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  • Royals jump on White Sox early for 7-2 victory

    Royals jump on White Sox early for 7-2 victory
    Every team is a veritable contender in the American League Central at this juncture of the season. Only four games separated the first- and last-place teams at the start of Friday night's contests. So the White Sox are encouraged to generate the...
  • White Sox chase Justin Verlander for 8-2 victory

    White Sox chase Justin Verlander for 8-2 victory
    Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander has encountered some troubles on the mound in the last few weeks, but White Sox manager Robin Ventura said before Wednesday's game against the Tigers that his team would not underestimate the right-hander. "I know our...
  • Baseball's best quotes of the week

    Baseball's best quotes of the week
    "Staying the course is becoming less appealing as the ugly losses continue." —Ron Fowler, San Diego Padres executive chairman, to Fox Sports, on the possibility that a shakeup is imminent. The Padres are 3-9 this month, with a batting average of...
  • Bud Norris pitches into 8th inning, gets ejected in Orioles' 4-1 loss to Tigers

    Bud Norris pitches into 8th inning, gets ejected in Orioles' 4-1 loss to Tigers
    Bud Norris silenced the Detroit Tigers hitters early in his outing Saturday night by pitching inside effectively, but when his 113th and final pitch sailed inside and hit right fielder Torii Hunter, it wasn't received well. Tempers flared and both...
  • Orioles fail to convert chances in 8-6 loss to Kansas City Royals on Sunday

    Orioles fail to convert chances in 8-6 loss to Kansas City Royals on Sunday
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first seven weeks of the Orioles’ season has been defined, maybe more than anything, by the club’s inability to get on a roll offensively and on the mound simultaneously. This weekend at Kauffman Stadium was Exhibit A...
  • Orioles fall, 7-5 to Tigers on Wednesday afternoon for fourth consecutive loss

    Orioles fall, 7-5 to Tigers on Wednesday afternoon for fourth consecutive loss
    The Orioles offense received the wake-up call it needed in the fourth inning of Wednesday afternoon’s series finale when Detroit Tigers right-hander Justin Verlander threw a 94-mph fastball behind designated hitter Nelson Cruz. The pitch...
  • Despite four-game skid, Orioles hit the road in first place

    Despite four-game skid, Orioles hit the road in first place
    The Orioles are in the exact same place they were when their current four-game losing streak began – atop the American League East standings. As the Orioles open their four-game series in Kansas City tonight, they will still hold a half-game...
  • Orioles only manage five hits as Royals cruise to 9-3 win in series finale

    Orioles only manage five hits as Royals cruise to 9-3 win in series finale
    The typically sound Orioles defense didn't help starting pitcher Miguel Gonzalez on Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Royals at Camden Yards. Center fielder Adam Jones dropped a fly ball on the first play of the game that led to an unearned run,...
  • Angels' Joe Smith answers the call in his new setup as closer

     Angels' Joe Smith answers the call in his new setup as closer
    In his first game as the Angels' new closer, Joe Smith pitched the ninth inning with a three-run lead. In his second game, he pitched the ninth with a two-run lead. Pressure? He laughed at the thought. In five years as the setup man for the Cleveland...
  • Strop was dynamite, so vote Pedro for closer

    Strop was dynamite, so vote Pedro for closer
    Picking through the dumpster that was the Cubs in 2013 -- and 2012, for that matter -- I thought they’d found something on the mound beyond Travis Wood. And that was reliever Pedro Strop, a hard-throwing right-handed reliever acquired from...
  • Orioles trade Alex Gonzalez for Steve Lombardozzi

    Orioles trade Alex Gonzalez for Steve Lombardozzi
    SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles added another player to their infield mix Monday, acquiring switch-hitting local product Steve Lombardozzi Jr. in a trade that sent veteran infielder Alex Gonzalez to the Detroit Tigers. Lombardozzi, 25, who is from...