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  • Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel ejected in fourth inning against Tigers

    Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel ejected in fourth inning against Tigers
    Right-hander Jason Hammel was ejected in the fourth inning Saturday when he hit the first batter he faced after allowing three consecutive home runs to the Detroit Tigers in Saturday’s 10-3 loss. Hammel hit Tigers left fielder Matt Tuiasosopo in...
  • Jason Hammel ejected after giving up three HRs in Orioles' 10-3 loss to Tigers

    Jason Hammel ejected after giving up three HRs in Orioles' 10-3 loss to Tigers
    The debate whether right-hander Jason Hammel intentionally threw at Detroit Tigers left fielder Matt Tuiasosopo's head was markedly one-sided in both clubhouses following the the Orioles' ugly 10-3 loss Saturday. Both dugouts agreed that Hammel had no...
  • Mark Reynolds goes off on umpires after Orioles' 5-3 loss to Tigers

    Mark Reynolds goes off on umpires after Orioles' 5-3 loss to Tigers
    DETROIT — Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds offered no apologies after getting ejected from Friday night’s 5-3 loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park, only a frustrated sermon on how he believed two controversial calls forced the O’s to...
  • Mark Reynolds unplugged: Orioles first baseman rips umpires after reversed call

    Mark Reynolds unplugged: Orioles first baseman rips umpires after reversed call
    DETROIT -- Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds lambasted the umpires following the Orioles’ 5-3 loss to the Tigers on Friday night, frustrated when home-plate umpire Tim Timmons overruled first-base ump Jeff Kellogg’s fifth-inning out call...
  • Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds expects to receive fine for comments

    Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds expects to receive fine for comments
    DETROIT -- Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds said Saturday he expects to receive a fine for his critical comment about the umpiring in Friday night’s 5-3 loss to the Tigers, but he didn’t really retreat from his statements. Reynolds was...
  • Three Orioles are finalists for Gold Glove Awards

    Three Orioles are finalists for Gold Glove Awards
    For the second consecutive year, the Orioles have three players that are finalists for the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, which are given to the best defensive players at each position in each league. This year, catcher Matt Wieters is up for his...
  • Analysis: Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy should win Gold Gloves tonight

    Analysis: Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy should win Gold Gloves tonight
    Three Orioles players were named American League Gold Glove finalists for the second straight season, and just as in 2011, two O’s players should win the game’s highest honor in fielding when they are announced tonight. Catcher Matt Wieters...
  • Orioles' Guerrero out of Thursday's lineup with hand injury

    Orioles' Guerrero out of Thursday's lineup with hand injury
    Designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero didn't hit cleanup for the Orioles on Thursday night, but it had nothing to do with his waning production in the first half. Guerrero came into the clubhouse Thursday afternoon still feeling discomfort in his right...
  • Matt Wieters can thank Russell Martin for All-Star Game action

    Matt Wieters can thank Russell Martin for All-Star Game action
    Matt Wieters entered Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game in the sixth inning, getting a couple of innings to soak in first All-Star experience. But if it wasn't for Russell Martin, who reportedly did something selfless for his Orioles catching counterpart,...
  • Tigers' success starts at top

    Like Rudolf Nureyev, the Tigers have turned on a dime. They appeared to be downsizing less than two years ago when they traded Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson in moves that seemed to show owner Mike Ilitch's concern over a bloated payroll. But that...
  • Orioles catcher Matt Wieters selected to his first career All-Star Game

    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters selected to his first career All-Star Game
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter and acting bench coach John Russell wanted to deliver the news to Matt Wieters, but there was the small matter of finding the young catcher on a day the players didn't have to report until much later. Their search took all...
  • Angle leads Orioles past Tigers, 6-5

    Angle leads Orioles past Tigers, 6-5
    On a night when the league's most dominant hurler was trying to put an exclamation point on the best season for a pitcher in two decades and on a night when a likely Hall of Famer made international baseball history, the Orioles' 6-5 victory over the...