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  • Brian Matusz gives up five runs in four innings vs. Pirates

    Brian Matusz gives up five runs in four innings vs. Pirates
    Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz, competing for the fifth starter’s spot, took a step backward Sunday, allowing five runs in four innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Matusz was staked an 8-0 lead in the first inning, but allowed two runs in...
  • Thoughts and observations on Silver Slugger Awards, Jeff Manto and expanded instant replay

    Thoughts and observations on Silver Slugger Awards, Jeff Manto and expanded instant replay
    The annual Silver Slugger Awards will be announced at 6 p.m. tonight on MLB Network, and the Orioles should be well represented. The awards are decided by a vote of major league managers and coaches, and lean heavily toward run-production numbers....
  • Samardzija at his best in Cubs opener

    PITTSBURGH — Jeff Samardzija was in the news near the end of camp when Theo Epstein told a reporter the right-hander dumped his girlfriend last year to prove he was committed to becoming a starter. If Samardzija continues to dominate the way he did...
  • Big 2nd inning leads to 10-6 win for Cardinals

    Big 2nd inning leads to 10-6 win for Cardinals
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - Jon Jay and Matt Holliday each had two hits and two RBIs as the St. Louis Cardinals jumped on the Pittsburgh Pirates early in a 10-6 victory Monday night.         Allen Craig doubled and drove in three runs for the Cardinals, who knocked...
  • Mixed results for Milwaukee Brewers' Marco Estrada in MLB

    Mixed results for Milwaukee Brewers' Marco Estrada in MLB
    The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players. Marco Estrada (Glendale Community College, 2003) starting pitcher, Milwaukee Brewers: Estrada and Milwaukee are probably glad that May concluded Friday. The Brewers finished the month 6-...
  • Thoughts on drafting and developing catchers

    Thoughts on drafting and developing catchers
    For Tuesday’s paper, I wrote a piece about the upcoming amateur draft and the fact there is an unusual abundance of high school catchers available this year. And I wrote about whether the Orioles would consider grabbing one in the first round even...
  • Marlins get offense, just not enough in 7-4 loss

    Marlins get offense, just not enough in 7-4 loss
    MIAMI — For a brief moment, it looked like beer league softball. Well, relatively speaking. But early-game offense soon subsided and the Miami Marlins mini hot streak came to an end. Pittsburgh out-hit the suddenly, but briefly slugging hosts 7-...
  • Orioles secure 4-1 win against the Pirates

    Orioles secure 4-1 win against the Pirates
    BRADENTON, Fla. – Tommy Hunter had a solid outing the last time he took the mound Wednesday, but he was disappointed with his lack of command. That wasn’t a problem on Monday night, when Hunter absolutely breezed through six scoreless innings...
  • Arrieta uneven as O's top Pirates, 11-7

    Arrieta uneven as O's top Pirates, 11-7
    Right-hander Jake Arrieta turned in the longest big league outing this spring for an Orioles starter, fluctuating between unhittable and utterly shaky Thursday evening. In the Orioles' 11-7 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates, Arrieta allowed two homers in...
  • Power rankings: No. 28 Pirates

    Power rankings: No. 28 Pirates
    No. 28 Pirates: 3rd in a series counting down to spring training. Next: Padres. While it may not be enough to soothe the pain of 19 consecutive losing seasons, Pirates fans at least have someone to blame. That would be Pedro Alvarez, or perhaps Greg...
  • Pirates might not jump ship

    Forget Paul Maholm's 3-7 record. He has compiled a 3.12 earned-run average over 89 innings, holding opponents to 70 hits. With limited options expected to become available on the trade market next month, Maholm is having the kind of season that could...