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Grant Balfour

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  • Teams in the AL West adhere to different building plans

    For more than two decades, the West Coast has played the part of Major League Baseball’s strange uncle. You know, the one who is invited to the family reunion but hardly ever gets to sit at the head table. In the last 22 seasons, only three...
  • Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox

    Orioles closer Tommy Hunter recovers to 'earn' save vs. the Red Sox
    Eventually, new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was going to get a big-boy, pressure-cooker, no-margin-for-error save opportunity — that's what happens when you pitch the ninth inning in the major leagues. He got it out of the way quickly, allowing...
  • Dodgers in Australia: Just a step in MLB's plan for world domination

    Dodgers in Australia: Just a step in MLB's plan for world domination
    SYDNEY, Australia — On the morning the Dodgers landed in Australia, there was a vague reference to their upcoming season-opening series on the cover of the Sydney Morning Herald. There was a small box that included a picture of basketball star...
  • Orioles nearing deal with left-hander Johan Santana

    SARASOTA, Fla. –¬†Two-time Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana visited the Ed Smith Stadium Complex on Monday morning with little fanfare — the latest veteran seeking a second baseball life with the Orioles. The Orioles were nearing a minor...
  • Mike Trout shrugs off slump with first career walk-off home run

    With the Angels trailing 5-2 entering the bottom of the ninth inning, a few thousand fans remained at Angel Stadium hoping for an improbable comeback. Mike Trout, his teammates and the Tampa Bay Rays' bullpen gave it to them. Shrugging off his...
  • Orioles begin road trip with 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night

    Orioles begin road trip with 5-4 loss to Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- In spring training, Orioles manager Buck Showalter preached that the key to his team remaining competitive in the American League East was going to be getting consistent starting pitching. And while the Orioles rotation isn't...
  • Orioles capitalize on Tampa Bay Rays' mistakes in 4-2 victory Tuesday night

    Orioles capitalize on Tampa Bay Rays' mistakes in 4-2 victory Tuesday night
    After the Orioles’ 4-2 victory against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night in a lackluster game that lasted three hours and 37 minutes and featured 319 pitches, manager Buck Showalter played an impromptu word game with reporters. “That was a...
  • Around MLB

    American League Central Division White Sox: Rush hour: Promote top draft pick Carlos Rodon from Class A to Triple A after four appearances. Indians: Surgery on both knees ends disappointing season for Nick Swisher. Still two years left on $56...
  • AP source: Orioles, Balfour agree to 2-year deal

    BALTIMORE - Two weeks after trading their closer to Oakland, the Baltimore Orioles agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with former Athletics closer Grant Balfour on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the deal. Balfour's contract will...
  • Jerome Williams, Angels can't dig out of early hole

    Jerome Williams, Angels can't dig out of early hole
    OAKLAND — Forks and knives scraping plates were all that broke the silence in the Angels clubhouse Friday night after a 6-4 loss to the Oakland Athletics dropped them 11 games back in the American League West. It has become an all-too-familiar...
  • Garrett Richards sharp, Scott Downs is not in Angels' 3-1 loss to A's

    OAKLAND -- A successful return to the rotation by Angels right-hander Garrett Richards on Saturday was marred by a rare meltdown by reliever Scott Downs, who gave up a pinch-hit, two-run home run to Derek Norris in the seventh inning of a 3-1 loss to...