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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
Ubaldo Jimenez still is searching for his first home win as an Oriole. The club's 4-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday dropped the right-hander to 2-8 this year, including 0-6 in seven games at Camden Yards. “One of these days, it's going to come,” Jimenez said. “It's not going to last forever that I don't have a win here.” Friday's start wasn't nearly as disastrous as some of Jimenez's other home appearances, which include three outings of five earned runs or more.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
TORONTO - Earning home-field advantage throughout the postseason was the Orioles' final goal of the regular season, but since winning the American League East 10 days ago, their greater focus was positioning themselves for a deep postseason run. They chased the Los Angeles Angels down to the final three days of the regular season for the American League's best record, but following the Orioles' 4-2 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday night...
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2013
Graduation depleted Goucher of four starters - three on offense - and the program eventually bid farewell to the most successful coach in its history, but that did not prevent the team from extending its success in the Landmark Conference. Saturday's 7-6 overtime decision over Scranton cemented for the Gophers (7-7 overall and 5-0 in the league) the top seed and home-field advantage in the upcoming conference tournament with just one more league game against the Merchant Marine this Saturday.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2014
NEW YORK - It is scheduled to rain here throughout the day, and there's a 70 percent chance of rain when Thursday night's series finale against the New York Yankees is supposed to begin. That's throwing the locals into a frenzy because of the possibility that Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter's final home game could be rained out. If the game cannot be played Thursday, it likely wouldn't be made up if it's a meaningless game in the standings. The Orioles are still chasing the American League's best record - and home-field advantage throughout the postseason - but they're running out of games to catch up with the Los Angeles Angels.
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Mike Preston | November 13, 2011
Maybe the Ravens need a team psychiatrist or they simply can't handle success. These guys just don't get the big picture. They keep losing games they are supposed to win — and that's not how you get to the Super Bowl. After the Ravens beat Pittsburgh for the second time last weekend, the road to the Super Bowl was supposed to come through Baltimore and M&T Bank Stadium. But after the Ravens were upset by the lowly Seahawks Sunday, we'll shelve the Super Bowl talk this week. Don't even think about talking playoffs.
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Kevin Cowherd | July 9, 2013
I'll watch next week's All-Star Game because I love baseball and I'm a sucker for star-power, pageantry, tradition and all that other stuff. I want to see how Orioles starters J.J. Hardy, Chris Davis and Adam Jones do. And I want to see the game's newest Wonder Boy, Manny Machado, get in and make another miracle play at third that has the sell-out crowd at Citi Field and a national TV audience shooting to its feet and shouting: "NO! DID YOU SEE THAT?!" Because "Crush" Davis is in it, I'll even watch the Home Run Derby, which has somehow managed to become boring over the years.
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January 20, 2006
Is home-field advantage in the NFL playoffs overrated? It depends. If you go down 14-0 in the first quarter like the Colts did at home Sunday, the fans get taken right out of the game. The moral of the story for the home team is, "Score early and score often." Jeffrey Mariner Phoenix No, it's not. The 12th man (crowd noise) gives home-field advantage. But sometimes, when he gets drunk, the 12th man screams just as loud for his offense as he does against the opponent's, thus forfeiting the gainful ad. David Boyd White Hall No, home-field advantage is not overrated.
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December 3, 2006
On Ravens' loss to Cincinnati and whether it will cost them home-field advantage in the playoffs "I don't think so. ... Only thing you can do with a game like this is forget about it and press on." "Home-field advantage is way overrated. What teams in the AFC for the past several years have won the Super Bowl? No No. 1 seeds, that's for sure." "The Ravens now have to play an extra game, probably on the road to get to the promised land. I'm just sick over this. The Ravens totally were outplayed."
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By Peter Schmuck | March 20, 1998
Baseball owners made one other important decision during the final day of their quarterly meeting in St. Petersburg, Fla., approving changes in the format of the divisional playoffs and League Championship Series:The Division Series will be played under a 2-2-1 format, meaning that the teams with the home-field advantage will open the series with two games at home and would come back home if a decisive fifth game is necessary.In all league playoff series, the team with the best record -- provided it is not the wild-card team -- will have the home-field advantage.
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By MIKE PRESTON | December 12, 2006
In the final three weeks of the regular season, the Ravens will be fighting for home-field advantage in the AFC, but the key for this team going deep into the playoffs is getting a first-round bye. Having home-field advantage is great, but a lot of teams are capable of winning on the road these days. The New Orleans Saints smacked around the Dallas Cowboys, in Irving, Texas, on Sunday night, and the Ravens beat up the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium earlier in the day. Browns@Ravens Sunday, 1 p.m., Ch. 13, 1090 AM, 97.9 FM Line: Ravens by 11 1/2
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
NEW YORK -- One day after being held to one hit, the Orioles found their bats Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. The Orioles hit three home runs, including Nelson Cruz's 40th of the season, and had 17 hits in a 5-4 win over the Yankees in front of an announced 43,201, putting a dagger in New York's already faint postseason hopes. In Monday's series opener, the Orioles managed just one hit in a 5-0 loss, marking the 11th time they've been shut out this season. But they've responded to those games well.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2014
NEW YORK -- There was some consolation following the Orioles' 5-0 loss to the New York Yankees on Monday night. Following a night in which the Orioles managed just one hit, manager Buck Showalter was told that despite the loss, the club clinched home-field advantage in the American League Division Series with the Detroit Tigers' loss to the Chicago White Sox. With the AL East sealed, the Orioles are still chasing the league's best record --...
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
Ubaldo Jimenez still is searching for his first home win as an Oriole. The club's 4-0 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday dropped the right-hander to 2-8 this year, including 0-6 in seven games at Camden Yards. “One of these days, it's going to come,” Jimenez said. “It's not going to last forever that I don't have a win here.” Friday's start wasn't nearly as disastrous as some of Jimenez's other home appearances, which include three outings of five earned runs or more.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2014
When Goucher and Scranton play on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Gopher Stadium in Towson, the winner will capture the Landmark Conference regular-season title and earn the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the league tournament. The Gophers (6-6) and Royals (9-6) are 4-1 in the conference, but only one will sit atop the league. Coach Brian Kelly said it's nice to know that neither team has to worry about tiebreakers or potential seeds. “We've got a lot to play for,” he said Thursday.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2014
Courtesy of Saturday's 16-12 win against Centennial Conference rival Dickinson, No. 5 Washington College became the first team to earn a spot in the upcoming league tournament. But with two more conference games remaining, against No. 20 Gettysburg on Saturday and Swarthmore on April 26, the Shoremen are eager to capture their second regular-season title in three years. “I think when you hit that point in the season when you know that you're going to be in no matter what, it's a bit relieving, but to be honest, the focus is solely on Gettysburg and trying to finish the regular season out on a high,” coach Jeff Shirk said Wednesday afternoon.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | November 6, 2013
Saturday's 2-1 win against Loyola cemented the Navy men's soccer team's first Patriot League regular-season championship since 1991. To coach Dave Brandt, it is a nice accomplishment, but it pales in comparison to a greater prize. "I think it has to be muted," Brandt said Wednesday morning of the team's reaction to capturing the regular-season crown. "That's great to do that. Ultimately, we've got another regular-season game and the bigger deal is to win the Patriot League playoff championship.
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December 21, 2008
1 Exams are over: But Brenda Frese (left) and Maryland's women's basketball team return to face a tough test in Old Dominion (1 p.m., Comcast SportsNet). 2 Battle for home field : The Steelers travel to Tennessee for a game that could determine home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs (1 p.m., chs. 13, 9). 3 Battle for home field II: The Panthers and Giants meet in the Meadowlands for a game that will give the winner home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs (8:15 p.m., chs. 11, 4)
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Kevin Cowherd | July 9, 2013
I'll watch next week's All-Star Game because I love baseball and I'm a sucker for star-power, pageantry, tradition and all that other stuff. I want to see how Orioles starters J.J. Hardy, Chris Davis and Adam Jones do. And I want to see the game's newest Wonder Boy, Manny Machado, get in and make another miracle play at third that has the sell-out crowd at Citi Field and a national TV audience shooting to its feet and shouting: "NO! DID YOU SEE THAT?!" Because "Crush" Davis is in it, I'll even watch the Home Run Derby, which has somehow managed to become boring over the years.
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By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2013
Graduation depleted Goucher of four starters - three on offense - and the program eventually bid farewell to the most successful coach in its history, but that did not prevent the team from extending its success in the Landmark Conference. Saturday's 7-6 overtime decision over Scranton cemented for the Gophers (7-7 overall and 5-0 in the league) the top seed and home-field advantage in the upcoming conference tournament with just one more league game against the Merchant Marine this Saturday.
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