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  • Chris Tillman finds groove against his former team in victory

    Chris Tillman finds groove against his former team in victory
    There was plenty of motivation for Orioles right-hander Chris TillmanĀ  on Monday night if he wanted to seize it. He was facing the Seattle Mariners, the team that traded him away in 2008; his Orioles are in a surprising pennant race; his fellow...
  • Steve Johnson has a storybook outing in Orioles' 9-2 win over Mariners

    Steve Johnson has a storybook outing in Orioles' 9-2 win over Mariners
    As the Orioles' improbable run of success continues this year, as this upstart, patchwork club keeps churning out victories, the comparisons to the Orioles' 1989 “Why Not?” season become inevitable. On Wednesday night, in a 9-2 clubbing of...
  • Orioles beat Blue Jays, 2-1, on Nick Markakis' RBI single in ninth inning

    Orioles beat Blue Jays, 2-1, on Nick Markakis' RBI single in ninth inning
    The moment seemed perfectly scripted for Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis. With Monday night's game against the Toronto Blue Jays on the line on a chilly night at Camden Yards, the steadiest of the Orioles' bats resonated calm at the plate. Down to...
  • Orioles rally against R.A. Dickey in 4-3 win over Blue Jays

    Orioles rally against R.A. Dickey in 4-3 win over Blue Jays
    The last time the Orioles faced knuckleballer R.A. Dickey, they were mystified by pitches with so little spin that you could nearly make out Bud Selig's signature on the baseball. But Tuesday, the Orioles figured out the reigning National League Cy...
  • Jim Johnson walks in go-ahead run as Orioles' extra-inning win streak ends at 17

    Jim Johnson walks in go-ahead run as Orioles' extra-inning win streak ends at 17
    When the topic of winning streaks arose before Wednesday afternoon’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Orioles manager Buck Showalter insisted that his players don’t pay much attention to them. “I don’t think they had a thing up...
  • Santana breaks skid with go-ahead home run, but Indians fall to Blue Jays

    CLEVELAND Carlos Santana temporarily broke out of a miserable slump to hit a go-ahead home run, but the Indians' bullpen and defense quickly gave the lead back to Toronto and the Indians' bats came up short in the ninth inning in a 3-2 loss to the Blue...
  • Twins fall to Blue Jays at home

    MINNEAPOLIS The Twins have plenty of clues to pore over, lots of evidence to examine. But even Sherlock Holmes might not be able to solve the Mystery of the Vanishing Pitchers. Phil Hughes halted one Toronto rally after another through five innings...
  • Mariners win 3rd in row, beat Detroit 3-2

    Mariners win 3rd in row, beat Detroit 3-2
    The Mariners scored three runs in the ninth inning Monday night for a dramatic 3-2 win over the Tigers, their third straight victory. Detroit’s Octavio Dotel entered the game with a 2-0 lead in the ninth, but quickly issued free passes to Brendan...
  • Mariners Hold on to Beat Angels

    Mariners Hold on to Beat Angels
    Getting production from up and down the lineup on Monday night, the Mariners managed to belt out 10 hits and beat the Angels, 8-6, in front of 36,079 at Angel Stadium. Kyle Seager started it off in the first inning, continuing his hot hitting with a solo...
  • Mariners Rally Falls Short to Padres

    Mariners Rally Falls Short to Padres
    A rough outing by Felix Hernandez proved to be too much on Tuesday, as the Mariners' rally in the ninth inning fell just short and the Padres escaped with a 5-4 victory at Safeco Field. Pitching on five extra days' rest after dealing with a minor back...
  • Smoak Comes Thru in 9th as Mariners Take Series Against Giants

    Smoak Comes Thru in 9th as Mariners Take Series Against Giants
    Felix Hernandez knew Sunday was going to be a good day when teammates urged him to go out to the dugout before his start because he had to see something. Hernandez never disrupts his pregame clubhouse routine, but finally relented in time to go out and...
  • Mariners Bats Come Alive, Beat Orioles 6-3

    Mariners Bats Come Alive, Beat Orioles 6-3
    A Mariners team desperate for a clutch hit got a big one from Casper Wells on Monday night, as the center fielder ripped a three-run double in the seventh inning to lift Seattle to a 6-3 win over the Orioles. The Mariners had scored just nine runs in the...