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  • Orioles lose Travis Ishikawa to Yankees on waivers

    Orioles lose Travis Ishikawa to Yankees on waivers
    First baseman Travis Ishikawa, who was designated for assignment on June 29, was claimed by the New York Yankees on waivers Sunday afternoon. Ishikawa, 29, had two hits in 17 at-bats in his brief time with the Orioles. He had batted .316 with a .413 on-...
  • Twins' Aaron Hicks seems to have chosen the right course

    Had things gone the way Joe Hicks planned, he would have spent Monday flying home from Scotland after watching his son, who a decade ago was a child golfing prodigy, play in the British Open. Instead, Hicks left his job as a longshoreman and made the...
  • Power rankings: No. 1 Angels

    Power rankings: No. 1 Angels
    Pretty ordinary as a relief pitcher, Jerry DiPoto is a natural as a general manager. Serving as an interim GM for the Diamondbacks in 2010, DiPoto flipped the switch on the rebuilding that led to an unexpected division title last season, adding Daniel...
  • Mark Reynolds homers again

    Mark Reynolds homers again
    I think it is fair to say that Mark Reynolds is on a bit of a tear. In Saturday’s second inning, Reynolds hit a 91-mph fastball from CC Sabathia for his 21st home run of the season. It also was his ninth in nine games and seventh in September....
  • Looking at payrolls, O's spend money — just not wisely

    Looking at payrolls, O's spend money — just not wisely
    We’re back. Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday and is getting ready for another one at week’s end. While I was taking a few days off, the Associated Press released its final payrolls for each Major League Baseball team’s 40-man roster....
  • Does the Derby hurt home run hitters such as Robinson Cano?

    Does the Derby hurt home run hitters such as Robinson Cano?
    Ah, the Home Run Derby. It’s hard for me to think of many American traditions that top watching baseball’s best sluggers (cameos made by Vernon Wells in 2010 and Brandon Inge the year before) while listening to Chris Berman shriek NFL...
  • Orioles sweat through 6-1 loss to Angels

    Orioles sweat through 6-1 loss to Angels
    On a night that was punctuated by sweltering heat and a scorching opposing pitcher, the Orioles lost not only a game but also one of their sluggers for the rest of the season. Los Angeles Angels right-hander Ervin Santana took a no-hitter into the sixth,...
  • Bergesen, Orioles beat Angels 3-2

    Bergesen, Orioles beat Angels 3-2
    Brad Bergesen has had his share of struggles this season, so it would be hard to begrudge the young right-hander getting a little excited when something went his way. In the sixth inning Saturday, the usually stoic Bergesen pounded his fist in his...
  • Mariners Lose Tough One in Extras to Angels

    Mariners Lose Tough One in Extras to Angels
    Jered Weaver struck out eight in nine innings in his first start since he was suspended for throwing at a batter, Vernon Wells singled home the winning run in the 10th and the Los Angeles Angels beat the Seattle Mariners 1-0 on Friday night. Torii Hunter...
  • Teens learning Ripken way

    When Cal Ripken Jr. built his youth baseball facility in Aberdeen, Md., he wanted kids to feel what it is like to play in big-league stadiums. He spent heavily to construct a 3,500-seat replica of Camden Yards, complete with a hotel that stands in for the...
  • Do stolen signs explain the Orioles' struggles in Toronto?

    Do stolen signs explain the Orioles' struggles in Toronto?
    The Orioles have struggled mightily when playing the Blue Jays in Toronto over the past five seasons. The Orioles are 12-42 at Rogers Center since 2006, including a 16-game losing streak they snapped this season. They aren't alone, though; the Blue Jays...