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  • Royals score winning run in the ninth to beat the Orioles 4-3

    Royals score winning run in the ninth to beat the Orioles 4-3
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When the Orioles scraped across a run in the eighth inning to take a two-run lead on the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night, it seemed like it would be enough to ensure a win, especially given the way left-hander Wei-Yin Chen...
  • Orioles thoughts and observations on playing small ball and Wei-Yin Chen's tough-luck outing

    Orioles thoughts and observations on playing small ball and Wei-Yin Chen's tough-luck outing
    As well as Wei-Yin Chen pitched through his first seven innings in a 4-3 loss to the Royals on Wednesday night, one of the main storylines of the night ended up being how the Orioles couldn’t score more runs off Kansas City starter Ervin Santana....
  • Orioles end road trip with three straight losses to the Royals

    Orioles end road trip with three straight losses to the Royals
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. –- As promising as the Orioles’ seven-game road trip to Texas and Kansas City was through their first four games, this was not the way they wanted it to end. After winning the first four games, including a three-game sweep...
  • 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 couldĀ have beenĀ attributed to the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend. The postgame fireworks promotion probably brought a few out as well....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...