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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
NEW YORK -- Here are some quotes after the American League's 3-0 victory over the National League in the All-Star Game at Citi Field. Yankees closer Mariano Rivera, the Game's MVP, on what the night was like: “I can't describe it. I have no words for it. It's been a wonderful night. The whole event.” Detroit manager Jim Leyland on Rivera: “I said to the players before the game, I said I'm not a motivational speaker but my motivation for tonight is to work our fannies off and bring in the greatest closer of all time.” J.J. Hardy on breaking up a double play to score Adam Jones and what Jones and Chris Davis said to him when they met him after the inning: “They were talking about my speed.
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Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
Major league officials were relieved when the Orioles and Royals were able to play Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Camden Yards in spite of a constant threat of rain. They might not be so lucky on Monday night. The forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of rain during the day and a 90 percent chance of rain on Monday night in the Kansas City area. If Mother Nature makes it impossible to get the game in, the same scenario will apply that was in play in Baltimore.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | November 8, 2013
Orioles third baseman Manny Machado won the third annual Rawlings Platinum Glove Award for the American League, given to the league's best overall defensive player and chosen from among this season's nine AL Gold Glove winners. Machado, 21, received the award during the annual Gold Glove Awards ceremony in New York City on Friday night. The award was decided by a combination of an online fan vote and a new sabermetic measure that was also used for the first time in deciding the Gold Glove winners.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Races in the Baltimore Running Festival will begin an hour earlier than originally scheduled because of the Orioles' deep run into the baseball postseason. In a letter to participants posted on the running festival's website , organizer Lee Corrigan wrote that start times were made earlier to "ensure all public safety personnel can be deployed in an organized fashion. " The festival, which includes a marathon, half-marathon, group relay, 5k and kids race, will stagger starting times between 7 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 18, the day the Orioles and Kansas City Royals would potentially play Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Camden Yards.
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | August 6, 2013
Baseball America published the findings of its "best tools" polling Tuesday, and in a development that should suprise no one, Orioles first baseman Chris Davis is lauded for having the best power in the American League. The publication polls the major league managers and reveals the top three in each league in a number of categories. Davis also showed up as the No. 3 choice for "most exciting player" in the AL behind the Angels' Mike Trout and Tigers' Miguel Cabrera. Orioles center fielder Adam Jones was voted to have the best outfield arm and he ranked second behind Trout for best defensive outfielder.
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By Daniel Gallen, The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2013
After slugging his way to a major league-high 33 home runs - five more than the next highest total and nine more than the third - Orioles first baseman Chris Davis will have the opportunity to showcase his power in front of a national audience before the All-Star Game. Davis was selected to the American League's Home Run Derby team Monday night, becoming the eighth Oriole selected for the event, which is held July 15 the night before the All-Star Game at Citi Field in New York. “I think as a power hitter growing up, it's one of the things that you look at as kind of your own special thing about the All-Star Game,” Davis said in a Monday afternoon news conference before the derby lineups were announced and the Orioles played the Rangers.
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July 2, 2000
Quote: "I felt comfortable, but it was a little weird. It's a long run from right field to the dugout. I was just lucky I didn't get any balls hit to me." - White Sox shortstop Jose Valentin, who played the outfield for the first time in his major-league career It's a fact: Cristian Guzman leads the majors with 12 triples, four off the Twins record by Hall of Famer Rod Carew in 1977. Who's hot: Bernie Williams has hit safely in the first 12 games of the Yankees' 13-game road trip and is 23-for-51 (.451)
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By Rob Parker and Rob Parker,Detroit Free Press | July 26, 1993
Pop quiz: What do two baseball fans do if they have four hours to kill?Answer: Go to an American League game.Since coming to Detroit last spring and getting an up-close-and-personal view of American League baseball, I am totally convinced that I don't like the AL's style of play.Boring, slow and tired are the best ways to describe the AL. Some games last so long that your 8-year-old son could return home with five o'clock shadow.You don't think the games are too long? Then why do some teams hold "Soup and Blanket" night in late September?
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | October 4, 2009
The Orioles needed a last-week winning streak to avoid the third 100-loss campaign in team history, their first since 1988. They were assured of a 12th straight losing season 3 1/2 weeks ago, even before the club dropped 13 straight September games, the longest losing streak in the major leagues in 2009 and the third longest in team history. Not only are the Orioles firmly situated in last place - they're 39 games back of the American League East-winning New York Yankees and 12 behind the fourth-place Toronto Blue Jays - they have also clinched the worst record in the AL. They were overmatched on the road (25-56)
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By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER | July 12, 2006
PITTSBURGH -- If conventional wisdom had prevailed, the 77th All-Star Game would have been a slugfest won by the ever-so-dominant American League. Balls would have been flying out of PNC Park and names like Ortiz and Rodriguez and Pujols would have been slowly circling the bases at will, spinning the scoreboard the way it had been done the past four years. Once again, though, baseball threw convention a curve. Pitchers ruled until the ninth inning, when possibly the sport's most unheralded hitting star tripled with two outs and two strikes to give the AL a 3-2 win and extend its All-Star unbeaten streak to 10 games.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
DETROIT - Right-hander Bud Norris is now scheduled to be the Orioles' Game 3 starter on Sunday at Comerica Park.  Even though the Orioles had never officially announced a Game 3 starter, right-hander Miguel Gonzalez had been expected to pitch that game. Showalter left open wiggle room to tweak his ALDS rotation, and both pitchers were available to pitch in relief for Games 1 and 2. But Showater said that Gonzalez would have only been used in relief in case of an emergency. In the postseason, the next day's scheduled pitcher usually has a news conference with the media.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
National anthem: Soprano Chelsea Buyalos provided the second straight operatic anthem of the postseason. Ceremonial first pitch: Orioles vice president of baseball operations Brady Anderson, an American League Division Series hero in his playing career, threw the ceremonial first ball Friday. First pitch: Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen threw a strike to Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler at 12:08 p.m., one minute after the scheduled start time. It was 66 degrees and cloudy.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Game 4 of the ALDS would start at either 12:07 p.m. or 1:37 p.m., if the ALDS series between the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels has concluded. Bud Norris would likely start that game. Norris has struggled in day games, going 11-21 with a 4.72 ERA over his career, compared to 42-36 with a 4.07 ERA at night. This season, Norris is 3-4 with a 5.57 ERA in eight day starts and 12-4 with a 2.99 ERA in 20 night starts. If necessary, Game 5 will be played on Wednesday at Camden Yards at 5:37 p.m., or 8:37 p.m. if the other ALDS series has been completed.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
In considering his American League Division Series roster, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said this weekend in Toronto that his biggest decision was whether he would carry 10 or 11 pitchers in the best-of-five series against the Detroit Tigers. He decided on the latter and opted to make that 11th pitcher right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez . To call Jimenez's first season in Baltimore inconsistent might be kind. He's been on a roller coaster that included a second-half demotion to the bullpen.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Breaking down the American League Division Series matchup between the Orioles and Tigers, which begins Thursday at Camden Yards: How they got here Tigers: They had to scratch and claw to win their fourth straight American League Central title. The Tigers were 90-72 this season and didn't secure the division until they won Sunday. They may have the most formidable rotation in baseball, with the last three AL Cy Young Award winners. Their offense isn't shabby either, with the specter of two-time reigning AL Most Valuable Player Miguel Cabrera always looming.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
An announced sellout crowd formed a sea of orange throughout the seating bowl of Camden Yards -- waving orange rally towels that said “Welcome to October” -- ready for the return of postseason baseball to Baltimore. After nearly two weeks of essentially meaningless games since wrapping up the American League East title, the switch suddenly turned onto the bright playoff stage. The Orioles aren't content with just being in the postseason. They're aiming for the franchise's first World Series title in more than three decades.
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