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By DON MARKUS and DON MARKUS,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1996
ST. LOUIS -- Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox might have tipped off the emotions his slumbering team took into Game 5 of the National League Championship Series last night at Busch Stadium. It came Sunday night, when the Braves teetered on the brink of elimination after losing to the St. Louis Cardinals to fall behind, three games to one."It's not deflating," Cox said after the defending World Series champions blew a three-run lead with two out in the seventh inning and lost on a home run by Brian Jordan in the eighth.
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Peter Schmuck and The Baltimore Sun | October 12, 2014
Major league officials were relieved when the Orioles and Royals were able to play Game 1 of the American League Championship Series at Camden Yards in spite of a constant threat of rain. They might not be so lucky on Monday night. The forecast calls for a 100 percent chance of rain during the day and a 90 percent chance of rain on Monday night in the Kansas City area. If Mother Nature makes it impossible to get the game in, the same scenario will apply that was in play in Baltimore.
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By Peter Schmuck | October 11, 2000
Note: Cardinals players listed first First base Will Clark vs. Todd Zeile: Stand by for the battle of the supposedly washed-up former Orioles. Converted third baseman Zeile replaced departed free agent John Olerud at first for the Mets and has been a steady presence in the offensive lineup, though he struggled to a 1-for-14 performance in the Division Series. Veteran Clark rejuvenated a flagging career with a huge second-half performance after being acquired from the Orioles. He's on a roll, but could be slowed by the Mets' tough left-handers.
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By Alexander Pyles and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Races in the Baltimore Running Festival will begin an hour earlier than originally scheduled because of the Orioles' deep run into the baseball postseason. In a letter to participants posted on the running festival's website , organizer Lee Corrigan wrote that start times were made earlier to "ensure all public safety personnel can be deployed in an organized fashion. " The festival, which includes a marathon, half-marathon, group relay, 5k and kids race, will stagger starting times between 7 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. on Oct. 18, the day the Orioles and Kansas City Royals would potentially play Game 7 of the American League Championship Series at Camden Yards.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | October 7, 1993
CHICAGO -- Gene Lamont would rather not risk Frank Thomas' health by playing him at first base, but the White Sox manager might not have a choice.Dan Pasqua is hitless in two games and has not played well defensively as a replacement for Thomas, who has been restricted to use as AL notebooka designated hitter. The White Sox's ineffective offense (they've left 23 runners on base) needs a boost.If Thomas can play first base in Game 3 tomorrow, either Bo Jackson or George Bell would go into the lineup as the DH. "I'll see how he [Thomas]
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By CHILDS WALKER | October 9, 2008
As we learned in the first round, the Los Angeles Dodgers are no longer the team that appeared destined to miss the playoffs in August and scraped in with an 84-78 record. They're a versatile outfit with dangerous bats up and down the lineup and a stingy starter in every rotation slot. Their matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies is no easy call, but I'll take the team that's hitting and pitching better than at any point this season. Not only do the Dodgers boast a nuclear-hot Manny Ramirez in the three hole, they have their chief table-setter, Rafael Furcal, back at the top of the lineup.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | October 11, 1993
TORONTO -- Roberto Alomar was hitless in the first two games of the American League Championship Series, but he didn't think that deserved to be big news."
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2000
NEW YORK - Forgive Seattle Mariners manager Lou Piniella if he experienced some disturbing flashbacks Wednesday. Understand if his hand shakes tonight when reaching for the bullpen phone, or if there's a temptation to keep starter Aaron Sele on the mound until he begs to come off. Piniella's comfort zone was invaded on Wednesday by two former Orioles relievers, Arthur Rhodes and Jose Mesa, who lost a lead, and a game, to the New York Yankees and evened...
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1996
ST. LOUIS -- Team meetings in the middle of the summer usually don't amount to much, forgotten in the blur of games that follow. But when you call a team meeting before what could be your team's last game of the season, and your team is the defending world champion, that carries a little more significance.Or does it?Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox called a meeting before last night's 14-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, and his team finally played up to the level -- and above -- most expected from it going into this best-of-seven National League Championship Series.
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By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN STAFF | October 15, 1996
ST. LOUIS -- Brian Jordan finally got to enjoy the spotlight yesterday, the one he found here late Sunday night when his eighth-inning home run lifted the St. Louis Cardinals to a dramatic 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.But more of the questions were about the condition of Jordan's 2-year-old son, Bryson, than about his second game-winning home run in this year's playoffs. Jordan had left Busch Stadium quickly after the game when he learned that his son had fainted in a poorly ventilated room filled with other players' children.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Every time the Detroit Tigers travel to Baltimore, Al Kaline, one of both the franchise's and the city of Baltimore's most famous sons, makes the trip with them. The Hall of Fame outfielder-first baseman said before Thursday's game that he's glad the Orioles are back on the upswing, giving him the opportunity to take in the first playoff series between them and the Tigers. “It's great to see Baltimore playing well again, and really being a really good team like they were back when I played, with all the great players that they had,” Kaline said.
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By Phil Rogers and Phil Rogers,Tribune Newspapers | September 22, 2009
CHICAGO - -Hall of Famers don't ride buses. They don't carry their own bags and they don't look forward to post-game meals from restaurants like Shoney's and Arby's. They don't do those things often, anyway. But Ryne Sandberg has. He has managed in the Cubs' farm system for three years, including a trip to the championship series of the Double-A Southern League this season, and has positioned himself to become the first Hall of Fame player in more than 30 years to get a chance to manage in the major leagues.
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By BILL ORDINEs | October 9, 2008
The Philadelphia Phillies are playing for the National League pennant even though in the opening playoff series, they really didn't do what they're supposed to do best - hit. They dispatched the Milwaukee Brewers in four games, scoring just under four runs a game, more than a full run below their season average. And their two most dangerous hitters, Ryan Howard and Chase Utley, went a combined 4-for-26 with three RBIs. So, for starters, is it likely that Howard and Utley will stay this quiet?
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By CHILDS WALKER | October 9, 2008
As we learned in the first round, the Los Angeles Dodgers are no longer the team that appeared destined to miss the playoffs in August and scraped in with an 84-78 record. They're a versatile outfit with dangerous bats up and down the lineup and a stingy starter in every rotation slot. Their matchup with the Philadelphia Phillies is no easy call, but I'll take the team that's hitting and pitching better than at any point this season. Not only do the Dodgers boast a nuclear-hot Manny Ramirez in the three hole, they have their chief table-setter, Rafael Furcal, back at the top of the lineup.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,dan.connolly@baltsun.com | October 9, 2008
You'll probably hear some derivative of the word at least 50 times during the 2008 National League Championship Series: contrast. It's Philadelphia and its blue-collar fatalism pitted against Los Angeles and its impassioned and impersonal glitz. It's baseball's most revered manager, Joe Torre, against its most maligned, Charlie Manuel. It's a bunch of big-name bombers versus a lineup with less power than the Federal Reserve Board. It's a team no one expected versus one always expected to choke.
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By From Sun news services | October 9, 2008
Manny Ramirez has been nearly unstoppable since joining the Los Angeles Dodgers on Aug. 1. Tim McCarver, who will call the National League Championship Series on Fox television, is among those who have noticed. "It's extraordinary - the dichotomy between what he was in Boston and what he is in Los Angeles," McCarver said, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. "I mean, talk about wearing out your welcome in a town, and it was a long welcome with the Red Sox. But some of the things he did were simply despicable, despicable - like not playing, refusing to play.
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By Jim Henneman and Jim Henneman,Staff Writer | October 7, 1993
CHICAGO -- It didn't get a lot of attention, but there was a baseball game here yesterday. And the 3-1 defeat the Toronto Blue Jays pinned on the White Sox was the third loss of the day for the sports fans of Chicago.On a day when Michael Jordan confirmed his retirement from the Bulls and the Cubs announced the firing of manager Jim Lefebvre, the White Sox virtually played themselves out of the American League Championship Series. Hardly anybody noticed -- which was the best thing that happened to the White Sox in the last two days.
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By Milton Kent and Milton Kent,Staff Writer | October 11, 1993
ATLANTA -- The Philadelphia Phillies' Curt Schilling, who gave up two runs in eight innings in Game 1 of the National League Championship Series, says he didn't do anything fancy to hold the dangerous Atlanta Braves lineup in check."
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By DAN CONNOLLY | July 23, 2008
The one-line bio on Wikipedia reads as such: "Terry Lee Landrum is a former professional baseball player who played in the major leagues primarily as an outfielder from 1980-1988." Another line should be added: He never had to buy a drink or dinner in Baltimore after Oct. 8, 1983. Or maybe this: No Baltimore sports fan over the age of 30 can hear the name "Tito Landrum" without smiling. Tonight the Orioles are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their 1983 world championship team - their last drink of title-sweet champagne.
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By PETER SCHMUCK | October 28, 2007
DENVER-- --This should come as great news to everyone who has bristled at the way the Boston Red Sox and their fans seem to take over Camden Yards whenever they come to town. It isn't just us. The Red Sox were their normal overbearing postseason selves last night, and it took only three innings for the road warriors of Red Sox Nation to break into a very audible "Let's go Red Sox" chant during the first-ever World Series game at Coors Field. No, they didn't out-shout the towel-waving home crowd, but they were able to make themselves heard over the stunned silence when the Red Sox jumped all over Rockies starter Josh Fogg for six runs in the third inning.
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