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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Orioles fail in every facet of game in 7-1 loss to Angels

    Orioles fail in every facet of game in 7-1 loss to Angels
    Over 13-plus years of losing baseball, the Orioles have seemingly hit rock bottom so many times that it's impossible to recount. They finished 4-32 in 2002 and started 2-16 in 2010. They went from first place to fourth in a little more than three...
  • Orioles strike early in 6-2 win over Angels

    Orioles strike early in 6-2 win over Angels
    For 14 seasons, Camden Yards has been devoid of playoff hopes in September. Now, that malaise is spreading to the visitors' dugout. With a 6-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night, the Orioles (62-88) have won four consecutive games...
  • Playoff fever absent

    One of the more thrilling nights in recent Major League Baseball history took place Wednesday night. Two wild card spots were determined in riveting contests that showcased Tampa Bay and St. Louis coming from far behind in the standings to crush Boston...
  • Whispers: Watch for Jays in free agency

    Whispers Keep an eye on the Blue Jays when teams start throwing around money this fall. After brilliantly ridding themselves of Vernon Wells and Alex Rios, the Blue Jays are expected to become major players in free agency within the next two years....
  • Initial take on Josh Hamilton to the Angels (and an Orioles wrinkle?)

    Initial take on Josh Hamilton to the Angels (and an Orioles wrinkle?)
    The news broke this afternoon that the Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal, pending a physical, with talented but troubled slugger Josh Hamilton. As a baseball writer, my first reaction was this: Maybe commissioner Bud Selig...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Sox mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' Sox mailbag
    Do you think Sox overpaid for Brett Myers? The player to be named later is most likely a high 2011 draft pick, which is why they have to wait. Jim F., Denver Jim, thanks for your patience. I realize you submitted this question before the player to be...
  • Steinberg: What went wrong with the Angels?

    Arte Moreno, the epitome of what fans hope for in an owner, spent the offseason making dramatic moves to improve the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He signed Albert Pujols, the best hitter in baseball, to a $250 million 10-year contract in free agency....