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  1. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    May 28, 2013, 6:25 AM EDT

    Miami Marlins  v Tampa Bay Rays

    Rays 10, Marlins 6: Two three-run homers for Kelly Johnson. He also singled, doubled and stole a base. He has 24 RBI in 21 games in May. Six straight losses for the Marlins despite what was, for them anyway, an offensive outburst. Tigers 6, Pirates 5: While it was his second win in a row…

  2. By the way, the Red Sox still think the Blue Jays are cheaters, too

    May 3, 2013, 1:44 PM EDT

    Boston Red Sox v Toronto Maple Leafs

    While Dirk Hayhurst and Jack Morris have chimed in, none of this “Clay Buchholz is cheating” talk is coming from Blue Jays players or management. And it probably won’t. The Blue Jays don’t want to go accusing someone of cheating and then have their own dirty laundry aired. The Red Sox, for instance, still seem…

  3. Orioles sign Freddy Garcia to minor league deal

    Mar 29, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

    Padres-Angels Spring Baseball

    The Orioles are hoping to get a little of that 2011 magic back with Freddy Garcia, as they have signed him to a Minor League deal according to Scott Miller. Garcia posted an 8.71 ERA in 20.2 innings spanning six starts for the Padres in spring training before they cut him four days ago. He…

  4. Orioles name Jason Hammel as Opening Day starter

    Mar 27, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

    Jason Hammel Getty

    Jason Hammel had the most effective season of his career after being traded to Baltimore, posting a 3.43 ERA in 20 starts, and the Orioles announced that he’ll get the Opening Day start this season. Hammel missed nearly the entire second half with a knee injury, but he’s healthy now and was a pretty easy…

  5. 2013 Preview: Baltimore Orioles

    Mar 26, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles' Johnson pitches against the Boston Red Sox during a MLB spring training baseball game in Sarasota, Florida

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The Baltimore Orioles. The Big Question: Was last season a fluke? Wanna make an Orioles fan mad? Tell them that…

  6. Orioles, Darren O’Day agree to two-year, $5.8 million contract

    Feb 9, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

    Getty O'Day

    UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that O’Day is guaranteed a total of $5.8 million. He’ll make $2.2 million this season and $3.2 million in 2014 while the option for 2015 is worth $4.25 million and carries a $400,000 buyout. 4:15 PM: O’Day’s agency, Beverly Hills Sports Council, just announced on their Twitter account that…

  7. Jason Hammel and Orioles agree on one-year deal to avoid arbitration

    Feb 8, 2013, 9:15 PM EDT

    Jason Hammel Getty

    The Orioles and right-hander Jason Hammel have agreed on a one-year, $6.75 million deal to avoid arbitration, reports Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. The deal includes $300,000 in possible incentives. Hammel requested $8.25 million and was offered $5.7 million by the Orioles when arbitration figures were exchanged last month, so the two sides settled…

  8. Arbitration filings: Chase Headley’s $10.3 million request leads way

    Jan 18, 2013, 6:42 PM EDT

    Chase Headley

    The Padres’ Chase Headley, the Reds’ Shin-Soo Choo and the Tigers’ Max Scherzer are among those asking for big raises in arbitration.

  9. Orioles give Showalter, Duquette extensions through 2018

    Jan 16, 2013, 6:11 PM EDT

    Buck Showalter, Dan Duquette

    Still basking in the afterglow from their surprising 2012 run, the Orioles have locked manager Buck Showalter and executive VP of baseball operations Dan Duquette through 2018. While Showalter’s extension has been rumored for weeks, the length is surprising. The new deal adds five years to a contract that had been set to expire after…

  10. ALCS Preview: Tigers vs. Yankees

    Oct 13, 2012, 12:27 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Tigers and Yankees have in store for us in the American League Championship Series. The Teams Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees The Matchups Game 1 Saturday in New York: Doug Fister vs. Andy Pettitte…

  11. Get ready for more Alex Rodriguez benchings

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:41 PM EDT

    Alex Rodriguez

    The Yankees decided it wasn’t in their best interests to play Alex Rodriguez against Jason Hammel in Friday’s Game 5. So why on earth would he start against any of the right-handers the Tigers will throw in the ALCS? Here’s how he’s performed against Detroit’s rotation: Doug Fister: 1-for-5, 1 BB, 1 K Max Scherzer:…

  12. CC Sabathia goes nine as Yankees beat Orioles, move on to ALCS

    Oct 12, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

    CC Sabathia

    Just as Justin Verlander pitched the Tigers past the A’s, CC Sabathia proved to be the dominant presence as the Yankees beat the Orioles 3-1 in Friday’s decisive Game 5 and advanced to the ALCS. Sabathia, coming off a win in Game 1 in which he nearly went the distance, did go nine this time…

  13. Yankees stretch lead to 2-0 over Orioles in Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 7:05 PM EDT

    Ichiro Suzuki Reuters

    The Yankees have given CC Sabathia a little breathing room. Ichiro Suzuki doubled home Derek Jeter in the bottom of the sixth inning to stretch the Yankees’ lead to 2-0. Jeter drew a one-out walk and scored all the way from first base after Suzuki put one into the right-center field gap. Robinson Cano struck…

  14. Yankees grab lead over Orioles in Game 5 on RBI single from Raul Ibanez

    Oct 12, 2012, 6:35 PM EDT

    Getty Raul Ibanez

    After playing hero in Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday night, Raul Ibanez is being a thorn in the Orioles’ side again today. Thanks to an RBI single by Ibanez in the bottom of the fifth, the Yankees have jumped out to a 1-0 lead over the Orioles in Game 5. Mark Teixeira singled…

  15. Orioles and Yankees scoreless through four innings in Game 5 of ALDS

    Oct 12, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    Jason Hammel Getty

    Consistent with what we have seen for most of this series, there hasn’t much offense so far today. The Orioles and Yankees are scoreless through the first four innings in Game 5 of the ALDS in the Bronx. Jason Hammel, who allowed two runs in 5 2/3 innings back in Game 1, is perfect over…

  16. ALDS Game 5 lineups: Orioles vs. Yankees

    Oct 12, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Here are the lineups for Game 5 of the ALDS between the Orioles and Yankees, in New York: BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Nate McLouth, LF 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. J.J. Hardy, SS 2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 3. Adam Jones, CF 3. Robinson Cano, 2B 4. Chris Davis, RF 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B…

  17. A-Rod benched for Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:27 PM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez strikes out against the Orioles during Game 4 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    We don’t have the full lineups yet, but we have this much: ARod is benched for #Yankees, Ibanez is DH #MLB — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) October 12, 2012 Over/under on closeups of Rodriguez on the bench during the game: 157. I guess Joe Girardi was not impressed with Rodriguez’s track record against the Orioles’ starter,…

  18. Game 5 odds: Nationals are slight favorites, Yankees are big favorites

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    gambling poster

    With a pair of winner-take-all games tonight I thought it would be interesting to examine the Las Vegas betting lines (for entertainment purposes only, of course). In the early game the Yankees are -200 favorites over the Orioles, which means you’d have to risk $200 to win $100 on New York. During the regular season…

  19. Lineup crystal ball: A-Rod has owned Jason Hammel over the years

    Oct 12, 2012, 10:00 AM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez strikes out against the Orioles during Game 4 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    Matthew made a good point about the Yankees linuep last night. And all things being equal, damn, I don’t know that I could go with Alex Rodriguez in Game 5. He just looks totally lost up there. But even if Matthew is right and Joe Girardi shouldn’t go with A-Rod, I have this feeling he…

  20. Eric Chavez over Alex Rodriguez the right move for Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 1:25 AM EDT

    Yankees' Rodriguez strikes out against the Orioles during Game 4 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    Darren O’Day isn’t a conventional pitcher. He’s given plenty of quality right-handed hitters a tough time during his big-league career. Still, it was kind of telling that Alex Rodriguez couldn’t  catch up to his 85-mph fastball in Thursday’s loss to the Orioles. A-Rod did get a single and a walk in five plate appearances Thursday.…

  21. Alex Rodriguez takes seat again, yet Curtis Granderson is even worse

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:54 AM EDT

    Yankees' Granderson attempts a bunt against the Orioles during Game 4 of their MLB ALDS baseball playoff series in New York

    Alex Rodriguez was removed for a pinch-hitter for the second straight game Thursday and rightfully so. Yet A-Rod hasn’t been the Yankees’ worst performer through four postseason games. That title goes to Curtis Granderson. Granderson went 0-for-5 with three more strikeouts in Thursday’s loss to the Orioles. He’s 1-for-16 with nine strikeouts in the series,…

  22. Orioles top Yankees in 13 innings, ALDS moves to a decisive Game 5

    Oct 12, 2012, 12:26 AM EDT

    Jim Johnson Matt Wieters

    We will have four Game Fives in division series play this year for the first time ever. The Orioles defeated the Yankees 2-1 in 13 innings tonight at Yankee Stadium to keep their season alive and force a decisive fifth game tomorrow afternoon. The Orioles grabbed an early 1-0 lead when Nate McLouth hit a…

  23. Joe Saunders gets Game 4 start with Orioles’ season on the line, again

    Oct 11, 2012, 10:47 AM EDT

    Joe Saunders Getty

    For the second time in a week the Orioles will turn to Joe Saunders with their season on the line. Saunders, who started the Wild Card playoff game against the Rangers last Friday, will take the mound tonight against the Yankees with the Orioles facing elimination down 2-1. Buck Showalter opted to go with Saunders…

  24. ALDS Game 2 lineups: Orioles vs. Yankees

    Oct 8, 2012, 4:50 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    Here are the lineups for Game 2 of the ALDS between the Orioles and Yankees, in Baltimore: BALTIMORE ORIOLES NEW YORK YANKEES 1. Nate McLouth, LF 1. Derek Jeter, SS 2. J.J. Hardy, SS 2. Ichiro Suzuki, LF 3. Chris Davis, RF 3. Alex Rodriguez, 3B 4. Adam Jones, CF 4. Robinson Cano, 2B 5.…

  25. An escape, a Russell Martin bomb and some insurance has the Yankees up 7-2 in the ninth

    Oct 7, 2012, 11:55 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles - Game One

    UPDATE: Turn out the lights, folks. Jim Johnson had nothing, and now the Yankees sport a 7-2 lead. 11:56 PM: So many chances for both teams had gone by the wayside by the ninth inning rolled around, the last of which came in the bottom of the eighth. There the Orioles got a leadoff double…

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