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  • Key moments from the Orioles' series-clinching win over the Tigers

    Key moments from the Orioles' series-clinching win over the Tigers
    Pregame introductions: As the Orioles are introduced before Game 3, former Tigers outfielder Delmon Young does not get a friendly reception. And it's difficult to tell whether Tigers fans are booing Nelson Cruz because it sounds the same as when Orioles...
  • Buck Showalter talks about Ubaldo Jimenez on ALDS roster, other moves

    Buck Showalter talks about Ubaldo Jimenez on ALDS roster, other moves
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter said before Thursday's game that he faced some difficult choices in selecting the team’s American League Division Series roster, but he said the decision to add right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez gives his 11-man pitching...
  • Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez 'really happy' to be placed on ALDS roster

    Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez 'really happy' to be placed on ALDS roster
    Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez said he was somewhat surprised that he was added to the Orioles’ American League Division Series roster, but he thought he might have a chance after the way he had pitched down the stretch. “I was wondering,&...
  • Orioles announce ALDS roster; Jimenez on, Matusz and McFarland off

    The Orioles will only have two lefties in their bullpen for the American League Division Series that starts tonight at 5:37 p.m. against the Detroit Tigers, and Ubaldo Jimenez is a surprise addition to the roster. The Tigers don’t have many left-...
  • With eight runs in eighth, Orioles pull away for 12-3 win over Tigers in Game 1

    With eight runs in eighth, Orioles pull away for 12-3 win over Tigers in Game 1
    An announced sellout crowd formed a sea of orange throughout the seating bowl of Camden Yards -- waving orange rally towels that said “Welcome to October” -- ready for the return of postseason baseball to Baltimore. After nearly two weeks of...
  • For Bud Norris, postseason start is 'pretty much what you dream for'

    For Bud Norris, postseason start is 'pretty much what you dream for'
    DETROIT — Because he has spent most of his six-season career with the Houston Astros, Orioles right-hander Bud Norris has never had the opportunity to pitch in the postseason. That changes Sunday, when Norris will start Game 3 of the American League...
  • Delmon Young gets rare start in left field in Game 3 victory

    Delmon Young gets rare start in left field in Game 3 victory
    DETROIT -- Delmon Young, whose pinch-hit double pushed the Orioles to victory in Game 2, received the start in left field in Game 3 against left-hander David Price. Young was expected in the lineup, but the fact he was playing left and Nelson Cruz was...
  • Tigers stay grounded after sweeping Indians

    Detroit completed a four-game sweep of Cleveland on Thursday night, turning a three-game lead in what for months was a tight American League Central race into a seven-game bulge, when the message came across Twitter. "Congratulations to the Tigers,...
  • Royals beat Tigers to take one-game lead in AL Central

    Royals beat Tigers to take one-game lead in AL Central
    DETROIT -- James Shields allowed a game-opening single then retired the next 18 batters he faced Wednesday night as the Kansas City Royals beat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 to reclaim a one-game lead in the American League Central Division. The right-handed...
  • Yankees Dominating All-Star Voting

    Yankees Dominating All-Star Voting
    Perhaps the New York Yankees should just take the field for the American League squad when the All-Star Game takes place in early July. It is a brash statement, but when five out of the nine starting positions are being held by Yankee players and other...
  • Orioles catcher Matt Wieters selected to his first career All-Star Game

    Orioles catcher Matt Wieters selected to his first career All-Star Game
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter and acting bench coach John Russell wanted to deliver the news to Matt Wieters, but there was the small matter of finding the young catcher on a day the players didn't have to report until much later. Their search took all...