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  • Royals win again to go up 3-0 in ALCS series vs. Orioles

    Royals win again to go up 3-0 in ALCS series vs. Orioles
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The formula worked well for the Kansas City Royals all season: Get a lead late and let the bullpen hold it. It worked to perfection Tuesday night. Pinch runner Jarrod Dyson scored the go-ahead run in the sixth inning, and Kansas...
  • Key moments from Game 3 of the American League Championship Series

    Key moments from Game 3 of the American League Championship Series
    Starting nod: Orioles pitcher Miguel Gonzalez arrives in the media interview room at 6:15 p.m. ET to talk about his tentatively scheduled start in Game 4. Of course, Buck Showalter had said minutes earlier that Gonzalez would only start Wednesday if he...
  • After 2-1 loss to Royals in Game 3, Orioles one game away from elimination

    After 2-1 loss to Royals in Game 3, Orioles one game away from elimination
    At this point, the Orioles don’t need magic. They need a miracle. For a franchise that has waited so long to be in this spotlight -- 17 long years since its last trip to the American League Championship Series -- nearing the possibility of an...
  • Old-school Royals doing it with speed, defense

     Old-school Royals doing it with speed, defense
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Any Royals player saying the American League Championship Series will not go back to Baltimore would have come as a surprise. That the bold prediction came from Jarrod Dyson, someone few outside Kansas City have heard of, made...
  • Orioles' success story part of Andy MacPhail legacy

    Orioles' success story part of Andy MacPhail legacy
    BALTIMORE — When Andy MacPhail departed Chicago in 2006 after two postseason appearances in 12 years running the Cubs, he left with one of the more memorable exit lines in franchise history. "It's time," he said. "The clock on the MacPhail-o-meter...
  • Key moments from Game 2 of the AL Championship Series

    Key moments from Game 2 of the AL Championship Series
    National anthem: Citizen Cope, a Washington-based singer and musician once dubbed "Washington's most soulful export since Marvin Gaye" gives a slowful rendition. Unlike most anthem singles who join fans in Maryland for their "O" moment, Cope waits until...
  • With bat and glove, Lorenzo Cain leads Royals to win over Orioles

    With bat and glove, Lorenzo Cain leads Royals to win over Orioles
    With two passionate fist pumps Saturday evening, Kansas City Royals center fielder Lorenzo Cain punctuated an evening when he swung nearly every big moment in a tense 4-hour, 17-minute game in his team's direction. The first celebration came after his...
  • After being left off ALDS roster, Brian Matusz happy to be back with Orioles

    After being left off ALDS roster, Brian Matusz happy to be back with Orioles
    It all happened in about a week. Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz experienced a gut-punching low of the postseason and then an exhilarating high — all without throwing a pitch. Matusz, the 27-year-old left-hander who had been with the club all...
  • Key moments from Game 1 of the AL Championship Series

    Key moments from Game 1 of the AL Championship Series
    First sustained cheer of the night: 7:12 p.m., as the grounds crew pulls back the tarp that had covered the field all day. Player introductions begin: 7:47 p.m. The orange towels begin waving with the introduction of longtime trainer Richie Bancells....
  • Breakdown of J.J. Hardy's contract extension with Orioles

    Breakdown of J.J. Hardy's contract extension with Orioles
    The big news coming from Thursday's ALCS workout day was the three-year, $40 million extension signed by the Orioles' 32-year-old shortstop J.J. Hardy. Hardy is locked up through 2017 with a club option for 2018 that can vest. Here is the official...
  • Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy signs three-year extension with option for 2018

    Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy signs three-year extension with option for 2018
    It may be the oddest timing for a contract extension announcement in recent memory — on the eve of the first American League Championship Series game at Camden Yards in 17 years and just weeks away from free agency. But the Orioles took care of...