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Orioles break losing streak with a 6-2 win in 12

Orioles break losing streak with a 6-2 win in 12

Orioles 6, Blue Jays 2 in 12 innings

Winner: Givens (8-1) 
Loser: Morales (0-1)

WHAT WENT RIGHT: Jonathan Schoop’s RBI single in the 12th inning gave the Orioles the lead. Pedro Alvarez walked, moved to second on a balk by Franklin Morales and scored on Schoop’s single. 

Adam Jones added a three-run home in the 12th, his 20th of the season. 

The Orioles broke their second five-game losing streak and leave Toronto with a half-game lead over the Blue Jays.

WHAT WENT WRONG: The Orioles didn’t score enough to earn Chris Tillman his 15th win. When Tillman left in the sixth inning, the Orioles were down 2-0. 

Tillman walked three and struck out six.

RUN DROUGHT OVER? The Orioles scored six runs for the first time since they scored six in a 14-inning win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

JONES HITS 20: Jones joined Mark Trumbo, Chris Davis and Manny Machado with at least 20 home runs. 

OPPORTUNISTIC GIVENS: Givens is now 10-1 in his major league career. 

BIG WIN FOR BUCK: Buck Showalter won his 517th game as Orioles manager, tied with Paul Richards for second most in team history. He has 1,399 wins as a major league manager tied for 28th place on the all-time list. 

BREAKING OUT: The Orioles tied the game at 2 in the seventh inning when Chris Davis walked and Mark Trumbo doubled. Davis scored on an infield out by Alvarez. Trumbo scored on a fly ball by Matt Wieters. 

MOWING THEM DOWN: Zach Britton pitched a season-high two innings. He didn’t allow a hit and walked one. 

BULLPEN GREAT: Britton, Givens, Brad Brach, Darren O'Day and Logan Ondrusek combined to allow one hit in 6 1/3 innings in relief of Tillman. 

OUCH: Toronto shortstop Troy Tulowitzki was hit in the hand by a Tillman pitch in the sixth inning and left the game. Tulowitzki was replaced by designated hitter Josh Donaldson, and the Blue Jays played the rest of the game without a DH.

NO DRAMA O’DAY: O’Day faced Jose Bautista for the second time this season, and walked him for the second time. 

Bautista is 7-for-18 (.389) with four home runs off O’Day. 

The two have a heated rivalry. 

QUIET ON THE TRADE FRONT: With less than 24 hours before the nonwaiver trade deadline, the Orioles have not made a deal. 

UP NEXT: The Orioles have Monday off, and the Texas Rangers come in for three games beginning Tuesday. Dylan Bundy (3-3, 3.46) faces Yu Darvish (2-2, 3.09). 

Darvish, who lost the 2012 Wild Card game, has yet to face the Orioles in the regular season. 

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Orioles agree to one-year deal with pitcher Chris Tillman, according to reports

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Orioles agree to one-year deal with pitcher Chris Tillman, according to reports

SARASOTA, Fla. -- A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles have agreed to a $3 million, one-year contract.

The deal includes performance bonuses, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Monday because the deal had not yet been announced.

Tillman was 1-7 with a 7.84 ERA in 19 starts and five relief appearances last year. He would be the second starter added by the Orioles in the past week after right-hander Andrew Cashner.

Tillman likely would join right-handers Dylan Bundy, Kevin Gausman and Cashner in the rotation.

The 29-year-old right-hander lives in Sarasota and had been working out at the Orioles' facility before spring training. Manager Buck Showalter watched Tillman throw and was impressed.

Tillman began last season on the disabled list with right shoulder stiffness.

"Better than he did last year at this time. I think he's got the chance to pitch well for somebody this year," Showalter said. "A lot of the challenges he had last year -- this time last year -- aren't there. Somebody's going to reap the benefits."

Tillman's is 73-55 with a 4.43 ERA in nine major league seasons, all with the Orioles. He won 16 games in both 2013 and 2016.

"He's a guy when he's healthy you can bank on him giving you 200 innings and keeping his ERA between a 3 and a 4," Gausman said. "That in the AL East is always going to be very valuable."


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Orioles Spring Training Schedule 2018

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Orioles Spring Training Schedule 2018

Live baseball is close to gracing our television screens again. The Orioles haven't had the most active offseason, to put it mildly. Fans are still wondering who will make up more than half the spots in this year's rotation, and Manny Machado's upcoming free agency is looming over every decision the organization makes.

Still, it's exciting to be able to follow the team again. Not every game is televised, so get ready to constantly refresh your favorite beat writer's Twitter account for all your updates.

Even without getting to watch the games, it'll be comforting to once again check box scores in the morning to see if Jonathan Schoop is building on his breakout season, or if top-prospect Austin Hays is all he's cracked up to be (spoiler: he is).

This year's spring training will be especially interesting, considering how many big-name players will be signing in the next few weeks. The O's haven't yet made a big splash this offseason, but with the sheer volume of capable players still on the market, you have to wonder if they'll try to sign some impact players at bargain values.

Typically, the excitement of adding a new piece to the lineup or rotation has to be reignited after a long winter off, but this season, those additions will be taking place while camp is already underway.

It's going to be a hectic few weeks as teams prepare for thier seasons, so bookmark this page to check on on the Orioles spring training schedule over the next few weeks as the team finally takes the field in 2018.

Orioles 2018 Spring Training Schedule

Friday, Feb. 23 (SS) - Rays at Orioles, 1:05 pm (MASN)
Saturday, Feb. 24 (SS) - Orioles at Phillies, 1:05 pm
Saturday, Feb. 24 (SS) - Twins at Orioles, 6:05 pm
Sunday, Feb. 25 - Orioles at Red Sox, 1:05 pm 
Monday, Feb. 26 - Tigers at Orioles, 1:05 pm
Tuesday, Feb. 27 - Orioles at Rays, 1:05 pm
Wednesday, Feb. 28 - Cardinals at Orioles, 1:05 pm (MLBN) (MASN)
Thursday, Mar. 1 - Orioles at Rays, 1:05 pm
Friday, Mar. 2 - Pirates at Orioles, 1:05 pm
Saturday, Mar. 3 (SS) - Orioles at Phillies, 1:05 pm
Sunday, Mar. 4 - Red Sox at Orioles, 1:05 pm (MASN)
Tuesday, Mar. 6 - Orioles at Twins, 1:05 pm 
Wednesday, Mar. 7 - Orioles at Rays, 1:05 pm
Thursday, Mar. 8 - Blue Jays at Orioles, 1:05 pm
Friday, Mar. 9 - Orioles at Blue Jays, 1:07 pm
Saturday, Mar. 10 (SS) - Pirates at Orioles, 1:05 pm
Sunday, Mar. 11 (SS) - Orioles at Red Sox, 1:05 pm 
Sunday, Mar. 11 (SS) - Phillies at Orioles, 6:05 pm (MASN)
Monday, Mar. 12 - Orioles at Pirates, 1:05 pm 
Tuesday, Mar. 13 - Orioles at Twins, 1:05 pm 
Wednesday, Mar. 14 - Yankees at Orioles, 1:05 pm (MLBN) (MASN)
Thursday, Mar. 15 - Orioles at Cardinals, 1:05 pm
Friday, Mar. 16 - Orioles at Mets, 1:10 pm 
Saturday, Mar. 17 (SS) - Blue Jays at Orioles, 1:05 pm
Sunday, Mar. 18 - Mets at Orioles, 1:05 pm
Monday, Mar. 19 - Orioles at Tigers, 1:05 pm
Tuesday, Mar. 20 - Rays at Orioles, 6:05 pm (MASN)
Wednesday, Mar. 21 - Orioles at Yankees, 6:35 pm 
Thursday, Mar. 22 - Red Sox at Orioles, 1:05 pm (MASN)
Friday, Mar. 23 (SS) - Rays at Orioles, 1:05 pm
Saturday, Mar. 24 - Twins at Orioles, 6:05 pm
Sunday, Mar. 25 - Orioles at Phillies, 1:05 pm 
Monday, Mar. 27 (in Norfolk, VA) - Orioles at Tides (AAA), 3:05 pm