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  • Two strikes, no problem for Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna

    Two strikes, no problem for Marlins OF Marcell Ozuna
    MIAMI ┬áMost 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...
  • '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...
  • Being a closer at Camden Yards isn't easy

    Being a closer at Camden Yards isn't easy
    As I watched Miguel Cabrera's killer home run fly into the night, giving the Detroit Tigers a 3-1 lead over the Orioles in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game at Camden Yards, I wondered: Where in the real world, outside of baseball, does one person get...
  • Angels go on another extra-base binge to beat Tigers, 11-6

    Angels go on another extra-base binge to beat Tigers, 11-6
    Angels 11, Detroit Tigers 6 AT THE PLATE: Ian Stewart, a late addition to the lineup when third baseman David Freese was scratched because of right quadriceps tightness, came within a home run of the cycle, hitting a run-scoring triple in the second...
  • Angels miss their chances in 5-2 loss to Tigers

    Tigers 5, Angels 2 KEY MOMENT: With runners on second and third and two outs in the top of the fourth inning, right-hander Max Scherzer struck out Erick Aybar swinging to end the inning and preserve a 3-1 lead. A hit by the Angels shortstop in that...
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  • Angels power up win with Albert Pujols' 497th homer

    DETROIT -- An offensive barrage that featured a pair of two-run home runs from Howie Kendrick and a three-run shot from Albert Pujols — career homer No. 497 — was impressive and, it turns out, necessary for the Angels, who made things far...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The Times' Major League Baseball rankings

    The Times' Major League Baseball rankings
    Kevin Baxter ranks the 30 teams. Last week’s ranking in parentheses, statistics are through Friday’s games: 1. MILWAUKEE: Brewers haven’t won 17 of first 23 games since 1987. They also lead MLB with 15 sacrifice bunts. (1) 2....