| Jul 3, 2011
Matt Thornton provided the model. Gavin Floyd reaffirmed it, reaching his potential for the White Sox after frustrating the Phillies.
General manager Ken Williams had those success stories, and others, in mind when he read scouting reports from one of...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 1:05 AM
MINNEAPOLIS - As Danny Valencia's three-run homer barely reached the seats in left field to give the Minnesota Twins a 7-0 lead in the eighth inning, Brian Duensing was worried his chances for a second career shutout left the ballpark with it.
| Aug 21, 2011
| 8:36 PM
Before Sunday's game, manager Eric Wedge talked about the developmental phase his team is in.
After the game, the Mariners had another experience to draw back on to help move the process along, as they fell 8-7 in walk-off fashion against the Rays on...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 9:00 PM
Alex Avila's two-run home run backed seven strong innings by Justin Verlander as the Tigers took down the Rays, 5-2, to open a four-game series.
Verlander (19-5) allowed one run on three hits and three walks while fanning eight in the right-hander's...
| Sep 4, 2011
| 3:27 PM
During another difficult season in which losses have piled up at a dizzying rate, Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie has managed to keep his composure, or at least hold off his frustration until he was well outside the camera's view.
But that changed in an...
| Sep 12, 2011
| 8:03 PM
The Orioles stuck to their usual September story line on Monday night, opening the first full series of the month here against a division rival that came into Camden Yards on a roll and bursting with incentive to mop the infield with the last-place home...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 8:35 PM
The Tampa Bay Rays had a golden opportunity to gain ground in the American League wild-card race Wednesday night, but the Orioles apparently have made it their personal mission to keep them out of the playoffs.
Jeremy Guthrie delivered one of his...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 2:55 PM
Joakim Soria worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the 10th and Eric Hosmer doubled home the winning run in the bottom of the inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday night.
Brandon Gomes (0-1)...