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  • Orioles pregame: Andino gets start at third; Thome receives epidural

    Orioles pregame: Andino gets start at third; Thome receives epidural
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Orioles open their three-game series tonight against Tampa Bay here at Tropicana Field. This weekend's series is important for both teams. The Orioles and Rays are both 55-50 and 1 1/2 games out of the second American League...
  • The "Evil Empire" falls victim to same umpire again

    The "Evil Empire" falls victim to same umpire again
    Yankees manager Joe Girardi had to be talking to himself on Friday night after an apparent double down the left field line by Eduardo Nunez in the fifth inning caromed off the knee of third base umpire Jerry Meals and bounded right to shortstop Ben...
  • Wegner tosses out Quintana, Ventura and any clue he might've had

    Wegner tosses out Quintana, Ventura and any clue he might've had
    The good thing about a sleepy, half-empty domed stadium like Tropicana Field is that everybody got to hear Hawk Harrelson go off on Mark Wegner. If you missed it, I assume you’re reading this in the hereafter. Whatever, here’s an extended...
  • Orioles drop out of first place with 5-0 loss to Tampa Bay

    Orioles drop out of first place with 5-0 loss to Tampa Bay
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Despite the strong start the Orioles had throughout the season's first seven weeks, they never owned a lead atop the American League East of more than two games. Heading into Friday's game against the co-division leading Rays,...
  • Matusz dazzles as Orioles beat Rays, 2-1, and climb back into first place

    Matusz dazzles as Orioles beat Rays, 2-1, and climb back into first place
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Orioles needed a starting pitching performance to remember Saturday night. They needed something to restore faith in their rotation, something to help stop their sudden swoon. Brian Matusz was up for the challenge. The...
  • Quintana is Spanish for 'Decision time, White Sox'

    Quintana is Spanish for 'Decision time, White Sox'
    Something has to give, and it ought to be Philip Humber. Or maybe Gavin Floyd. Whatever, someone has to give up his spot in the White Sox rotation to make room for Jose Quintana. The kid left-hander just went down to St. Louis and won his matchup...
  • Johnson lowers his ERA to 1.62 with another strong start Sunday

    Johnson lowers his ERA to 1.62 with another strong start Sunday
    ¬†PORT CHARLOTTE – For two innings in Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay, Josh Johnson felt and looked as good as he did at the start of last season, when he was arguably the most dominant pitcher in baseball. ¬†After walking two and needing 18...
  • Angels' Fernando Rodney loses closer job to Jordan Walden

     
    After the Angels bullpen lost three games in Kansas City during the Royals' final at-bat, Manager Mike Scioscia promised to "sort some things out." Tuesday he announced the results of that sorting process, taking the role of closer away from......
  • Angels drop Vernon Wells in lineup

     
    Scratching Jered Weaver from his scheduled start Sunday wasn't the only lineup change Angels Manager Mike Scioscia made. Outfielder Vernon Wells, who has hit fourth or fifth all season, was dropped to the No. 6 spot while Howie Kendrick was......
  • Vernon Wells runs Angels into 6-5 win over the Rays

     
    Vernon Wells hasn't done much with his bat this season. But Sunday he helped win a game for the Angels with his feet, staying in a rundown long enough for Torii Hunter to race home with the go-ahead run in......
  • Slumping Vernon Wells helps Angels to 8-5 win

     
    Bobby Abreu, Howie Kendrick and Alberto Callaspo led a 17-hit attack with three hits each and Vernon Wells, mired in a monthlong slump, broke a tie with a fifth-inning sacrifice fly to lead the Angels to an 8-5 win over......