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By Vito Stellino and Vito Stellino,Sun Staff Correspondent | November 14, 1991
HERNDON, Va. -- Linebacker Matt Millen couldn't get over Ricky Ervins' reaction the day after he rushed for 82 yards in the second half against the New York Giants last month."
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Chris Tillman shies away from talking about his accomplishments this season because he doesn't want to give the inclination that he's satisfied with the steps he has taken. He had a remarkable second half, continued his emergence as a leader in the Orioles starting rotation and continued to gain the confidence of manager Buck Showalter. Tillman admits he's much more comfortable on the mound than he is talking about himself. And he knows success is fleeting over a long baseball season.
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By JEFF ZREBIEC and JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER | April 12, 2006
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A little more than 15 hours after the worst start of his professional career had ended, pitcher Daniel Cabrera stepped onto the field at quiet Oriole Park at Camden Yards and began doing sprints. Later that day, Cabrera was in the home clubhouse joking with his teammates, who were set to face the Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the series. If his disastrous 2006 debut on April 7, when he gave up seven runs on three hits and seven walks while getting just four outs against Boston, has rattled the confidence or the mood of the 24-year-old, it hasn't shown.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | September 28, 2014
Led by guards Kelechi Osemele and Marshal Yanda and featuring undrafted rookie James Hurst at left tackle, the Ravens' offensive line held its opponent without a sack for the third straight game and paved the way for another strong performance by the team's running backs. The five-man line, which features only Yanda in the same role as he played last year, has become a strength for the team after spending 2013 as the offense's scapegoat. "It's been really good," quarterback Joe Flacco said after Sunday's 38-10 win over the Carolina Panthers.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Staff Writer | April 14, 1993
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Fernando Valenzuela made his long-awaited return to the mound as a starting pitcher last night, but it wasn't exactly a sentimental journey. He blew up in the early innings and manager Johnny Oates blew up in the clubhouse after the Orioles moved to the brink of a three-game sweep with an 8-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.The 32-year-old left-hander, whose comeback has captured the imagination of baseball fans all over, did nothing to impress the Rangers during an ugly 2 1/3 -inning performance at Arlington Stadium.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | May 25, 2002
SEATTLE - Orioles pitcher Travis Driskill will make his first major-league start tonight against the Seattle Mariners, and at age 30, it's something he could never take for granted. He spent the past five seasons at Triple-A waiting for an opportunity like this. "I was resigned to the fact it might not happen, but I was going to work hard to give myself an opportunity," Driskill said. "I would have played until somebody didn't want to give me a uniform." Driskill earned this start by pitching well in a long-relief role, even though he kept having to pitch with irregular rest.
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By Brent Jones and Brent Jones,SUN STAFF | November 29, 2003
Soon after the Ravens selected Jarret Johnson in the fourth round of the draft, the hustling defensive end out of Alabama had a talk with his new position coach, Rex Ryan. The coach wanted to let Johnson know they were bringing him in to contribute, not sit. "Rex has been telling me I was going to be playing since I got here," Johnson said. "But I didn't start believing it until the season actually started. "I didn't really know what to expect. I've just kind of been taking it as it comes.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | July 19, 2004
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - If good health translated into victories, Orioles pitcher Sidney Ponson could expect to end his nine-game losing streak tonight in Kansas City. Two bullpen sessions at Tropicana Field convinced Ponson that his strained groin muscle has healed, and he's eager to start for the first time since July 4. If nothing else, he's tired of looking at a 3-12 record - the biggest eyesore in baseball. "I'm really anxious," he said yesterday. "It's been two weeks since I pitched, but I'm well-rested.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | April 10, 1999
Time for a dose of perspective. The 1998 New York Yankees lost four of their first five games and went on to set an American League record with 114 regular-season victories.The 1998 Orioles, you might recall, won 10 of their first 12 games but were out of contention for the division title by mid-May. It's too early to draw any hard-and-fast conclusions.Now, time for a dose of reality. The 1999 Orioles are not the 1998 Yankees, so last night's rain-delayed 7-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Camden Yards -- their third defeat in four games -- created cause for some early-season concern and spoiled Cal Ripken's return to the starting lineup.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN REPORTER | April 23, 2007
The words suggested that Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts could play yesterday. The pale coloring in his face and droopy eyes told a different story. Soon after Roberts declared that he might return to the lineup, he slouched on a clubhouse sofa and gave in to the sickness that also caused him to miss Saturday's game. The flu-like symptoms hadn't subsided enough for Roberts to return to the field, so Chris Gomez took over at second again, as he did the previous night, and Jay Payton batted leadoff in his first start with the Orioles.
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By Marissa Laliberte and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
NASCAR driver Justin Boston watched his first stock car race in Dover, Del., and he'll be returning there Saturday - this time, behind the wheel. Boston, of Sparks, made his Nationwide Series debut in the VisitMyrtleBeach.com 300 last Saturday in Sparta, Ky., finishing ninth out of 40 drivers, but his second race in the top-tier minor league series will be at a location closer to his heart. "It will be really cool to run there for the first time after watching there [while] growing up," Boston said this week.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
As one of the shortest players on the Morgan State football team, Herb Walker Jr. has a nickname among his Bears teammates: "Smurf. " The running back, who recently confessed to being 1 inch shorter than his already diminutive listed height of 5 feet 8, has heard worse from defenses. The insults don't bother him as much as the assumptions behind them. Opponents tell Walker he's "soft. Or I don't run hard," he said. "But they'll feel me when I get the ball. " Neither label fit after the 19-year-old Walker set a school record a week ago. In Morgan State's 26-23 loss Saturday to Holy Cross, 26-23, the sophomore rushed for 271 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
Shortstop J.J. Hardy, who missed one game and part of another with lower back spasms, is back in the starting lineup Wednesday against the Cincinnati Reds at Camden Yards. Hardy is batting sixth, one spot ahead of Kelly Johnson, who will be playing third base and making his first start with the Orioles. Johnson made his club debut Tuesday as a defensive replacement at third base. David Lough, who has been hitting better in limited action recently, has been moved up to the second spot in the lineup versus Reds right-hander Dylan Axelrod.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 9, 2014
The Orioles ideally wanted to work right-hander Bud Norris back into the rotation gradually as he returned from his trip to the disabled list with a right groin strain, and a key caveat of that in the eyes of manager Buck Showalter was getting Norris two starts before the All-Star break. Tuesday's rainout at Nationals Park put a wrench in those plans, postponing Norris' first start in 2 1/2 weeks until the Orioles' return to Camden Yards on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
In his first start at High-A Frederick, top Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy had his rockiest outing since returning to minor league action. Bundy allowed three runs on four hits -  three of them singles -  in 4 2/3 innings , recording three strikeouts and two walks. It was the first time in four minor league starts that Bundy, who has been held to a pitch count, did not go five full innings. The 21-year-old Bundy, recovering from Tommy John surgery last June, was 0-1 with a 0.60 ERA at short-season Single-A Aberdeen, allowing 10 hits in 15 innings with 22 strikeouts and three walks.  eencina@baltsun.com twitter.com/EddieInTheYard
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2014
Right-hander Dylan Bundy pitched five innings and allowed one run for short-season Single-A Aberdeen against Hudson Valley on Sunday in his first competitive game since 2012. Bundy, who was the Orioles' first-round draft pick in 2011, underwent Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction surgery last June. He had been limited to simulated games and extended spring training sessions before Sunday, but he's recovering about two weeks ahead of schedule and feels like he could pitch for the Orioles later this year.
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April 13, 2006
On deck -- Phillies vs. Braves-- Philadelphia's Gavin Floyd (Mount St. Joseph) seeks his first win of the year after lasting 2 2/3 innings in his first start.
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April 26, 1994
In his first start of the season, Leuchs made 18 saves in an 8-5 upset win of then-No. 1 Gilman. The senior goalie then stopped 15 saves in a 9-8 victory over then-No. 2 St. Paul's.
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By Trevor Hass, The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
Dylan Bundy is confident he can be the dominant pitcher he was before an elbow injury interrupted a promising start to his professional career. Bundy, on the cusp of pitching in his first game since 2012, spoke Thursday at Ripken Stadium, home of short-season Single-A Aberdeen and his new home for at least the next few weeks. He said his arm feels great, and he's eager to make his first start Sunday on the road against Hudson Valley. "I feel like I can be the same as I used to be," Bundy said.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
MILWAUKEE -- The Orioles are playing at Miller Park for just the second time in club history -- they lost two of three games here in 2008. The Orioles and Milwaukee Brewers have faced off in just two series since the Brewers began playing in the National League in 1998. The Orioles won two of three at Camden Yards in 2003. Catcher Nick Hundley, whom the club acquired Saturday from the San Diego Padres for Troy Patton, will make his Orioles debut today, batting seventh. Hundley was activated Sunday, but he remained on the bench.
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