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  • Angels give away another game in 3-2 loss to Yankees

    KEY MOMENT: The Angels were in position to hand Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka his first loss since Aug. 19, 2012, and end his 31-game win streak dating back to Japan. But Garrett Richards' two-seam fastball to Mark Teixeira didn't sink, and a pitch...
  • Angels' bullpen has to know how to hold them

    There are saves and blown saves for closers and holds for setup men, but there is no formal measure for the performance of those less-heralded relievers who enter with their team trailing by a few runs and hold the score, giving their offense a chance...
  • Orioles' Brad Brach reflects on his four-inning performance vs. Pirates

    Orioles' Brad Brach reflects on his four-inning performance vs. Pirates
    Right-handed reliever Brad Brach hadn't pitched four innings in a game since college, and he hadn't thrown more than two innings in a major league game in his career. But Wednesday in Pittsburgh, Brach entered in the second inning in relief of starter...
  • Orioles lose to Indians, 8-7, in 13 innings after Troy Patton gives up two runs

    Orioles lose to Indians, 8-7, in 13 innings after Troy Patton gives up two runs
    In extra innings, every pitch becomes magnified, and after the Orioles' painful 8-7 loss to the Cleveland Indians in 13 innings, left-hander Troy Patton replayed one pitch in his mind. Patton was one strike away from escaping a bases-loaded jam, but...
  • MLB All-Star game to include Trout, Kershaw, maybe Puig, Gonzalez

    Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw will be making his third consecutive All-Star game appearance and Angels outfielder Mike Trout his second. And rookie sensation Yasiel Puig of the Dodgers still has a chance of making his first. Puig, who has played...
  • Casilla homers to help Orioles break four-game skid with 6-3 win over Indians

    Casilla homers to help Orioles break four-game skid with 6-3 win over Indians
    Alexi Casilla has had a difficult enough time breaking into the Orioles’ starting lineup recently, let alone being a home run threat. But when Orioles manager Buck Showalter selected his batting order for Tuesday night’s game against the...
  • Alexi Casilla's slump-busting home run almost lost in translation

    Alexi Casilla's slump-busting home run almost lost in translation
    It quickly became the talk of the clubhouse when Orioles second baseman Alexi Casilla delayed his postgame media session until the club could get coach Einar Diaz to act as interpreter to help translate Casilla's thoughts about his game-winning three-...
  • Five Baltimore Orioles stats that stand out this week

    Five Baltimore Orioles stats that stand out this week
    Each Wednesday, blogger Matt Vensel will highlight five statistics that really mean something for the Orioles. three -- straight months with at least nine homers for Chris Davis. Davis is having such a crazy season, I could rename this segment “...
  • Manny Machado breaks up no-hitter in the seventh inning

    Manny Machado breaks up no-hitter in the seventh inning
    Through six innings Wednesday night, Cleveland Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir looked like the pitcher that posted an ERA of 3.77 or less for four straight seasons for Tampa Bay in the mid-2000s. The Orioles couldn’t touch him, and Kazmir was...
  • Remembering Ryan Freel's time with the Orioles

    Remembering Ryan Freel's time with the Orioles
    The final image of Ryan Freel's time with the Orioles was one of potential tragedy: Freel remaining motionless on the Fenway Park basepaths after being hit in the right side of the head by an errant Justin Masterson pickoff throw during a game on April...
  • Angels blow five-run lead in 6-5 loss to Indians

    CLEVELAND -- Five runs ahead and 10 outs away from a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians, the Angels collapsed in the sixth and seventh innings for a 6-5 loss at Progressive Field on Sunday. Cleveland catcher Carlos Santana led off the seventh...