| Apr 2, 2013
| 5:43 AM
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Justin Verlander and the Detroit Tigers are restocked for a run at another World Series.
Some cold air at the start of the season wasn't about to deter them.
Verlander won on opening day for the first time in six tries,...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Orioles catcher Matt Wieters says if there have been contract extension talks between the Orioles and his agent, Scott Boras, he doesn’t know about them. And he won’t unless Boras thinks things are getting close.
“I told Scott that I...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:36 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – When it came to stopping Orioles first baseman Chris Davis in this week’s season-opening series, the Tampa Bay Rays had few victories.
One of those came in Davis’ final at-bat of Thursday’s 6-3 Orioles...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 8:57 PM
For the first four games of this season, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis had been on a historic offensive run, one that put him on the precipice of doing something no other big league ballplayer had ever done.
But baseball, the cruel mistress, doesn&...
| Apr 7, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As a media scrum surrounded him in the Orioles clubhouse after he made his major league debut Saturday night, left-hander T.J. McFarland was told by a reporter that if he was nervous out on the mound, it didn’t show.
“Didn’t show it at...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:08 PM
BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Andrew McCutchen walked to the podium, brushed back his trademark dreadlocks, unfolded a sheet of paper and took a deep breath.
The Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star centerfielder looked across the massive ballroom at the...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 7:16 PM
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- While the consensus is that Brian Matusz will make the Orioles’ 25-man roster and pitch in the bullpen like he did superbly at the end of last season, the 26-year-old lefty has said repeatedly that he is approaching this spring...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 6:54 PM
SARASOTA, Fla. — Brian Matusz's roller-coaster season had landed him in Triple-A Norfolk last August, and he was walking along the city's harbor in the shadows of majestic naval battleships with his father, Mike.
Days earlier, the Orioles left-...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Although he is 22 and had been in the majors for all of 11 days, Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman didn’t seem flummoxed by the bright lights and suffocating hype of his first two starts.
He just wasn’t very effective.
All that changed...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:18 PM
Lance Armstrong lied. Pete Rose lied. Marion Jones lied. Mark McGwire, who alternately saved baseball and trashed baseball, lied.
The authors of the greatest achievements in the history of sports ultimately have looked the camera in the eye and said,...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 6:12 PM
Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was working for White Sox scouting director Al Goldis in 1989 and was assigned to watch Auburn University in some early-season games.
He couldn't stop thinking about how much damage the first baseman could do.