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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis waited nine seasons, 1,365 games and 5,966 plate appearances for his first postseason at-bat. The 30-year-old admits he was rather nervous when he stepped to the plate around 6 p.m. Thursday before a soldout, screaming, orange-towel waving crowd at Camden Yards. “Absolutely, I'd be lying if I told you no,” Markakis said. “That is part of the game, part of the job. It's a matter of controlling your emotions and staying within yourself on the big stage.” Markakis watched three pitches, two balls and a strike, before taking his first hack, smacking a 93-mph fastball from Detroit Tigers starter Max Scherzer straight back to center field for his first postseason single - and the Orioles' first hit of the 2014 playoffs.
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By Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Player introductions begin at 5:15: Predictably, biggest ovations for Buck Showalter, Nick Markakis, Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz. First ball ceremony: Interesting first ball ceremony. Manny Machado, who was lost for the season with a knee injury in August, throws ceremonial first pitch to Matt Wieters, who missed five months of the season with an elbow injury. National Anthem: Rolando Sanz delivers terrific rendition. Shockingly, fans shout "O!" at just the right moment.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
With the Kansas City Royals' thrilling, 12-inning victory in the American League wild-card playoff game early this morning, the start time for the Orioles' first game of the divisional playoffs has been set. The O's will play the Detroit Tigers at 5:37 p.m. Thursday at Camden Yards. The game would have started a half hour later had the Oakland A's won the wild-card game. The Orioles will send Chris Tillman to the mound in Game 1 against 2013 Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Chris Tillman shies away from talking about his accomplishments this season because he doesn't want to give the inclination that he's satisfied with the steps he has taken. He had a remarkable second half, continued his emergence as a leader in the Orioles starting rotation and continued to gain the confidence of manager Buck Showalter. Tillman admits he's much more comfortable on the mound than he is talking about himself. And he knows success is fleeting over a long baseball season.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
When Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette introduced Nelson Cruz to the media back in February, he was quick to point out the slugger's postseason accolades. There's no doubt the Orioles have gotten their money's worth in their one-year, $8 million investment in the 34-year-old pending free agent, but could the true payoff be ahead? Cruz will head into the Orioles' American League Division League Series matchup against the Detroit Tigers with 34 postseason games under his belt.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
TORONTO - Even though Ubaldo Jimenez 's first season in an Orioles uniform has been a rough one, the right-hander believes he has made strides in his last few outings. Jimenez said a slight tweak in his delivery has made his unconventional mechanics a little smoother. Instead of moving his hands completely over and behind his head while in the windup, he's raising them just in front of his head, which he said allows him to drive to the plate better and see his target more clearly.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
TORONTO - Orioles manager Buck Showalter wants to see his collective group of starters in action today for the team's final regular-season game and last action before Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Thursday. Showalter initially wanted Alexi Casilla to start at third base today. He will play, but he will come in as a reserve. Ryan Flaherty will start at third base. So does that mean Flaherty will be the starting third baseman when the Orioles open the ALDS? Not necessarily.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter said he is considering carrying just 10 pitchers for the best-of-five ALDS. Showalter added that the club's Game 3 and 4 starters - - likely to be right-hander Miguel Gonzalez and right-hander Bud Norris, respectively - will be probably be available out of the bullpen in Games 1 and 2. “So you really have more guys, and depending on who we play,” Showalter said. “[That's] going to have a lot to do with how we go.” Because of that, it appears that the Orioles will carry no more than 11 pitchers.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2014
TORONTO - The starting lineup the Orioles fielded in Friday night's 4-2 loss to the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre was missing 98 homers and 304 RBIs. Without Nelson Cruz, Adam Jones, Steve Pearce and J.J. Hardy, the Orioles were minus a significant amount of offensive punch. In Saturday's 4 p.m. game, expect to see Nick Markakis and Alejandro De Aza taking their day of rest. And expect Orioles manager Buck Showalter to begin using the bullpen en masse behind left-hander Wei-Yin Chen.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
TORONTO - Earning home-field advantage throughout the postseason was the Orioles' final goal of the regular season, but since winning the American League East 10 days ago, their greater focus was positioning themselves for a deep postseason run. They chased the Los Angeles Angels down to the final three days of the regular season for the American League's best record, but following the Orioles' 4-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night...
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