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  • Chris Tillman pitches 8 scoreless innings as Orioles beat Angels, 5-1

    Chris Tillman pitches 8 scoreless innings as Orioles beat Angels, 5-1
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — In this Southern California landscape full of highways, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman grew up just about 15 miles away from Angel Stadium. As a kid, he rooted for the Angels. And despite having 56 major league starts under his...
  • After tasting the minors, Freddy Garcia ready to help Orioles

    After tasting the minors, Freddy Garcia ready to help Orioles
    ANAHEIM, Calif. — As a veteran of 14 major league seasons, it took a while for right-hander Freddy Garcia to get used to those long bus rides in Triple-A. But when the 36-year-old pitcher decided to sign a minor league deal with the Orioles before...
  • Buck Showalter is in the hunt for AL Manager of the Year

    Buck Showalter is in the hunt for AL Manager of the Year
    The grind of the baseball season had just hit Memorial Day and the Orioles were struggling. They had lost six straight in tough-luck fashion, including a three-game sweep in Toronto. The bats were struggling, pitchers were frustrated and Orioles...
  • Bob Melvin beats Buck Showalter for American League Manager of the Year Award

    Bob Melvin beats Buck Showalter for American League Manager of the Year Award
    The Orioles’ improbable run to the postseason wasn’t enough to earn Buck Showalter the American League Manager of the Year Award. Up until Tuesday evening’s announcement on the MLB Network, the race between Showalter and Oakland A&...
  • Wieters on Showalter not winning AL Manager of the Year

    Wieters on Showalter not winning AL Manager of the Year
    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, who has emerged as one of the club’s main leaders, was a little disappointed when he found out that Buck Showalter didn’t win the 2012 AL Manager of the Year Award, as voted on by members of the BBWAA. It’s...
  • Hooray for October baseball

    No sport carries more superstition than baseball. Whether it's really the mistreatment of a goat that has doomed the Chicago Cubs or the sale of Babe Ruth's contract that forced Boston into decades of World Series exile is irrelevant. Fans know it might...
  • Say it ain't so, Joe: Rangers lineup has history of success against Saunders

    Say it ain't so, Joe: Rangers lineup has history of success against Saunders
     Orioles manager Buck Showalter has put his team's playoff hopes in the hands of veteran left-hander Joe Saunders, who has been tabbed to start tonight's do-or-die American League wild-card playoff game at Rangers Ballpark. By now, Saunders' career...
  • Rangers manager Ron Washington: Saunders different than what he used to see

    Rangers manager Ron Washington: Saunders different than what he used to see
    ARLINGTON, Texas – The Rangers have had success against left-hander Joe Saunders -- the Orioles' starter in tonight's AL wild-card game -- but Texas manager Ron Washington said Saunders is a much different pitcher that he one his team saw often in...
  • Buck Showalter named Sporting News' AL Manager of the Year

    Buck Showalter named Sporting News' AL Manager of the Year
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter can add one more honor to his list of career accolades. The Sporting News named Showalter as the American League Manager of the Year today for taking the Orioles to their first playoff appearance since 1997. The Sporting...
  • Buckling up for the televised BBWAA awards (and finalist show)

     Buckling up for the televised BBWAA awards (and finalist show)
    For the first time, the Baseball Writers Association of America will televise the announcement of its four prominent awards for each league: MVP, Cy Young along with Manager and Rookie of the year. Yes, we’ve entered the 21st century. It’s...
  • Buck Showalter a finalist for AL Manager of the Year award

    Buck Showalter a finalist for AL Manager of the Year award
    Orioles fans need to wait until next week to find out if Buck Showalter has won the prestigious American League Manager of the Year Award. But the first step toward that is now out of the way. Showalter was announced Wednesday night as one of three...
  • Orioles Dan Duquette shut out in Sporting News Executive of the Year voting

    Orioles Dan Duquette shut out in Sporting News Executive of the Year voting
    Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette, who engineered one of the best turnarounds in baseball this season by taking the long suffering Orioles to the postseason for the first time in 15 years, was surprisingly shut out in the voting for this...