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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
NEW YORK - Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen lasted just four innings Sunday afternoon against the Yankees, issuing a career-high five walks, and he left the game trailing 3-0. Over his past two starts - coming in Boston and New York - Chen has struggled mightily, unable to get into the fifth inning both times. Over a combined 7 2/3 innings, he has allowed 11 runs on 12 hits with eight walks and 10 strikeouts. In Sunday's series finale in the Bronx, Chen allowed three earned runs on just four hits.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
NEW YORK -- One day after being held to one hit, the Orioles found their bats Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The Orioles hit three home runs, including Nelson Cruz's 40th of the season, and had 17 hits in a 5-4 win over the Yankees in front of an announced 43,201, putting a dagger in New York's already faint postseason hopes. In Monday's series opener, the Orioles managed just one hit in a 5-0 loss, marking the 11th time they've been shut out this season. But they've responded to those games well.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 25, 2013
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz threw two scoreless innings in his first spring start Monday against the New York Yankees, overcoming a pair of singles to open the game to retire the final five batters he faced. “It was nice to get out there and get the first one out of the way, kind of get in the rhythm again,” Matusz said. “It's been a while since I've been a starter. It's nice to work on the routine again and try and find that. Out there on the mound, working well with [catcher Matt]
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2014
NEW YORK -- There was some consolation following the Orioles' 5-0 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night. Following a night in which the Orioles managed just one hit, manager Buck Showalter was told that despite the loss, the club clinched home-field advantage in the American League Division Series with the Detroit Tigers' loss to the Chicago White Sox. With the AL East sealed, the Orioles are still chasing the league's best record --...
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2013
TAMPA, Fla. -- Each of the Orioles' first five batters facing Yankees starter Nik Turley scored before the New York left-hander could record a single out Wednesday afternoon as the O's ran out to a quick seven-run lead in a 10-7 win. A rematch of last year's American League Division Series it was not. The Orioles brought 12 players from the team's minor league minicamp to fill the later innings, and the Yankees' starting lineup included just two...
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
While Chris Davis crushed his way through an Orioles record earlier Friday night with his 31st home run of the season, closer Jim Johnson achieved his own milestone about 90 minutes later in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the New York Yankees. When Johnson got Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner to ground out to second baseman Alexi Casilla, who flipped the ball with his glove to shortstop J.J. Hardy to force catcher Chris Stewart out at second base, it closed the door on Johnson's 28th save of the season -- and his 100th of his career.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
TAMPA -- An Orioles team that had averaged nine runs per game over its past eight Grapefruit League games was shut out for the first time this spring on Thursday afternoon, falling to the New York Yankees, 6-0, at Steinbrenner Field. The Orioles (9-5) now have lost three straight following seven straight wins. They had just six hits in the game, including three after the third inning. Orioles right-hander Bud Norris battled through his shortest start of spring training on Thursday afternoon, allowing three runs (two earned)
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2010
Alex Rodriguez's solo home run in the second inning and the ill-timed but brief fireworks display that followed were a slap in the face to the Orioles. Rodriguez's three-run home run in the ninth inning that collapsed the Orioles' two-run lead was the ultimate punch in the gut. Convinced that he had been denied a game-ending strikeout on his previous pitch, closer Koji Uehara watched Rodriguez drive his next offering deep into the left-field seats, the homer sending the Orioles to a crushing 4-3 loss and the New York Yankees back into first place before an announced 32,874 on Friday night at Camden Yards.
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September 7, 2011
The wading was the hardest part. The Orioles and New York Yankees whiled away more than four hours waiting for the rain to relent Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium before finally taking the soggy field and playing well into the morning to avoid a day/night doubleheader Wednesday. Whether that effort was worthwhile depended on the outcome, which again favored the Yankees, who took advantage of the ugly conditions and a disputed home run to score a 5-3 victory before a tiny group of die-hard fans and about 40,000 very expensive, very paid-for empty seats.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
The New York Yankees typically are known as a patient team at the plate, one that works counts and fouls off pitches to extend opponents' pitch counts. Not so in the Orioles' 3-2, walk-off win in 10 innings Friday night at Camden Yards. Make no mistake: These aren't the Bronx Bombers of old. Yangervis Solarte and Kelly Johnson don't necessarily strike the same fear into opposing pitchers as the sluggers who used to be in the Yankees' lineup. Even veterans known to work counts, such as former Oriole Brian Roberts and Ichiro Suzuki, seemed to be more swing-happy at Camden Yards on Friday night.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
First the wind came, then the rain, and then the wait. While the Orioles waited through a 2-hour, 22-minute rain delay at Camden Yards, Sunday night turned into Monday morning. Inside the Orioles clubhouse, players kept watch of the clocks, ready to disperse across the country for the All-Star break after the game. “It was kind of crazy,” Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman said. “I made the joke, 'We're pretty much on the All-Star break. " Eleven minutes after midnight, the game officially was called, giving the Orioles a 3-1 victory over the division rival New York Yankees.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
The New York Yankees typically are known as a patient team at the plate, one that works counts and fouls off pitches to extend opponents' pitch counts. Not so in the Orioles' 3-2, walk-off win in 10 innings Friday night at Camden Yards. Make no mistake: These aren't the Bronx Bombers of old. Yangervis Solarte and Kelly Johnson don't necessarily strike the same fear into opposing pitchers as the sluggers who used to be in the Yankees' lineup. Even veterans known to work counts, such as former Oriole Brian Roberts and Ichiro Suzuki, seemed to be more swing-happy at Camden Yards on Friday night.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
TAMPA -- An Orioles team that had averaged nine runs per game over its past eight Grapefruit League games was shut out for the first time this spring on Thursday afternoon, falling to the New York Yankees, 6-0, at Steinbrenner Field. The Orioles (9-5) now have lost three straight following seven straight wins. They had just six hits in the game, including three after the third inning. Orioles right-hander Bud Norris battled through his shortest start of spring training on Thursday afternoon, allowing three runs (two earned)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2013
As dominating as Kevin Gausman was in his first inning of relief Tuesday night, and as well as he's pitched against the Yankees overall, the Orioles' rookie right-hander faced uncharted territory in the eighth inning against the heart of New York's batting order. In his first career eighth-inning hold opportunity, Gausman allowed three runs - including Alfonso Soriano's go-ahead two-run homer - as the Yankees rallied for four runs and a 7-5 win over the Orioles. With leads against fellow playoff contenders more precious than ever, the Orioles' inability to close out the Yankees was damaging in more ways than one. With this loss before an announced 25,897 at Camden Yards, the Orioles (77-67)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2013
NEW YORK - Orioles left-hander Wei-Yin Chen lasted just four innings Sunday afternoon against the Yankees, issuing a career-high five walks, and he left the game trailing 3-0. Over his past two starts - coming in Boston and New York - Chen has struggled mightily, unable to get into the fifth inning both times. Over a combined 7 2/3 innings, he has allowed 11 runs on 12 hits with eight walks and 10 strikeouts. In Sunday's series finale in the Bronx, Chen allowed three earned runs on just four hits.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
NEW YORK - There is a way to crunch the numbers so that Jim Johnson's 2013 season looks palatable. The Orioles closer is still leading the majors with 29 saves. He has made 43 appearances in the first half - tied for fourth most in all of baseball and most by any closer --  and has been scored on in just three of his past 18 games. But after Friday's 3-2 loss at Yankee Stadium, in which Johnson allowed two runs on two singles, a four-pitch walk, an intentional walk and his own fielding error, the positives are hard to accentuate.
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By Phil Rogers | July 23, 2011
Carlos Beltran is a carpe diem sort of guy. He's on center stage again, and he's soaking it up. No player is being pursued as widely as Beltran with baseball's non-waiver trade deadline a week away. And he's doing his part to make sure the Mets get a huge return, delivering big hits like he did for the Astros in the 2004 playoffs and the Mets in the '06 playoffs. Many around baseball had forgotten what a force the 34-year-old switch hitter could be. But he has reminded them how good he can be when he's healthy, batting .290 with 15 homers and a majors-high 30 doubles in his first 93 games.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
NEW YORK - There is a way to crunch the numbers so that Jim Johnson's 2013 season looks palatable. The Orioles closer is still leading the majors with 29 saves. He has made 43 appearances in the first half - tied for fourth most in all of baseball and most by any closer --  and has been scored on in just three of his past 18 games. But after Friday's 3-2 loss at Yankee Stadium, in which Johnson allowed two runs on two singles, a four-pitch walk, an intentional walk and his own fielding error, the positives are hard to accentuate.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2013
While Chris Davis crushed his way through an Orioles record earlier Friday night with his 31st home run of the season, closer Jim Johnson achieved his own milestone about 90 minutes later in the Orioles' 4-2 win over the New York Yankees. When Johnson got Yankees center fielder Brett Gardner to ground out to second baseman Alexi Casilla, who flipped the ball with his glove to shortstop J.J. Hardy to force catcher Chris Stewart out at second base, it closed the door on Johnson's 28th save of the season -- and his 100th of his career.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2013
To suggest that there has been a reversal of fortune - that after an 11-3 bludgeoning of the New York Yankees on Saturday night at Camden Yards the Orioles and Bronx Bombers have swapped places - would be premature. The Yankees, after all, won the American League East last year, kicked the Orioles out of the playoffs and, despite their injuries and recent struggles, are currently in third place in the division. Yet the gap seems to have shrunk considerably between baseball's ultimate “Haves” and the league's perennial 'Not quite yets.” “I think it's just a testament to how good of a baseball team we are now,” said Orioles starter Zach Britton.
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