| Sep 17, 2014
| 8:22 PM
PITTSBURGH -- Francisco Liriano had a difficult time throwing strikes. Yet with the way the Pittsburgh Pirates are playing, it didn't matter.
Liriano won his third straight start, first baseman Ike Davis hit a three-run home run and backup shortstop...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Pirates 4, Red Sox 0: Russell Martin belted a two-run homer and Charlie Morton worked five scoreless innings in his first start in a month as host Pittsburgh posted its ninth win in 11 games.
Starling Marte also went deep and Travis Snider added a run-...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:53 PM
All games on WGN-AM 720.
Season series: Pirates 12-4.
Friday: 6:05 p.m., CSN
LH Tsuyoshi Wada (4-2, 2.95) vs. RH Gerrit Cole (8-5, 3.89).
Saturday: 6:05 p.m., CSN
LH Felix Doubront (1-1, 2.25) vs. LH Jeff Locke (7-4, 3.60).
Sunday: 12:35 p.m.,...
| 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....
| May 19, 2014
| 3:39 PM
Orioles bench coach John Russell stands on the top dugout step, elbows resting on the padded railing in front of him. The tanned, rugged face of an eternal boy of summer is expressionless. His calculating eyes are masked by a pair of reflector sunglasses....
| May 12, 2014
| 9:37 PM
Ian Kinsler broke up a tight 2-1 game in the eighth inning with a two-run homer to left field. Kinsler took his time admiring the homer and then rounded the bases in 24 seconds, not a stroll but not a sprint either.
We’ll never know for sure,...
| May 12, 2014
| 9:38 PM
In the eighth inning, Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler hit a two-run homer off Orioles right-hander Bud Norris.
Kinsler admired his shot for a moment – it got out in a hurry – and ran around the bases. It wasn’t the fastest...
| 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...