BALTIMORE (AP) — The last two games of the regular season at Camden Yards included playoff-like tension.
In that sense, they were an ideal tune-up for the Houston Astros, and a valuable — if painful — learning experience for the young Baltimore Orioles.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Cal Raleigh homered and drove in three runs as the Seattle Mariners rallied for a 6-5 win over the Kansas City Royals on Saturday night.
The Mariners have won two of three after dropping five of six as they added to their lead over the Baltimore Orioles for the third and final wild-card spot, moving four games ahead with 11 to play as the Orioles fell to Houston Saturday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Yuli Gurriel hit a two-run single to cap a ninth-inning uprising that carried the Houston Astros past the Baltimore Orioles 11-10 Saturday night, giving manager Dusty Baker his milestone 100th win of the season.
BALTIMORE (AP) — One good start deserves another — and then another.
The Baltimore Orioles have received a string of exceptional performances from their starting rotation, and these razor-sharp hurlers are equally efficient against last-place teams and the best club in the American League.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kyle Bradish upstaged Justin Verlander and Trey Mancini.
Not a bad night's work for the Baltimore rookie.
Bradish came within one out of his first career shutout, outpitching Verlander in a stellar performance to lift the Orioles over the Houston Astros 2-0 on Thursday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Jordan Lyles threw the second complete game of his career, Kyle Stowers homered and drove in three runs, and the Baltimore Orioles avoided their first-ever season sweep by the Detroit Tigers with an 8-1 victory on Wednesday night.
1911 — Cy Young, 44, beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 for his 511th and final major league victory.
1936 — The Detroit Tigers swept the St. Louis Browns 12-0 and 14-0 to record the biggest double shutout in major league history.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Joey Wentz took a shutout into the sixth inning and Akil Baddoo and Kerry Carpenter homered to lift the Detroit Tigers to a 3-2 victory over the fading Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Detroit Tigers left-hander Tyler Alexander's bid for a no-hitter ended when Baltimore's Ryan Mountcastle led off the seventh inning with a single.
The Tigers lead 9-0 at Camden Yards on Monday night.
TORONTO (AP) — Adley Rutschman hit a two-run single in the ninth inning and the Baltimore Orioles turned the 15th triple play in team history, rallying to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
TORONTO (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles turned a triple play against the Toronto Blue Jays on Sunday, helping right-hander Dean Kremer escape a jam in the third inning.
Blue Jays designated hitter George Springer was hit by a pitch, Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
TORONTO (AP) — Matt Chapman hit two home runs, George Springer added a three-run shot and the Toronto Blue Jays maintained their position in the AL wild-card race, beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-3 on Friday night.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rookie Gunnar Henderson drove in four runs, Jorge Mateo homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 6-2 on Wednesday night to complete a two-game sweep.
Baltimore pulled within four games of Tampa Bay for the third and final AL wild card.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Baltimore Orioles first baseman Ryan Mountcastle told former teammate and current Washington Nationals reliever Hunter Harvey over dinner Monday he would take him deep if he got the chance during a two-game series this week.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Rich Hill pitched five scoreless innings, and the Boston Red Sox defeated the fading Baltimore Orioles 1-0 Sunday.
The Orioles have lost six of eight, all at home, including back-to-back games to the last-place Red Sox.
BALTIMORE (AP) — No matter how this season ends for the Baltimore Orioles, Gunnar Henderson and the rest of their young players are experiencing meaningful games.
“This is going to be really beneficial for them going forward into next year,” manager Brandon Hyde said.
1925 — Brooklyn’s Dazzy Vance threw a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies in the first game of a doubleheader to give the Dodgers a 10-1 win.
1932 — The New York Yankees beat Cleveland 9-3 and clinched the American League pennant.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Brandon Hyde managed like he was in an elimination game, and Baltimore held on for a big victory over Toronto.
In the process, this race between the Orioles and Blue Jays turned testy.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Bo Bichette hit a career-high three home runs in the second game of a doubleheader, and the Toronto Blue Jays defeated the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 Monday night to complete a sweep and widen their lead in the AL wild-card race.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Seth Brown hit a pair of solo homers, rookie Adrián Martínez threw six innings of three-hit ball and the Oakland Athletics stalled the Baltimore Orioles playoff surge with a 5-0 victory Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alek Manoah pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and Bo Bichette homered, leading the Toronto Blue Jays to a 4-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Manoah (13-7) allowed five hits and struck out six in 7 1/3 innings, retiring 15 of the final 18 batters he faced.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Gunnar Henderson doubled twice in his home debut, Jorge Mateo had a two-run single in a three-run eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Oakland Athletics 5-2 on Friday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — One of the season's biggest surprises, the Baltimore Orioles weren't looking for validation on their road trip. They found it anyway.
Rookie Kyle Bradish held Cleveland to two harmless singles in seven innings and Cedric Mullins homered on Shane Bieber's first pitch, leading the Orioles to a 3-0 win over the Guardians on Thursday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baltimore Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Gunnar Henderson might need a chinstrap or some Velcro to keep his helmet in place.
Judging by Henderson’s major league debut, that might be a good idea.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Gunnar Henderson quickly turned his major league debut into a success.
Henderson, called up by the Baltimore Orioles earlier in the day, homered in the fourth inning Wednesday night against the Cleveland Guardians.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cal Quantrill combined with three relievers for a one-hitter, rookie center fielder Will Benson made a pair of terrific leaping catches at the wall, and the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Tuesday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Justin Verlander pitched three scoreless innings before departing because of right calf discomfort, and the Houston Astros used five relievers to close out a 3-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Sunday.
HOUSTON (AP) — Consecutive strong starts from a pair of young pitchers has propelled the Baltimore Orioles to two wins over the Houston Astros.
Anthony Santander and Austin Hays homered, and Dean Kremer pitched into the eighth inning, leading the Orioles to a 3-1 win over the Astros on Saturday night.
HOUSTON (AP) — Rookie Kyle Bradish pitched a gem, throwing eight strong innings before two relievers completed the four-hitter to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 2-0 win over the Houston Astros on Friday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — On a night when the Chicago White Sox again gave themselves plenty of RBI opportunities, nobody had more than Gavin Sheets.
Three times, Sheets went to the plate with the bases loaded Wednesday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — At times, this felt tense enough to be a playoff game — and it was another chance for the Baltimore Orioles to show how different this year really is.
They broke through early against Dylan Cease and held on late with Félix Bautista.
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Chicago White Sox put right-hander Michael Kopech on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a left knee strain.
Chicago recalled left-hander Tanner Banks from Triple-A Charlotte prior to Tuesday night's game against the Baltimore Orioles.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Jorge Mateo felt like a kid again when he arrived in a town overrun by Little Leaguers wanting nothing more to do at a major-league game than chug Gatorades, hurry to reach the front of the line at the ice cream stand and yell for every run — no matter which team scored.
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi and John Schreiber used their sliders without throwing a pitch. The Boston Red Sox pitchers grabbed their hunks of flattened cardboard and took flight for the traditional slide down the outfield hill outside the Little League World Series stadium.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Kike Hernández hit a two-run homer, Christian Arroyo added a key RBI double in the ninth inning and Michael Wacha pitched scoreless ball into the sixth as the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 4-3 on Saturday.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Willson Contreras hit a pair of homers, Adrian Sampson pitched scoreless ball into the sixth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 on Thursday.
Contreras had his 10th multi-homer game, which ranks second among Cubs catchers behind Gabby Hartnett (14).
TORONTO (AP) — When Ross Stripling made his big league debut with the Dodgers on April 8, 2016, he was pulled from a no-hitter in the eighth inning.
It didn’t come to that for Stripling Wednesday, but the Blue Jays right-hander wasn’t prepared to give up the ball willingly this time.
TORONTO (AP) — Blue Jays right-hander Ross Stripling lost his bid for a perfect game when Orioles outfielder Cedric Mullins singled to center on the first pitch of the seventh inning.
Stripling was activated from the injured list before Wednesday's game.
TORONTO (AP) — Ryan Mountcastle hit a two-run home run in his return to the lineup, Ryan McKenna had his first three-hit game and an RBI, and the surging Baltimore Orioles improved to 9-4 in August by beating the Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Monday night.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Drew Rasmussen lost his bid for a perfect game against the Baltimore Orioles when Jorge Mateo hit a leadoff double in the ninth inning Sunday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Baltimore Orioles first baseman Ryan Mountcastle was out of the starting lineup for Sunday's game at Tampa Bay one day after being hit on his left hand by pitched ball.
Manager Brandon Hyde said Mountcastle is day to day.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — All-Star Shane McClanahan stopped a two-start losing streak, working six solid innings as the Tampa Bay Rays moved back in front of the Baltimore Orioles in the AL wild-card race with an 8-2 victory on Saturday.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jorge Mateo had a career-high five hits, Adley Rutschman and Cedric Mullins each homered off the Tropicana Field catwalk, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 10-3 on Friday night.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Even when they don't play, the Baltimore Orioles are having success these days.
Baltimore's game against the Toronto Blue Jays was rained out Wednesday night, but the Orioles pulled into a tie for the final wild card in the American League when Tampa Bay lost to Milwaukee.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Whether they make the postseason or not, the Baltimore Orioles have brought playoff-level excitement back to Camden Yards lately.
An eighth-inning homer that turned a deficit into a lead?
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles and Toronto Blue Jays will be seeing a lot of each other in the coming weeks.
On Monday night, Ramón Urías and the upstart Orioles measured up fine.
Urías hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and Anthony Santander, Ryan Mountcastle and Austin Hays also went deep to lift Baltimore to a 7-4 victory over the Blue Jays.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Dean Kremer took a shutout into the seventh inning before eventually giving way to the Baltimore bullpen.
This season, that must be a pretty comfortable feeling.
“It's been fun to watch them all season," Kremer said.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Jorge Mateo homered twice and drove in five runs to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 8-2 on Tuesday night.
Batting at the bottom of the lineup, Mateo set his single-game highs for home runs and RBIs.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins badly needed pitching and weren't afraid to part with multiple promising minor leaguers to get it.
They weren't willing to budge with some of the youngsters they already have in the majors, though.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Baltimore Orioles acquired outfielder Brett Phillips from the Tampa Bay Rays for $100,000 on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Phillips hit .147 in 75 games for the Rays this year, but he could bring defensive value to a Baltimore team that is still in the hunt for a postseason spot.