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  • Flaherty's confidence at the plate coming back

    Flaherty's confidence at the plate coming back
    Through the first two months of the Orioles' season, second baseman Ryan Flaherty's reputation hinged much more on his glove than his bat. In 30 games, Flaherty was perfect in the field. At the plate, though, he struggled, starting the year 0-for-17...
  • Orioles clinch playoff berth for first time since 1997

    Orioles clinch playoff berth for first time since 1997
    Inside the Orioles clubhouse, a tub of champagne on ice sat in the middle of the room, a black tablecloth covering it. Plastic covers were rolled atop the lockers, ready to be unraveled to cue a celebration 15 years in waiting. Hours later,...
  • Adam Jones wins Most Valuable Oriole for second straight year

    Adam Jones wins Most Valuable Oriole for second straight year
    For the second consecutive year, center fielder Adam Jones was named Most Valuable Oriole — an award he said should go to the entire roster of this upstart club. "It's pretty cool, but there are other deserving guys," said Jones, who leads the club...
  • Orioles beat Rangers, 5-1, and advance to face Yankees in ALDS

    Orioles beat Rangers, 5-1, and advance to face Yankees in ALDS
    ARLINGTON, Texas — The Orioles' first playoff game in 15 years took them deep into the heart of Texas to face a team that spent most of the season as the best in the American League. The eyes of the baseball world turned to the long-suffering...
  • Orioles closer Jim Johnson reaches 50-save milestone in win over Red Sox

    Orioles closer Jim Johnson reaches 50-save milestone in win over Red Sox
    Orioles closer Jim Johnson has been exceptionally predictable this season: He almost always shuts the door on the opposition, and he always shuts down the questioning after a game when the attention drifts toward him. On Sunday, the Orioles' regular-...
  • Orioles, Rangers wild-card rosters released

    Orioles, Rangers wild-card rosters released
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Orioles and Rangers announced their rosters for tonight’s one-game American League wild-card playoff at Rangers Ballpark. Not a lot of surprises. Orioles manager Buck Showalter will have 10 relievers to pick from tonight...
  • Building the Orioles: Team was constructed with combination of long-term planning, short-term creativity

    Building the Orioles: Team was constructed with combination of long-term planning, short-term creativity
    On July 28, the Orioles lost to the Oakland Athletics to drop their record to 52-49. As pleasant a surprise as the club had been to that point, the season suddenly carried all the hallmarks of an Oriole collapse, the kind fans had come to expect in 14...
  • Angelos resists spotlight despite Orioles' turnaround

    Angelos resists spotlight despite Orioles' turnaround
    Peter Angelos' ownership of the Orioles seemed to hit a new low last fall when two well-respected candidates spurned the chance to become his top baseball executive. Fans rolled their eyes and bit their lips when Angelos settled for Dan Duquette, who had...
  • Jim Johnson rocked in the ninth as Orioles fall to Yankees, 7-2

    Jim Johnson rocked in the ninth as Orioles fall to Yankees, 7-2
    Baltimore had waited for this cold, soggy day for 15 years. With anticipation in the crisp October air, the Orioles played their first home playoff game at Camden Yards in since 1997 on Sunday night, so waiting an extra two hours and 26 minutes really...
  • Instant Analysis from Orioles' Game 3 loss to Yankees

    Instant Analysis from Orioles' Game 3 loss to Yankees
    Baltimore Sun writers react to the Orioles' 3-2 loss to the New York Yankees in Game 3 of the ALDS: Eduardo A. Encina, Orioles beat reporter We came to believe that the Orioles just dont lose in extra innings, but then they met Raul Ibanez. For most of...
  • Despite disappointment, fans relish season

    Despite disappointment, fans relish season
    After cheering on the Orioles at Yankee Stadium, Michael Cochran made it back to his Canton home about 3 a.m. Saturday — just in time to steal a few hours of sleep before waking up at 7 to run a half-marathon in the Baltimore Running Festival....
  • Orioles know what's at stake in must-win Game 4 tonight

    Orioles know what's at stake in must-win Game 4 tonight
    This is it. If the Orioles lose Thursday night, the seasonĀ – a crazy, unexpected thrill ride of a season – is over. The Orioles know that. They also know they’ve survived plenty all year. "It's pretty much win or go home tomorrow,...