| Aug 2, 2014
| 8:48 PM
The Orioles’ margin for error this season has been razor thin. They know it, and the statistics back it up.
One mistake or one break has often has been the difference in a season of close calls. Entering Saturday night’s game against the...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Orioles manager Buck Showalter hates having an emphasis put on one moment in a game, regardless of whether it’s a win or a loss. To him, there are hundreds of situations in each game that ultimately determine the victor. So picking out just one...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:23 PM
PHILADELPHIA — It wasn't a fluke.
After coming to the Phillies with 6.71 ERA in 28 appearances this season and a 9.90 ERA in two starts, expectations weren't high for Jerome Williams.
That's why when he turned in one of his better outings in his...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 8:21 PM
PHILADELPHIA — A.J. Burnett has struggled mightily since his first seven starts of the year.
In his last 20 starts he is 4-13 with a 5.23 ERA. He's even worse in his seven games since the All-Star break, going 0-6 with a 6.41 ERA.
After his last...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Considering how dominant Cole Hamels' pitching had been lately, his previous start looked like an anomaly.
In that game five days ago against the San Francisco Giants, a 5-3 win, Hamels gave up three earned runs on nine hits after allowing a total of...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:25 PM
With Brian Roberts agreeing to a one-year, $2 million deal plus incentives with the New York Yankees on Tuesday, the Orioles offseason suffered another blindside hit — but it actually makes a lot of sense.
Roberts gives the Yankees something...
| Dec 18, 2013
NEW YORK - Making a pair of low-cost deals to fill holes in their roster, the New York Yankees agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with longtime Baltimore Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts and a $7 million, two-year deal with left-hander Matt...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 6:45 PM
BOSTON — The headline news was that Don Mattingly publicly told the Dodgers' owners that dating had gone on long enough. He told them to commit to him as their manager or else, and he took the risk of a nasty breakup.
In other news Monday, the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:48 PM
TEMPE, Ariz. — As kids, Sean Burnett and Prince Fielder were teammates on a travel ball team in Florida.
The team was called The Juice, and packed with 11- and 12-year-olds. Rickie Weeks played second base. Chet Lemon, the former major league...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 7:20 PM
NEW YORK -- Alfonso Soriano homered twice for the second straight night and drove in a career-high seven runs, giving him a staggering 13 RBIs in two games while powering the suddenly potent New York Yankees to an 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Everyone expects the Dodgers to win. They did last year, and they just put up $215 million for Clayton Kershaw, to better their chance to win for many years to come.
No one expects the Angels to win. They sat out the playoffs last year — for the...