2014 Baltimore Orioles season

The 2014 Baltimore Orioles season was the 114th season in franchise history, the 61st in Baltimore, and the 23rd at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. The Birds would finish in first place in the American League East Division and return to the playoffs for the second time in three seasons, claiming their first division championship since 1997. The Orioles swept the Detroit Tigers in the Division Series and advanced to the AL Championship Series, where they were swept by the Kansas City Royals.

2014 Baltimore Orioles
American League East Champions
Major League affiliations
Record96–66 (.593)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Peter Angelos
General manager(s)Dan Duquette
Manager(s)Buck Showalter
Local televisionMASN
(Gary Thorne, Jim Palmer, Mike Bordick, Jim Hunter)
Local radioWBAL (AM)
Baltimore Orioles Radio Network
(Joe Angel, Fred Manfra, Jim Hunter, Dave Johnson)
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New Oriole Nelson Cruz led the majors in home runs with 40; following Chris Davis' 2013 championship this was the first time in franchise history two Orioles (or Browns) had won back-to-back home run titles. As a team the Birds hit 211 home runs to lead baseball, their third consecutive 200-homer season (another franchise first).

Preceding offseason

Entering the offseason, the Orioles had 11 arbitration eligible players, three contract options, and several outgoing free agents. They looked to make additions to their starting rotation, to add a "big bat", as well as to improve their bullpen, which was strong in 2012, but "average" in 2013.[1]

Outgoing free agents

Incoming free agents

  • RHP Ryan Webb – signed a 2-year, $4.5 million free agent contract on 12/10/13[19][20]
  • OF Quintin Berry – signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training on 1/03/2014[21] (Contract selected on 9/2/2014[20])
  • OF Delmon Young – signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training on 1/13/2014[22] (Contract selected on 3/30/2014[20])
  • SS Alex González – signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training on 1/31/2014
  • RHP Evan Meek – signed a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training on 2/5/2014[23] (Contract selected on 3/30/2014[20])
  • RHP Ubaldo Jiménez – Signed a 4-year, $50 million free agent contract on 2/14/2014[20][23]
  • OF Nelson Cruz – Signed a 1-year, $8 million free agent contract on 2/24/2014[20][23]

Preseason trades

Regular season


On March 31, the Orioles won their 2014 regular season opener against the Boston Red Sox, but then proceeded to lose their next four games. After a full week and a 4–2 loss to the New York Yankees, the Orioles were in last place in the American League East and 3 games below .500. Orioles All-Star 3rd baseman Manny Machado, still recovering from off-season surgery, did not play in any games for the Orioles during the month of April; but Orioles catcher Matt Wieters got off to an uncharacteristically fast start hitting .338 with 4 homeruns and 15 RBIs.[26] The Orioles finished the month with 11 wins and 12 losses.[27]


Tommy Hunter started the season as the Orioles closer and was successful in 11 of his 12 save opportunities, but he blew 2 consecutive saves on May 10 and 13 and then was placed on the 15-day disabled list.[28] On May 11, the Orioles placed catcher Matt Wieters on the disabled list. Wieters was hitting over .300 and would ultimately be lost to the team for the entire season. The Orioles finished May with 15 wins and 15 losses but moved up to 3rd place in the American League East. The one bright spot in an otherwise mediocre April–May was the torrid hitting of new Oriole Nelson Cruz; by May 31 Cruz led all of MLB with a staggering 20 home runs and 51 runs batted in.


On June 6, the Orioles lost to the Oakland Athletics, 4–3 in 11 innings, dropping them 6 and 1/2 games out of first place. It would be the farthest out of first that the Orioles would be all season.[27] Adam Jones batted .348 with nine homers and 20 RBIs in June.[29] Utility player Steve Pearce, who had appeared in only 3 games for the Orioles in April, batted .361 in June with 5 home runs and 13 RBI's.[30] The Birds finished the month with 16 wins and 12 losses, trailing the first-place Blue Jays by one game.[27]


On Saturday July 5, the Orioles split a double-header with the Boston Red Sox and moved into sole possession of first place in the American League East and would remain in first place for the rest of the season.[27] By the All-Star break, the Orioles had increased their lead to 4 games[27] and three Oriole players were voted by the fans to the American League squad: Matt Weiters (his third), Adam Jones (his fourth) and Nelson Cruz (his third). This marked the first time in club history that three Orioles were voted onto the American League squad in consecutive years.[29] By the end of the month, new Oriole closer Zach Britton had 11 saves for the month[31] and the Orioles led the American League East by 1.5 games.[27]


On August 9, reserve catcher Caleb Joseph hit a home run in the Orioles' 10–3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals; making him the first Orioles catcher to homer in 5 consecutive games.[32] Orioles 3rd baseman Machado injured his right knee on an awkward swing against the New York Yankees on August 11. After going on the disabled list and trying to rest his knee, he decided to have his knee surgically repaired thus ending his season.[33] Oriole shortstop J. J. Hardy batted .322 for the month with 5 homeruns and 18 RBI's.[34] First baseman Chris Davis filled in for Machado at third and hit 7 homeruns with 17 rbi's for the month.[35] The Orioles ended the month of August with four consecutive wins; increasing their lead in the American League East to 9 full games over the second place Yankees.


The Orioles started the month with a 6–4 loss to the Minnesota Twins but still maintained an 8 and 1/2 game lead over the second place Yankees.[27] Newly acquired outfielder Alejandro De Aza also started the month with the Orioles and before September was over he would hit 3 triples, 3 home runs, drive in 10 runs and bat over .300.[36] On September 7, the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7–5; Nelson Cruz went 4-for-5 with two home runs and 7 RBIs.[37] On September 12, Orioles' first baseman Chris Davis was suspended for 25 games for testing positive for amphetamine.[38] Davis claimed he tested positive due to the use of adderall—for which he previous had a "therapeutic use exemption" but did not have for the 2014 season.[39]

members of the 2014 Baltimore Orioles celebrating at Oriole Park immediately after clinching the American League East title
External video
Orioles clinch AL East YouTube video

On Tuesday, September 16, the Orioles clinched the American League East Championship by beating the second place Toronto Blue Jays 8–2. The Orioles had not won an American League East title since 1997 and Tuesday marked the first time since 1969 that the Orioles won a division title in front of their fans at home.[40] Steve Pearce, who had replaced Chris Davis at first base, blasted a three-run homerun off Toronto right-hander Drew Hutchison to give the Orioles a 3–1 lead in the first inning. Oriole right-hander Ubaldo Jiménez, who hadn't been in the starting rotation for a month, picked up the win.[40] On September 25, the Orioles gave up a walk off hit to Derek Jeter in his final game at Yankee Stadium. The Orioles finished the season with 211 home runs. 2014 is the third consecutive season the Orioles hit more than 200 home runs and the first time in franchise history that they did it 3 years in a row.[41] The Orioles 401 walks were also the fewest walks as the modern Orioles[41] and their 44 stolen bases were their fewest since 1961.[41]

In-season transactions

Injuries etc.

  • March 31 – May 1: 3B Manny Machado on 15-day disabled list retroactive to 3/21 (offseason left knee surgery)
  • March 31 – May 1: LHP Troy Patton on restricted list (25-game suspension for amphetamine use imposed 12/20/2013)
  • April 7 – OF Nolan Reimold on 60-day disabled list (July 2013 back surgery)
  • April 26 – May 11: 1B Chris Davis on 15-day disabled list (oblique strain)
  • May 11 – August 13: C Matt Wieters on 15-day disabled list (right elbow strain)
  • May 22 – June 8: RHP Tommy Hunter on 15-day disabled list (left groin strain)
  • May 25 – May 27: 1B Chris Davis on paternity list
  • May 31 – June 17: RHP Miguel González on 15-day disabled list (oblique strain)
  • June 2 – June 9: RHP Johan Santana on 15-day disabled list (April 2013 shoulder surgery)
  • June 9 – RHP Johan Santana transferred from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list
  • June 17 – C Matt Wieters underwent Tommy John surgery (out for season)
  • June 22 – July 21 RHP Bud Norris on 15-day disabled list (right groin strain)
  • June 30 – July 5: 3B Manny Machado on restricted list (5-game suspension for bat throwing)
  • July 8 – August 9: RHP Ubaldo Jiménez on 15-day disabled list (right ankle sprain)
  • August 12 – September 2: 3B Manny Machado on 15-day disabled list (right knee sprain)
  • August 13: C Matt Wieters transferred from 15-day to 60-day disabled list
  • August 27: 3B Manny Machado underwent right knee surgery (out for season)
  • September 2: 3B Manny Machado transferred from 15-day to 60-day disabled list
  • September 12 – 1B Chris Davis on restricted list (25-game suspension for amphetamine use)

Season standings

American League East

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 9666 0.593 50–31 46–35
New York Yankees 8478 0.519 12 43–38 41–40
Toronto Blue Jays 8379 0.512 13 46–35 37–44
Tampa Bay Rays 7785 0.475 19 36–45 41–40
Boston Red Sox 7191 0.438 25 34–47 37–44

Record vs. Opponents

Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Detroit 5–15–110–911–84–313–63–49–103–45–22–43–44–31–512–8
Houston 3–43–43–32–53–43–37–123–34–28–119–102–511–84–35–15
Kansas City4–31–613–69–106–133–33–311–84–35–22–54–25–14–315–5
Los Angeles2–45–25–15–24–312–73–37–02–410–97–125–214–55–212–8
New York6–1312–75–23–44–32–43–44–24–32–43–38–114–311–813–7
Tampa Bay7–1210–92–52–44–35–22–42–54–211–82–43–45–28–1110–10

Game log

Past Games Legend
Orioles Win Orioles Loss Game Postponed Clinched Playoff Spot*
Boldface text denotes an Orioles pitcher
* The codes in larger text are those which will be used most frequently. The codes in smaller text are only used
for one game per season and needn't be concerned about in early months (Apr.-Aug.) of the season.
Baltimore Orioles 2014 Season Game Log — Season Record: 96–66 (.593) — Home: 50–31 — Road: 46–35
March/April: 12–12 (.500) — Home: 5–6 — Road: 7–6
1March 31Red Sox2–1Britton (1–0)Lester (0–1)Hunter (1)Camden Yards46,6851–0W1
2April 2Red Sox2–6Lackey (1–0)Jiménez (0–1)Camden Yards25,0781–1L1
3April 3Red Sox3–4Doubront (1–0)Chen (0–1)Uehara (1)Camden Yards20,8801–2L2
4April 4@ Tigers4–10Smyly (1–0)González (0–1)Comerica Park23,6251–3L3
5April 5@ Tigers6–7Porcello (1–0)Norris (0–1)Nathan (1)Comerica Park32,0411–4L4
6April 6@ Tigers3–1Tillman (1–0)Verlander (0–1)Hunter (2)Comerica Park34,2612–4W1
7April 7@ Yankees2–4Kuroda (1–1)Jiménez (0–2)Kelley (1)Yankee Stadium48,1422–5L1
8April 8@ Yankees14–5Chen (1–1)Nova (1–1)Yankee Stadium35,8643–5W1
9April 9@ Yankees5–4Matusz (1–0)Kelley (0–1)Hunter (3)Yankee Stadium39,4124–5W2
10April 11Blue Jays0–2McGowan (1–1)Tillman (1–1)Santos (4)Camden Yards22,3274–6L1
11April 12Blue Jays2–1 (12)Britton (2–0)Redmond (0–1)Camden Yards30,4465–6W1
12April 13Blue Jays3–11Buehrle (3–0)Jiménez (0–3)Camden Yards39,2815–7L1
13April 14Rays7–1Chen (2–1)Archer (1–1)Camden Yards15,7996–7W1
April 15RaysPostponed (rain). Makeup date June 27 as part of doubleheader.
14April 16Rays3–0González (1–1)Odorizzi (1–2)Hunter (4)Camden Yards22,6117–7W2
15April 18@ Red Sox8–4Tillman (2–1)Lackey (2–2)O'Day (1)Fenway Park36,4088–7W3
16April 19@ Red Sox2–4Tazawa (1–0)Norris (0–2)Uehara (4)Fenway Park37,6898–8L1
17April 20@ Red Sox5–6Mujica (1–1)Matusz (1–1)Fenway Park33,9478–9L2
18April 21@ Red Sox7–6Chen (3–1)Buchholz (0–2)Hunter (5)Fenway Park37,5139–9W1
19April 22@ Blue Jays3–9Delabar (2–0)Meek (0–1)Rogers Centre14,8669–10L1
20April 23@ Blue Jays10–8Tillman (3–1)Redmond (0–2)Hunter (6)Rogers Centre15,20210–10W1
21April 24@ Blue Jays11–4Norris (1–2)Cecil (0–1)Rogers Centre16,28311–10W2
22April 25Royals0–5Ventura (2–1)Jiménez (0–4)Camden Yards22,47811–11L1
23April 26Royals3–2 (10)Britton (3–0)Duffy (1–1)Camden Yards34,94112–11W1
24April 27Royals3–9Shields (3–2)González (1–2)Camden Yards38,36812–12L1
April 29PiratesPostponed (rain). Makeup date May 1 as part of doubleheader.
April 30PiratesPostponed (rain). Makeup date May 1 as part of doubleheader.
May: 15–15 (.500) — Home: 6–6 — Road: 9–9
25May 1Pirates5–1Norris (2–2)Morton (0–4)Hunter (7)Camden Yards13–12W1
26May 1Pirates6–5 (10)Hunter (1–0)Pimentel (2–1)Camden Yards28,29014–12W2
27May 2@ Twins3–0Jiménez (1–4)Nolasco (2–3)Hunter (8)Target Field24,16515–12W3
28May 3@ Twins1–6Correia (1–3)Chen (3–2)Target Field25,31815–13L1
29May 4@ Twins2–5Hughes (3–1)González (1–3)Perkins (7)Target Field25,55915–14L2
30May 6@ Rays5–3O'Day (1–0)Peralta (1–2)Hunter (9)Tropicana Field11,85516–14W1
31May 7@ Rays4–3Webb (1–0)Gomes (2–2)Hunter (10)Tropicana Field11,28217–14W2
32May 8@ Rays3–1Jiménez (2–4)Price (3–3)O'Day (2)Tropicana Field11,07618–14W3
33May 9Astros4–3Chen (4–2)Williams (1–2)Hunter (11)Camden Yards28,87519–14W4
34May 10Astros5–4 (10)Webb (2–0)Clemens (0–1)Camden Yards26,26420–14W5
35May 11Astros2–5Cosart (2–3)Tillman (3–2)Qualls (2)Camden Yards45,94420–15L1
36May 12Tigers1–4Porcello (6–1)Norris (2–3)Nathan (8)Camden Yards24,51720–16L2
37May 13Tigers1–4Miller (1–0)Hunter (1–1)Nathan (9)Camden Yards29,95020–17L3
38May 14Tigers5–7Verlander (5–2)Gausman (0–1)Nathan (10)Camden Yards36,72720–18L4
39May 15@ Royals2–1Chen (5–2)Ventura (2–3)Britton (1)Kauffman Stadium12,45521–18W1
40May 16@ Royals4–0Tillman (4–2)Guthrie (2–3)Kauffman Stadium25,98522–18W2
41May 17@ Royals0–1Duffy (2–3)Norris (2–4)Holland (11)Kauffman Stadium24,06422–19L1
42May 18@ Royals6–8Shields (6–3)Jiménez (2–5)Holland (12)Kauffman Stadium22,69222–20L2
43May 20@ Pirates9–2González (2–3)Liriano (0–4)PNC Park22,78723–20W1
44May 21@ Pirates8–9Morris (4–0)Webb (2–1)Melancon (7)PNC Park19,36523–21L1
45May 22Indians7–8 (13)Outman (4–0)Patton (0–1)Atchison (1)Camden Yards18,89423–22L2
46May 23Indians8–4Norris (3–4)House (0–1)Camden Yards39,60224–22W1
47May 24Indians0–9Kluber (5–3)Jiménez (2–6)Camden Yards36,87324–23L1
48May 25Indians4–2González (3–3)Bauer (1–2)Britton (2)Camden Yards37,64925–23W1
49May 26@ Brewers7–6 (10)O'Day (2–0)Wooten (1–2)Britton (3)Miller Park42,88926–23W2
50May 27@ Brewers6–7 (10)Rodriguez (2–1)McFarland (0–1)Miller Park25,55226–24L1
51May 28@ Brewers3–8Gallardo (3–3)Norris (3–5)Miller Park28,28026–25L2
52May 29@ Astros1–3Fields (1–3)Guilmet (0–1)Qualls (4)Minute Maid Park22,88426–26L3
53May 30@ Astros1–2Oberholtzer (2–6)González (3–4)Qualls (5)Minute Maid Park38,48226–27L4
54May 31@ Astros4–1Tillman (5–2)Keuchel (6–3)Britton (4)Minute Maid Park29,61927–27W1
June: 16–12 (.571) — Home: 9–9 — Road: 7–3
55June 1@ Astros9–4Chen (6–2)Feldman (3–3)Minute Maid Park17,02228–27W2
56June 3@ Rangers8–3Matusz (2–1)Ogando (2–3)Globe Life Park in Arlington31,54229–27W3
57June 4@ Rangers6–5Norris (4–5)Martinez (1–2)Britton (5)Globe Life Park in Arlington27,93430–27W4
58June 5@ Rangers6–8Ross (2–4)Matusz (2–2)Soria (12)Globe Life Park in Arlington34,25430–28L1
59June 6Athletics3–4 (11)Abad (1–2)Meek (0–2)Doolittle (8)Camden Yards28,07630–29L2
60June 7Athletics6–3Gausman (1–1)Gray (6–2)Camden Yards44,20231–29W1
61June 8Athletics1–11Kazmir (7–2)Jiménez (2–7)Camden Yards38,24431–30L1
62June 9Red Sox4–0Norris (5–5)Peavy (1–4)Camden Yards19,72932–30W1
63June 10Red Sox0–1Workman (1–0)Tillman (5–3)Uehara (13)Camden Yards24,18432–31L1
64June 11Red Sox6–0Chen (7–2)De La Rosa (1–2)Camden Yards25,88633–31W1
65June 12Blue Jays4–2Gausman (2–1)Buehrle (10–3)Britton (6)Camden Yards17,40334–31W2
66June 13Blue Jays0–4Hutchison (5–4)Jiménez (2–8)McGowan (1)Camden Yards44,03134–32L1
67June 14Blue Jays3–2Norris (6–5)Dickey (6–5)Britton (7)Camden Yards33,90135–32W1
68June 15Blue Jays2–5Happ (6–3)Tillman (5–4)Janssen (12)Camden Yards46,46935–33L1
69June 16@ Rays4–5McGee (3–0)O'Day (2–1)Oviedo (1)Tropicana Field10,57635–34L2
70June 17@ Rays7–5González (4–4)Bédard (3–5)Britton (8)Tropicana Field10,80336–34W1
71June 18@ Rays2–0Gausman (3–1)Cobb (2–5)Britton (9)Tropicana Field12,44837–34W2
72June 20@ Yankees3–5Huff (2–0)Britton (3–1)Yankee Stadium46,19737–35L1
73June 21@ Yankees6–1Norris (7–5)Nuño (1–4)Yankee Stadium47,16538–35W1
74June 22@ Yankees8–0Tillman (6–4)Tanaka (11–2)Yankee Stadium47,49339–35W2
75June 23White Sox6–4Brach (1–0)Belisario (3–4)Camden Yards17,93140–35W3
76June 24White Sox2–4Quintana (4–7)González (4–5)Belisario (8)Camden Yards20,59640–36L1
77June 25White Sox5–4 (12)Hunter (2–1)Webb (4–2)Camden Yards22,02041–36W1
78June 27Rays2–5Colomé (1–0)Gausman (3–2)McGee (2)Camden Yards15,61441–37L1
79June 27Rays4–1Tillman (7–4)Oviedo (3–3)Britton (10)Camden Yards34,89542–37W1
80June 28Rays4–5Bédard (4–5)Chen (7–3)McGee (3)Camden Yards36,38742–38L1
81June 29Rays7–12Cobb (3–6)Meek (0–3)Camden Yards32,66542–39L2
82June 30Rangers7–1Jiménez (3–8)Saunders (0–5)Camden Yards15,25243–39W1
July: 17–8 (.680) — Home: 8–3 — Road: 9–5
83July 1Rangers8–3McFarland (1–1)Martinez (1–6)Camden Yards19,15044–39W2
84July 2Rangers6–4Brach (2–0)Cotts (2–5)Britton (11)Camden Yards13,47845–39W3
85July 3Rangers5–2Chen (8–3)Baker (0–2)Britton (12)Camden Yards24,53546–39W4
July 4@ Red SoxPostponed (rain). Makeup date July 5 as part of doubleheader.
86July 5@ Red Sox2–3Uehara (4–2)McFarland (1–2)Fenway Park35,71446–40L1
87July 5@ Red Sox7–4Brach (3–0)Lackey (9–6)Britton (13)Fenway Park36,46847–40W1
88July 6@ Red Sox7–6 (12)Brach (4–0)Mujica (2–4)Britton (14)Fenway Park35,81148–40W2
89July 7@ Nationals8–2 (11)McFarland (2–2)Stammen (0–4)Nationals Park35,12649–40W3
July 8@ NationalsPostponed (rain). Makeup date August 4.
90July 9Nationals2–6Fister (8–2)Norris (7–6)Camden Yards35,57549–41L1
91July 10Nationals4–3Chen (9–3)Gonzalez (6–5)Britton (15)Camden Yards30,41750–41W1
92July 11Yankees3–2 (10)McFarland (3–2)Warren (1–5)Camden Yards45,38951–41W2
93July 12Yankees0–3Greene (2–0)Tillman (7–5)Robertson (23)Camden Yards46,66751–42L1
94July 13Yankees3–1 (5)Gausman (4–2)Whitley (4–3)Camden Yards34,48352–42W1
ASGJuly 15All-Star GameNL 3–5 ALScherzerNeshekPerkinsTarget FieldBox
95July 18@ Athletics4–5O'Flaherty (1–0)Britton (3–2)O.co Coliseum27,23252–43L1
96July 19@ Athletics8–4Chen (10–3)Hammel (8–7)Britton (16)O.co Coliseum36,06753–43W1
97July 20@ Athletics2–10Gray (11–3)Gausman (4–3)O.co Coliseum30,12453–44L1
98July 21@ Angels4–2Norris (8–6)Shoemaker (7–3)Britton (17)Angel Stadium of Anaheim39,02854–44W1
99July 22@ Angels4–2González (5–5)Morin (2–3)Britton (18)Angel Stadium of Anaheim35,35355–44W2
100July 23@ Angels2–3Weaver (11–6)Hunter (2–2)Street (25)Angel Stadium of Anaheim40,18555–45L1
101July 24@ Mariners4–0Chen (11–3)Iwakuma (8–5)Safeco Field19,62156–45W1
102July 25@ Mariners2–1 (10)O'Day (3–1)Furbush (1–5)Britton (19)Safeco Field34,79257–45W2
103July 26@ Mariners3–4Young (9–6)Norris (8–7)Rodney (28)Safeco Field36,93657–46L1
104July 27@ Mariners3–2McFarland (4–2)Medina (4–2)Britton (20)Safeco Field26,52358–46W1
105July 29Angels7–6 (12)Webb (3–1)Rasmus (2–1)Camden Yards36,88259–46W2
106July 30Angels4–3Gausman (5–3)Richards (11–4)Britton (21)Camden Yards27,19560–46W3
107July 31Angels0–1 (13)Santiago (3–7)Webb (3–2)Street (28)Camden Yards24,97460–47L1
August: 19–9 (.679) — Home: 12–3 — Road: 7–6
108August 1Mariners2–1Chen (12–3)Elías (8–9)Britton (22)Camden Yards39,48761–47W1
109August 2Mariners3–6Leone (4–2)González (5–6)Camden Yards36,50861–48L1
110August 3Mariners1–0Tillman (8–5)Iwakuma (9–6)Britton (23)Camden Yards35,21762–48W1
111August 4@ Nationals7–3Gausman (6–3)Roark (11–7)Nationals Park42,18163–48W2
112August 5@ Blue Jays9–3Norris (9–7)Buehrle (11–8)Rogers Centre36,18364–48W3
113August 6@ Blue Jays1–5Hutchison (8–9)Chen (12–4)Rogers Centre33,05464–49L1
114August 7@ Blue Jays2–1González (6–6)Happ (8-6)Britton (24)Rogers Centre34,67665–49W1
115August 8Cardinals12–2Tillman (9–5)Masterson (5–7)Camden Yards43,74366–49W2
116August 9Cardinals10–3Jiménez (4–8)Lackey (12–8)Camden Yards40,89467–49W3
117August 10Cardinals3–8Lynn (12–8)Gausman (6–4)Camden Yards27,77967–50L1
118August 11Yankees11–3Norris (10–7)Capuano (1–3)Camden Yards34,01868–50W1
August 12YankeesPostponed (rain). Makeup date September 12 as part of doubleheader.
119August 13Yankees5–3O'Day (4–1)Kelley (2–4)Britton (25)Camden Yards37,58769–50W2
120August 15@ Indians1–2 (11)Atchison (6–0)Matusz (2–3)Progressive Field27,84569–51L1
121August 16@ Indians0–6Carrasco (5–4)Jiménez (4–9)Progressive Field27,88169–52L2
122August 17@ Indians4–1Gausman (7–4)Salazar (4–6)Britton (26)Progressive Field22,56470–52W1
123August 18@ White Sox8–2Norris (11–7)Sale (10–3)U.S. Cellular Field17,68671–52W2
124August 19@ White Sox5–1Tillman (10–5)Quintana (6–10)U.S. Cellular Field13,30772–52W3
125August 20@ White Sox4–3Chen (13–4)Noesí (7–9)Britton (27)U.S. Cellular Field15,13773–52W4
126August 22@ Cubs1–4Arrieta (7–4)Gausman (7–5)Rondón (20)Wrigley Field33,76173–53L1
127August 23@ Cubs2–7Grimm (4–2)Norris (11–8)Wrigley Field37,15673–54L2
128August 24@ Cubs1–2Wada (4–1)González (6–7)Rondón (21)Wrigley Field32,77473–55L3
129August 25Rays9–1Tillman (11–5)Odorizzi (9–11)Camden Yards15,51674–55W1
130August 26Rays4–2Brach (5–0)Balfour (1–6)Britton (28)Camden Yards16,40675–55W2
131August 27Rays1–3Smyly (9–10)Gausman (7–6)McGee (15)Camden Yards20,76275–56L1
132August 28Rays5–4Miller (4–5)Yates (0–2)Britton (29)Camden Yards16,91576–56W1
133August 29Twins9–1González (7–7)May (0–4)Camden Yards27,46477–56W2
134August 30Twins3–2Miller (5–5)Burton (2–3)Britton (30)Camden Yards30,32278–56W3
135August 31Twins12–8Chen (14–4)Nolasco (5–10)Britton (31)Camden Yards40,90579–56W4
September: 17–10 (.630) — Home: 10–4 — Road: 7–6
136September 1Twins4–6Hughes (15–9)Gausman (7–7)Perkins (33)Camden Yards33,15679–57L1
137September 2Reds5–4Norris (12–8)Latos (5–4)Britton (32)Camden Yards15,02180–57W1
138September 3Reds6–0González (8–7)Axelrod (1–1)Camden Yards20,24681–57W2
139September 4Reds9–7Hunter (3–2)Parra (0–2)Britton (33)Camden Yards21,11482–57W3
140September 5@ Rays0–3Boxberger (4–1)Webb (3–3)McGee (16)Tropicana Field14,63282–58L1
141September 6@ Rays2–3Boxberger (5–1)Brach (5–1)Tropicana Field17,96982–59L2
142September 7@ Rays7–5 (11)Brach (6–1)Ramos (2–6)Miller (1)Tropicana Field19,91483–59W1
143September 8@ Red Sox4–0González (9–7)Kelly (3–4)Fenway Park35,89484–59W2
144September 9@ Red Sox4–1Tillman (12–5)Ranaudo (3–2)Britton (34)Fenway Park37,00885–59W3
145September 10@ Red Sox10–6Chen (15–4)Workman (1–9)O'Day (3)Fenway Park35,37486–59W4
146September 12Yankees2–1 (11)Brach (7–1)Warren (3–6)Camden Yards31,87187–59W5
147September 12Yankees5–0Norris (13–8)Mitchell (0–1)Camden Yards43,70788–59W6
148September 13Yankees2–3Greene (5–3)González (9–8)Robertson (36)Camden Yards44,23188–60L1
149September 14Yankees3–2O'Day (5–1)Robertson (2–5)Camden Yards43,94789–60W1
150September 15Blue Jays5–2Chen (16–4)Stroman (10–6)Britton (35)Camden Yards25,06190–60W2
151September 16Blue Jays8–2Jiménez (5–9)[[Drew Hutchison (baseball)Hutchison]] (10–12)Camden Yards35,29791–60W3
152September 17Blue Jays6–1Norris (14–8)Happ (9–11)Camden Yards37,53792–60W4
153September 19Red Sox3–5 (10)Tazawa (4–3)O'Day (5–2)Mujica (7)Camden Yards39,07992–61L1
154September 20Red Sox7–2Tillman (13–5)De La Rosa (4–8)Camden Yards43,01593–61W1
155September 21Red Sox2–3Kelly (5–4)González (9–9)Mujica (8)Camden Yards38,32993–62L1
156September 22@ Yankees0–5Pineda (4–5)Chen (16–5)Yankee Stadium35,61493–63L2
157September 23@ Yankees5–4Jiménez (6–9)McCarthy (10–15)Britton (36)Yankee Stadium43,20194–63W1
158September 24@ Yankees9–5Norris (15–8)Greene (5–4)Yankee Stadium46,05695–63W2
159September 25@ Yankees5–6Robertson (4–5)Meek (0–4)Yankee Stadium48,61395–64L1
160September 26@ Blue Jays2–4Hutchison (11–13)Tillman (13–6)Stroman (1)Rogers Centre27,03795–65L2
161September 27@ Blue Jays2–4Happ (11–11)Chen (16–6)Janssen (25)Rogers Centre37,99695–66L3
162September 28@ Blue Jays1–0González (10–9)Dickey (14–13)Britton (37)Rogers Centre45,90196–66W1


Division Series

The Orioles swept the Detroit Tigers in the Division Series.

ALDS notes

  • The 12 runs scored by the Orioles in Game 1 were the most runs the Orioles have ever scored in a post-season game.[42]
  • The Orioles sweep of the Tigers was their first post-season sweep since 1971 when they beat the Oakland Athletics 3–0.[43]
  • By winning successive games against 2011, 2012 and 2013 Cy Young Award winners Justin Verlander, David Price and Max Scherzer, the Orioles became only the fourth team to win a postseason series over three Cy Young winners, the only one ever to do so in consecutive games, and the only one not against the 1990s Braves trio of Tom Glavine, Greg Maddux and John Smoltz. In fact, with the final regular-season win over Toronto's R. A. Dickey, the Orioles won 4 consecutive games started by Cy Young winners, an unprecedented feat.

Championship Series

The Orioles were swept by the Kansas City Royals 4 games to 0 in the AL pennant series.

Postseason game log

2014 Baltimore Orioles Postseason Game Log
American League Division Series vs. Detroit Tigers (Baltimore won series 3–0)
1October 2Tigers12–3Tillman (1–0)Scherzer (0–1)Camden Yards47,8421–0
2October 3Tigers7–6Brach (1–0)Soria (0–1)Britton (1)Camden Yards48,0582–0
3October 5@ Tigers2–1Norris (1–0)Price (0–1)Britton (2)Comerica Park43,0133–0

2014 ALDS Composite Box Score

American League Championship Series vs. Kansas City Royals (Baltimore lost series 0–4)
1October 10Royals6–8 (10)Davis (1–0)O'Day (0–1)Holland (1)Camden Yards47,1240–1
2October 11Royals4–6Davis (2–0)O'Day (0–2)Holland (2)Camden Yards46,9120–2
3October 14@ Royals1–2Frasor (1–0)Chen (0–1)Holland (3)Kauffman Stadium40,1830–3
4October 15@ Royals1–2Vargas (1–0)González (0–1)Holland (4)Kauffman Stadium40,4680–4

2014 ALCS Composite Box Score

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The following players represented the Orioles in the 2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

  • Nelson Cruz (3rd appearance)
  • Adam Jones (4th appearance)
  • Matt Wieters (3rd appearance)

DH Nelson Cruz won the MLB and American League home run championships with 40

Center fielder Adam Jones and Right fielder Nick Markakis both won the Rawlings Gold Glove Award.

Manager Buck Showalter was named the American League Manager of the Year, his third award.

General Manager Dan Duquette was named The Sporting News' Major League Baseball Executive of the Year


2014 Baltimore Orioles
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters

  • 38 Cord Phelps


  • 72 Rudy Árias (bullpen catcher)
  • 54 Dom Chiti (bullpen)
  • 55 Einar Díaz (assistant hitting)
  • 11 Bobby Dickerson (third base)
  • 24 Wayne Kirby (first base)
  • 15 Jim Presley (hitting)
  • 77 John Russell (bench)
  • 37 Dave Wallace (pitching)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Norfolk Tides International League Ron Johnson
AA Bowie Baysox Eastern League Gary Kendall
A Frederick Keys Carolina League Luis Pujols
A Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League Ryan Minor
A-Short Season Aberdeen IronBirds New York–Penn League Matt Merullo
Rookie GCL Orioles Gulf Coast League Orlando Gómez



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