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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2013
Brian Roberts, who has never appeared in a playoff game in his lengthy his career, did his part in the fourth inning Friday night to bring a playoff atmosphere to Camden Yards. Facing the Oakland A's, whom the Orioles trail by three games for the second AL wild-card berth, Roberts gave his team the lead in the fourth inning with the sixth grand slam of his career, a shot over the scoreboard in right field. The grand slam chased Oakland starter Dan Straily and gave the Orioles a 6-3 lead.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 3, 2014
The Orioles have seen enough rain delays -- nearly 20 hours worth of them over the course of this season -- to know how to handle the challenges they bring. And when the skies opened just 10 pitches into Tuesday night's game against the Cincinnati Reds, the Orioles were forced to wait 1 hour, 46 minutes to resume baseball, the second delay of the day after the start was pushed back 23 minutes because of an earlier storm. When the game continued, the Orioles grabbed momentum early and held on late as Tuesday night turned into Wednesday morning for a 5-4 win over the Reds in front of an announced 15,021 at Camden Yards.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2012
Right-hander Tommy Hunter had his shortest outing of the season today in the Orioles' series finale against the Red Sox at Fenway Park. Hunter lasted just 4 1/3 innings, allowing five runs -- all earned -- on eight hits. He allowed four of those runs in the sixth inning, which included a game-tying grand slam by Will Middlebrooks, the third baseman's first big league homer. Hunter's outing was just the third time in 13 games in which an Orioles starter has not thrown a quality start (six or more innings, three or fewer earned runs)
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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 Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The replay system hasn't been kind to the Orioles over the past three weeks as four of the five calls the club has challenged have not been overturned. The Orioles' luck started to change in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, when first baseman Chris Davis was awarded a grand slam following a crew-chief review on a ball that was initially called a double down the left-field line. Davis' third career grand slam gave the Orioles a 5-0 lead.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | August 30, 2012
After going 0-for-4 in his first injury rehabilitation game with Double-A Bowie on Wednesday, Orioles infielder Wilson Betemit was 2-for-4 with a grand slam Thursday night for the Baysox. Betemit played third base as the Baysox won, 8-6, over Erie at Prince George's Stadium. He was Bowie's first baseman Wednesday. Betemit was scheduled for a two-game rehab stint with Bowie, so it's likely he'll be activated when rosters expand this weekend as long as he doesn't report any issues.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There's no denying that the Orioles offense sometimes can rely too much on home runs, which is one of the reasons why the club can be so frustrating to watch when its power hitters go silent. Following an especially frustrating one-run loss to the last-place Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, the Orioles recorded their best offensive output in the past 14 games as a pair of homers sent them to a 7-5 win Tuesday night in front of an announced 10,803 at Tropicana Field.
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By Dean Jones Jr and The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2013
Brady Acker (Atholton) hit a grand slam in the top of the first inning Wednesday as Maryland won, 5-1, over Arkansas in the Heartland Classic baseball tournament in Norman, Okla. Ryan Selmer (Riverdale Baptist) earned the victory after allowing one run and four hits in seven innings. He struck out three batters and walked three. Andrew Yacyk (North Hagerstown) also had an RBI single in the first inning as Maryland bounced back from a 10-run loss in its first game during the second day of the tournament.
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By From Staff Reports | April 28, 1993
HAGERSTOWN -- Chris Harmes' grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning capped a five-run rally and gave the Hagerstown Suns (13-6) a 6-5 win over the Capital City Bombers and a sweep of their Single-A South Atlantic League doubleheader last night.The Suns scored eight runs in the second inning and rolled to a 14-1 win in the opener. Keith Hines was 3-for-4 with three RBI.Harmes was 2-for-2 with five RBI in the nightcap.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,Staff Writer | September 12, 1993
C NEW YORK -- There will be no Grand Slam this year for the top-ranked women's doubles team of Natalia Zvereva and Gigi Fernandez. And there will be yet another day of tennis for the No. 2 seeds, Helena Sukova and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario.Sukova and Sanchez Vicario stopped a run of six Grand Slam doubles titles for Zvereva and Fernandez with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory in last night's U.S. Open semifinal. Sukova and Sanchez Vicario will play the ninth-seeded team of Amanda Coetzer and Ines Gorrochategui in today's noon final.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
The Orioles didn't need a game-ending three-run homer Wednesday night to complete their second dramatic comeback victory in three games against the Chicago White Sox. A walk-off wild pitch in the early hours of Thursday morning was enough. Looking like they were about to lose the rubber match of their three-game series against the struggling White Sox, the Orioles rallied again for a 5-4 win Wednesday on a game-clinching wild pitch in the 12th inning of a 4-hour, 3-minute marathon that also included a 1-hour, 9-minute rain delay.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | June 26, 2014
The Coffee Companion, where we recap the local sports headlines each weekday morning, is meant to look back, not forward. But how can you look back when the most important day since Rocky Balboa ended the Cold War is upon us? - Today is the day. My beloved von Trapps need a point against the vaunted Germans to advance in the World Cup. As always, check out our World Cup Guide for all the relevant information and some analysis that is sure to be wrong. - Nelson Cruz bailed out Ubaldo Jimenez with an eighth-inning, game-tying grand slam, and the Orioles won after a rain delay, 5-4 , in 12 innings.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 25, 2014
Nelson Cruz hasn't hit as well in the month of June, but the Orioles designated hitter gave his club a much-needed jolt in Wednesday's game against the Chicago White Sox. After the Orioles were held scoreless for the first seven innings of the game, Cruz hit a grand slam with two outs in the eighth inning. He belted a 2-1 pitch from White Sox reliever Javy Guerra over the grounds crew shed in right-center field to tie the game at 4. It was Cruz's second grand slam this season -- he also hit one April 23 in Toronto -- and the eighth of his career.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The replay system hasn't been kind to the Orioles over the past three weeks as four of the five calls the club has challenged have not been overturned. The Orioles' luck started to change in the third inning of Tuesday's game against the Tampa Bay Rays, when first baseman Chris Davis was awarded a grand slam following a crew-chief review on a ball that was initially called a double down the left-field line. Davis' third career grand slam gave the Orioles a 5-0 lead.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There's no denying that the Orioles offense sometimes can rely too much on home runs, which is one of the reasons why the club can be so frustrating to watch when its power hitters go silent. Following an especially frustrating one-run loss to the last-place Tampa Bay Rays on Monday, the Orioles recorded their best offensive output in the past 14 games as a pair of homers sent them to a 7-5 win Tuesday night in front of an announced 10,803 at Tropicana Field.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 8, 2014
Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez had already caught one break in the third inning of Sunday's game against the Oakland Athletics when a grand slam by John Jaso was overturned by review and ruled a two-run double. But Jimenez still couldn't manage to get out of his own way, his control failing as he suffered his shortest outing in 13 starts with the Orioles. Jimenez left the game with the Orioles trailing, 6-0, after Oakland first baseman Brandon Moss hit a monster grand slam to center field that didn't need a review.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | May 25, 1997
Tim DeCinces, Calvin Pickering and Ryan Minor each had run-scoring doubles as the Delmarva Shorebirds edged the Hagerstown Suns, 7-6, yesterday in a Single-A South Atlantic League game in Salisbury.Shorebirds starter Brian Falkenborg (4-4) had allowed just one run over seven innings before being relieved by Josh Towers with one out and the bases loaded in the eighth.But three more runs were added to Falkenborg's line when Hagerstown's Luis Lopez, the league's top hitter at .388, then hit a grand slam off Towers to pull the Suns within 7-6.But Towers went on to record his first save of the season by getting the final five outs of the game.
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June 17, 1991
MILWAUKEE -- Greg Vaughn hit a grand slam in the ninth inning and drove in six runs yesterday as the Milwaukee Brewers, after blowing a six-run lead, beat the Oakland Athletics, 11-7, and knocked the A's out of first place in the American League West.Vaughn, who homered twice off Dave Stewart on Saturday, also hit a two-run double. Mark McGwire homered twice and drove in four runs for Oakland, and Jose Canseco added a two-run homer.Jim Gantner opened the ninth with a single off Gene Nelson (0-1)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 1, 2014
HOUSTON -- When Nelson Cruz hopped out of the batter's box and dropped to the ground, clutching his left hand in pain, Orioles manager Buck Showalter feared the worst. The Orioles have been wildly inconsistent over the first two months of the season, but Cruz has been the one constant. The slugging outfielder has carried the club's offense on his shoulders, so it was concerning when he left the game Sunday, shortly after being hit on his hand by a pitch from Astros right-hander Scott Feldman.
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By Barbara Pash | May 7, 2014
On Tuesday, the sky a clear blue, the temperature in the 70s with just the right bit of breeze, the beautiful day served as the backdrop for a heartwarming event at St. Paul's School for Girls in Lutherville. For the ninth year in a row, the private school hosted League of Dreams Day during which St. Paul's girls play a baseball game with students from Ridge Ruxton School, a Baltimore County public school in Towson for special needs young people, ages 3 to 21. "Our school is committed to being a partner with the Baltimore disabled community," said LuAnn Blackman, St. Paul's 11th-grade dean, a math teacher and moderator of the St. Paul's Club for Students for Disability Awareness, which organized the event.
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