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  • Davis goes deep again, ties Oriole record

    Davis goes deep again, ties Oriole record
       When Orioles right fielder Chris Davis launched that mammoth blast onto the roof of the restaurant above center field at The Trop, he became only the second player in Orioles history to homer in six consecutive games. The other was Reggie Jackson,...
  • Hammel pitching like an All-Star; talking like a team player

    Hammel pitching like an All-Star; talking like a team player
    One of the big discussions in the press box before Friday’s game was whether Jason Hammel will be an All-Star. Not whether he is worthy – he has been the Orioles’ best starter this season – but whether he’ll be named to...
  • Down the Stretch (Sept. 22)

    Down the Stretch (Sept. 22)
    [Down the stretch is a daily Orioles Insider blog that will set up the coming night for the O's and their American League competition as the push for the postseason continues.] About last night Gonzalez and Orioles beat Red Sox, 4-2 Schmuck: Will Red...
  • Whispers

    Edwin Rodriguez is taking heat in Florida, but if the Marlins fire their manager, they will lose shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the process. Ramirez is a huge backer of Rodriguez's and believes responsibility for their sudden slide belongs with the players,...
  • It's time to gaze at All-Stars

    Every team has its guy — a fringe candidate it believes should be recognized as an All-Star. For the Rays, it's Kyle Farnsworth, the journeyman reliever manager Joe Maddon refuses to call his closer, even though he entered the weekend 15 of 16 in...
  • Playing with swing in his step

    The psychoanalyst Helene Deutsch once said "the ultimate goal of all research is not objectivity, but truth." It's in that spirit that we conclude Curtis Granderson should be the American League's first-half Most Valuable Player. A crowd of players...
  • Pick the winner, MVP of the All-Star Game

    NL behind pitchers Phil Rogers Chicago Tribune Don't blink, or you might miss the All-Star Game. Two prevailing trends suggest a 3-1 victory by the National League in this the Year of the Pitcher II. Scoring is down, which is likely to eliminate...
  • Orioles: Next man up

    Orioles: Next man up
    If you had to go to Las Vegas and bet your house on who will be the Opening Day starter for the Orioles in two months, I would suggest you start looking for a cheap apartment. There is no obvious candidate, which is not exactly a positive way to open...
  • Orioles designate Angle for assignment

    Orioles designate Angle for assignment
    To make room for Luis Ayala on the Orioles' 40-man roster, the club designated outfielder Matt Angle for assignment. The speedy 26-year-old outfielder, a seventh-round pick in 2007 out of Ohio State, hit .177 for the Orioles in 31 games. His lone big...
  • Pregame: Orioles vs. Tigers (with updates on Markakis, Teagarden)

    Pregame: Orioles vs. Tigers (with updates on Markakis, Teagarden)
    The Orioles travel to Lakeland today to play Detroit in Tigertown. Left-hander Brian Matusz will make his third Grapefruit League start after throwing four shutout innings in his last outing. The O's will face reigning AL MVP and Cy Young Award winner...
  • Matusz sparkles, but Orioles fall to Tigers, 4-2

    Matusz sparkles, but Orioles fall to Tigers, 4-2
    Lefty Brian Matusz again excelled on the mound and Endy Chavez homered against reigning American League Cy Young/Most Valuable Player Award winner Justin Verlander, but the Orioles still fell to the Detroit Tigers, 4-2, on Thursday. Matusz continued to...
  • Lefties eyeing futures market

    Mark Buehrle rolls on. He's headed toward both the last turn in what has been one of his best seasons and a chance to go on the free-agent market this winter. But Buehrle is only one of five elite left-handers who could control his fate in the next 16...