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  • O's and their opponents prepared for a 'five-horse race' in the AL East

    O's and their opponents prepared for a 'five-horse race' in the AL East
    SARASOTA, Fla. — For most of the past two decades, the American League East has been considered the toughest division in baseball, primarily because it contained the sport's two financial behemoths, the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox....
  • A return to simplicity has turned Jason Hammel into the Orioles' ace

    A return to simplicity has turned Jason Hammel into the Orioles' ace
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Before Jason Hammel could become an Opening Day starter, he had to revisit his simpler days of pitching. Before the crowds, before the expectations, before worrying about his career and where he fit in, he needed to go back to...
  • White Sox blank Royals on baseball's opening day

    White Sox blank Royals on baseball's opening day
    Chicagao, Ill. -- Chris Sale struck out seven in 7 2/3 innings and Tyler Flowers homered as Chicago edged visiting Kansas City on opening day. Sale (1-0), who was given a five-year, $32.5 million extension during spring training, scattered seven hits and...
  • At last, Orioles set to play again

    At last, Orioles set to play again
    It seems like only a few days ago that the Orioles were playing the Tampa Bay Rays with second place on the line. Oh, wait a minute, that really was only a few days ago, but the Orioles were trying to hold onto second place in the Grapefruit League...
  • Which James Shields will the Orioles see Tuesday night?

    Which James Shields will the Orioles see Tuesday night?
    Tampa Bay right-hander James Shields, who will start Tuesday night’s pivotal game against the Orioles, is wrapping up a very successful 2012 season that – so far – has featured a 15-9 and a solid 3.62 ERA. That’s almost...
  • Spring training: AL Central preview

    Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship. While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
  • Spring training: AL East preview

    Go ahead, pick an American League East champion. Lots of people are in love with the Blue Jays, who won the offseason. They probably will be the consensus pick when teams leave Florida. But you wouldn't be nuts to pick the Yankees, Rays or Orioles. You'...
  • Quick rise, fast start for Orioles rookie Xavier Avery

    Quick rise, fast start for Orioles rookie Xavier Avery
    Xavier Avery could have excelled in any sport, but he chose baseball because he saw it as a game his talents could grow into with hard work. He enjoyed the challenge of playing a sport in which there's always room for improvement — where getting...
  • Power rankings: No. 4 Rays

    Power rankings: No. 4 Rays
    No. 4 Rays: 27th in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rangers. Who is crazier? Joe Maddon or Andrew Friedman? Or do the two men running baseball's best operation — without question the most efficient — know something that...
  • Rays beat Angels on walkoff wild pitch, 2-1

     
    Tampa Bay's James Shields may be the hottest pitcher in baseball. But for a time Saturday, he also seemed to be the unluckiest as well. After coming within three outs of a third consecutive complete game and second straight shutout,......
  • Question of the Day: Which is the toughest division in baseball? [Updated]

     
    Writers from around Tribune Co. discuss the Major League Baseball season. Check back throughout the day for more responses, vote in the poll and feel free to weigh in with a comment of your own. Phil Rogers, Chicago Tribune There......