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  • Orioles notebook: Demotion to Rockies bullpen helped Hammel fine-tune focus

    Orioles notebook: Demotion to Rockies bullpen helped Hammel fine-tune focus
    Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel says he's a much different pitcher from the one who last faced the New York Yankees in 2008. Through four starts this season, Hammel — acquired in the February trade that sent No. 1 starter Jeremy Guthrie to the...
  • It's a successful return for Zack Greinke in Dodgers' 3-1 victory

    It's a successful return for Zack Greinke in Dodgers' 3-1 victory
    Zack Greinke did his job, even a tad more. Then the rest of the Dodgers did just enough of theirs to emerge with a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night before a Dodger Stadium crowd of 36,721. Greinke, making his first start...
  • Power rankings: No. 30 A's

    Power rankings: No. 30 A's
    First in a series, counting down to the opening of spring training. First up: the Athletics, No. 30 in Phil Rogers' power rankings. Loved the movie "Moneyball." If you weren't touched by Billy Beane's relationship with his daughter, you don't have a...
  • Flaherty's confidence at the plate coming back

    Flaherty's confidence at the plate coming back
    Through the first two months of the Orioles' season, second baseman Ryan Flaherty's reputation hinged much more on his glove than his bat. In 30 games, Flaherty was perfect in the field. At the plate, though, he struggled, starting the year 0-for-17...
  • Hunter has strong start in Orioles' 6-2 win over A's

    Hunter has strong start in Orioles' 6-2 win over A's
    The Orioles' second win at The Coliseum since 2008 featured another solid start from one of the rotation's newest members, a shutdown relief appearance from a much-maligned lefty, and two clutch hits from the bottom of the order. Tommy Hunter survived...
  • Matusz has uneven outing in Orioles' 8-4 loss to A's

    Matusz has uneven outing in Orioles' 8-4 loss to A's
    In the days leading up to Brian Matusz's return to the big leagues, Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked several times about what he was looking to see from the 24-year-old left-hander. His answer didn't include mention of the stadium radar gun,...
  • Orioles turn in ugly performance in 6-5 loss to A's

    Orioles turn in ugly performance in 6-5 loss to A's
    The final, frantic moment of another discouraging and depressing afternoon of Orioles baseball featured pinch runner Blake Davis sprinting around third base and eyeing the Oakland Athletics' catcher and his former Cal State Fullerton teammate, Kurt...
  • McCarthy gets season started in Japan

    The 2012 Major League Baseball season began halfway around the globe in the wee hours of Wednesday morning with a pitch thrown by Glendale's very own Brandon McCarthy. It was a mixed bag for the right-handed pitcher when it came to firsts, as he was...
  • Positivity, preparation make Nationals' Suzuki a leader

    George Horton ran a college baseball powerhouse at Cal State-Fullerton, the kind of program that had no place for someone like Kurt Suzuki. Horton had never seen or heard of Suzuki before a scout pal mentioned the high schooler in Hawaii. "We didn't...
  • Jason Hammel guides Orioles to 6-2 win over Nationals

    Jason Hammel guides Orioles to 6-2 win over Nationals
    Orioles right-hander Jason Hammel, even when he has put up a so-called “quality start” this season, has been visibly and vocally disappointed by how he has pitched. By his exacting standards, he needs to do more, command his fastball...
  • Orioles closer Jim Johnson got a warm welcome from Baltimore crowd Wednesday

    The last time Orioles closer Jim Johnson had walked off the mound, it was after his fourth blown save in five opportunities Sunday, when was unable to preserve a three-run ninth-inning lead in a 6-5 walk-off loss to Toronto at Rogers Centre. But when...