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  • Kenley Jansen can't solve Victor Martinez in Dodgers' 7-6 loss

    It was only the 10th game of the season for the Dodgers but mark it down as the early leader for their strangest. And, maybe, the most disappointing. A steal of home, a suicide squeeze by a pitcher, three errors by the Dodgers, a dramatic three-run...
  • Josh Beckett is shaky in comeback as Dodgers lose to Tigers, 7-6

    Josh Beckett is shaky in comeback as Dodgers lose to Tigers, 7-6
    Josh Beckett was not great. The Dodgers do not need him to be, and that makes for a pretty great situation for the home team. Think about it. What other team could afford to employ a guy making close to $16 million as a fifth starter, with no shortage...
  • Dodgers' ninth-inning rally goes to waste in 7-6 loss to Tigers

    Dodgers' ninth-inning rally goes to waste in 7-6 loss to Tigers
    KEY MOMENT: Yasiel Puig had not played since spraining a thumb on a headfirst dive Saturday. But, as the Dodgers loaded the bases with none out in the ninth inning, there was Puig, headed to the on-deck circle and then the plate, as Dodger Stadium went...
  • Coffee Companion (5/14): Cabrera, Martinez spoil Orioles' night

    Coffee Companion (5/14): Cabrera, Martinez spoil Orioles' night
    Baseball Reference lists Tommy Hunter's Twitter account (incorrectly) as @TommyGoesBoom. He did just that on Tuesday, but that's not all that happened around here. Here's the Coffee Companion, which compiles the local sports headlines every weekday...
  • 'Track record' is difference between Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson, Buck Showalter says

    'Track record' is difference between Tommy Hunter and Jim Johnson, Buck Showalter says
    When Jim Johnson blew a save in the past two seasons, Orioles manager Buck Showalter continued to stick with him as the club’s closer because of his experience in the role. This year, though, closer Tommy Hunter’s leash seems to be a bit...
  • Two strikes, no problem for Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna

    Two strikes, no problem for Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna
    MIAMI  Most hitters choke up and look to hit singles with two strikes. Not Marcell Ozuna. The Marlins center fielder followed up his grand slam Wednesday with a two-run shot in the Fish’s 4–3 win over the Phillies Thursday afternoon...
  • Orioles appear to believe Balfour is too much of a risk to warrant $15 million

    Orioles appear to believe Balfour is too much of a risk to warrant $15 million
    The soap opera between the Orioles and Grant Balfour gets weirder by the day. How’s his shoulder? Is it healthy? Is it not? He did have major surgery on it back in 2005, but he's never missed time because of his shoulder since. Where’s the...
  • Tommy Hunter allows four runs in ninth as Orioles lose, 4-1, to Tigers

    Tommy Hunter allows four runs in ninth as Orioles lose, 4-1, to Tigers
    New Orioles closer Tommy Hunter had been walking the tightrope between disaster and success pretty much since the season started, narrowly escaping trouble nearly every time he touched the ball in a save situation. On Tuesday, in a 4-1 loss to the...
  • Big night for rookie catcher Caleb Joseph in Orioles' loss to Tigers

    Big night for rookie catcher Caleb Joseph in Orioles' loss to Tigers
    Orioles catcher Caleb Joseph picked up his first career major League hit in the bottom of the fourth inning Tuesday night when he lined a fastball from Detroit Tigers left-hander Drew Smyly on an 0-1 count to center field. “It was good, but it...
  • Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag

    Reader Q&A: Mark Gonzales' White Sox mailbag
    There are times when I find some of your observations and statements to be befuddling unless you are trying to protect players so they can be traded. You recently said Jared Mitchell needs a little more seasoning.  He's a great athlete, but if he gets...
  • Tigers stay grounded after sweeping Indians

    Detroit completed a four-game sweep of Cleveland on Thursday night, turning a three-game lead in what for months was a tight American League Central race into a seven-game bulge, when the message came across Twitter. "Congratulations to the Tigers,...