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October 10, 2010
Shutdown Is this going be the October that pitchers get revenge for that 15-14 abomination in the 1993 World Series? It sure looks like it based on the early playoff games. Roy Halladay's no-hitter was one of three virtuoso performances in the first six division series games. Tim Lincecum's two-hitter and a combined two-hitter by Texas lefty C.J. Wilson, Darren O'Day and Darren Oliver contributed to the eight playoff teams batting a combined .167 entering the weekend.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 6, 2014
DETROIT -- As left-handed reliever Andrew Miller spoke to the media in the clubhouse hallway Sunday night after the Orioles' American League Division Series clincher in Detroit, he was interrupted by a bellow. "You did it, Andrew," said the excited voice. "You did it. " Miller smiled and shook hands with the giddy man to his right: Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette, who acquired Miller in a July 31 nonwaiver trade deadline deal with the Boston Red Sox. Whether you're an Orioles fan or you just happen to run the organization, it's hard not to be pumped about what Miller has done in his two-plus months in Baltimore.
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By Joe Christensen | October 1, 2002
Minnesota Twins vs. Oakland Athletics Schedule (best of five) Today: Minnesota (Brad Radke 9-5) at Oakland (Tim Hudson 15-9), 4:08 p.m. (ABC Family) Tomorrow: Minnesota (Joe Mays 4-8) at Oakland (Mark Mulder 19-7), 4:06 p.m. (ABC Family) Friday: Oakland (Barry Zito 23-5) at Minnesota (Rick Reed 15-7), 4:06 p.m. (ABC Family) Saturday*: Oakland (Hudson) at Minnesota (Eric Milton 13-9) Sunday*: Minnesota (Radke) at Oakland (Mulder) *-if necessary; times TBA Matchups Starting lineup: Minnesota's biggest strength is its defense.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
Baltimore Sun reporters, columnists and editors share their immediate reaction to Game 3 of the American League Division Series between the Orioles and the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Eduardo A. Encina, reporter: The Orioles made it exciting to the end. They're now among the final four teams in baseball. On to the AL Championship Series. They beat the Tigers' three-headed Cy Young winner monster. And in Game 3, the Tigers' murderer's row of Torii Hunter, Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez and J.D. Martinez were 2-for-15.
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October 2, 2002
Yesterday's scores Minnesota 7, Oakland 5 (Minnesota leads series 1-0) New York 8, Anaheim 5 (New York leads series 1-0) St. Louis at Arizona (Series opener) Today's games San Francisco at Atlanta, 1:06 p.m., ABC Family Minnesota at Oakland, 4:06 p.m., ABC Family Anaheim at New York, 8:17 p.m., chs. 45, 5
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By Ken Rosenthal | October 7, 1996
Orioles scout Don Welke saw Cleveland's final 15 regular-season games, and the Indians won 11 of them.They demonstrated their usual potent offense. They thrived behind experienced starting pitching. They played with postseason intensity.But Welke believed they were beatable, and he wrote as much in his advance report for the Division Series."They can have trouble against left-handed pitching," Welke said in his report to manager Davey Johnson and the Orioles' coaching staff."I feel we have a good chance to hit against them.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,SUN COLUMNIST | October 6, 1996
CLEVELAND -- Roberto Alomar stood in the middle of the champagne-soaked Orioles clubhouse, conducting a live radio interview.He had hit the game-tying single and the game-winning homer to put the Orioles into the American League Championship Series.He had answered question after question, made apology after apology, kept his composure amid the booing, the umpires' protests, the unrelenting media storm.And then he saw his brother.Sandy Alomar Jr. headed straight to Robbie in the clubhouse, embracing his playoff opponent briefly, but firmly.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 7, 1996
SAN DIEGO -- Right fielder Brian Jordan, whose bat and glove helped the St. Louis Cardinals complete a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres in their National League Division Series on Saturday night, will now turn that in-your-face football mentality on the Atlanta Braves.The National League Championship Series will begin Wednesday in Atlanta, where Jordan once performed for the National Football League's Falcons under Jerry Glanville, whom he compares to St. Louis manager Tony LaRussa.
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By Roch Eric Kubatko and Roch Eric Kubatko,SUN STAFF | October 3, 1996
Armando Benitez has seen The Stare before, and he wasn't going to let it beat him yesterday. Forget standing toe-to-toe with his adversary. The Orioles reliever was going eye-to-eye with him.Cleveland slugger Albert Belle wore his customary, menacing look when he came to bat with two runners on in the eighth inning, none out and the Orioles leading by a run. Benitez didn't flinch. It was a confidence, a composure, that hasn't always been evident, and it spoke volumes about how much Benitez has grown up in the past year.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | October 9, 1997
They come into tonight's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series looking for the success they had earlier in the season, a little worn but seemingly not worried about their respective capabilities to produce.Jimmy Key of the Orioles and Charles Nagy of the Cleveland Indians each got off to a fast start this year before fading -- in Key's case, staggering -- down the stretch. Key was 11-1 but has won only once at Camden Yards since May and finished 16-10. Nagy was 8-3 and wound up 15-11.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
DETROIT -- Buck Showalter has played postseason chess several times before, and like most participants as confident as he is, he has lost more times than not. But in the Orioles' triumphant American League Division Series sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the manager pulled all the right strings. Before the Orioles' series-clinching Game 3 win over the Tigers on Sunday afternoon, he switched the rotation, tabbing right-hander Bud Norris to start. And down to the final two outs, he veered from the unconventional, putting the winning run on base in the bottom of the ninth with an intentional walk before allowing closer Zach Britton to finish a three-game sweep of the Tigers.
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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 David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
An average audience of 4 million watched the Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 12-3 on cable channel TBS Thursday night. That was up by 54 percent over the audience for a comparable league division series last year. The audience peaked at 5.4 million from 8:15 to 8:30 p.m., according to Nielsen figures supplied by TBS. About 17 percent of homes in Baltimore's cable TV universe were tuned to the game compared with 16 percent in Detroit. #sigshell { float: left; width: 320px; height: 52px; margin: 20px 0px; display: block; }
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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 Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
A day after the Detroit Tigers bullpen imploded in Game 1, the same cast of relievers was again responsible for an eighth-inning meltdown that sent the Orioles on the road with a 7-6 win and a 2-0 lead in the American League Division Series. "It's certainly a little tough to swallow," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said. "When you have a three-run lead going into the last couple of innings, you feel like you should get the job done. But we didn't. " The Tigers bullpen returns to Comerica Park after a disastrous two-day stretch in which it allowed 11 runs (10 earned)
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 4, 2003
BOSTON - The Boston Red Sox have come face-to-face with their star-crossed history again, and they are not alone. The Red Sox suffered another strange postseason defeat in Game 1 of the Division Series and went down so quietly in Game 2 that their imminent exit from the playoffs appears to be a foregone conclusion, but those Oakland Athletics who ignore history could also be doomed to repeat it. The A's aren't sagging under the weighty curse that makes...
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | October 7, 1996
ARLINGTON, Texas -- For all of those who have spent the past few years lamenting that major-league games have gotten too long, the New York Yankees have a solution.They have found a way to shorten the game to seven -- and sometimes six -- innings. That doesn't necessarily mean that the game won't stretch past midnight, but it does afford fans the opportunity to head for their cars or switch off the set with a pretty good idea how things will turn out.The emergence of hard-throwing setup man Mariano Rivera and the dominance of closer John Wetteland have made the Yankees all but unbeatable in the late innings, which figures to give the Yankees a tremendous advantage over the Orioles in the American League Championship Series.
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