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Twins walk off with win (1:03)
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Machado a must add to the AL roster

Through 82 games, Manny Machado leads major league third basemen in wins above replacement. He should be a lock to make the AL All-Star team. David Schoenfield

Power Rankings: Orioles No. 11

The return of second baseman Jonathon Schoop from injury could be the key to landing Baltimore in the top ten next week. MLB Power Rankings

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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.

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Orioles crush White Sox 9-1

O's RHP Miguel Gonzalez struck out 3 and allowed 1 run through 6 IP as Baltimore avoided the sweep vs. the Sox, who committed 4 errors. Chris Davis was robbed of another HR, this time at the hands of Chicago LF J.B. Shuck. Box score

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Look what I found!

Adam Jones' bat flew into the stands at U.S. Cellular Field during the fifth inning of the Orioles-White Sox game, and it eventually ended up in the hands of this fan. Baltimore leads Chicago 4-0 in the 6th. Follow live

Schoop homers in first AB off DL

Welcome back to the lineup, Jonathan Schoop. The Orioles 2B, playing his first game since mid-April because of a knee injury, went deep off the White Sox's Carlos Rodon in the second inning. Follow live

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The Orioles activated 2B Jonathan Schoop from the 60-day DL to start Sunday's game against the White Sox.

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Orioles' Schoop hits homer in return from DL

The Baltimore Orioles activated second baseman Jonathan Schoop from the 60-day disabled list to start Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

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Final: White Sox 3, Orioles 2

Chicago used 11 hits to get 3 runs, just edging out Baltimore's 2 runs on 4 hits. Jeff Samardzija took a no-hitter into the 6th and struck out 9 but got a no-decision. Box score

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Samardzija has no-hit bid through 5

Jeff Samardzija is cruising against the Orioles with 1 walk, 6 stikeouts and no hits. The White Sox have a 1-0 lead. Follow live

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O's keep Gausman in rotation; Norris to bullpen

Right-hander Kevin Gausman will remain in the Baltimore Orioles rotation and start Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, while Bud Norris will move from the rotation to the bullpen.

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Showalter cited among top managers

In Jerry Crasnick's survey of 50 scouts, front-office executives, coaches and media analysts, the Orioles' Buck Showalter ranked second overall and best at tactics and using the entire roster. Baseball's best managers

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Web Gems: Friday, July 3

Does Kevin Kiermaier's leaping catch in right-center top David Lough's running catch into the wall? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

White Sox shut down Orioles

John Danks (7 IP, 5 H, 5 K) and two relievers combined for a 5-hit shutout and Jose Abreu hit a solo homer for the only run the White Sox would need in their 1-0 win over Baltimore. Box score

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Central picks for DFS lineups

Building around ace Clayton Kershaw, who faces the light-hitting Mets, is a no-brainer. But did you know O's OF Nolan Reimold has owned lefties this season? He gets an ideal matchup vs. southpaw John Danks. Today's building blocks

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3725th
Batting Average.2579th
On Base Percentage.31219th
Slugging Percentage.4227th
Earned Run Average3.6812th
Quality Starts3822nd
WHIP1.2614th
BAA.24511th

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