Opposite dugout: Twins send out pesky, productive lineup against O's stingy pitching staff

Manager: Ron Gardenhire, 13th year Record: 59-74 Last 10 games: 4-6 Who to watch: 2B Brian Dozier (.240/.345/.419, 30 doubles, 20 HR, 61 RBIs, 94 R, 20 SB); RF Oswaldo Arcia (.228/.299/.446, 14 doubles, 14 HR, 42 RBIs); 3B Trevor Plouffe (.249/.315/.413, 38 doubles, 10 HR, 65 RBIs); RHP Phil Hughes (14-9, 3.70 ERA, 1.18 WHIP) Season series vs. O's: 2-1, 11 runs scored, 6 ... read more

Last chance to enter to win a trip to the 2014 World Series is Sept. 1

Orioles fans: Time is running out for your chance to enter to win a trip to the 2014 World Series from the Maryland Lottery. Pick up the Orioles scratch-off tickets at your favorite Lottery retailer. You could win cash instantly. Or enter any non-winning Orioles scratch-offs for your chance to win a trip to Game 4 of the World Series. One lucky fan will win ... read more

Zach Wilt: Quantifying Steve Pearce's value to O's

I think it's safe to say that most of Baltimore is in agreement: Adam Jones is the club's Most Valuable Oriole. In fact, I believe that Jones will seriously compete for the American League's Most Valuable Player honor. He's the pulse of the AL East-leading Orioles, a guy who defends his position at a Gold Glove-caliber level and he's on pace for another 30-home run ... read more

Umpires visit Johns Hopkins Children's Center

You've no doubt heard the old expression, "Nobody loves the umps." (Check out this clip from "I Love Lucy" with Bob Hope.) Well, that's not necessarily true. After a visit from the men in blue earlier today, a bunch of kids at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center think the oft-criticized arbiters are some of their favorite people. Scott Barry, Laz Diaz, Pat Holberg and Jeff ... read more

Daniel Clark: Checking in with the Tides before the September call-ups

As the end of August approaches and the Orioles continue to hold onto a seven-game division lead, the September call-ups this year will be of increased importance. When September arrives, the Orioles' roster can expand from the current 25-man group to the entire 40-man roster, with additions providing reinforcements down the stretch. Some of these key additions are having strong seasons with the Triple-A Norfolk ... read more

Oriole Advocates to hold Cardboard to Leather collection Saturday at Camden Yards

On Saturday, Aug. 30, the Oriole Advocates will conduct their 2014 Cardboard to Leather collection at Camden Yards, presented by Legg Mason. The Oriole Advocates created the program in 1992 to provide new and used baseball and softball equipment to underprivileged youth in developing countries. Since the program started, the Oriole Advocates have distributed tons of equipment to youth baseball players throughout the world in ... read more

Andrew Stetka: Machado's injury creates a ripple effect for Orioles

For a moment last week in Chicago, it looked like the Orioles were going to be able to salvage a nice road trip despite dropping a series in Cleveland to start the swing. The White Sox had just been swept and the lowly Cubs were on the horizon. Then it all came crashing down - hard. One sweep (in part because of Jake Arrieta and ... read more

Opposite dugout: Rotation has been key to Rays' renaissance

Manager: Joe Maddon, ninth year Record: 64-66 Last 10 games: 5-5 Who to watch: 3B Evan Longoria (.252/.323/.391, 21 doubles, 16 HR, 72 RBIs); RF Kevin Kiermaier (.275/.327/.482, 28 extra-base hits, 30 RBIs); RHP Alex Cobb (9-6, 3.01 ERA, 1.15 WHIP); RHP Jeremy Hellickson (1-2, 2.61 ERA, 1.08 WHIP) Season series vs. O's: 4-8, 41 runs scored, 52 runs against Pitching probables Aug. 25: Jake ... read more