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  • One year after 'Curse of the Andino,' second baseman downplays anniversary

    One year after 'Curse of the Andino,' second baseman downplays anniversary
    A year ago Friday, Robert Andino etched his name into Orioles lore with a ninth-inning sinking liner to left that escaped the glove of Boston’s Carl Crawford, plated Nolan Reimold with the game-winner, extinguished the Red Sox’s playoff...
  • Jim Johnson sets save record and Orioles grind out 4-2 win over Red Sox

    Jim Johnson sets save record and Orioles grind out 4-2 win over Red Sox
    BOSTON — Orioles closer Jim Johnson often refers to his teammates as a bunch of grinders, a group of blue-collar players who pay little attention to individual accolades and instead focus on doing the unnoticed essentials that lead to winning....
  • Explaining Mark Reynolds' spurning of Buck Showalter

    Explaining Mark Reynolds' spurning of Buck Showalter
    Before the masses start thinking that there’s a rift between Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds and manager Buck Showalter, let’s squash that -- and tell you about what you don’t see on television. What you did see Friday night in...
  • Andino, Orioles not stopping to look back at last year's walk-off finale

    Andino, Orioles not stopping to look back at last year's walk-off finale
    Second baseman Robert Andino and his band of upstart, red-hot, second-place Orioles swear they're facing just another tough divisional rival on the road this weekend. It's not a big deal, Andino says, that Friday will be the first time his club plays a...
  • Orioles head to Boston with momentum

    Orioles head to Boston with momentum
    The Orioles began their current six-game road trip with many believing it would tell us a lot about what we need to know about the 2012 Birds. Baltimore's early-season success could be discounted by a favorable schedule early on, but road series in New...
  • Orioles' bullpen shuts down the Red Sox in extra innings

    Orioles' bullpen shuts down the Red Sox in extra innings
    BOSTON – The clock crept on midnight at Fenway Park – and most of the announced sellout crowd of 37,223 – was likely dozing off. But it was the Orioles bullpen that put the Red Sox bats to sleep Friday night, throwing eight shutout...
  • Orioles first baseman Chris Davis named AL Player of the Week

    Orioles first baseman Chris Davis named AL Player of the Week
    -- Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was named American League Player of the Week on Monday following his history-making start to the season. It is the second consecutive player of the week honor for Davis, who ended the regular season last year...
  • Postgame news and notes: Andino goes for CT scan

    Postgame news and notes: Andino goes for CT scan
    The Orioles were an out away from making a clean getaway on Friday night when Red Sox pitcher Mark Melancon drilled O’s second baseman Robert Andino in the side of the head with a pitch. Andino left the game and underwent concussion testing. He also...
  • Jim Johnson blows first save, but O's rally for 8-6 win in Boston

    Jim Johnson blows first save, but O's rally for 8-6 win in Boston
    The Orioles certainly aren't playing their best baseball of the season, not after losing 10 of their past 13, not after starting this road trip 1-5. That's why Tuesday night's 8-6, 10-inning, sloppy victory against the Boston Red Sox resonated within the...
  • Orioles win: When ugly can be beautiful in baseball

    Orioles win: When ugly can be beautiful in baseball
    It doesn’t happen often. But, a few times a year, I’ll write a game story and then head down to the clubhouse for quotes, and what the players and managers say doesn’t sync with what I’ve written.  In fact, it can be the opposite....
  • Schmuck: Will Red Sox get pay back or just lay back against Orioles?

    Schmuck: Will Red Sox get pay back or just lay back against Orioles?
    BOSTON — The Orioles arrived at Fenway Park on Friday focused on continuing their march toward the playoffs. The Boston Red Sox were waiting, their focus and motivation an open question after a season gone terribly awry. So, what exactly is...
  • Spring training news and notes on the Yankees, Red Sox, Jays and Rays

    Spring training news and notes on the Yankees, Red Sox, Jays and Rays
    The American League East has long been considered one of baseball’s toughest divisions, and that should hold true again in 2013. But it’s no longer a division dominated by a couple high-spending teams and the occasional upstart. Suddenly,...