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9/29/2014 | Constructing a winner: Orioles

Here's a look at how the Baltimore Orioles used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.

9/29/2014 | O's starting preparations for showdown with Tigers

The Orioles returned home from Toronto on Sunday night ready for Monday's well-deserved rest day and a pair of light workouts to get them ready for Thursday's long-awaited American League Division Series Game 1 against the Tigers.

9/28/2014 | Markakis ready for a taste of postseason action

Nick Markakis has waited years to play in his first postseason. The right fielder -- a homegrown product of the Orioles' system, who made his Major League debut in 2006 -- was supposed to get that opportunity in 2012, when Baltimore ended a 14-year playoff drought with a 93-win season. But Markakis required surgery for a fractured left thumb weeks before the '12 postseason began, and had to watch from the sidelines.

9/28/2014 | Three keys for Orioles in ALDS vs. Tigers

The Orioles finally know who their opponent in the American League Division Series will be, a Detroit Tigers team they went 1-5 against this season. So how do the O's, who easily won the AL East, ensure this best-of-five set has a different outcome? Here are three keys for Baltimore to have success.

9/28/2014 | On big stage vs. Tigers, Tillman gets his chance

We probably ought to refrain from offering much in the way of predictions as the Tigers and Orioles meet in the American League Division Series, which begins on Thursday at Camden Yards.

9/28/2014 | Schoop, Gonzalez lift O's over Blue Jays

Jonathan Schoop provided the game's only offense with a solo homer in the fifth inning to power the Orioles to a 1-0 win over the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Sunday's regular-season finale. Miguel Gonzalez pitched five scoreless innings to pick up his 10th win.

9/28/2014 | For one O's fan, clinch an unforgettable memory

Kate Supan first knew her spontaneous celebration with Adam Jones was making a buzz just a few minutes after it happened. During Jones' victory lap around Oriole Park at Camden Yards after the Orioles clinched their American League East title since 1997, the outfielder stopped for high fives, pie smashing and one selfie.

9/28/2014 | A master craftsman, Duquette restores the foundation

General manager Dan Duquette's work is largely done, with the Orioles about to begin the playoffs. But he worked wonders during the season, filling in some pretty big gaps formed when key players were lost.

9/27/2014 | Gonzalez, Dickey square off in regular-season finale

Miguel Gonzalez will start for the postseason-bound Orioles in the regular-season finale against Toronto at Rogers Centre. Knuckleballer R.A. Dickey will take the hill for Blue Jays, as they attempt to sweep the series.

9/27/2014 | Chen falls short of 17th victory in loss to Jays

Sloppy defense and untimely hitting resulted in the Orioles' third consecutive loss, as they fell to the Blue Jays, 4-2, in front of 37,996 at Rogers Centre on Saturday. Starter Wei-Yin Chen fell to 16-6, after allowing three runs (two earned) over six innings in his final start of the regular season.

9/27/2014 | Blue Jays win crew-chief review

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons won a crew-chief review in the seventh inning, as the Blue Jays were provided with a valuable insurance run during Saturday afternoon's game against the Orioles.

9/27/2014 | O's set to host at-risk kids during ALDS

At-risk youths, who may have never been given an opportunity to enjoy postseason baseball before, will get that chance, thanks to the OriolesREACH Knothole Gang program. The O's are inviting nearly 1,400 children to Oriole Park at Camden Yards for Games 1 and 2 of the American League Division Series, which begins on Thursday on TBS. Sections 96 and 98 will be made available for those children attending.

9/27/2014 | Casilla called up by O's, inserted in lineup

Baltimore selected Alexi Casilla's contract from Norfolk before Saturday's game in Toronto. The 30-year-old hit .264/.315/.320 in 56 Triple-A games this season, stealing nine bases in 11 attempts while playing second base in 34 games and shortstop in 21 games.

9/26/2014 | O's expected to give Gonzalez start in final game

Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez is likely to start the season finale against the Blue Jays on Sunday, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said, though his outing may be brief.

9/26/2014 | Chen set to close book on season in lefty matchup

Wei-Yin Chen will put in his last start of what has been an outstanding season when he takes on J.A. Happ and the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Saturday.

9/26/2014 | O's locked into AL's second seed after loss to Jays

Chris Tillman allowed more than three earned runs for the first time since June, while the Orioles' bats were quieted in a 4-2 series-opening loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Friday.

9/25/2014 | Orioles pay tribute to Jeter after his walk-off single

The Orioles cheered at the beginning of Thursday's game, as the JumboTron played a tribute to Yankees captain Derek Jeter. And as the immediate effects of the 6-5 walk-off loss -- by the bat of Jeter, no less -- started to wear off, Baltimore stayed in the visitors' dugout to clap again and take in Jeter's celebration.

9/25/2014 | Despite four HRs, O's bow to Jeter in walk-off loss

With an on-time start despite the call for precipitation most of Thursday night, Baltimore blasted two homers off Hiroki Kuroda to start the game in imposing fashion. Then Adam Jones and Steve Pearce tied it with homers in the ninth. But the O's couldn't complete the stunner, as Derek Jeter turned in one last clutch hit at Yankee Stadium, delivering a walk-off RBI single to hand them a 6-5 loss in the series finale.

9/25/2014 | Jeter starts flashy DP as Yanks win challenge

In Derek Jeter's final career game playing shortstop, and final game at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees captain admitted he almost lost it on the field. For someone playing a position requiring total focus and communication for the last 20 years, he had trouble summoning it in Thursday night's 6-5 win over the Orioles.

9/25/2014 | Tillman makes final tuneup before ALDS facing Jays

The American League East-champion Orioles open a three-game series vs. the Blue Jays on Friday at Rogers Centre that will wrap up the regular season. Orioles righty Chris Tillman will get his final tuneup before his start in Game 1 of the AL Division Series, and the Blue Jays will counter with Drew Hutchison.

9/25/2014 | Managing Jeter a treat for three skippers

All these years later, one of the more remarkable aspects of Jeter's career is that he has played for just three big league managers.

9/25/2014 | Angels, Orioles looking great for different reasons

It seems utterly foolish, if not stupid, to pick against the Angels as baseball's postseason is poised for its unpredictable October run. But the Orioles have been playing like a team of destiny.

9/24/2014 | O's steady rise even sweeter in Bronx

It's been a banner year for the Baltimore Orioles. After a 9-5 win at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, Baltimore eliminated its rival from postseason contention -- certainly an inner source of pride for Orioles skipper Buck Showalter, whose managerial career began with four seasons in the Bronx (1992-95) before he was replaced by Joe Torre.

9/24/2014 | Stage set for Jeter's farewell to home fans

The Orioles' 9-5 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday officially eliminated New York, shifting the focus of the Yankees' remaining four games almost entirely to Jeter's sendoff. Thursday night's game against Baltimore will be Jeter's final home game at Yankee Stadium.

9/24/2014 | Six-run eruption helps O's eliminate Yankees

Baltimore, which clinched the American League East Division on Sept. 16, has proved its recent lull was no more than a temporary dip with a strong offensive showing in back-to-back games in the Bronx. On Wednesday, the Orioles used an 11-batter, six-run fourth inning to top the Yankees, 9-5, and officially eliminate New York from postseason contention.

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