| Apr 1, 2013
| 7:44 PM
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...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 9:00 PM
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...
| May 31, 2013
| 9:44 PM
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-...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:01 PM
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-...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:33 AM
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....
| Mar 26, 2012
| 7:17 PM
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...
| Mar 24, 2011
| 7:17 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2012
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...
| Jun 19, 2011
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...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:22 PM
There were options had the Orioles wanted to skip Jeremy Guthrie's start or, at the very least, push it back a couple of days to make sure the right-hander had recovered from a back strain.
But Guthrie wanted the ball, and Orioles manager Buck...