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  • Showalter 'proud' of Orioles after American League-leading six Gold Glove finalists

    Showalter 'proud' of Orioles after American League-leading six Gold Glove finalists
    In rebuilding the Orioles into a contender, manager Buck Showalter knew a greater priority needed to be placed on playing exceptional defense. Now, after a year during which the club set new standards for defensive excellence, the Orioles are being...
  • Defense key in Orioles win over Tigers

    Defense key in Orioles win over Tigers
    DETROIT -- Orioles left-hander Zach Britton threw his best outing of the season Saturday night against a trecherous Tigers lineup, but after his seven shutout innings, he noted he was only as good as the defense behind him. Britton’s sinker was...
  • 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...
  • Orioles take rubber match vs. Tigers with 4-2 comeback win

    Orioles take rubber match vs. Tigers with 4-2 comeback win
    Although he is 22 and had been in the majors for all of 11 days, Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman didn’t seem flummoxed by the bright lights and suffocating hype of his first two starts. He just wasn’t very effective. All that changed...
  • Danny Valencia breaks Orioles' pinch-hitting slump

    Danny Valencia breaks Orioles' pinch-hitting slump
    Entering Sunday’s series finale with Detroit, the Orioles bench had struggled throughout the year in contributing late in games, hitting just 1-for-18 in pinch-hit situations. But against the Tigers, the Orioles got their first pinch hit since May...
  • Tigers' Porcello is no ordinary No. 3 starter

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Right-hander Rick Porcello might be merely the No. 3 starter for the Detroit Tigers, but he continues to make a sound case for being included in the list of the...
  • Detroit Tigers - PlayerWatch

    OF Andy Dirks (back surgery in March) might resume his rehab assignment at Class A Lakeland this week. Inflamed lower back muscles interrupted Dirks' recovery July 16 after he went 5-for-16 with a double and an RBI in six games for Lakeland. DH Miguel...
  • Tigers' Martinez returns pain free

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Joe Nathan needed just 12 pitches to show why Tigers manager Brad Ausmus is sticking with him as the club's closer, and not newly acquired Joakim Soria. Nathan has...
  • Tigers midseason report: Streaky season

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH Things look bright for Detroit the remainder of the season after the Tigers entered the All-Star break with their third-largest lead to that point in the season, 6 1/2 games over the...
  • Detroit's Hunter downplays importance of series vs. Royals

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- With two games down and two more to play in a battle between the first place Detroit and second place Kansas City, the Tigers have won the first two games, 16-4 and...
  • Tigers' Martinez misses 5th straight game

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez missed his fifth straight game Thursday night against Kansas City after leaving the game July 4 against Tampa Bay...
  • Tigers' Cabrera gets rest ahead of pivotal series

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers were missing the two biggest pieces of their offense in their lineup on Wednesday afternoon. Don't get used to it. Miguel Cabrera did not start for the...