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By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer | June 29, 1994
CLEVELAND -- Yes, he hit .284 last season and yes he has good range and is a threat to steal a base, but can he turn the double play?Mark McLemore heard the whispers over the winter, in the spring, early in the season.He pleads not guilty to the charge."I've heard a lot about not being able to turn the double play, but I honestly don't know where that came from," McLemore said. "I can hang in there with anybody. For one thing, there aren't many second basemen my size. I weigh 200 pounds. Not many second basemen are that big."
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2014
Comebacks and eighth innings aside, one of the most pleasing sights in the first two games of the American League Division Series has to be that the Orioles' stellar defense is back. Orioles manager Buck Showalter makes it clear that it's your glove that moves you up through the minor league system and it's defense that keeps you in the majors. He uses Manny Machado, Jonathan Schoop and Ryan Flaherty as examples that the Orioles are willing to let players work through their offensive struggles as long as they are sound defensively.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | May 21, 1999
Umpire Tim Welke and Orioles shortstop Mike Bordick were in agreement on one important point last night: Bordick's foot touched second base as a second-inning play unfolded. The gray area, which turned to black for the Orioles, was whether he did so before taking the throw from Delino DeShields.Welke, who was working at second, ruled Bordick off the bag in what turned into the game's most crucial moment. Rather than get through the inning unscathed, the Orioles surrendered four runs to the Anaheim Angels in a 6-4 loss at Camden Yards.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 1, 2014
The Orioles tried to give Ubaldo Jimenez some work in a pressure-free situation Sunday afternoon, allowing the struggling right-hander to work the ninth inning with a seven-run lead. But Jimenez would last just five batters after loading the bases and walking in a run. He issued three walks and allowed a double to Brian Dozier, allowing four of the five batters he faced to reach base. After he left the mound to a chorus of boos from the hometown crowd at Camden Yards, he was charged with two more runs when Tommy Hunter gave up a two-run single that suddenly created a tense situation and a save opportunity for Zach Britton.
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By Bill Glauber and Bill Glauber,Sun Staff Correspondent | August 12, 1991
HAVANA -- High noon, and the place was filled.They sat in aisles and stood on staircases, and packed the Latin American Stadium so tight that security forces threw padlocks on the entry gates and turned away thousands two hours before the first pitch was even thrown yesterday.No one even knew how many people had managed to get in. It could have been 45,000 or 55,000 or 65,000. The crowd just seemed to spill out everywhere, even up to the rooftops of the apartment buildings that overlooked the left-field bleachers.
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By Pat O'Malley and Pat O'Malley,SUN STAFF | April 5, 2001
A gutsy gamble backfired and No. 9 Northeast dropped a 5-4 decision at No. 6 Old Mill in Millersville yesterday. The visiting Eagles did something that major-league and college teams do routinely, but few high school teams would think of trying - they went for an inning-ending double play up the middle while the winning run was heading home from third. Northeast (4-2) just missed the DP to give Old Mill (5-1) the one-run victory in the bottom of the seventh. "We're going to play for the double play because we figure it's not as tough a play as playing up," said Northeast coach Marshal Kawecki.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | September 5, 2005
BOSTON - A ground ball that could have been turned into a double play sneaked through the infield yesterday, leaving Orioles first baseman B.J. Surhoff swiping at the dirt in anger. It was the second time his glove came up empty. Surhoff failed to make a backhanded stop of Bill Mueller's sharp roller in the fifth inning, putting two runners on base instead of giving pitcher Rodrigo Lopez two outs. And a scoreless game wasn't going to stay that way much longer. On the next pitch, John Olerud launched a three-run homer to right field, a typical response by the Boston Red Sox when given a break.
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By Kent Baker and Kent Baker,SUN STAFF | April 5, 2002
BOWIE - The night featured the familiar Opening Day trappings, as players emerged from beyond the outfield fence for pre-game introductions, balloons were released into the frigid air and ceremonies honored the patrons of the original Bowie Baysox team that played at Memorial Stadium. There were the usual fireworks afterward and player autographs as 4,342 fans entered Prince George's Stadium last night for the team's 10th anniversary season. But there also was a giant American flag, a 21-gun salute and an in-game moment of silence at 9:11 for the victims of September's terrorist attacks.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2003
Some extra work in the bullpen between appearances might have done more than straighten out Rick Bauer's mechanics. The Orioles reliever also might be rid of the slump that left his ERA at 6.06 on the last day of April. Bauer needed one pitch to get a double play and end the seventh inning of Wednesday's game, and he struck out the side in the eighth, setting down Troy Glaus, Tim Salmon and Garret Anderson. Four batters faced, five outs recorded, and an ERA that was lowered to 4.71. "It's the same stuff we did last year," said Bauer, who was making only his third appearance since May 14. "When you're not pitching as much as you're used to, you tend to get a little out of whack.
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By Kent Baker | September 14, 1991
Friday the 13th had all the portents of bringing another of those dull, routine defeats at Memorial Stadium to the Baltimore Orioles.They hit into five double plays, fell to a 4-0 deficit and looked listless offensively against Dave Otto, a pitcher with a total of one victory in parts of five major-league seasons.But home runs by Chris Hoiles and Mike Devereaux brought them back into contention and the Orioles finally overhauled the Cleveland Indians, 5-4, on a strange twist of fate in the ninth inning to stave off possible elimination from the American League East pennant race.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Your browser does not support iframes. Nick Markakis has seen Adam Jones make his share of spectacular defensive plays over the years, so the right fielder might be the best judge of the center fielder's talents. And Markakis said after Monday's game that the double-play that Jones turned in the sixth inning of the Orioles' 9-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays at Camden Yards might be one of the best he has seen his teammate make. With two runners on base and no outs, Rays third baseman Evan Longoria lofted a fly ball that appeared to be headed over the left-center field fence and into the Orioles bullpen.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 11, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter tried to bite his tongue when asked about the overturned call that led to his first ejection of the season during the Orioles' 8-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday afternoon. Showalter has defended the new replay system, saying that there needs to be patience to let baseball work out the bugs. But at the same time, the Orioles have a shot at doing some big things in 2014, and anyone would hate for a replay-related snafu to decide the outcome of a pivotal game in September - or October.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
On Tuesday, the Orioles threatened to complete a come-from-behind victory in the ninth inning for the second straight night over the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards. But Ryan Flaherty hit into a game-ending double play as the Orioles suffered a 4-2 loss . Here's a look at one positive and one negative aspect of Tuesday night's game. The good: Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez struggled to get through five innings, giving up three runs, nine hits and three walks.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Chris Davis' ninth-inning heroics Monday night masked the reality of just how bad the Orioles had been with runners in scoring position in that game. Their offense Tuesday wasn't afforded a similar bailout -- although it came close -- in a 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox before an announced 20,596 at Camden Yards. Despite having ample opportunities, the Orioles were hitless in seven at-bats with runners in scoring position Tuesday against White Sox left-handed starter Jose Quintana, and 1-for-9 overall.
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By Dan Connolly, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
Orioles infielder Ryan Flaherty says he's pleased that Major League Baseball announced Friday that it would revert to the old interpretation of a catch on a transfer play. With a slight smile, though, Flaherty said, "it's about four (or so) days late. " Flaherty became the poster boy for interpreting the rule in its previous form after he dropped a ball while attempting to turn a double play in the seventh inning of Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. With one on and no outs, Grady Sizemore hit a comebacker to pitcher Zach Britton , who threw to Flaherty at second base.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | January 22, 2014
Orioles manager Buck Showalter has been an advocate of expanded instant replay, and he has been pretty vocal about the topic -- both its benefits and downfalls. Now that expanded replay will be enacted this season -- last Thursday, Major League Baseball announced that all 30 clubs unanimously approved the proposal -- the new system could change the way the game is viewed and played. That will lead to an adjustment process for teams, umpires, players and managers. But, ultimately, the goal is to get calls right, Showalter said.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Chris Davis' ninth-inning heroics Monday night masked the reality of just how bad the Orioles had been with runners in scoring position in that game. Their offense Tuesday wasn't afforded a similar bailout -- although it came close -- in a 4-2 loss to the Chicago White Sox before an announced 20,596 at Camden Yards. Despite having ample opportunities, the Orioles were hitless in seven at-bats with runners in scoring position Tuesday against White Sox left-handed starter Jose Quintana, and 1-for-9 overall.
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April 14, 1999
GOOD SPORTS; DEREK JETERDerek Jeter of the New York Yankees knows how to Turn 2. (Turn 2 is baseball lingo for "double play.")In 1996, Derek created the Turn 2 Foundation. The foundation has raised more than $500,000 for college scholarships and programs that help kids stay away from drugs and alcohol.For Derek, being a Yankee and helping kids stay off drugs is the best double play of all.STRANGE BUT TRUE; FACTS ABOUT SPORTS; WRECKING ROBOTA car-eating monster named Robosaurus terrorized Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina in 1990.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2013
BOSTON - After being throttled by the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Tuesday night, several Orioles said they believed a one-run loss was more painful than an 11-run blowout. Now, they have an easy, comparative study. Taking a two-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday night, the Orioles bullpen allowed the Red Sox to tie it on a perfectly placed single and then reliever Tommy Hunter gave up a two-out bloop hit in the bottom of the eighth as Boston rallied for a 4-3 win. Wednesday's heartbreaker comes a night after the Orioles got walloped, 13-2.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2013
NEW YORK - It was a simple moment, one not captured by cameras, one without any real significance, one not nearly as stirring as the final All-Star appearance of the game's greatest closer. Unless, of course, you follow the Orioles and you know just how long it has been since the team had something to really celebrate at the midsummer classic; heck, it had been 16 years since they had three starters in the sport's featured exhibition. Consider that, and the brief moment of Orioles camaraderie had some significance for the organization and its fans.
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