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  • '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...
  • 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,...
  • Tigers crank out hits against Arrieta to beat Orioles 5-1 in series opener

    Tigers crank out hits against Arrieta to beat Orioles 5-1 in series opener
    DETROIT — Inside a silent visiting clubhouse at Comerica Park, Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta sat and stared blankly at his locker until he was summoned into manager Buck Showalter's office. Following the Orioles' 5-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers...
  • Spring training: AL Central preview

    Never underestimate Mike Ilitch's appetite for a championship. While the Tigers loved what they got from Anibal Sanchez a year ago, they didn't have $80 million budgeted to keep him off the free-agent market. But that's what Dave Dombrowski persuaded...
  • What's wrong with box-office projections? 'Gravity' boosts 3-D.

    What's wrong with box-office projections? 'Gravity' boosts 3-D.
    After the coffee. Before trying to fix parking at Dodger Stadium. The Skinny: I'm a little groggy today, but it's for a good reason: I was at the Dodgers game last night. It was a great experience except for leaving the stadium. I'm not the first to...
  • On 17th anniversary of Jeffrey Maier incident, talk again revolves around fan interference

    On 17th anniversary of Jeffrey Maier incident, talk again revolves around fan interference
    When Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez hit a game-tying home run in the bottom of the seventh inning Tuesday, changing momentum in Game 4 of the American League Division Series between Detroit and Oakland, a lot of Orioles fans were surely taken...
  • John Lackey, Red Sox win pitching duel in 1-0 victory over Tigers

    John Lackey, Red Sox win pitching duel in 1-0 victory over Tigers
    DETROIT — It took only one bad pitch from Justin Verlander to decide Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Tuesday at Comerica Park. But one was enough for Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli. With Verlander continuing the...