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Kurt Suzuki

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  • Positivity, preparation make Nationals' Suzuki a leader

    George Horton ran a college baseball powerhouse at Cal State-Fullerton, the kind of program that had no place for someone like Kurt Suzuki. Horton had never seen or heard of Suzuki before a scout pal mentioned the high schooler in Hawaii. "We didn't...
  • Orioles notebook: Demotion to Rockies bullpen helped Hammel fine-tune focus

    Orioles notebook: Demotion to Rockies bullpen helped Hammel fine-tune focus
    Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel says he's a much different pitcher from the one who last faced the New York Yankees in 2008. Through four starts this season, Hammel — acquired in the February trade that sent No. 1 starter Jeremy Guthrie to the...
  • Hunter has strong start in Orioles' 6-2 win over A's

    Hunter has strong start in Orioles' 6-2 win over A's
    The Orioles' second win at The Coliseum since 2008 featured another solid start from one of the rotation's newest members, a shutdown relief appearance from a much-maligned lefty, and two clutch hits from the bottom of the order. Tommy Hunter survived...
  • Matusz has uneven outing in Orioles' 8-4 loss to A's

    Matusz has uneven outing in Orioles' 8-4 loss to A's
    In the days leading up to Brian Matusz's return to the big leagues, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked several times about what he was looking to see from the 24-year-old left-hander. His answer didn't include mention of the stadium radar gun,...
  • Orioles turn in ugly performance in 6-5 loss to A's

    Orioles turn in ugly performance in 6-5 loss to A's
    The final, frantic moment of another discouraging and depressing afternoon of Orioles baseball featured pinch runner Blake Davis sprinting around third base and eyeing the Oakland Athletics' catcher and his former Cal State Fullerton teammate, Kurt...
  • Orioles run circles around A's in 10-1 win

    Orioles run circles around A's in 10-1 win
    The constant rain falling on Camden Yards presented an inviting opportunity for the Orioles against the Athletics on Saturday night. If the Baltimore bats could find holes in the soggy outfield, the Orioles could take their chances on the base paths,...
  • Through scoreless game, Orioles turning in defensive gems

    Orioles manager Buck Showalter half-joked recently about how the Orioles never seem to get much publicity on ESPN's Web Gems. But through the firstĀ five innings of a scoreless game against the Athletics here at Camden Yards, the producers of Baseball...
  • Betemit caps Orioles' ninth-inning rally with walk-off homer

    Betemit caps Orioles' ninth-inning rally with walk-off homer
    As Wilson Betemit rounded third, he flung his batting helmet in the air and charged headfirst into the mob awaiting him at home plate. A remarkable comeback struck quickly -- the stadium siren blaring and the seating bowl fervent -- with the Orioles,...
  • Kevin Cowherd: Let's not spoil Orioles' fun by looking ahead to tough stretch

    Kevin Cowherd: Let's not spoil Orioles' fun by looking ahead to tough stretch
    Just another day at Camden Yards, right? Another ho-hum, garden-variety 5-2 win Sunday, this time over the Oakland Athletics? OK, maybe not. Say what you will about this team and where it'll end up at season's end. But right now, you can't deny this: The...
  • Orioles reliever Pedro Strop's aggressiveness in strike zone building confidence

    As the Orioles went 5-1 on this week’s six-game homestand, it’s been an eventful week for right-handed reliever Pedro Strop. Earlier this week, with closer Jim Johnson hospitalized with food poisoning, Strop had the opportunity to step into...
  • INSIDE PITCH

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Minnesota Twins - INSIDE PITCH CHICAGO -- Kennys Vargas could probably stand to not play in any more doubleheaders until next season. Vargas got a day off Sunday at U.S. Cellular Field in the Minnesota Twins' 6-4...
  • Twins pick up Hughes with 5-4, extra-inning win over Indians

    MINNEAPOLIS Phil Hughes banked another $250,000 bonus Friday for all the work he's done for the Twins this season. The fact that he will probably be around this time next year might be worth even more. Hughes got a no-decision Friday night against the...