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  • Orioles can't get out of own way, lose to Braves, 5-4

    Orioles can't get out of own way, lose to Braves, 5-4
    The Orioles finally did tonight what recently looked like an impossibility for them when they took their first lead in 39 innings on Mark Reynolds' towering two-run homer over the center-field wall in the top of the fourth. A lead over the Atlanta Braves...
  • Orioles push Arrieta's start back to Wednesday

    Orioles push Arrieta's start back to Wednesday
    Jake Arrieta's next start will be pushed back four days as the right-hander deals with inflammation related to the bone spur in his right elbow. Arrieta, whose next turn would have been Saturday against the Cincinnati Reds, is tentatively scheduled to...
  • Many worthy, but few chosen

    Matt Thornton provided the model. Gavin Floyd reaffirmed it, reaching his potential for the White Sox after frustrating the Phillies. General manager Ken Williams had those success stories, and others, in mind when he read scouting reports from one of...
  • Your turn: Will the O's finish above .500 before the Pirates?

    Your turn: Will the O's finish above .500 before the Pirates?
    The Orioles, as the old saying goes, let the game bounce through their legs on Wednesday, losing, 5-4, to the Pirates after rookie second baseman Blake Davis got beat five hole on a hard ground ball and gave away the game-winning runs. The Orioles dropped...
  • Showalter one of many Orioles with ties to Rangers

    Showalter one of many Orioles with ties to Rangers
    Just about a year ago, when the Orioles were in town to play the Texas Rangers in the series prior to the All-Star Break, Buck Showalter was contemplating whether he should return to the game as Orioles manager. He even had a clandestine meeting near...
  • Who doesn't deserve to be in All-Star Game?

    Beltran, not McCutchen? Juan C. Rodriguez Sun Sentinel Among the biggest head-scratchers is how Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran made his sixth All-Star team at the expense of Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen making his first. Beltran is...
  • Orioles' Davis gets another shot at second

    Orioles' Davis gets another shot at second
    In his major league debut Wednesday, Orioles infielder Blake Davis played second base for the first time this year and made a key error that allowed the Pittsburgh Pirates to score the eventual game-winner. Orioles manager Buck Showalter made sure...
  • Lee's walk-off homer in 12th pushes O's past Reds

    Lee's walk-off homer in 12th pushes O's past Reds
    Derrek Lee hadn't hit a homer since May 8, but he certainly remembers what it feels like to make good contact with a pitch. So the second the ball left his bat in the 12th inning, Lee knew exactly what he had just done. He didn't need to see his...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coffee Companion -- 7/13: NL All-Stars make it two in a row

    Coffee Companion -- 7/13: NL All-Stars make it two in a row
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, I'll hook you up with reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday -- that way I'll have an excuse to do the same at the start of mine.  Running it back: With...
  • Matt Wieters can thank Russell Martin for All-Star Game action

    Matt Wieters can thank Russell Martin for All-Star Game action
    Matt Wieters entered Tuesday night's MLB All-Star Game in the sixth inning, getting a couple of innings to soak in first All-Star experience. But if it wasn't for Russell Martin, who reportedly did something selfless for his Orioles catching counterpart,...