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  • Marlins will honor Archbishop McCarthy baseball team

    The Miami Marlins will honor Archbishop McCarthy baseball coach Rich Bielski and the rest of his team before Friday's home game against Detroit at Marlins Park. McCarthy became the first team in state history to win four consecutive state titles this...
  • Which team has the worst fans: Texans, 49ers or Red Sox?

    Which team has the worst fans: Texans, 49ers or Red Sox?
    America’s worst fans? Right now, it’s a close race between the folks who “root” for the Houston Texans and those who “occupy” the seats at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park to cheer on the 49ers. With a “...
  • John Lackey, Red Sox win pitching duel in 1-0 victory over Tigers

    John Lackey, Red Sox win pitching duel in 1-0 victory over Tigers
    DETROIT — It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park. But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. With Verlander continuing the...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Three Orioles are finalists for Gold Glove Awards

    Three Orioles are finalists for Gold Glove Awards
    For the second consecutive year, the Orioles have three players that are finalists for the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, which are given to the best defensive players at each position in each league. This year, catcher Matt Wieters is up for his...
  • Analysis: Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy should win Gold Gloves tonight

    Analysis: Matt Wieters and J.J. Hardy should win Gold Gloves tonight
    Three Orioles players were named American League Gold Glove finalists for the second straight season, and just as in 2011, two O’s players should win the game’s highest honor in fielding when they are announced tonight. Catcher Matt Wieters...
  • Wells, Aybar nursing minor injuries; Wells to DH, Aybar out

     
    Left fielder Vernon Wells tweaked his right ankle and suffered a bruised heel Tuesday night when he landed awkwardly on the first-base bag on a fourth-inning groundout. As a result, he will start at designated hitter in Wednesday's series finale......
  • Angels hitters have work cut out against Tigers' Justin Verlander

     
    The Angels must contend with one of baseball's best pitchers Tuesday night when they face Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander in Angel Stadium. Right-hander Dan Haren will start for the Angels, who have won nine of their last 11 games......
  • Matt Kemp will bat third for NL All-Stars

     
    The Dodgers' Matt Kemp will bat third for the National League and play center field in Tuesday's All-Star game at Chase Field in Phoenix, meaning he'll once again be facing the Angels' Jered Weaver in the first inning. Weaver will......