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  • Vegas favors a Michigan-Louisville national championship game

     
    It's April Fool's Day, but there's no foolin' around in Vegas where sports wagering is at a feverish pitch with the start of baseball season and the NCAA tournament now down to its Final Four. Vegas likes Michigan, slightly, over Syracuse and Louisville...
  • Phillies' comeback falls just short

     
    This was not the kind of start the Phillies were expecting to get from Cole Hamels or their bullpen. Hamels allowed a career-high eight earned runs and the bullpen again failed to keep the game close in their 9-8 loss......
  • Royals spoil Machado's debut and snap Orioles' five-game win streak

    Royals spoil Machado's debut and snap Orioles' five-game win streak
    Thursday at Camden Yards was supposed to be about third baseman Manny Machado, the Orioles' top hitting prospect, who was making his big league debut directly out of Double-A. But to paraphrase one of Orioles manager Buck Showalter's favorite sayings,...
  • Jason Hammel stars in Orioles' 8-2 win over Royals

    Jason Hammel stars in Orioles' 8-2 win over Royals
    The size of the crowd at Camden Yards on Friday night even surprised Orioles manager Buck Showalter. Some of it could have been attributed to the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend. The postgame fireworks promotion probably brought a few out as well....
  • Power rankings: No. 18 Royals

    Power rankings: No. 18 Royals
    No. 18 Royals: 13th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Brewers. When talent comes in waves, good things happen to teams. The long-suffering Royals believe they have reached the point where their hard work and over-slot spending in the...
  • Orioles' Jakubauskas faces rematch with hitter who put him in hospital

    Orioles' Jakubauskas faces rematch with hitter who put him in hospital
    Lance Berkman swung, smashing the 90 mph fastball up the middle "about as hard as I could hit it." As Berkman dashed from the batter's box in the first inning of that Houston Astros-Pittsburgh Pirates game April 24, 2010, the baseball hurtled back toward...
  • Simon stymies Royals as Orioles win, 8-2

    Simon stymies Royals as Orioles win, 8-2
    As the Orioles' rotation continues to crumble and the front office scrambles for replacements, perhaps it is fitting that one of the club's only reliable options is a player who many thought wouldn't throw a pitch in 2011. Alfredo Simon, who spent two...
  • Guthrie's start falls apart in 7th in Orioles' 6-2 loss

    Guthrie's start falls apart in 7th in Orioles' 6-2 loss
    On one pitch, Jeremy Guthrie's outing against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night quickly morphed from unlucky to unsuccessful. Despite trailing by a run, Guthrie took a quality start into the bottom of the seventh, when Billy Butler crushed a...
  • Kansas City DH Billy Butler continues his tear against Oriole pitching

    Kansas City DH Billy Butler continues his tear against Oriole pitching
    It may be a good thing the Orioles only face Billy Butler a handful of games each season. The Kansas City Royals designated hitter has been an absolute monster against the O's the past five years. Entering Thursday night’s series opener, Butler...
  • Thursday's game was about more than an 8-2 loss for O's fans

    Thursday's game was about more than an 8-2 loss for O's fans
    There’s nothing particularly inspiring about the box score of the Orioles’ 8-2 loss to Kansas City on Thursday night. Oriole starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen  was shelled early, Royals designated hitter Billy Butler had yet another dominant...
  • After long delay, Chris Tillman falls behind early and O's lose, 7-3

    After long delay, Chris Tillman falls behind early and O's lose, 7-3
    As the skies opened and relented several times Saturday night at Camden Yards, Orioles right-hander Chris Tillman waited through a three-hour, nine-minute rain delay. He sat at his locker but tried not to stay idle too long so he wouldn't tighten up....