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By Glenn P. Graham and Glenn P. Graham,Staff Writer | October 18, 1992
Ask Westminster senior field hockey star Tinah Houck how many goals she has this season and you'd have to wait for a reply."Coach Hooper," she yells, "how many goals do I have this season?""Ten," co-coach Sue Hooper replies, "and one assist."The 10 goals and one assist is far and away tops in this field hockey-rich county. Houck, however, would much rather talk about the Owls' 8-1 record in their quest to repeat as Class 4A state champs."I don't really keep track of how much I score. I just like playing," Houck said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
While Chris Davis' season has been a struggle at the plate, there's no question the Orioles first baseman still can change a game with one swing of his bat.   Davis is hitting just .189 this season, but regardless of his place in the club's lineup, he still gets respect at the plate - so much so that opponents recently have chosen to make his teammates beat them rather than keep the bat in Davis' hands.   The Minnesota Twins, however, had no choice but to pitch to Davis with the bases loaded in the fourth inning Friday night, and Davis made them pay by crushing a grand slam off Twins right-hander Trevor May, the pivotal blast in a 9-1 drubbing before an announced 27,464 at Camden Yards.
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By Rich Scherr and Rich Scherr,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 26, 1998
Howard junior Kelly O'Neill picked a good time to get her first hit of the season.With her No. 8-ranked Lions battling No. 7 Glenelg to what amounted to a stalemate through the first five innings yesterday, O'Neill's one-out triple in the sixth provided host Howard with the big blow it needed for a 1-0 victory.The pitcher, who also throttled the Gladiators on the mound, allowing two hits and striking out seven, had been 0-for-9 at the plate."We really wanted to beat them bad, and I knew I had to pull through, since I haven't been hitting good," said O'Neill.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Some four hours before Wednesday's game against the Texas Rangers at Camden Yards, slumping Orioles first baseman Chris Davis was on the field doing early hitting work. Davis, who was hitless in his previous 19 at-bats heading into Wednesday, took swings off a batting tee under the supervision of manager Buck Showalter and hitting coach Jim Presley. Heading into Wednesday's game, Davis' average had dropped 62 points since May 23 to .205. From May 24 through Tuesday, he batted .145 with 50 strikeouts in 124 at-bats.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | August 8, 2003
The bat left Jack Cust's shoulder, the Minnesota Twins lost their lead, and a player's temporary status on the Orioles' roster came under greater scrutiny. All in a matter of seconds. Implored by the Orioles at two levels to become more aggressive at the plate, Cust attacked the first pitch from Twins starter Rick Reed in the fourth inning yesterday and reached the flag court in right field. It was his first hit with the club, his first homer in the American League, and it beat the daylights out of a bloop single.
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April 8, 1999
Braves: John Smoltz has 57 victories since 1996, the most in the majors, two more than New York Yankees lefty Andy Pettitte. Bret Boone, traded by Cincinnati in the offseason, was 0-for-7 before getting his first hit for Atlanta, an infield single in the first.Reds: Steve Avery gave up San Francisco's first hit on his 90th pitch of the game and Stan Javier's homer on his 112th. The left-hander threw 118 pitches in all.Giants: Are 10-2 against Cincinnati over the last two seasons. Last season, San Francisco had 19 wins when it was tied or trailed after the seventh inning.
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By Doug Brown and Doug Brown,Evening Sun Staff | July 22, 1991
The Orioles' Cal Ripken still leads the American League batting race -- barely.His 0-for-4 in yesterday's 6-4 loss to the Seattle Mariners trimmed his average to .3315, a mere three-thousandths of a point ahead of the Kansas Royals' Danny Tartabull.* JUNIOR TOO MUCH: Another junior, Seattle's Ken Griffey Jr., went 3-for-4, including a three-run homer, and is swinging a .478 bat in his last 46 at-bats.* MARINERS BID FAREWELL: The Mariners became the first team to bid the stadium farewell. They won't be back until next spring.
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By Peter Schmuck | April 4, 2000
1: Cal Ripken, Eddie Murray, Jim Palmer, Harold Baines, Brooks Robinson and legendary manager Earl Weaver were honored as the Orioles of the Century and introduced during pre-game ceremonies. 2: Cal Ripken blooped a double into right field in the second inning for his first hit of the season and 2,992nd of his career. The crowd cheered enthusiastically when the number was unfurled on the wall of the B&O warehouse. 3: Orioles ace Mike Mussina took a two-hitter into the eighth inning, but those two hits were bases-empty home runs -- enough to overcome a light Orioles offensive performance.
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May 20, 2001
AMERICAN LEAGUE Who's hot The Tigers have 28 runs and 36 hits in their past two games. Who's not The White Sox have hit .195 with 11 runs during their five-game losing streak. Line of the day Ichiro Suzuki,Mariners right fielder AB R H RBI HR 4 0 0 0 0 NATIONAL LEAGUE Who's hot Luis Gonzalez of the Diamondbacks has a 14-game hitting streak. Who's not Greg Maddux(3-4) of the Braves hasn't been under .500 this late in the season since 1992, when he was 5-6 on June 9. Line of the day Bubba Trammell, Padres right fielder AB R H RBI HR 3 4 2 6 1 AMERICAN LEAGUE He said it "He almost caught a no-hitter in his first game out, and he got his first hit, so he's probably going to sleep well tonight."
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | March 9, 2011
Confident that he will be part of the Orioles' rotation to start the season, Jake Arrieta is using his spring starts to work on specific things. In the Orioles' 11-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins today, Arrieta focused on being aggressive early in counts. That resulted in several quick groundball outs and a solid and efficient three-inning outing in which he allowed one run on three hits and no walks while striking out two. "Breaking balls were a lot better today, a little bit more crisp," said Arrieta.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | May 23, 2009
WASHINGTON - -Orioles reliever Danys Baez isn't sure whether he has ever scored a run before. Certainly not at the big league level. Certainly not the game-winner. And absolutely, positively, never had he scored the game-winning run in a contest in which he also picked up the victory. Not until Friday night in the Orioles' 4-2, 12-inning victory over the Washington Nationals in the first "Battle of the Beltways" interleague game of 2009. Baez's two-out slapper bounced safely down the third base line and ignited a two-run rally that essentially halted a four-game skid for the Orioles (17-25)
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By Glenn Graham and Glenn Graham,sun reporter | April 25, 2007
Wilde Lake senior Kevin Carlson doesn't have any secret when it comes to hitting a baseball hard. The 6-foot-5, 235-pound pitcher/first baseman, a first-team All-County selection last season, doesn't get caught up in the mechanics of hitting or guessing on pitches. He just settles into the batter's box - crowding the plate from the left side - and simply dares a pitcher to throw one by him. This season, it has been easier said than done. Batting cleanup, Carlson is hitting .528 with 23 RBIs and 13 runs scored as the Wildecats entered the week with a 6-5 mark.
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By M. WILLIAM SALGANIK and M. WILLIAM SALGANIK,SUN REPORTER | March 17, 2006
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield shaved its profit by close to a third last year, meeting its goal of making less money to fulfill its nonprofit mission. Under pressure from legislators and regulators, CareFirst announced a decision last year to cut earnings in order to make insurance more affordable by holding down rates and to give more money in grants. Regulatory filings released yesterday show the company did, in fact, make $54.9 million less in 2005 than the year before. Net income for the year was $123.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF | July 10, 2005
Orioles reliever Steve Kline said he hasn't lost his confidence, even as his season continues on a downward spiral. The latest hit came before Friday's game when manager Lee Mazzilli informed Kline he'll likely be the lefty out of the bullpen used in less crucial roles and recent call-up Tim Byrdak will be used in tight spots to get left-handers out. The Orioles had signed Kline in the offseason to a two-year, $5.6 million contract for that exact purpose....
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By Jamison Hensley and Jamison Hensley,SUN STAFF | January 31, 2005
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Shortly after the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots arrived for Super Bowl week, all the talk centered on the big-talking Philadelphia receiver. Shockingly, it had nothing to do with Terrell Owens. Three days after Freddie Mitchell dissed the Patriots' secondary, New England players were still steaming over his remarks, which dominated their first interviews in northern Florida. Strong safety Rodney Harrison called Mitchell a "jerk" and warned him to watch his back Sunday at Alltel Stadium.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN STAFF | August 22, 2004
Less than 24 hours after expressing relief for getting his first major league at-bat out of the way, Orioles outfielder Val Majewski unloaded even more baggage yesterday. Majewski, whose contract was purchased from Double-A Bowie on Wednesday when starting left fielder Larry Bigbie went on the disabled list, got his first major league start, notched his first major league hit and scored his first major league run in the Orioles' 10-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. "I am just happy to get the first one over with," said Majewski, who started in right field.
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By Jamison Hensley and Sun Staff | December 22, 2003
CLEVELAND - A trip to the Dawg Pound brought back the Ravens' bite. A week after going out with a whimper in Oakland, the Ravens regained control of the division with a snarling attitude in a 35-0 thrashing of the Cleveland Browns yesterday. The combination of Jamal Lewis ' grinding running and a gashing defensive performance moved the Ravens back into sole possession of first place in the AFC North. Heading into the final week of the regular season, the Ravens (9-6) are clenching onto a one-game lead over Cincinnati (8-7)
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