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  • Orioles' Nelson Cruz, Adam Jones combine to go 0-for-4 in All-Star Game

    Orioles' Nelson Cruz, Adam Jones combine to go 0-for-4 in All-Star Game
    Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and center fielder Adam Jones, the Orioles' two representatives who played in the All-Star Game on Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis, had similar results in each of their two at-bats during the annual event. Both...
  • Defense holding Indians back

    The Sports Xchange MLB Team Report - Cleveland Indians - INSIDE PITCH KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Right-hander Corey Kluber threw 107 pitches in nine innings on Thursday night at Kauffman Stadium. He had limited the Royals to two hits, one unearned run,...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
    Bill Shaikin ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. OAKLAND: Raiders owner wants to “tear that Oakland Coliseum down the minute the 2015 baseball season’s over.”...
  • Dodgers' Josh Beckett has a shaky start in loss to Indians

    Dodgers' Josh Beckett has a shaky start in loss to Indians
    Recovering from a career-threatening operation and reinventing himself as a pitcher was only part of Josh Beckett's comeback. Now comes what could be the greatest obstacle: Maintenance. Beckett made one of his least effective starts of the season...
  • VIDEO: See Tuesday night's Indians triple play that started with a pitch by Poquoson's Kyle Crockett

    Poquoson native Kyle Crockett threw a pitch that led to a triple play Tuesday night in the Cleveland Indians' 10-3 road win against the Los Angeles Dodgers -- his second major-league triumph against no losses. Crockett, a rookie left-hander in just...
  • Nelson Cruz will make the All-Star team, but what about some other Orioles?

    Nelson Cruz will make the All-Star team, but what about some other Orioles?
    Five Orioles made the All-Star Game last year in New York. That won’t happen again July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis. This year, the Orioles will have one All-Star for sure: Nelson Cruz, who is nearly 1 million votes ahead of the Boston Red...
  • Trevor Bauer holds a teammate, but not the lead, in Indians victory

    It was the third inning of a scoreless game when Trevor Bauer felt inspired, stood up from the bench in the visitors' dugout at Dodger Stadium and gave Indians center fielder Michael Brantley a hug. “Just kind of felt like he could use a hug,&...
  • Dodgers' Miguel Rojas adjusts hitting mechanics, sees improvement

    Dodgers' Miguel Rojas adjusts hitting mechanics, sees improvement
    Miguel Rojas makes snap adjustments that result in spectacular plays wherever he fields, and now he’s making adjustments to his swing as well. It worked Wednesday, as Rojas put together a 2-for-3 day on two singles against the Cleveland Indians....
  • Orioles' Adam Jones surges in All-Star voting as his candidacy is debated

    Orioles' Adam Jones surges in All-Star voting as his candidacy is debated
    A fast-rising Adam Jones was fifth in the outfield balloting for the American League when results were last released Monday, and MLB tweeted today that he's been gaining on Toronto's Melky Cabrera and Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, both of whom were ahead...
  • 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...
  • Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez reverts to April form in 9-0 loss to Indians

    Ten starts into his Orioles career, the organization is still trying to figure out which Ubaldo Jimenez they signed. At times, Jimenez has been dominating, as he was during a three-start stretch this month. But when he’s struggled, it hasn’t...