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Orioles need to put a deep playoff run over working for AL home field advantage

With just 10 games remaining, the Orioles' pursuit of the best record in the American League and top seed in the playoffs may not be very realistic. Sure, they'd like to catch and/or pass the Los Angeles Angels for the top record, but they are three games behind with just 10 to play. To me, the bigger goal now in these final games is setting ... read more

Pearce, Walker and Norris comment after O's beat Blue Jays

After he hit two homers tonight, Steve Pearce almost got hit. Toronto right-hander Aaron Sanchez threw a pitch high and tight toward Pearce in the seventh inning. It hit his bat and not him, but it was curious to say the least. Pearce was asked if he thought Sanchez threw at him. "I don't know. You have to ask him that. No idea," he said. ... read more

Steve Pearce homers twice as O's beat Jays to sweep series

In their first game as official American League East champions, the Orioles did what they've been doing a lot of lately - they won. Steve Pearce hit a pair of homers and Bud Norris pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings as the Orioles beat Toronto 6-1 in front of 37,537 at Camden Yards. The Orioles improved to 92-60 and swept the three-game series. They are a ... read more

O's game blog: Manto on Walker and a look at tonight's game

It is always fun to see a player make his major league debut and Christian Walker will do that tonight as he bats seventh and plays first base for the Orioles. The club's minor league Player of the Year figures to see a lot of action in the remaining 11 regular-season games. This season, his power numbers increased while he continued to hit for a ... read more

Jones on lap with fans: "You could see the excitement in their eyes" (Walker quotes)

The Orioles clubhouse was a much quieter place today but there were still plenty of smiles and the usual loose atmosphere. I asked Adam Jones about his lap around the stadium last night where he interacted with fans, high-fived many of them and was hugging some. "They haven't celebrated here in Baltimore since '69," Jones said. "Sure most of the people that stayed around weren't ... read more

The Orioles won the AL East and their fans soaked it up for every minute

Well, what a special night at Camden Yards and what a special team. It was a night 17 years in the making, and the Orioles and their fans can claim supremacy again in the American League East. It was pretty much perfect, wasn't it? The Orioles players deserve credit for so many reasons. For overcoming injuries and adversity. For playing so hard and bringing their ... read more

Some quotes from the AL East champions' clubhouse

Here are some Orioles clubhouse quotes compiled amidst the celebrating: J.J. Hardy on winning the American League East: "Starting in spring training you work for this and this is the first goal. Now the next goal is to continue playing for a long time." Hardy on Ubaldo Jimenez tonight: "We all feel for Ubaldo. He's been working hard. He's been doing everything and team has ... read more

AL East champs: O's beat Toronto and are headed back to the playoffs

The Baltimore Orioles are the 2014 American League East champions. The Orioles picked up two early home runs and got five effective innings from Ubaldo Jimenez tonight to beat Toronto 8-2 in front of 35,257 screaming fans at an electric Camden Yards. This is the Orioles' ninth AL East title in team history and first since 1997. They improved to 91-60 for the season and ... read more