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  • Jim Johnson on his save success: 'I think it's more about knowing what kind of pitcher you are'

    Jim Johnson on his save success: 'I think it's more about knowing what kind of pitcher you are'
    In talking about Jim Johnson’s path to becoming one of the top closers in the game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter often compares Johnson to all-time saves leader Mariano Rivera. That’s obviously a difficult comparison, but Showalter has...
  • Andre Ethier, Dodgers start second half with 3-2 win over Nationals

    Andre Ethier, Dodgers start second half with 3-2 win over Nationals
    By his standards, Andre Ethier had a fairly quiet first half. Not horrific, just not up to his standards. He has willingly played every outfield position without complaint, but a .268 batting average, five home runs and 28 runs batted in in the first...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Cubs mailbag

    What happens when Javier Baez comes up? Does Starlin Castro get traded? -- Hank, Rock Island There are many considerations. Assuming Castro rebounds and Baez earns a major league promotion, I believe Baez would move to second or third base. If Darwin...
  • Johnson replaces Byrd in Cubs' lineup

    Johnson replaces Byrd in Cubs' lineup
    Reed Johnson will start Thursday in the Chicago Cubs' series finale against Milwaukee at Wrigley Field, with manager Dale Sveum sitting the slumping Marlon Byrd. Byrd has only one hit in 21 at-bats this season and none in his last 19. The Cubs' lineup...
  • Matusz ends skid, Showalter gets 1,000th win as Orioles rout Yankees

    Matusz ends skid, Showalter gets 1,000th win as Orioles rout Yankees
    By the end of Tuesday night, Orioles manager Buck Showalter had reached the 1,000-win milestone, left-hander Brian Matusz had sidestepped club infamy and designated hitter Nick Johnson had finally exhaled in a 7-1 victory over the New York Yankees. It...
  • Pen still mighty for Yankees

    As much fun as it would be to see the Brewers and Tigers create havoc in October, this is shaping up as a postseason that will be low on surprises. The three best teams entering the playoffs are likely to be the Yankees, Phillies and Red Sox, in that...
  • Fast start comes to quick end for Orioles; Yankees sweep with 6-4 win

    Fast start comes to quick end for Orioles; Yankees sweep with 6-4 win
    The feel-good start to this Orioles’ season may have officially come to an end Wednesday, with one swing that catapulted the New York Yankees to a three-game sweep and pushed the Orioles back to .500. A see-saw contest was put out of reach in the...
  • Jones preaches patience after sweep

    Jones preaches patience after sweep
         Orioles center fielder Adam Jones said after Wednesday night's 6-4 extra-inning loss to the Yankees that the Orioles played well throughout the series and need to take the same attitude and momentum into Toronto.      "Don't hang our heads,'' he...
  • Raul Ibanez hits two HRs to lead Yankees over Orioles in ALDS Game 3

    Raul Ibanez hits two HRs to lead Yankees over Orioles in ALDS Game 3
    The Orioles knew that duplicating their regular-season success at Yankee Stadium wouldn’t be easy – that beating the Yankeesin October in their home ballpark would take an extra level of resiliency. Now, after a heart-breaking, 12-inning, 3-2...
  • Stewart only lefty in Cubs lineup

    Stewart only lefty in Cubs lineup
    MILWAUKEE -- Third baseman Ian Stewart is the only left-handed batter in the Cubs' luneup Thursday against Brewers southpaw Randy Wolf. Jeff Baker replaces Bryan LaHair at first base, Reed Johnson is in right field for David DeJesus and switch-hitting...
  • Valbuena only lefty hitter in Cubs' lineup

    Valbuena only lefty hitter in Cubs' lineup
    Luis Valbuena is the only left-handed hitter in the Cubs lineup Saturday against Boston southpaw Jon Lester. The rest of  the lineup bats from the right side, including Reed Johnson in right field, Jeff Baker at first base, Joe Mather in center field and...