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  • Gonzalez and Orioles lose, but Jones senses the right mood in clubhouse

    Gonzalez and Orioles lose, but Jones senses the right mood in clubhouse
    ARLINGTON, Texas — After the Orioles' 5-1 loss to the Texas Rangers on Monday night, center fielder Adam Jones said he walked into the visiting clubhouse and sensed the right vibe, one that's been prevalent throughout this surprising season....
  • Tillman, McLouth, bullpen combine to lead Orioles over Rangers, 5-3

    Tillman, McLouth, bullpen combine to lead Orioles over Rangers, 5-3
    ARLINGTON, TEXAS — The first and only time Chris Tillman had pitched at Rangers Ballpark back in July 2010, the Orioles right-hander turned in what might have been his signature performance as a major leaguer, taking a no-hit bid into the seventh...
  • Has the 'Moneyball' hype been overblown?

    Beane changed game Peter Schmuck Baltimore Sun How could it not be? Michael Lewis' book was a best-seller and has been condensed into a movie starring Brad Pitt. The movie's producers and director had no choice but to take some dramatic license to make...
  • Which MLB team can rise to make playoffs?

    There will be Giants Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Seldom has a wild-card era September offered less excitement for baseball fans. About the only real drama lies in whether two of baseball's best pitching staffs — the Giants and Angels —...
  • Texas-bound Gonzalez 'wanted to do more' for the Orioles

    Texas-bound Gonzalez 'wanted to do more' for the Orioles
    Two months ago, Michael Gonzalez was trying to regain a late-inning role out of the bullpen for the last-place Orioles. Lately, though, the left-hander has been so dominant that the Texas Rangers had to have him for their playoff run. On Wednesday, the...
  • Your turn: What's your take on the proposed MLB realignment?

    Your turn: What's your take on the proposed MLB realignment?
    A proposal for realignment in Major League Baseball is reportedly gaining steam with the owners and the players, and though the structural changes might not be what some desperate Orioles fans are hoping for, the subtle switch being considered makes too...
  • Orioles allow six homers in 10-4 loss to Red Sox

    Orioles allow six homers in 10-4 loss to Red Sox
    A change of venue and a stern post-game lecture from manager Buck Showalter about 18 hours earlier did nothing to curb the Orioles' losing ways -- or even hide the team's countless inadequacies for one night. For the Orioles still had more unsightly play...
  • Hunter shuts down Angels, helps former club

    Hunter shuts down Angels, helps former club
    For the second consecutive season, Tommy Hunter is helping pitch the Texas Rangers into the playoffs. On Friday night, he did it as an Oriole. Hunter threw seven shutout innings -- tying his season-longest outing -- and the Orioles’ offense scored...
  • Orioles strike early in 6-2 win over Angels

    Orioles strike early in 6-2 win over Angels
    For 14 seasons, Camden Yards has been devoid of playoff hopes in September. Now, that malaise is spreading to the visitors' dugout. With a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night, the Orioles (62-88) have won four consecutive games...
  • Simon struggles in Orioles' 11-2 loss to Angels

    Simon struggles in Orioles' 11-2 loss to Angels
    The mystery that is Alfredo Simon is not really a mystery at all. He showed again Sunday afternoon that what you see is what you get — if what you see is an on-again, off-again pitcher who was off again in a lopsided 11-2 loss to the Los Angeles...
  • Showalter gives angry speech to Orioles

    Showalter gives angry speech to Orioles
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter has spoken to his team on several occasions this season, but none of the speeches was as harsh or intense as the one he delivered late Wednesday night. After the Orioles' 13-5 loss to the Texas Rangers, which completed a...
  • MLB's top surprise, disappointment?

    White Sox and Angels Bill Shaikin Los Angeles Times The White Sox might be the biggest surprise, since management appears to vacillate between keeping an old team together and rebuilding. The Sox won the World Series in 2005, but they have won one...