| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:00 AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Games like the Orioles’ 2-1 loss to the Rays Friday night are tough ones to swallow, especially when another team beats you at your own game.
The Orioles are usually the kings of the late innings, but after Desmond...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 4:42 PM
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....
| Sep 13, 2012
| 6:06 PM
The Orioles’ 3-2 extra-inning win over the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday afternoon was a long time coming — in more ways than one.
The Orioles needed 14 innings — and five hours and 14 minutes — to complete a three-game sweep of...
| Apr 30, 2011
| 4:34 PM
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,......
| Jun 4, 2011
| 6:14 PM
It's too early to make any bold proclamations about what has been a surprising season for the Mariners, but one quality has become increasingly present: They fight to the end in every game.
Take Saturday's 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay before a sun-splashed...
| Jun 5, 2011
| 10:38 PM
Before Sunday's game, Mariners manager Eric Wedge spoke of Miguel Olivo's strength of personality as a team leader. He didn't even mention his catcher's hot bat.
But it was the latter that once again spoke the loudest in the series finale against the...
| May 6, 2011
| 10:05 PM
The Orioles' 6-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on an ugly, rainy, sloppy night Friday at Camden Yards provided a crystal-clear example of what separates successful veteran pitchers from inexperienced ones that are seemingly headed toward that path.
| May 11, 2012
| 8:37 PM
Nick Johnson’s brief career in an Oriolesuniform offered few highlights until Friday night.
The 33-year-old had grown frustrated with his inability to contribute to the burgeoning Orioles offense. It seemed as though he had left his bat at spring...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:40 AM
On the surface, it sounds like baseball’s version of “Grumpy Old Men.”
Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon is still steaming about his reliever, Joel Peralta, being ejected for having pine tar on his glove in Tuesday’s 5-4 Rays’...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 5:20 AM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals are going through the growing pains of a promising young team.
Jeff Niemann won his sixth consecutive decision, Ben Zobrist had a two-run triple and the Tampa Bay Rays completed a four-game sweep with a...
| May 23, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Alex Avila hit a pair of homers, including the go-ahead, two-run blast in the bottom of the eighth inning, boosting Detroit to a 7-6 win over Tampa Bay.
Avila belted a solo homer to right off Wade Davis in the sixth inning, getting the Tigers within a...