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  • Yasiel Puig reaches safely again, but Dodgers lose to Pirates, 6-3

    Yasiel Puig reaches safely again, but Dodgers lose to Pirates, 6-3
    KEY MOMENT: The Pirates broke a 3-3 tie in the seventh inning against Brandon League, who hadn't given up an earned run in his last 16 appearances. League gave up the go-ahead run on a single by Josh Harrison, who advanced to second base on Andre Ethier's...
  • Brandon League allows first earned runs in 17 games, Dodgers fall, 6-3

    Brandon League allows first earned runs in 17 games, Dodgers fall, 6-3
    Brandon League had turned it around. All the way around. Some might not have noticed, intent as they are to boo the very mention of his name, but League had not given up an earned run in 16 consecutive games. It was a streak that had to come to an end...
  • Josh Beckett unable to duplicate gem in Dodgers' 2-1 loss to Pirates

    Josh Beckett unable to duplicate gem in Dodgers' 2-1 loss to Pirates
    The once-in-a-lifetime performance remained a once-in-a-lifetime performance. Five days removed from the first no-hitter of his career, Josh Beckett didn't throw a second. Beckett looked considerably more human in the 2-1 defeat to the Pittsburgh...
  • Quotes after benches cleared Monday in Orioles-Tigers game

    Quotes after benches cleared Monday in Orioles-Tigers game
    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...
  • Benches clear, no punches thrown in Orioles-Tigers game Monday

    Benches clear, no punches thrown in Orioles-Tigers game Monday
    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,...
  • As Buck Showalter's right-hand man, John Russell helps Orioles in many ways

    As Buck Showalter's right-hand man, John Russell helps Orioles in many ways
    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....
  • 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....
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...