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  • Orioles acquire outfielder David Lough in exchange for Danny Valencia

    Orioles acquire outfielder David Lough in exchange for Danny Valencia
    For the past several weeks, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette turned to the Kansas City Royals in an attempt to acquire outfielder David Lough from the club's logjam of outfielders. It was one of many trade possibilities Duquette pursued...
  • Unfortunate situation for Orioles, Grant Balfour with deal in limbo due to shoulder issue

    Unfortunate situation for Orioles, Grant Balfour with deal in limbo due to shoulder issue
    Today was supposed to be a day of celebration at The Warehouse, with the Orioles ushering in their new closer, Grant Balfour, who agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal earlier this week. But the news conference won’t happen. The deal is teetering...
  • Orioles right to be careful, wrong to be this vulnerable

    Orioles right to be careful, wrong to be this vulnerable
    If you view the attempt to complete a deal with veteran closer Grant Balfour totally in its own context, there’s no way to fault the Orioles for balking at the results of his physical and pulling out of the two-year contract that was agreed upon...
  • In statement, Grant Balfour's agent says closer 'is completely healthy'

    In statement, Grant Balfour's agent says closer 'is completely healthy'
    Here is a statement from Seth Levinson, whose agency ACES represents Grant Balfour, whom the Orioles decided not to sign after reviewing his physical. They had a two-year, $15 million deal before the Orioles backed out Friday. “Grant is completely...
  • Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting

    Thoughts on Orioles closer Jim Johnson and a return to starting
    Back in September, Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette said definitively that closer Jim Johnson would be tendered a contract and return next season. After leading the American League in both saves (50) and blown saves (9) in 2013, Johnson...
  • Josh Hamilton drives in key runs in Angels' 5-4 win over Athletics

    Josh Hamilton drives in key runs in Angels' 5-4 win over Athletics
    OAKLAND -- Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run home run in the ninth inning and a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the 11th inning Wednesday to lead the Angels to a 5-4 victory over the host Oakland Athletics. J.B. Shuck sparked the winning rally with a...
  • What's wrong with box-office projections? 'Gravity' boosts 3-D.

    What's wrong with box-office projections? 'Gravity' boosts 3-D.
    After the coffee. Before trying to fix parking at Dodger Stadium. The Skinny: I'm a little groggy today, but it's for a good reason: I was at the Dodgers game last night. It was a great experience except for leaving the stadium. I'm not the first to...
  • Watch Torii Hunter hit walk-off three-run homer for Tigers

    Watch Torii Hunter hit walk-off three-run homer for Tigers
    Your browser does not support iframes.   Think the Angels would like to have this guy back? Torii Hunter lifted the Detroit Tigers to victory Thursday against Oakland by hitting a walk-off three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth against A's...
  • 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...
  • Coco Crisp homers off Darren O'Day in 9th inning as A's beat Orioles, 2-1

    Chris Tillman, who in the past year has transformed from promising arm to All-Star, shut down a dangerous Oakland Athletics lineup through eight innings Saturday afternoon for one of the Orioles' most dominating starting performances of the season. But,...