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  • Streaking Pirates hold off Braves, 10-8

    ATLANTA Starling Marte snapped a 0-for-21 slump with a two-out, two-run, opposite-field homer in the sixth inning off left-hander Luis Avilan, and the Pirates bats came alive late to beat the Atlanta Braves, 10-8, Friday night at Turner Field. The...
  • Set for return to Baltimore, Nelson Cruz fondly recalls his one big season with O's

    Set for return to Baltimore, Nelson Cruz fondly recalls his one big season with O's
    The perpetually positive Nelson Cruz kept using the word "excited" when asked about returning to Camden Yards on Tuesday for the first time since joining the Seattle Mariners as a free agent last December. He's excited to see manager Buck Showalter,...
  • Little League World Series gave direction to Lehigh Valley IronPig Adam Loewen's sports career

    Little League World Series gave direction to Lehigh Valley IronPig Adam Loewen's sports career
    Pitchers throw their gloves in disgust. Hitters snap a bat over their knee. For added viewer entertainment, players take their frustrations out on a water cooler. If your temper reaches Carlos Zambrano level, you pick a fight with a teammate. For Adam...
  • Phillies beat Braves 5-2 behind Francoeur, Harang

    Phillies beat Braves 5-2 behind Francoeur, Harang
    ATLANTA — Jeff Francoeur was desperate for a breakout game after 19 straight at-bats without a hit. A return to Atlanta, where he played his first five major league seasons, was the perfect setting for a dramatic recovery. Francoeur had...
  • Thoughts and observations from a bizarre day at Camden Yards

    Thoughts and observations from a bizarre day at Camden Yards
    This is my 15th season covering the Orioles and I’ve been around a whole bunch of strange things. Had to cover a pitcher who punched a judge on Christmas Day, a snow squall on Opening Day and a performance-enhancing drug suspension for a guy who...
  • Orioles pregame notes: Rogers Centre turf already an adventure, plus updates on Hardy, Wieters, Harvey, De La Rosa and starting lineups

    TORONTO – The Orioles haven't played their first game on the Rogers Centre’s controversial new artificial turf, but they've already had their first adventure on it. Third baseman Jimmy Paredes was hit in the face during batting practice...
  • Yankees reliever Andrew Miller says time with O's was 'most fun I've ever had playing baseball'

    Yankees reliever Andrew Miller says time with O's was 'most fun I've ever had playing baseball'
    When New York Yankees left-hander Andrew Miller took the mound in the eighth inning Monday with one on, one out and his club clinging to a one-run lead, he wasn't nostalgic. He wasn't considering that the guys in the batter's box were his teammates just a...
  • Orioles fans cautiously optimistic as season begins

    Orioles fans cautiously optimistic as season begins
    With a new baseball season around the corner, the Rev. Martha Macgill knew just what to do to get in the mood. Over and over, the Episcopal priest and ardent Orioles fan watched the same clip: Delmon Young driving his game-winning double into the left-...
  • The Lineup

    The Lineup
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || Catcher || || || Matt Wieters had a terrific April last year before being sidelined with an elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery, a procedure typically reserved for pitchers. Backups Nick Hundley (now on the...
  • Travis Snider and Alejandro De Aza fall in step with Orioles' team-first mantra

    Travis Snider and Alejandro De Aza fall in step with Orioles' team-first mantra
    In postgame interviews following the Orioles’ 6-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, outfielders Travis Snider and Alejandro De Aza were already toeing the company line. Both spewed cliches about how it’s all about the team and not...
  • Orioles hit three home runs, Chris Tillman allows one run in 6-2 win over Rays

    Orioles hit three home runs, Chris Tillman allows one run in 6-2 win over Rays
    The Orioles were ready for the regular season to start a week ago. They had long since had enough of meaningless Grapefruit League games and the drills on the back fields in Sarasota. They were ready to make it count. It wasn’t the anticipation of...