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

    Sep 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

    Tyler Flowers

    Tyler Flowers hit two homers to crush the Athletics, Marcus Stroman hurled a Maddux and the Cardinals can’t be stopped.

  2. Orioles extend lead in AL East to 10 games, their largest since 1979

    Sep 8, 2014, 11:23 PM EDT

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    This is the largest division lead for the Orioles since way back on September 22, 1979.

  3. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 8, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    A third of all of yesterday’s games were shutouts. Three dudes had two-homer games. Happy 2014.

  4. The Orioles generously helped David DeJesus with an inside-the-park home run

    Sep 7, 2014, 9:25 PM EDT

    David DeJesus

    David DeJesus was the recipient of a gift inside-the-park home run thanks to two Orioles outfielders in Sunday’s 11-inning loss.

  5. Melky Cabrera wants to play for the Blue Jays in 2015

    Sep 6, 2014, 5:20 PM EDT

    Melky Cabrera

    Melky Cabrera’s 2014 season is over as he’ll need surgery to repair his broken pinkie finger. He says he wants to return to the Blue Jays next season.

  6. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 4, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT

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    A lesson in why you do not want to have to face the Mariners in the wild card game.

  7. Dominican players can always count on home cooking when they’re on the road

    Sep 3, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Dominican food

    James Wagner of the Washington Post reports on a cool tradition that has taken hold in the majors

  8. Alex Gordon and the M-V-P chants

    Aug 28, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

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    Every time Alex Gordon steps to the plate at Kauffman Stadium these days, fans chant, “M-V-P, M-V-P,” which is fascinating on so many levels.

  9. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 21, 2014, 7:11 AM EDT

    Anthony Rendon

    No one can stop the Nats. Who, as one young lad on their team says, are playing “absolutely epic” baseball right now.

  10. Astros clear George Springer to begin rehab assignment

    Aug 4, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

    George Springer

    Out since July 19 with a quadriceps injury, Astros rookie slugger George Springer is scheduled to begin a minor-league rehab assignment today at Single-A.

  11. No, seven inning games are not a solution to baseball’s problems

    Jul 17, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT

    Tombstone

    There is some lower-level Baseball Is Dyingism in a recent column by Dan Bickley. It’s similar to a lot of Baseball Is Dyingism.

  12. The 2014 All-Star Game Preview

    Jul 15, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

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    The Midsummer Classic is finally here. Let’s look at what we’ll be looking at this evening.

  13. All-Star game lineups, with Jeter and McCutchen leading off

    Jul 14, 2014, 1:25 PM EDT

    Derek Jeter

    Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright and Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez have been named the starting pitchers for the All-Star game, and here are the starting lineups they’ll be facing tomorrow night.

  14. Red Sox Chairman: maybe we shoulda signed Nelson Cruz

    Jul 14, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Not the sort of thing team brass typically says.

  15. There’s “lots of interest in John Lackey”

    Jul 9, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT

    John Lackey Getty

    Understandable, but it would be pretty darn surprising if he were dealt.

  16. David Ortiz is not pleased that his name got pulled into the John Lackey-Nelson Cruz thing

    Jul 9, 2014, 9:40 AM EDT

    David Ortiz Getty

    And he’s right to not be pleased. Even if he (and everyone else in this littler drama) is being pretty lame.

  17. VIDEO: Nelson Cruz launches MLB-leading 28th home run

    Jul 7, 2014, 8:48 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz Getty

    Nelson Cruz has already passed his home run total from last season and is just five away from matching his career-high.

  18. Buck Showalter on John Lackey: “he might want to be careful”

    Jul 7, 2014, 8:55 AM EDT

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    The Orioles manager talks about glass houses in the wake of Lackey’s words about players with PED pasts.

  19. The 2014 All-Star rosters have been announced

    Jul 6, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Find out who’s on the roster for each league in the All-Star Game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.

  20. John Lackey on Nelson Cruz: “Not even going to comment … I’ve got nothing to say about him”

    Jul 6, 2014, 9:32 AM EDT

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    A frustrated John Lackey directed his anger toward Nelson Cruz and his 2013 PED suspension after the Red Sox fell back to nine games under .500 in the second half of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Orioles. Key word in this post: convenient.

  21. Edwin Encarnacion had to be helped off the field due to a leg injury

    Jul 5, 2014, 10:32 PM EDT

    Edwin Encarnacion

    Edwin Encarnacion was in considerable pain after beating out a ground ball double play to score a run. The Blue Jays are referring to it as right quadriceps soreness.

  22. Jose Abreu may reconsider his decision not to participate in the Home Run Derby

    Jun 29, 2014, 9:40 PM EDT

    Jose Abreu

    The Home Run Derby may yet get more exciting if Jose Abreu reconsiders his stance on not participating.

  23. Nelson Cruz likely won’t participate in the Home Run Derby

    Jun 29, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT

    Nelson Cruz

    You likely won’t be seeing Orioles slugger Nelson Cruz in the upcoming Home Run Derby. He’s afraid the Derby will affect his swing.

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