| Apr 18, 2013
| 12:32 PM
NORFOLK — Hard ground balls mean different, though equally successful, things to the Brothers Verlander. For older brother Justin, the Major League mega-star pitcher with the Detroit Tigers, they're often a way to get out of an inning.
| May 14, 2013
| 6:41 AM
The Baltimore sports scene is blessed with a bunch of talented bloggers who bring their unique perspective to the conversation. Each week, I hope to chat with one of them in a regular feature called Blogger on Blogger. This week, I exchanged emails with...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 10:14 PM
BOSTON — When Boston Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino strolls to the plate at Fenway Park, the public-address system blares the opening lyric to his walk-up song:
"Don't worry about a thing …"
The Red Sox faithful promptly finish the...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 6:51 PM
DETROIT — It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park.
But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli.
With Verlander continuing the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:38 PM
DETROIT — After watching the Tigers lose in the American League Championship Series in 2011 and seeing the Giants sweep them in last year's World Series, Motown is getting antsy.
And when the crowd of 42,669 began booing star first baseman...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 4:06 PM
Orioles rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman's first two major league starts were marred by home runs and inconsistencies. After losses to Toronto and Washington, the rookie entered Sunday's matchup with Detroit — the best hitting team in the majors...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 4:23 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Fireworks were expected at Camden Yards this weekend with two of baseball’s highest-scoring teams, the Orioles and Detroit Tigers, duking it out in a measuring-stick series between two top American League teams.
The O's took two of three, and fans...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Orioles first baseman Chris Davis and center fielder Adam Jones are among the leading American League votegetters at their positions through the first reporting of All-Star Game fan balloting figures, which were released Monday by Major League Baseball....
| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:40 PM
John Kruk, who will be part of ESPN’s broadcast of the Home Run Derby, says Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is the favorite “without question” to win the event at Citi Field on Monday night.
“When you watch his home runs, he...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:57 PM
The next time you go to Camden Yards, keep your eye on him, the way he shifts a few feet before every batter to maximize his odds for an easy path to the ball, the way he avoids contorting himself into an awkward throwing position.
Try not to be...