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  • 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...
  • Some morning Orioles notes on lineups, Tillman, Arrieta, Britton

    Some morning Orioles notes on lineups, Tillman, Arrieta, Britton
    The Orioles play in Bradenton again this afternoon against the Pittsburgh Pirates – that’s the 723rd game between the two teams this spring (I’m only slightly exaggerating). Here’s the Orioles' lineup: Alexi Casilla 6, Lew Ford...
  • Orioles pre-game notes on Roberts, Reimold, Jones, Gonzalez, lineups

    Orioles pre-game notes on Roberts, Reimold, Jones, Gonzalez, lineups
    Just met with Orioles manager Buck Showalter prior to tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Sarasota. Here are some highlights: Brian Roberts is back in the Orioles lineup Thursday after fouling a ball off his ankle in the sixth...
  • 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...
  • Roberts makes it a memorable return with three hits in an 8-6 Orioles victory

    Roberts makes it a memorable return with three hits in an 8-6 Orioles victory
    Brian Roberts had never been the recipient of a postgame shaving cream pie — the ones Orioles center fielder Adam Jones now ceremoniously delivers to unsuspecting daily heroes while they do interviews on the field after big wins. That changed after...
  • 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...
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  • 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...
  • PHILLIES FILES: 3 Phils up for Gold Gloves, including Polly who spoke about his position change

     
    No more wondering when the Gold Glove winners will be announced. ESPN2 will televise the first-ever Rawlings Gold Glove Awards show at 10 tonight. The one-hour telecast, hosted by Karl Ravech, John Kruk and Barry Larkin, will feature the announcement........
  • What went right, what went wrong in opener

     
    THREE THINGS THAT WENT RIGHT THURSDAY 1. Roy Halladay’s outing. In his 10th consecutive Opening Day start, he allowed hits to the first two batters of the game and not another one in the eight innings he’s pitched. Charlie Manuel......