| Sep 24, 2013
| 8:06 PM
The shortest route between Cuba and the United States is just 90 miles, but it can be a complicated journey for a baseball player.
Because professional sports are outlawed in communist Cuba and most business relationships between U.S. companies and...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Mike Trout takes a vicious swing at a 91-mph fastball and an earsplitting crack echoes through the Tampa Bay Rays' domed stadium. The drive screams off his bat at 112 mph and travels 458 feet, the longest home run this season at Tropicana Field.
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:13 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It was perhaps an unfair test, especially with outstanding right-hander Alex Cobb on the mound for the Tampa Bay Rays, but the bleary-eyed, sleep-deprived Orioles had a chance Saturday afternoon to make a statement in a once-...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:17 PM
Jason Vargas threw seven shutout innings last Thursday in Tampa Bay, allowing two hits, striking out seven and walking three in an Angels victory, but his encore performance against the Rays five days later did not go as well.
The left-hander was rocked...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:41 PM
General Manager Jerry Dipoto has been heavily criticized for his winter pitching moves that didn't pan out, Ryan Madson, Joe Blanton, Tommy Hanson and Sean Burnett providing little or no contributions to the Angels this season.
But at least one under-...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 9:23 PM
The Tampa Bay Rays arrived at Camden Yards with the reputation of being a team that swings early, but the past two nights they've forced the Orioles to beat them by throwing strikes.
A night after the Orioles won the series opener despite getting just...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 6:36 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – When it came to stopping Orioles first baseman Chris Davis in this week’s season-opening series, the Tampa Bay Rays had few victories.
One of those came in Davis’ final at-bat of Thursday’s 6-3 Orioles...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:41 PM
Orioles lineup for Tuesday: Nick Markakis RF, Manny Machado 3B, Adam Jones CF, Matt Wieters C, Chris Davis 1B, J.J. Hardy SS, Nolan Reimold LF, Steve Pearce DH, Brian Roberts 2B. Jason Hammel, P.
Rays lineup: Desmond Jennings CF, Sam Fuld RF, Ben...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Having been cleared to resume baseball activities Thursday, Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis said he's confident he will have enough time -- and at-bats -- to be ready for the regular season.
Markakis hasn’t played since March 1, when he was...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Shortstop Yunel Escobar and second baseman Ryan Roberts hit back-to-back home runs off Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz in the fourth inning on Saturday as the Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Orioles, 4-1, at Charlotte Sports Park.
Those were the only hits...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Luckily, they don’t trot out the old “defense wins championship” cliché as much in baseball circles – but there’s no denying there have been teams who improve their ‘D’ and then find increased success.
So, as we...