Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Friday

  • The Orioles' J.J. Hardy connects for a double to drive in Manny Macado for the game-winning run in the 13th inning against the Yankees in Game 4 of the ALDS.
The Orioles' J.J. Hardy connects for a double to drive… (Kenneth K. Lam, Baltimore…)
October 12, 2012

WEATHER: Mostly sunny, with a high near 65. Friday night is expected to be clear, with a low around 41 and a freeze watch in parts of the region.

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Orioles beat Yankees in 13 innings to force ALDS Game 5: As the game crept into Friday morning, the Orioles' bats finally showed a sign of life. J.J. Hardy's double to left drove in Manny Machado, and the O's forced a decisive Game 5 of the American League Division Series with a 2-1 win over the Yankees.

Same-sex marriage backers condemn action against Gallaudet official: Gov. Martin O'Malley called Thursday for the reinstatement of a university administrator who was placed on leave for signing a petition aimed at overturning the law to allow same-sex marriage in Maryland.

Former Md. Sen. Clarence Mitchell III has died: Clarence M. Mitchell III, who helped steer a sweeping desegregation measure through the General Assembly, died Thursday of cancer at Seasons Hospice at the Northwest Hospital Center.

Rep. Hoyer, daughter discuss support of same-sex marriage: Sixteen years after U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer voted to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, he has disavowed that view and is pushing to uphold Maryland's new same-sex marriage law.

Ryan, Biden come out swinging in debate: Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin tangled over the Middle East, the economy, taxes and more in a scrappy back-and-forth Thursday night at their only debate.


ORIOLES: After a thrilling win on Wednesday, the New York Yankees were right back to explaining why they can't shake the Orioles following Thursday's 13-inning loss.

Peter Schmuck:  The O's have done the improbable so many times this year that it's starting to seem commonplace. So why wouldn't they suddenly be standing on the threshold of the AL Championship Series?

RAVENS: An ugly performance overall in Kansas City has raised concerns about whether linebacker Ray Lewis has declined significantly five games into his 17th NFL season.

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Z on TV: Smirking Joe Biden and ever-so-earnest Paul Ryan played to a TV draw Thursday night in a vice-presidential debate moderated by ABC's Martha Raddatz.

Fondest Orioles memories: Notable Marylanders share their memories of Baltimore's baseball team.

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