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Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI on Saturday.

Jones hit a two-run home run in the third inning off of Red Sox starter Rubby De La Rosa. He added another two-run shot in the fifth. The two homers give him 27 for the year, to go with 91 RBI. Jones is slashing .285/.316/.472 this season. He's also posting a WAR of 4.8, which would be the highest of his career. Jones has been hitting just .254 in the second half of the season (as compared to .301 in the first half), but despite the summer slumps, he still has an outside shot of putting up a 30 homer, 100 RBI season.
Sep 20 - 11:38 PM

Chris Tillman allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings on Saturday, improving to 13-5 on the season.

Both runs against Tillman came in the first inning, when David Ortiz launched a two-run homer off the right-hander. After that, Tillman put it on cruise control and the Red Sox weren't able to touch him again. Tillman has been the epitome of consistency this season. Outside of a rough May, when he posted a 5.68 ERA, Tillman has not posted an ERA higher than 3.67 in any given month. He's been near unhittable since the All Star Break, putting up a 2.01 ERA and a .202 BAA while posting a 65/16 K/BB ratio over 76 innings.
Sep 20 - 11:20 PM

Steve Pearce will sit for at least the next couple of days after receiving a cortisone shot for his sore right wrist on Saturday.

That should mean a couple of more starts for Christian Walker, who hit his first big-league homer as the fill-in first baseman tonight.
Sep 20 - 10:21 PM

Steve Pearce was scratched from the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday due to a sore right wrist.

The injury is believed to be minor, the Orioles are simply playing things cautiously. The 31-year-old is having a breakout season, slashing .297/.376/.557 with 20 homers and 48 RBI in his 98 games.
Sep 20 - 6:16 PM

Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed Saturday that Kevin Gausman (blister) is expected to make his next start.

Apparently, the young right-hander battled a blister on his right middle finger during Friday's start against the Red Sox, it appears to be only a minor issue though.
Sep 20 - 4:31 PM

Nick Markakis (shoulder) remains out of the Orioles starting lineup on Saturday.

Markakis said Saturday that he's feeling better, but will take an additional day off just to be sure. He should be expected to retake his regular spot atop the Orioles lineup for Sunday's series finale.
Sep 20 - 3:41 PM

Nelson Cruz went 3-for-5 with a double and an RBI as the Orioles fell to the Red Sox in extra innings on Friday.

Cruz reached on an infield single in the third inning, bringing home the first run of the game. He has been an irreplaceable addition to the Orioles lineup this season, slashing .269/.335/.528 with a league-leading 39 home runs and 104 RBI. He has certainly positioned himself to earn a very lucrative deal on the free agent market this offseason.
Sep 19 - 11:28 PM

Alejandro De Aza had a terrific night at the dish in Friday's loss to the Red Sox, going 3-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

He has been seemingly rejuvenated since arriving in a deadline deal from the White Sox, hitting safely in 12 of his first 13 games and .352 (19-for-54) overall with two homers and nine RBI.
Sep 19 - 11:25 PM

Kevin Gausman pitched decently in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Friday, giving up two runs on seven hits over his five innings of work.

The hard-throwing young right-hander fanned three and didn't walk a batter on the evening. He breezed through the first three innings without any difficulty, but was tagged for back-to-back homers from David Ortiz and Yoenis Cespedes in the fourth. He has done a nice job in 19 starts with the O's registering a 3.57 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 83/37 K/BB ratio in 108 1/3 innings. His final tune-up of the regular season will come against the Yankees in New York on Wednesday.
Sep 19 - 11:20 PM

Nick Markakis (shoulder) remained out of the Orioles' lineup Friday.

Markakis has now missed two straight starts after being hit on the right shoulder by a pitch on Tuesday. He hasn't needed to undergo any tests but noted that it hurts to lift his arm above his head. He's hoping to return on Saturday. Steve Pearce is in right field again Friday, with Christian Walker covering first base.
Sep 19 - 3:35 PM

Bud Norris picked up win number 14 with 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Norris has blanked the opposition in three out of his last four outings, though he was less efficient on Wednesday, needing 108 pitches. He battled poor control, walking five despite allowing only two hits and striking out four. Norris has a 3.62 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 130/51 K/BB ratio. He'll take the mound at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday next.
Sep 17 - 10:52 PM

David Lough slugged a solo home run in his only at-bat in Wednesday's win against the Blue Jays.

Lough entered the game for Delmon Young in the seventh inning. In the bottom of the eighth, Lough took right-hander Casey Janssen deep to pad the Orioles' lead to 6-1. Lough, who has operated mostly as a bench player for the Orioles, has four homers on the season along with 12 RBI and a .230/.295/.360 slash line.
Sep 17 - 10:45 PM

Steve Pearce swatted a pair of home runs and knocked in four runs in Wednesday's victory against the Blue Jays.

Pearce broke a scoreless tie with a solo shot off of J.A. Happ in the third inning, then made it 4-0 with a three-run shot off of Happ in the fifth. The 31-year-old journeyman now has 20 home runs, 48 RBI, and a .297/.375/.560 slash line. The Orioles, who clinched the AL East on Tuesday, have won 17 of their last 21 contests.
Sep 17 - 10:43 PM

Nick Markakis is not in the Orioles' lineup Wednesday.

The Orioles are actually starting most of their regulars a day after capturing the American League East crown, but Markakis is getting a breather. He's earned it, having started 141 of a possible 151 games this season.
Sep 17 - 3:45 PM

Steve Johnson will undergo surgery later this month to have a bone spur removed from the back of his right shoulder.

Johnson has battled the shoulder issue for a good chunk of the season. He spent all of this season in the minors, posting a 7.11 ERA in 13 Triple-A starts. Johnson is expected to be ready to go for spring training.
Sep 17 - 2:31 PM

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