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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Which MLB changes are best and worst?

    Split the difference Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune The realities of making changes are a million miles away from just throwing things down on paper, as fans want to do. You can't move a team without its approval, and the outcry in Houston against...
  • 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...
  • Who in AL should get final All-Star spot?

    Give it to Royals' Broxton Ron Fritz Baltimore Sun As much as I like the work of the Rangers' Yu Darvish and the Orioles' Jason Hammel, let's give this one to the home team. I'd put Royals closer Jonathan Broxton on the team with the game being...
  • Errors piling up for the Orioles

    Errors piling up for the Orioles
    After committing two errors Thursday, the Orioles went into Friday’s game in Anaheim with 74 errors this season, most in the majors. The Orioles are on pace to total 146 errors this season, which would tie them for the third highest total in club...
  • 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...
  • Showalter optimistic Hammel can return this season

    Showalter optimistic Hammel can return this season
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he is still optimistic that Jason Hammel can return this season to pitch for the Orioles, but the big right-hander has not tested his right knee on a mound since leaving a game Sept. 11. “Slow. Not imminent...
  • How did MLB teams fare in trade race?

    Dodgers plugged holes Lance Pugmire Los Angeles Times While the Angels landing former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke filled a much-needed gap in their effort to win the AL West, the Dodgers stand as the trade-deadline winner by plugging so many...