| May 14, 2012
Jason Vargas picked a bad night to roll out his first shaky start of the season Monday, when the Mariners' offense provided almost no help in a 6-1 loss to the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
Boston southpaw Jon Lester held Seattle scoreless until Kyle Seager'...
| May 19, 2012
| 5:45 PM
There's probably no position player in major league baseball — maybe ever — who can truly understand the hype that Washington Nationals 19-year-old outfielder Bryce Harper has encountered on a daily basis.
But Orioles catcher Matt Wieters...
| May 21, 2012
| 9:29 PM
The last time the Orioles met the Red Sox, they played baseball's version of the Boston Marathon — a 17-inning game at Fenway Park that completed Baltimore's first sweep of Boston since 1994. And the last time the Red Sox came to Camden Yards,...
| May 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
**The most impressive thing about 22-year-old outfielder Xavier Avery is the maturity and patience at the plate he has exhibited. It’s something I didn’t expect when he was recalled last week.
The perfect case in point was in the third inning...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:15 PM
It didn't take long for right-hander Jake Arrieta to retreat to the video room inside the Orioles' clubhouse to go over another tough start Wednesday afternoon.
Shortly after the Orioles' 6-5 series-finale loss to the Boston Red Sox at Camden Yards,...
| Aug 25, 2012
| 9:27 PM
Can you handle it, Red Sox fans?
No, not the immediate aftermath of an amazing, late-season blockbuster trade that sent Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto to the Dodgers. There is such glee around New England this weekend over...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 6:23 PM
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis walked into the visting clubhouse of Tropicana Field on Friday afternoon with his right arm in a sling after succesful morning surgery to remove a broken bone from his wrist.
Markakis tried to force a smile as he...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 6:47 PM
The general belief is that players recovering from hamate bone surgery -- as Nick Markakis is now -- have a short recovery time, but it can take a while for them to regain their full power at the plate.
But a glance at some notable cases shows players...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:37 PM
-- Heading into Thursday night, Orioles left-hander Brian Matuszhad strung together four quality starts and, gradually, was putting to rest concerns that he had lost the form that once made him the organization’s most promising pitcher.
| Jun 9, 2012
| 8:48 PM
The Washington Nationals have quite a one-two punch in their starting rotation.
Gio Gonzalez followed Stephen Strasburg’s strong effort a night earlier by pitching 6 1-3 effective innings to carry the Nationals to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 6:55 PM
You think Dale Sveum and the Cubs have problems?
Based on the level of angst mixed with the clubhouse oxygen, as well as the urgency to wring out every possible victory while improving with both the lineup and the starting rotation, the situation...