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  • 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.”...
  • 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...
  • Power rankings: No. 20 Indians

    Power rankings: No. 20 Indians
    No. 20 Indians: No. 11 in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Rockies. If the Cubs could, they would run, not walk, away from the last three years of Alfonso Soriano's contract. The Orioles would do the same with the two left on Brian...
  • Second-half begins on similar note

    Second-half begins on similar note
    Other than All-Star catcher Matt Wieters, the Orioles enjoyed three glorious days away from baseball. They took quick vacations, spent time with family and friends, and frequented malls, restaurants and water parks. But they could delay the inevitable...
  • Orioles lose 9th straight game

    Orioles lose 9th straight game
    It's even starting to affect the usually reliable ones now, the Orioles' run of horrid pitching that continues to sink their season to embarrassing levels. Jake Arrieta, once considered one of the few young players to make strides this season, now can'...
  • Simon, Orioles end skid with 6-5 win

    Simon, Orioles end skid with 6-5 win
    Orioles right-hander Alfredo Simon can’t be sure when he’ll next pitch in a major league game, or even when he’ll be back on U.S. soil. On Saturday night, he threw like a man wanting to leave a lasting impression while helping the...
  • Bullpen holds on tight as Orioles win their fifth straight, 4-3 over Indians

    Bullpen holds on tight as Orioles win their fifth straight, 4-3 over Indians
    CLEVELAND – After getting another quality outing from a starting pitcher — for the fifth consecutive game — the Orioles turned Sunday’s game over to their shutdown bullpen. And for one of the few times this season, the Orioles had...
  • Indians snap Orioles' five-game winning streak

    Indians snap Orioles' five-game winning streak
    CLEVELAND – Orioles manager Buck Showalter, a master of detail, watches baseball games in pieces, individual snapshots, and not in one stream. So, to him, a play that might not have been made in the third or a blown call in the sixth is equally...
  • Orioles lose two-run lead against the Indians and their fourth consecutive game

    Orioles lose two-run lead against the Indians and their fourth consecutive game
    Orioles lefty Zach Britton felt his pitches were working so well on Monday night that he could last deep into the evening, save his bullpen and pick up his second consecutive win. Instead, things inexplicably snowballed on Britton and the Orioles in the...
  • 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...
  • Kendrick gets a game off in Cleveland

     
    The Angels are searching for consistent offense but Manager Mike Scioscia is also trying to find a way to rest his regulars. On Monday, that meant benching All-Star Howie Kendrick, the team's leading hitter at .301 and the American League's......