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August 1, 2013
I don't get it: Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, in a fit of pique, smashes a dugout telephone on national television and does not receive a fine or suspension ( "No answer," July 29). I suppose he's too valuable to the Red Sox to upset. What kind of message does this send to the thousands of fans, especially the younger ones? Don't we have enough people with anger management issues? Jackie Segall
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2014
The starting lineup the Orioles fielded Friday night against the Boston Red Sox was one more likely to be seen in March than September. But with the American League East already wrapped up, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said the club will choose its spots to rest key starters. The club's batting order Friday included just two players, right fielder Steve Pearce and shortstop Ryan Flaherty, who were with the club last August. It was missing six starters from the its Opening Day lineup.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
David Ortiz didn't let Buck Showalter's comments about the Red Sox checking their own backyard go by without taking offense, because of course he didn't. If you need a reset, Nelson Cruz smoked Red Sox starter John Lackey on Saturday, and Lackey, a noted hater of steroid users, said the media and fans have a short memory in relation to Cruz and his suspension last year for performance-enhancing drugs. The next day, Buck Showalter said the Red Sox should “check [their] own backyard” before looking elsewhere, which many took as a call out of the Red Sox's reported history with PEDs.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 8, 2014
David Ortiz didn't let Buck Showalter's comments about the Red Sox checking their own backyard go by without taking offense, because of course he didn't. If you need a reset, Nelson Cruz smoked Red Sox starter John Lackey on Saturday, and Lackey, a noted hater of steroid users, said the media and fans have a short memory in relation to Cruz and his suspension last year for performance-enhancing drugs. The next day, Buck Showalter said the Red Sox should “check [their] own backyard” before looking elsewhere, which many took as a call out of the Red Sox's reported history with PEDs.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
Nelson Cruz has hit eight home runs in his past 13 games, and All-Star voters have taken notice. The Orioles designated hitter has passed David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox as the top All-Star Game vote-getter at his position in the American League, according to results released Monday by Major League Baseball. Cruz, who leads the major leagues with 20 home runs and boasts a 1.055 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, has 888,855 votes, while Ortiz has 766,631. Last week's tallies had the Red Sox slugger ahead of Cruz, a two-time All-Star, by nearly 18,000 votes.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 20, 2014
The starting lineup the Orioles fielded Friday night against the Boston Red Sox was one more likely to be seen in March than September. But with the American League East already wrapped up, Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said the club will choose its spots to rest key starters. The club's batting order Friday included just two players, right fielder Steve Pearce and shortstop Ryan Flaherty, who were with the club last August. It was missing six starters from the its Opening Day lineup.
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September 4, 1998
HittingShannon Stewart, Blue Jays: 4-for-5, game-winning single in 11th.Mike Benjamin, Red Sox: 3-for-5, 2 doubles.David Ortiz, Twins: 3-for-4, double.Todd Walker, Twins: 2 doubles, 2 RBIs.Matt Lawton, Twins: Game-tying HR in 10th.PitchingDwight Gooden, Indians: 7 innings, 1 run, 5 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts.Pub date: 09/04/98
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June 4, 2007
Jamie Walker, Orioles reliever Who is the hitter you'd least like to face in a clutch situation? Every one of them is a challenge for me right now. But I'd probably say Barry Bonds. Him and [Albert Pujols]. They just are so talented. I'd even throw [David Ortiz] in there. But as a ballplayer, you know that you have to face every one of those guys.
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By JEFF ZREBIEC | April 17, 2009
The Red Sox, behind Tim Wakefield, beat the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday, but they remain in last place in the American League East. They entered the game with a .237 batting average, the second worst in the AL. Their top three hitters - Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz - are all hitting below .200. Ace Josh Beckett, suspended for six games for intentionally throwing a pitch near the head of the Los Angeles Angels' Bobby Abreu, appealed and is scheduled to pitch Saturday.
NEWS
June 13, 2014
Does anyone recall last season's July 27 game with Boston when a "mature" David Ortiz started a loud argument with the home plate umpire who called him out on strikes? The Red Sox player was physically restrained by his teammates, but he continued to shout at the umpire all the while, went into the visitor's dugout, annihilated the wall telephone with three swings of the bat, almost hitting a teammate in the head (the teammate had to duck to avoid being annihilated along with the phone)
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June 13, 2014
Does anyone recall last season's July 27 game with Boston when a "mature" David Ortiz started a loud argument with the home plate umpire who called him out on strikes? The Red Sox player was physically restrained by his teammates, but he continued to shout at the umpire all the while, went into the visitor's dugout, annihilated the wall telephone with three swings of the bat, almost hitting a teammate in the head (the teammate had to duck to avoid being annihilated along with the phone)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and catcher Matt Wieters continue to lead their respective positions in American League All-Star voting, according to fan balloting figures released Sunday night. Center fielder Adam Jones jumped from sixth to fourth among AL outfielders, and he is on the cusp of being one of the leaders at his position. The top three outfielders in votes start the game. Jones has 820,336 votes, trailing Blue Jays outfielder Melky Cabrera (1,096,784) for the third spot.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2014
Nelson Cruz has hit eight home runs in his past 13 games, and All-Star voters have taken notice. The Orioles designated hitter has passed David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox as the top All-Star Game vote-getter at his position in the American League, according to results released Monday by Major League Baseball. Cruz, who leads the major leagues with 20 home runs and boasts a 1.055 on-base-plus-slugging percentage, has 888,855 votes, while Ortiz has 766,631. Last week's tallies had the Red Sox slugger ahead of Cruz, a two-time All-Star, by nearly 18,000 votes.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
During Ubaldo Jimenez's highly-anticipated Orioles debut on Wednesday night, the right-hander showed the home crowd at Camden Yards flashes of why the Orioles signed him to most lucrative deal given a free-agent starting pitcher in club history. He painted the outside part of the plate with his fastball against a patient Boston Red Sox batting order and recorded six strikeouts - four of them looking - the first two times through the order against the defending World Champions. But with one pitch, Jimenez received a rough introduction to the rigors of pitching in the American League East in a 6-2 Orioles loss to the Red Sox in front of an announced 25,708 at Camden Yards.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | March 31, 2014
Eventually, new Orioles closer Tommy Hunter was going to get a big-boy, pressure-cooker, no-margin-for-error save opportunity - that's what happens when you pitch the ninth inning in the major leagues. He got it out of the way quickly, allowing a single and hitting a batter, but ultimately pitching a scoreless ninth Monday to preserve the Orioles' 2-1 win on Opening Day against the Boston Red Sox. "Earn it. That's a way of life and baseball, I think," Hunter said. "You've got to earn everything you get. One-run game to start the season off against the defending world champs, here we are. " As Hunter entered the game in the ninth, the announced crowd of 46,685 roared its approval.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 2, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The Orioles will head down to Fort Myers today for their first spring meeting with the Boston Red Sox at JetBlue Park. Left-hander Brian Matusz will start for the Orioles.  He was originally scheduled to fly to Philadelphia to have a wart removed from his left middle finger, but that trip has been postponed because of the expectations of bad weather up north. Matusz said he and the club agreed that it didn't make sense risking a travel delay going up or being postponed coming back to Florida.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2012
Kevin Gregg has had a resurgence of sorts after a slow start this season and a rough year in 2012. He had strung together seven scoreless outings totaling 9 1/3 innings pitched. That all came to a halt in the seventh inning Monday. Entering in relief of Tommy Hunter (6 IP, 9 hits, 5 earned runs), Gregg allowed a one-out single, double and then intentionally walked David Ortiz. Adrian Gonzalez broke the 5-5 tie with a sacrifice fly and Will Middlebrooks added a RBI single to give the Red Sox a two-run lead.
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January 31, 2004
On January 29, 2004, HENRYORTIZ JR., beloved husband of Frances Ortiz (nee Catalano) devoted father of Henry Ortiz III, Ricardo and David Ortiz; dear brother of Gladys Blanch and Michael Ortiz; dear step-brother of George, Richard and Henry Ortiz and Rosalie Holland; dear brother-in-law of Anne Salemi and her husband Sam; loving uncle of Betty and Patrick Blanch. Also survived by five granddaughters and two great-grandsons. Friends may call at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck Inc. Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Rd. (at Echodale)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 31, 2013
For Orioles fans, the only thing more painful than watching an October without their favorite team this season was probably seeing the Red Sox win the World Series. And the fact that the Orioles won 11 games against Boston this year, most of any team, and won the season series against the Red Sox probably doesn't provide much solace. The Red Sox showed they are the best team in baseball, completing the best turnaround in baseball history. No team has had a lower winning percentage the year before winning a World Series title.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2013
Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis and his wife, Christina, have worked to enrich the lives of distressed children across Maryland through their non-profit charity, The Right Side Foundation, while contributing to other philanthropic causes throughout the Baltimore area. For that, Markakis was awarded this year's annual Tim Wheatley Award, which was created in 2010 by the Baltimore Sun Media Group to honor a local athlete whose contributions off the field are as important as those on the field.
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