Tuesday, with Jays righty Joe Biagini facing Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman.

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Bundy Ks eight as O's end arduous streak

Bundy Ks eight as O's end arduous streak

ST. PETERSBURG -- Dylan Bundy gave the Orioles exactly what they needed Saturday afternoon: A quality start.

The right-hander held the Rays to three runs on five hits and four walks, while striking out eight in seven innings to claim his eighth win of the season and lead the Orioles to an 8-3 win at Tropicana Field.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

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O's bats break out with big 7th inning in win

O's bats break out with big 7th inning in win

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Orioles weren't about to waste that kind of a pitching performance.

With Dylan Bundy going seven strong innings -- snapping the club's record-tying mark of 20 consecutive games of allowing five or more runs -- and turning in a rare quality start, the O's bats backed the effort with four two-out runs, helping propel Saturday's 8-3 win over the Rays.

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Mullins extends streak to nine

Mullins extends streak to nine

Austin Riley's perfect day at the plate helped lead Class A Advanced Florida to a 4-3 win over Fort Myers on Saturday.

The Braves' No. 12 prospect put together his first two-homer game of the season -- and second of his career -- as he finished 3-for-3 with two homers and tied his season high with a trio of RBIs.

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Wells featured in duel of the day

Wells featured in duel of the day

Here's a look at top prospects to watch in today's Minor League action:

Hitter to watch: Ozzie Albies (Braves' No. 1), Gwinnett vs. Norfolk (1:05 p.m. ET on MiLB.TV)

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Lack of quality starts a concern for Showalter

Lack of quality starts a concern for Showalter

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Orioles' pitching problems continued to mount Friday night, as Baltimore watched starter Ubaldo Jimenez exit in the third inning en route to a 15-5 rout by Tampa Bay that put the O's woes -- in the rotation and bullpen -- on full display.

For the sixth time in 14 games, the Orioles allowed double-digit runs, with the team getting quality starts just twice in the last 20 games. In that 20-game stretch, Baltimore has allowed five or more runs in every single one, a dubious mark that ties the 1924 Phillies for baseball's record.

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Jimenez struggles in loss to hot-hitting Rays

Jimenez struggles in loss to hot-hitting Rays

ST. PETERSBURG -- A potent offense met a struggling pitching staff, and the results were predictable Friday night at Tropicana Field, where the Rays defeated the Orioles, 15-5.

The Rays (40-36) moved to four games over .500 for the first time this season. Meanwhile, the pitchers for the Orioles (35-38) allowed five runs or more for the 20th consecutive game, earning a dubious distinction by tying the Major League record established by the 1924 Phillies.

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Bill Chastain has covered the Rays for MLB.com since 2005.

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O'Day returns from DL, looks to bolster 'pen

O'Day returns from DL, looks to bolster 'pen

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Orioles reinstated Darren O'Day from the 10-day disabled list prior to Friday's game, a move that Baltimore hopes helps stabilize the bullpen and is the beginning of getting back on the right track.

"Darren is active and available. Haven't been able to say that in a while," manager Buck Showalter said of the veteran setup man, who was out since June 7 with a right shoulder strain. "Hope it's the start of some good consistent health for him, would mean a lot to our club."

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Orioles sign three of top four Draft picks

Pitchers Lowther, Baumann and shortstop Hall are in the fold

Orioles sign three of top four Draft picks

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Orioles on Friday signed two of their top pitchers selected in the 2017 Draft, inking second-round supplemental pick Zac Lowther and third-rounder Mike Baumann. The club also signed second-round high school shortstop Adam Hall for $1.3 million, which is over slot for the No. 60 overall pick (valued at $1,068,700).

Lowther, a left-handed pitcher from Xavier and All-Big East first-team selection, signed for $779,500 (the value of pick No. 74). He's able to get an impressive amount of swings and misses with his stuff and led the prestigious Cape Cod League in strikeouts during the 2016 summer season.

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Miley scuffles as O's 5-run streak reaches 19

Miley scuffles as O's 5-run streak reaches 19

BALTIMORE -- A three-RBI night by Austin Jackson gave Indians starter Mike Clevinger just enough cushion to go a solid five innings, as the Indians secured a series victory with a 6-3 win over the Orioles on Thursday night at Camden Yards.

Clevinger, who was recalled from Triple-A Columbus prior to Thursday's game, was charged with two runs on six hits while throwing 100 pitches. After Clevinger's exit, the Indians' bullpen shut the Orioles down, allowing just three hits in the final four innings.

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Joshua Needelman is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Orioles on Thursday.

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Manny Machado: Me in Real Life

Manny Machado: Me in Real Life

My name is Manny Machado. I am a third baseman for the Baltimore Orioles. I know who I am and where I come from. Loyalty matters to me. It matters a lot.

I'm a proud Oriole. I came up with this organization and Baltimore is a city I know well, so that's why I'm going to do what I can to help out the kids in the community here. Of course, Miami is my first home. I was born and raised there and I'll always be attached to Miami. One day, I envision doing something big for the communities in Florida that helped me as a kid, but my heart tells me to start here in Baltimore and that's what I'm going to do.

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O's can't capitalize on prime chances in 2nd

Smith, who homered in first, and Trumbo both come up empty with bases loaded

O's can't capitalize on prime chances in 2nd

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles faithful rose with the crack of the bat, suddenly intoxicated by the possibility of slugger Mark Trumbo's follow through. Perhaps this night would be different, and Baltimore would not wilt due to poor pitching. Perhaps Trumbo's second-inning swat would carry and carry and settle into the left-field seats.

Baltimore has been searching for a spark to turn around what is becoming an increasingly frustrating stretch. For a moment Thursday night at Camden Yards, with two outs and the bases loaded, it seemed like Trumbo might provide that jolt.

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Russell fills in as Buck attends grandson's birth

Russell fills in as Buck attends grandson's birth

BALTIMORE -- Manager Buck Showalter was not in Baltimore for the Orioles' series finale against the Indians on Thursday, as he was with his family in Dallas for the birth of his first grandchild -- a boy weighing 9 pounds, 1 ounce. Bench coach John Russell filled in for the skipper.

Russell, who filled in for Showalter three times previously, including once last season, was the manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2008-10. Prior to the O's 6-3 loss to the Indians, Russell said the biggest challenge filling in for Showalter was managing the bullpen.

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One-armed catcher Terry awes Orioles

14-year-old practices with club, catches first pitch from Palmer

One-armed catcher Terry awes Orioles

BALTIMORE -- It was the caption that caught Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph's eye: "One-armed catcher." Messing around on his phone in the home clubhouse at Camden Yards earlier this season, Joseph couldn't stop replaying the Twitter video of Luke Terry, his excitement growing with each loop. How is he doing this?

Joseph was still in awe Wednesday as he recounted what it was like to get a firsthand glimpse of the 14-year-old Terry in action behind home plate.

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Gausman solid, but O's unable to get big hit

Gausman solid, but O's unable to get big hit

BALTIMORE -- Indians right-hander Carlos Carrasco was nearly untouchable for the first six innings of Wednesday night's game against the Orioles, fanning a season-high 10 batters.

Carrasco -- who ran into trouble in the seventh but was bailed out by relief ace Andrew Miller -- allowed seven hits over six-plus scoreless innings to lead the Indians to a 5-1 victory over the Orioles. Carrasco recorded double-digit strikeouts for the 11th time in his career.

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Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com and covered the Indians on Wednesday.

Joshua Needelman is a contributor to MLB.com and covered the Orioles on Wednesday.

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Britton feels good day after first rehab outing

Britton feels good day after first rehab outing

BALTIMORE -- Zach Britton hasn't started a Major League game since 2013, instead taking ownership of the ninth inning as the Orioles' closer over the past four seasons. But there he was Tuesday night, warming up for the first inning of Class A Short-Season Aberdeen's home opener, his first rehab appearance since straining his left forearm in early May.

He turned to former teammate Mark Hendrickson, the IronBirds' pitching coach. It was Hendrickson's coaching debut.

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Macho Manny: Machado leads O's comeback

Macho Manny: Machado leads O's comeback

BALTIMORE -- With the Orioles' rotation struggles on full display, Baltimore's offense provided a little pick-me-up Tuesday night at Camden Yards.

Adam Jones doubled in Manny Machado -- who homered twice and added a double and single -- for the go-ahead run off Brian Shaw in the seventh inning of Tuesday's 6-5 series-evening victory over the red-hot Indians. The victory, which snapped Cleveland's win streak at six, gives the O's their fourth win in 13 games as they try to gain some momentum.

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Mandy Bell is a reporter for MLB.com based in Baltimore and covered the Indians on Tuesday.

Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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Machado notches 10th career multi-HR game

Scuffling third baseman shows encouraging signs with 4-hit, 4-RBI game

Machado notches 10th career multi-HR game

BALTIMORE -- Manny Machado had a huge four-hit night for the Orioles in Tuesday's 6-5 win, as the third baseman continues to show encouraging signs at the plate.

A struggling Baltimore club that entered the day with losses in nine of 12 games, saw Machado homer twice and drive in four runs, including a game-tying blast against Indians starter Josh Tomlin in the fifth.

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Orioles to shuffle rotation to give Bundy rest

Orioles to shuffle rotation to give Bundy rest

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles are going to get right-hander Dylan Bundy some rest over the next few weeks, with plans for him to get three days off following his next scheduled start on Saturday against the Rays.

After that, Bundy will be pushed to the back of the rotation following the O's off-day next Monday, which gives him another extra couple days of rest. He'll start right before the All-Star break and then he'll be the last starter to take the mound in the second half.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

O's Machado, Castillo in need of AS boost

O's Machado, Castillo in need of AS boost

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles have struggled in the month of June, and Manny Machado and new Oriole Welington Castillo's All-Star chances are fading along with it. The pair, who each fell from third to fourth in their respective positions Tuesday, need your help to get to this year's Esurance MLB All-Star Game.

Machado, a three-time All-Star, has fallen from first place in Week 1 of voting to his lowest spot at fourth this week. He has been trailing both Minnesota's Miguel Sano (1,302,090) and Cleveland's Jose Ramirez (891,7317), Toronto's Josh Donaldson (810,648) moved past him in the latest totals. Machado, who has had a slow start offensively, has 803,921 votes.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

Baltimore RBI team gets thrill from Lindor visit

Baltimore RBI team gets thrill from Lindor visit

BALTIMORE -- Will Brown has been a coach within the Baltimore Orioles' RBI league for 21 years, and he had never experienced a player from another Major League team visit with the players in his league until Tuesday afternoon.

Prior to playing in the second game of a four-game series against the Orioles, Francisco Lindor stopped at Radecke Park in Baltimore to visit with some players from the Gardenville Grays program during their practice.

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Wrist fracture could sideline Hardy for 2 months

Wrist fracture could sideline Hardy for 2 months

BALTIMORE -- The Orioles' injuries keep piling up, as Baltimore will be without shortstop J.J. Hardy for what looks like two months with a non-displaced right wrist fracture.

Hardy, who was hit by Cardinals starter Lance Lynn's fastball in the bottom of the fourth inning on Sunday, will be eased into baseball activities after the four-to-six-week healing period. His injury comes at a time when the O's are also missing Chris Davis, Darren O'Day, Zach Britton, Mike Wright and Ryan Flaherty.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

O's searching for consistency among arms

Bundy wavers vs. Indians, lasts just 4 1/3 innings

O's searching for consistency among arms

BALTIMORE -- Baltimore righty Dylan Bundy walked off the mound Monday, having been unable to complete the fifth inning for the first time this season. Unfortunately, it was a common sight for the Orioles, who have been bogged down by ineffective pitching -- in both their rotation and bullpen -- that is at the crux of the team's recent skid.

Bundy, charged with six earned runs in the 12-0, series-opening loss to the Tribe, is hardly to blame. The 24-year-old has been a rock in the rotation, the only arm the O's can count on consistently. But the righty, who started the season with 11 consecutive starts of six or more innings, isn't perfect. And he showed as much against the Tribe, turning in an uncharacteristic 4 1/3-inning outing that marked his shortest start since Sept. 7, 2016.

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O's shut down by dominant Tribe

O's shut down by dominant Tribe

BALTIMORE -- The Indians unloaded for 17 hits, including seven doubles, and Corey Kluber rolled with a shutout as Cleveland cruised to its sixth consecutive win with Monday's 12-0 series-opening victory over Baltimore.

The win keeps the Tribe (37-31) atop the American League Central -- a season-high three games up on Minnesota -- and it is their 13th in the past 20 games. By contrast, the O's (34-35) have lost nine of 12.

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Brittany Ghiroli has covered the Orioles for MLB.com since 2010. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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