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  • Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel ejected in fourth inning against Tigers

    Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel ejected in fourth inning against Tigers
    Right-hander Jason Hammel was ejected in the fourth inning Saturday when he hit the first batter he faced after allowing three consecutive home runs to the Detroit Tigers in Saturday’s 10-3 loss. Hammel hit Tigers left fielder Matt Tuiasosopo in...
  • Jason Hammel ejected after giving up three HRs in Orioles' 10-3 loss to Tigers

    Jason Hammel ejected after giving up three HRs in Orioles' 10-3 loss to Tigers
    The debate whether right-hander Jason Hammel intentionally threw at Detroit Tigers left fielder Matt Tuiasosopo's head was markedly one-sided in both clubhouses following the the Orioles' ugly 10-3 loss Saturday. Both dugouts agreed that Hammel had no...
  • Orioles fall 4-3 to Tigers in 11th on Martinez's RBI single

    Orioles fall 4-3 to Tigers in 11th on Martinez's RBI single
    Last offseason, the Orioles thought they had a legitimate shot to land free agent Victor Martinez before he eschewed their offer for a four-year, $48 million contract with the Detroit Tigers. The Orioles came a few million dollars short in December,...
  • Whispers

    Albert Pujols' tremendous second half has restored his value and his determination to match the $27.5 million per year the Yankees gave Alex Rodriguez. … Don't be surprised if Ryan Braun steals some bases in the playoffs. He has been running well...
  • Angle leads Orioles past Tigers, 6-5

    Angle leads Orioles past Tigers, 6-5
    On a night when the league's most dominant hurler was trying to put an exclamation point on the best season for a pitcher in two decades and on a night when a likely Hall of Famer made international baseball history, the Orioles' 6-5 victory over the...
  • Tigers' success starts at top

    Like Rudolf Nureyev, the Tigers have turned on a dime. They appeared to be downsizing less than two years ago when they traded Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson in moves that seemed to show owner Mike Ilitch's concern over a bloated payroll. But that...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Orioles' Guerrero out of Thursday's lineup with hand injury

    Orioles' Guerrero out of Thursday's lineup with hand injury
    Designated hitter Vladimir Guerrero didn't hit cleanup for the Orioles on Thursday night, but it had nothing to do with his waning production in the first half. Guerrero came into the clubhouse Thursday afternoon still feeling discomfort in his right...
  • O's on pace for 100 losses after Guthrie's implosion

    O's on pace for 100 losses after Guthrie's implosion
    It is nights like Saturday when a 100-loss season not only looks like a strong possibility for these 2011 Orioles, but also seems to be their destiny. The Orioles had a five-run lead after two innings and a four-run advantage after five before Jeremy...
  • Orioles batters back up Reyes in 8-5 win over Tigers

    Orioles batters back up Reyes in 8-5 win over Tigers
    From the Orioles' perspective, nearly everything seemed gloomy prior to Sunday's game against the Detroit Tigers. The weather was rainy and miserable, the tarp was on the field, and the forecast showed no let up in sight. Even if the game did go on as...