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By Buster Olney | June 9, 1995
On the field: Brady Anderson led off the first inning with a homer, and then Kevin Bass became the first Oriole to hit a ball on the fly onto Eutaw Street behind the right-field flag court, a 409-foot homer. The homer bounced into the open window of a second-story office in the B&O warehouse. Bass said he walks Eutaw Street every day on his way to the ballpark.In the dugout: Orioles manager Phil Regan said he really likes newcomer Terry Clark because he "throws strikes and he'll take the ball whenever you need him."
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
OK, let's start with the official comments. Buck Showalter said after Thursday's 2-1 win versus the Kansas City Royals that using left-hander Zach Britton in the ninth inning instead of previous closer Tommy Hunter - or anyone else, for that matter - does not mean that Britton is the closer or that Hunter is not. "We're going to use whatever gives us the best chance to win, the best chance to put guys in the best spot to be successful and...
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April 16, 2014
The Sun has done an excellent job commemorating the 60th anniversary of the St. Louis Browns becoming the Baltimore Orioles ("The Orioles: Sixty Years in Baltimore," March 30). It was a class act for the Orioles to invite former shortstop Billy Hunter to throw the ceremonial pitch on the exact date of the first home game. Billy Hunter's outstanding double-play partner at second base was the late Bob Young, the only native Marylander to arrive in Baltimore with the former Browns.
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April 16, 2014
The Sun has done an excellent job commemorating the 60th anniversary of the St. Louis Browns becoming the Baltimore Orioles ("The Orioles: Sixty Years in Baltimore," March 30). It was a class act for the Orioles to invite former shortstop Billy Hunter to throw the ceremonial pitch on the exact date of the first home game. Billy Hunter's outstanding double-play partner at second base was the late Bob Young, the only native Marylander to arrive in Baltimore with the former Browns.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | October 5, 1992
Tie of save mark gets away from OlsonCLEVELAND -- Relief pitcher Gregg Olson came within one out of tying his club record for saves in a season, but he bounced a curveball past catcher Jeff Tackett in the ninth inning to bring home the tying run and blow the opportunity for his 37th save.Olson came on to pitch the bottom of the ninth after the Orioles Orioles notebookrallied from a two-run deficit to take the lead in the top of the inning. He got himself into trouble with a leadoff walk to Felix Fermin and it got worse when pinch runner Kenny Lofton came on to steal his league-leading 66th base of the season.
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By Jason LaCanfora and Jason LaCanfora,SUN STAFF | September 30, 1996
TORONTO -- Brady Anderson's 50th home run of the year capped the regular season for the Orioles, and for the first time in 13 years, there will be postseason baseball in Baltimore.Anderson led off yesterday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays with a homer to right field, becoming the 14th player to hit 50 home runs in a season and the first Oriole to do so. Frank Robinson set the previous club mark of 49 home runs in 1966.It also was the 12th time this season that Anderson homered to lead off the first inning, breaking the major-league record he had shared with Bobby Bonds.
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By Roch Kubatko | March 27, 2000
Highlights and lowlights from the Orioles' 8-4 loss to the Montreal Expos in Jupiter, Fla. DOWN - Sidney Ponson: Says he feels good physically. His numbers, however, remain sickly. UP - Will Clark: Hits his first spring homer. DOWN - Full squad: The Orioles do better when they're halved and put in separate ballparks. DOWN - Mike Trombley: Serves up a homer in the seventh. UP - Jeff Conine: One at-bat produces a two-run homer. EVEN - Wayne Kirby: Two hits, but also tags Trombley with an unearned run. The bats The Orioles collected 10 hits, but again they weren't enough.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | September 18, 2001
The healing began with one swing. Cal Ripken's bat met a Roger Clemens fastball, and more than a two-run deficit disappeared. So did the possibility of repeating the previous season's horror. The Orioles didn't wait until the 22nd game to post their first win in 1989. They got it out of the way on Opening Day, with Ripken's three-run homer sparking a 5-4, 11-inning victory over the Boston Red Sox at Memorial Stadium. Not all could be forgotten or forgiven. A 107-loss season, his father's firing as manager, the off-season trade of Eddie Murray.
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By Buster Olney | August 11, 1996
(Through Thursday's games)Ups and DownsWild-card hopes -- UP -- If they played Milwaukee the rest of the year, the Orioles would be in the postseason, no problem.B.J. Surhoff -- UP -- Beat up on his old buddies from Milwaukee.David Wells -- UP -- Booted Bernie Brewer out of the mug, and shut down the Indians. What a week.Homers -- UP -- Closing in on club record for homers, and there's still a month and a half to play.Rocky Coppinger -- UP -- If they make the playoffs, he'll be one of the biggest reasons for the turnaround.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,Sun reporter | June 30, 2007
Aubrey Huff's three-run homer last night put the Orioles in the lead. His single in his final at-bat put him in select company. The bullpen's latest meltdown put a damper on his achievement. Huff became only the third Oriole to hit for the cycle, joining Brooks Robinson and Cal Ripken Jr., when he lined a pitch from reliever Chris Bootcheck into center field in the seventh inning. But the Los Angeles Angels tied the game in the eighth, and Howie Kendrick drilled a two-run homer off Chris Ray in the ninth to hand the Orioles a 9-7 loss before an announced 36,689 at Camden Yards.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
Steve Lombardozzi, who grew up in Columbia and graduated from Atholton High School, made his Orioles debut Wednesday, batting ninth and playing second base. “It definitely means something. It's very exciting to be part of this organization now,” said Lombardozzi, who was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in a late March trade for Alex Gonzalez. “I grew up coming to games here as a little kid so, yeah, I'm excited to get out there and get a game under my belt.” Lombardozzi said he's had a bunch of ticket requests, but it's nothing new for him. He played parts of three seasons with the Washington Nationals.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
SARASOTA, FLA. -- Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez turned in arguably the best performance by an Orioles starter this spring, tossing six scoreless innings in a 8-0 win over the Atlanta Braves on Friday afternoon. Gonzalez allowed just three hits with five strikeouts and no walks in front of an announced sellout crowd of 7,725 at Ed Smith Stadium.  “I was pretty happy about my performance,” said Gonzalez, who credited catcher Matt Wieters for calling several first-pitch curveballs.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2013
One of the great things about Opening Day - and I believe this is my 17th as a sports journalist - is that there are always a few guys who have never experienced it before. Rookie lefty T.J. McFarland had been to an Opening Day at Comiskey Park in Chicago as a fan, he but never attended one since he became a pro in 2008. Right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, who debuted with the Orioles last May 29, had never been to a big league Opening Day game until today at Tropicana Field. But there are two guys in Orioles uniforms whose stories are worth highlighting today.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimoere Sun | February 24, 2013
Orioles fans who hoped to see Adam Jones, Matt Wieters and Nick Markakis at the team's first road Grapefruit League game today against the Blue Jays in Dunedin will be disappointed. Most of the team's starters - with the exception of Nolan Reimold - will remain in Sarasota this morning to workout. Besides Reimold, Wilson Betemit and Ryan Flaherty are the players closest to a “starter” label to make the trip across the Skyway Bridge into northern Pinellas County. Nolan Reimold will make his first start since season-ending neck surgery last year.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2012
Going into the offseason, Chris Davis hoped next year would bring another opportunity to be the Orioles' everyday first baseman - along with a chance at redemption. Despite having his best season at the plate - Davis set career highs in homers (33) and RBIs (85) - some early-season struggles at first led to his move from the position in late May. The Orioles used him as their designated hitter, and experiments in right field and left field worked well. But earlier this month, just after the Orioles non-tendered first baseman Mark Reynolds, Davis received a phone call from Orioles manager Buck Showalter.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2012
The Orioles hope that left-hander Zach Britton can stop the bleeding tonight in Minnesota. The O's have lost three of four since the break and have dropped 16 of their last 23.   Following the Orioles' 19-7 loss to the Twins on Monday night, the Orioles bullpen is taxed, having to produce 7 1/3 innings of relief work, so the team needs a good outing from Britton, who is 2-0 with a 3.27 ERA in two career starts agains the Twins. Meanwhile, Tommy Hunter will start tomorrow's game against the Twins.
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By Kent Baker | July 20, 1991
His stuff is average at best, he has been ill with the flu this week and he hadn't beaten the Seattle Mariners in almost four years."In all honesty, if he was 18 and pitching a high school game, he probably wouldn't get signed," Baltimore Orioles manager John Oates said of him.But Roy Smith ignored all the drawbacks again last night and found the path to victory, riding a two-run homer by Cal Ripken to a 4-1 decision before 39,384 sweat-soaked fans at...
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | June 14, 2002
CLEVELAND - The Orioles couldn't help but grumble about their predicament yesterday, when a day off at home had turned into a makeup game at Jacobs Field, a place where they almost never win. For eight innings, Jason Johnson made it seem well worth the trip, as he turned the best start of his injury-shortened season. Unfortunately for the Orioles, another strong pitching performance went to waste because it coincided with the disappearance of their offense. So the pitcher's duel stretched into the 10th inning, and that's when the Cleveland Indians used a well-placed triple from Chris Magruder to pull out a 2-1 victory.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2012
Tonight has been a night of firsts for Orioles rookie outfielder Xavier Avery. The 22-year-old Avery, making his second big-league start since being called up Sunday, tallied his first major-league hit in his first at bat Monday against the Yankees, then drove in his first big-league run in the fifth. Both hits were critical parts of Orioles' rallies. Avery's double into the right-center field gap started a two-run first-inning rally for the Orioles. Avery's hit was the first of three Orioles hits in the first.
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By Mike Klingaman and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2012
Brooks Robinson   owned third base. Still does. At his sendoff in 1977 - a "Thanks, Brooks" Day at a packed Memorial Stadium - Robinson's successor, Doug DeCinces, removed third base from its moorings and presented it to the Orioles  veteran. "This is always yours," DeCinces said. Baltimore agreed. In 23 years on that spot, fans said, how many runs had Robinson's glovework saved? How many rallies had he killed with his backhand stabs, airborne stops and off-balance pegs to first base?
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