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Rafael Soriano

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  • Slumping Soriano has support of manager

    After a fantastic first half of the season, the Washington Nationals' Rafael Soriano hasn't been the same in the second. He has allowed 10 runs over his past 112/3 innings since the All-Star break. He also has blown three saves, including one Sunday. He...
  • Knorr is Nats' in-house candidate to replace departing Johnson

    Sometimes, Randy Knorr sits in his room, all alone, and laughs. Late at night, he sits on his balcony overlooking Nationals Park. In the mornings, he leaves his apartment and thinks to himself, "Oh, my God. I get to go to that stadium to work." He works...
  • Raul Ibanez hits two HRs to lead Yankees over Orioles in ALDS Game 3

    Raul Ibanez hits two HRs to lead Yankees over Orioles in ALDS Game 3
    The Orioles knew that duplicating their regular-season success at Yankee Stadium wouldn’t be easy – that beating the Yankeesin October in their home ballpark would take an extra level of resiliency. Now, after a heart-breaking, 12-inning, 3-2...
  • Deal with Nationals makes Soriano top-paid reliever in MLB

    The sting from the wrenching, bitter end of the Washington Nationals' first playoff run might have faded for some by the dead of winter, but not, apparently, for the man at the very top of the organization, not for the 87-year-old real estate tycoon who...
  • Jim Johnson on his save success: 'I think it's more about knowing what kind of pitcher you are'

    Jim Johnson on his save success: 'I think it's more about knowing what kind of pitcher you are'
    In talking about Jim Johnson’s path to becoming one of the top closers in the game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter often compares Johnson to all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera. That’s obviously a difficult comparison, but Showalter has...
  • Hammel squeezes out six innings in Game 1 of doubleheader

    Hammel squeezes out six innings in Game 1 of doubleheader
    Members of the Orioles starting rotation have had their struggles getting deep into games, but right-hander Jason Hammel gave the team a gritty six-inning effort against the Dodgers in Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. Through 16 games, no Orioles...
  • AL's most interesting storyline of spring?

    A-Rod makes it a zoo Paul Doyle Hartford Courant The Yankees have plenty of intriguing stories, starting with two future Hall of Famers (Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter) coming off injuries at an advanced age. But the status of their icons may be...
  • Matusz ends skid, Showalter gets 1,000th win as Orioles rout Yankees

    Matusz ends skid, Showalter gets 1,000th win as Orioles rout Yankees
    By the end of Tuesday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had reached the 1,000-win milestone, left-hander Brian Matusz had sidestepped club infamy and designated hitter Nick Johnson had finally exhaled in a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees. It...
  • Swimming: Parsons sets North St. John's record in breaststroke

    Swimming: Parsons sets North St. John's record in breaststroke
    North St. John's The North St. John's Blue Marlins defeated Dulaney, 302-186, in the second meet of the Central Maryland Swim League season. North St. John's had 25 Straehle qualifiers and 173 improvement ribbons were given. Anika Ekanyake, Samantha...
  • Pen still mighty for Yankees

    As much fun as it would be to see the Brewers and Tigers create havoc in October, this is shaping up as a postseason that will be low on surprises. The three best teams entering the playoffs are likely to be the Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox, in that...
  • Fast start comes to quick end for Orioles; Yankees sweep with 6-4 win

    Fast start comes to quick end for Orioles; Yankees sweep with 6-4 win
    The feel-good start to this Orioles’ season may have officially come to an end Wednesday, with one swing that catapulted the New York Yankees to a three-game sweep and pushed the Orioles back to .500. A see-saw contest was put out of reach in the...
  • Jones preaches patience after sweep

    Jones preaches patience after sweep
         Orioles center fielder Adam Jones said after Wednesday night's 6-4 extra-inning loss to the Yankees that the Orioles played well throughout the series and need to take the same attitude and momentum into Toronto.      "Don't hang our heads,'' he...