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  • Orioles announce ALDS roster; Jimenez on, Matusz and McFarland off

    The Orioles will only have two lefties in their bullpen for the American League Division Series that starts tonight at 5:37 p.m. against the Detroit Tigers, and Ubaldo Jimenez is a surprise addition to the roster. The Tigers don’t have many left-...
  • With eight runs in eighth, Orioles pull away for 12-3 win over Tigers in Game 1

    With eight runs in eighth, Orioles pull away for 12-3 win over Tigers in Game 1
    An announced sellout crowd formed a sea of orange throughout the seating bowl of Camden Yards -- waving orange rally towels that said “Welcome to October” -- ready for the return of postseason baseball to Baltimore. After nearly two weeks of...
  • For second straight game, Orioles pound Detroit Tigers bullpen in eighth

    For second straight game, Orioles pound Detroit Tigers bullpen in eighth
    A day after the Detroit Tigers bullpen imploded in Game 1, the same cast of relievers was again responsible for an eighth-inning meltdown that sent the Orioles on the road with a 7-6 win and a 2-0 lead in the American League Division Series. "It's...
  • Alejandro De Aza key as Orioles top Tigers 12-3 in opener

    Alejandro De Aza key as Orioles top Tigers 12-3 in opener
    BALTIMORE -- There's something about playing the Detroit Tigers in the postseason that just seems to makes Nelson Cruz lock in at the plate. Cruz homered six times vs. the Tigers in 2011 while playing with the Texas Rangers. He did some more damage with...
  • Orioles' 5-run ninth not enough after another lackluster pitching effort

    A five-run offensive explosion in the ninth inning Saturday that made a nail-biter out of a blowout didn’t mask the most pertinent question surrounding the 2014 Orioles: Will the starting pitching do enough to keep them in contention throughout the...
  • Carl Crawford double in 10th gives Dodgers 3-2 win over Tigers

    Carl Crawford double in 10th gives Dodgers 3-2 win over Tigers
    It’s not how you score runs, just that you score more than the other guy. Wild pitches, bases-loaded walks, bunts, bloopers, sacrifice flies, stumbling outfielders -- whatever works. Tuesday night the Dodgers edged the Detroit¬†Tigers, 3-2, scoring...
  • Avila's RBI Single In 9th Lifts Tigers Past Yankees

    Avila's RBI Single In 9th Lifts Tigers Past Yankees
    Alex Avila drove a first-pitch slider off the right field wall in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday to give the Detroit Tigers a 3-2 win over the New York Yankees.  Avila's two-out blast off Shawn Kelley hit midway up the wall and out of the...
  • Orioles take rubber match vs. Tigers with 4-2 comeback win

    Orioles take rubber match vs. Tigers with 4-2 comeback win
    Although he is 22 and had been in the majors for all of 11 days, Orioles right-hander Kevin Gausman didn’t seem flummoxed by the bright lights and suffocating hype of his first two starts. He just wasn’t very effective. All that changed...
  • Danny Valencia breaks Orioles' pinch-hitting slump

    Danny Valencia breaks Orioles' pinch-hitting slump
    Entering Sunday’s series finale with Detroit, the Orioles bench had struggled throughout the year in contributing late in games, hitting just 1-for-18 in pinch-hit situations. But against the Tigers, the Orioles got their first pinch hit since May...
  • Everyone walks away happy

    The field for this fall's playoffs might be far different if Josh Byrnes, then the Diamondbacks general manager, hadn't approached the Yankees' Brian Cashman with an idea shortly before Thanksgiving in 2009. What transpired next may have contributed to...
  • Tigers' success starts at top

    Like Rudolf Nureyev, the Tigers have turned on a dime. They appeared to be downsizing less than two years ago when they traded Curtis Granderson and Edwin Jackson in moves that seemed to show owner Mike Ilitch's concern over a bloated payroll. But that...