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  • 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...
  • Mark Reynolds goes off on umpires after Orioles' 5-3 loss to Tigers

    Mark Reynolds goes off on umpires after Orioles' 5-3 loss to Tigers
    DETROIT — Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds offered no apologies after getting ejected from Friday night’s 5-3 loss to the Tigers at Comerica Park, only a frustrated sermon on how he believed two controversial calls forced the O’s to...
  • Mark Reynolds unplugged: Orioles first baseman rips umpires after reversed call

    Mark Reynolds unplugged: Orioles first baseman rips umpires after reversed call
    DETROIT -- Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds lambasted the umpires following the Orioles’ 5-3 loss to the Tigers on Friday night, frustrated when home-plate umpire Tim Timmons overruled first-base ump Jeff Kellogg’s fifth-inning out call...
  • Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds expects to receive fine for comments

    Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds expects to receive fine for comments
    DETROIT -- Orioles first baseman Mark Reynolds said Saturday he expects to receive a fine for his critical comment about the umpiring in Friday night’s 5-3 loss to the Tigers, but he didn’t really retreat from his statements. Reynolds was...
  • 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...
  • Matusz shuts down dangerous Tigers lineup

    Matusz shuts down dangerous Tigers lineup
    Lefty Brian Matusz’s strong spring continued Thursday with an impressive performance against a Detroit Tigers lineup that included all its big guns. Matusz threw four scoreless innings, allowing just two hits while hitting a batter. Matusz struck...
  • 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......