Opposite dugout: Red Sox look to stay hot at plate, get rotation on track with O's in town

Manager: John Farrell, third year Record: 6-3 Last 10 games: 6-3 Who to watch: LF Hanley Ramirez (.278/.341/.611, 4 HR, 9 RBIs); 2B Dustin Pedroia (.300/.383/.575, 2 doubles, 3 HR, 6 RBIs); RHP Joe Kelly (1-0, 1.29 ERA, 0.429 WHIP); RHP Rick Porcello (1-1, 3.86 ERA, 0.929 WHIP) Season series vs. O's (2014): 8-11, 62 runs scored, 85 runs allowed Pitching probablesApril 17: RHP Joe ... read more

Matthew Taylor: On 40th birthday, a surprise return to innocence

I celebrated my birthday in the Frank Robinson Suite at Camden Yards last weekend. It was an atypical setting for my family - you usually need binoculars to locate us in the upper reaches of the stadium - but this was a milestone occasion. I'm not afraid to tell you that I turned 40 this month. In baseball terms, I'd be in the twilight of ... read more

Zach Wilt: Free swinging serves Jones well in sizzling homestand

When I sat on my couch last Wednesday to write my first piece of the season for MASNsports.com, Adam Jones had just one hit in his first 11 at-bats of the season. He was slashing a cool .091/.167/.182. So I instead focused my attention on Alejandro De Aza and the top of the order. In baseball, a lot can change in a week. The Orioles ... read more

Casey Cares Foundation teaming up with OriolesREACH for sixth annual Casey Cares 5K

Lace up your running shoes, don't forget to stretch and get ready to help a great cause on Saturday, Aug. 1. For the sixth straight year, the Casey Cares 5K, sponsored by MASN and CBS Radio, will take place at Camden Yards in partnership with OriolesREACH. Although the event is still a few months away, registration is already open. Proceeds of the event benefit the ... read more

Hitting the Books with Gary Thorne: "100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die"

Quite simply, "100 Things Orioles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die" is a must-read for Orioles fans and for those who just love good baseball stories. This is part of a series of books on sports teams by writers from various major league cities. Connolly, the national baseball writer and Orioles reporter for The Baltimore Sun, seeks to recap the history of the ... read more

Domenic Vadala: What's more important, spending or spending wisely?

We can't lend too much analysis to the first week-plus of games in the major leagues, given the fact that it's the first week. The fact that the 2014 Orioles started 1-4 should remind us of that. Furthermore, keep in mind that the 2014 O's hovered around a few games of .500 for the first two months or so of last season. And we all ... read more

Matt Kremnitzer: Should fans be concerned about the Webb trade?

Last week, the Orioles were finally able to deal Ryan Webb, shipping him to the Dodgers along with catcher Brian Ward and the team's competitive balance draft pick (No. 74 overall) in exchange for right-handed reliever Ben Rowen and catcher Chris O'Brien. The Dodgers agreed to pick up the tab on the rest of Webb's $2.75 million contract, and then yesterday, they released him. The ... read more

Opposite dugout: Yankees hope rotation can catch up to solid bats, bullpen

Manager: Joe Girardi, eighth year Record: 2-4 Last 10 games: 2-4 Who to watch: DH Alex Rodriguez (.300/.417/.550, 2 doubles, 1 HR, 6 RBIs); 1B Mark Teixeira (.222/.375/.611, 2 HR, 3 RBIs); RHP Michael Pineda (0-0, 3.00 ERA, 1.167 WHIP); LHP CC Sabathia (0-1, 6.35 ERA, 1.412 WHIP) Season series vs. O's (2014): 6-13, 57 runs scored, 91 runs allowed Pitching probables April 13: RHP ... read more