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Seth Smith went 2-for-5 with a walk, a run and an RBI in an 11-inning, 5-4 win over the Rays on Wednesday.

He was the key to two of the most important plays of the game. He came to the plate in the second inning with a runner on first. Smith singled to center field and ended up running all the way around the bases when the Rays made two errant throws on the play. In the 11th and decisive inning, Smith drew a bases-loaded walk to drive in the winning run in walk-off fashion. The veteran outfielder is batting .263/.378/.526 with two homers and four RBI while platooning in right field and hitting lead-off versus right-handed starting pitchers.
Apr 27 - 12:07 AM

Dylan Bundy yielded two runs in 6 1/3 innings but did not factor into the decision in a win over the Rays on Wednesday.

He gave up only four hits but two of them were solo homers by Tim Beckham to account for the only runs charged to Bundy. He struck out three and walked two. He is rocking a 3-1 record with a 1.37 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 32 2/3 innings. He draws the Red Sox on the road on Tuesday.
Apr 26 - 11:58 PM

Zach Britton is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Bowie on Friday.

That's assuming Britton comes out of Wednesday's side session without issue. The Orioles have been taking their time with Britton, who has spent the last two weeks nursing a strained forearm. Interim closer Brad Brach has yet to allow a run in 10 outings this year, so the Orioles are in good hands either way.
Apr 26 - 5:44 PM

Joey Rickard (finger) appeared in both games of Wednesday's doubleheader for Low-A Delmarva.

The Orioles didn't want to risk Rickard playing the field in poor weather conditions, so he served as the DH in both games. Rickard is expected to be activated from the disabled list Friday for the start of Baltimore's three-game series against the Yankees.
Apr 26 - 5:25 PM

Michael Bourn (finger) played five innings in an extended spring training game Tuesday.

The veteran outfielder had no issues and should soon advance to full games at the Orioles' spring training facility in Sarasota, Florida. Bourn suffered a fractured right ring finger back in late February. He will likely be stationed at Triple-A Norfolk once he's deemed fully healthy.
Apr 26 - 11:45 AM

Mike Yastrzemski (hip) played nine innings Tuesday in an extended spring training game.

Yastrzemski is nearing the end of his rehab from offseason core and hip labrum surgeries and could soon be ready to join up with one of the Orioles' minor league affiliates -- probably Triple-A Norfolk. The 26-year-old outfielder batted .234/.325/.391 with 13 home runs and 14 stolen bases in 127 games last summer between the Double-A and Triple-A levels.
Apr 26 - 11:42 AM

Wade Miley walked six batters but managed to hold the Rays to two runs over seven frames in a loss Tuesday.

The left-hander’s control has been hit-or-miss this season to say the least, as he walked seven in his first outing and one combined in his next two before issuing six free passes in this one. Miley managed to hold the Rays relatively in check, though, thanks to eight strikeouts and just four singles allowed. The southpaw will carry a 2.08 ERA into Boston next week against his former club.
Apr 25 - 10:24 PM

J.J. Hardy went hitless in three plate appearances in Tuesday's loss to the Rays.

He was hardly alone in this one, as the Orioles managed just two hits in what was effectively a bullpen start by the Rays. Hardy is in quite a tailspin, though, having gone 1-for-18 over his last five games to drop his season line to an ugly .200/.212/.292.
Apr 25 - 10:12 PM

Joey Rickard (finger) is on track to be activated from the disabled list Friday.

Rickard landed on the disabled list after the opening week of the regular season with a sprained left middle finger. He'll return to a utility outfield role with the O's.
Apr 25 - 4:39 PM

Zach Britton (forearm) is scheduled to make a minor league rehab appearance on Friday.

That assumes he makes it through a full bullpen session Wednesday without issue. There's talk of Britton returning to the Orioles on Sunday, but the 29-year-old closer still has some big hurdles to clear. Brad Brach and Darren O'Day have been handling ninth-inning duties for Baltimore while Britton nurses a forearm strain.
Apr 25 - 4:38 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Stefan Crichton to Triple-A Norfolk.

Crichton has made two appearances for the O's this season while allowing three runs on nine hits over three innings. The 25-year-old figures to get another shot soon.
Apr 25 - 3:42 PM

Orioles recalled LHP Paul Fry from Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll take Stefan Crichton's place on the active roster. Fry, 24, was acquired from the Mariners earlier this month and owns a 2.85 ERA with 11.0 K/9 over 153 games (including six starts) in the minors. He'll be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
Apr 25 - 3:40 PM

Brad Brach nailed down his fourth save Monday in the Orioles' 6-3 win over the Rays.

Brach worked a scoreless ninth inning with a walk and a strikeout after a short rain delay at Camden Yards. He has yet to allow a run in 2017, with a 0.50 WHIP and 13 strikeouts in 10 innings. The 31-year-old right-hander looks like the clear frontrunner for save opportunities in Baltimore with Zach Britton (forearm) sidelined, though Darren O'Day is also in the mix.
Apr 24 - 11:01 PM

Jonathan Schoop went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBI in Monday's defeat of the Rays.

Schoop slugged a solo homer off Chris Archer in the bottom of the sixth inning -- his fifth home run of 2017 -- before driving in Welington Castillo on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth. Schoop is sporting a cool .279/.324/.574 batting line through 18 games this season, after getting off to a sluggish start. He should remain a reliable source of power at the second base position.
Apr 24 - 10:56 PM

Adam Jones finished 3-for-3 with a two-run homer in the Orioles' win over the Rays on Monday.

Jones' two-run shot off Chris Archer in the bottom of the seventh inning put the O's ahead for good. He also doubled off Archer in the bottom of the first, drew a walk in the third, and singled in the fifth. Jones has an excellent .300/.372/.529 batting line with four home runs, four doubles, and 10 RBI through 18 games this season for the American League East-leading Orioles.
Apr 24 - 10:53 PM


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