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  • Orioles pregame notes: Hammel will be activated and pitch Thursday

    Orioles pregame notes: Hammel will be activated and pitch Thursday
    TORONTO -- The Orioles are just one game out of first place in the AL East, and they'll be rooting for the Rays to beat the Yankees tonight to give them a change to have a share of first place for the first time since June 7. The Orioles can also claim a...
  • Transcript of Cal Ripken Jr.'s speech Thursday night

    Transcript of Cal Ripken Jr.'s speech Thursday night
    [Following is a transcript of Cal Ripken Jr.'s speech at his sculpture unveiling ceremony Thursday at Camden Yards.]Thank you, thank you. Just for the record, just because you stood up and clapped, I’m not taking a lap around the ball park again....
  • Orioles pregame: Early notes and starting lineups from Camden Yards

    Orioles pregame: Early notes and starting lineups from Camden Yards
    Following last night's thrilling 10-6 win over the Yankees at Camden Yards, the Orioles can gain sole possesion of first place in the AL East with a victory over New York tonight. Orioles rookie left-handed Wei-Yin Chen can win his 13th game of the...
  • Baseball's strike zone is the hotly contested center of the game

    Baseball's strike zone is the hotly contested center of the game
    The heater rides in at 91 miles an hour, belt-high and straight, giving Orioles hitter Matt Wieters a good view of what looks like a strike in the making. As it reaches the plate, it dives toward the ground. No mortal can say for sure whether the...
  • Orioles trade for veteran slugger Jim Thome

    Orioles trade for veteran slugger Jim Thome
    During the seventh-inning stretch of an otherwise brutal Orioles' beating on Saturday, the video scoreboard at Camden Yards flashed a message that drew a thunderous roar from the announced crowd of 35,335. The Orioles had just traded two minor leaguers...
  • Doubts linger after latest Matusz start

    Doubts linger after latest Matusz start
    There's little debate to the notion that Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz has pitched well this spring training -- especially considering he's coming off an awful 2011 season -- but whether he's dazzled the team brass enough to earn a starting rotation...
  • Trouble on the mound continues for the Orioles

    Trouble on the mound continues for the Orioles
    On a steamy, late June afternoon in which the greatest manager in club history was immortalized with a statue at Camden Yards, the Orioles blasted anEarl Weaver-special three-run homer and witnessed a brief managerial tirade. Otherwise, there weren't a...
  • Moves expected Sunday for Orioles

    Moves expected Sunday for Orioles
    Designated hitter Jim Thome is expected to arrive Sunday, so the Orioles will have to make room for him on the 25-man roster (after designating reliever Zach Phillips for assignment to clear 40-man roster space). But the team is expected to make at least...
  • Some thoughts about the Jim Thome trade

    Some thoughts about the Jim Thome trade
    On Saturday, the Orioles dealt two minor leaguers, catcher Gabriel Lino and pitcher Kyle Simon, to the Philadelphia Phillies for likely Hall-of-Famer Jim Thome. At first blush, it’s a "why not?" trade. Thome doesn't have a high salary -- roughly...
  • Britton turns in solid outing in Orioles' 4-1 win over Twins

    Britton turns in solid outing in Orioles' 4-1 win over Twins
    With the Orioles limping toward the finish line of another lost season, the small victories that can be had in late August revolve more around the future than anything involving 2011. Case in point: left-hander Zach Britton, the rookie who took the...
  • Guthrie pitches Orioles to first road series victory since mid-May

    Guthrie pitches Orioles to first road series victory since mid-May
    Pitching on 10 days' rest after skipping his last start because of shoulder stiffness, Jeremy Guthrie escaped some early jams and settled down to lead the Orioles to their third straight win, a 6-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night. The...
  • Easier to reach: 600 homers or 3,000 hits?

    PEDs make a difference Mark Emery The Morning Call Eliminating admitted or suspected performance-enhancing drug users Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa and Alex Rodriguez from the list, only four "clean" players have hit 600 home runs. Since baseball has cracked...