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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Detroit Tigers - TeamReport

    MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Right-hander Anibal Sanchez threw a three-inning simulated game Sunday and if all goes well could be in the Detroit Tigers' bullpen by the middle of the week. Sanchez went on the 15-...
  • INSIDE PITCH

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- It may not be pretty, but Joe Nathan is saving games for the Detroit Tigers. Many of his saves are in the tradition of Todd Jones and Jose Valverde, not without anxiety,...
  • Tigers falter in Detroit

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH MINNEAPOLIS -- With a chance to extend their lead in the American League Central Division standings with three games against the last-place Minnesota Twins, the Detroit Tigers found life...
  • Mr. Septober strikes again for Tigers

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH MINNEAPOLIS -- Call Torii Hunter 'Mr. Septober.' Hunter struck again Monday night against the Minnesota Twins, hitting a solo home run to lead off the top of ninth inning, breaking a 6-...
  • Martinez a huge 'find' for Tigers

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- Nobody can say with certainty where Detroit would be without J.D. Martinez, but they surely would not be in first place in the American League Central Division. Martinez...
  • Bone spur has made Cabrera merely excellent

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- We should all struggle so. Miguel Cabrera, named Co-Player of the Week for the American League on Monday, has been battling a right ankle injury recently revealed to be a...
  • Veterans carrying Tigers in playoff chase

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Detroit Tigers - INSIDE PITCH DETROIT -- A 'Gee Whiz' moment can happen at any time in a baseball game. But when one crops up at a decisive moment, it's doubly enjoyable for the beneficiary. One such moment...