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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
DETROIT -- Delmon Young, whose pinch-hit double pushed the Orioles to victory in Game 2, received the start in left field in Game 3 against left-hander David Price. Young was expected in the lineup, but the fact he was playing left and Nelson Cruz was the designated hitter was a bit of a surprise. Young had started just 17 games in left this year, and only three in September. Manager Buck Showalter said Young's familiarity with left field at Comerica Park - he was a Tiger in 2011 and 2012 - played a part into the decision.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
DETROIT -- Delmon Young, whose pinch-hit double pushed the Orioles to victory in Game 2, received the start in left field in Game 3 against left-hander David Price. Young was expected in the lineup, but the fact he was playing left and Nelson Cruz was the designated hitter was a bit of a surprise. Young had started just 17 games in left this year, and only three in September. Manager Buck Showalter said Young's familiarity with left field at Comerica Park - he was a Tiger in 2011 and 2012 - played a part into the decision.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2013
CHICAGO - Orioles left fielder Nolan Reimold , activated off the disabled list before Tuesday's game against the Chicago White Sox, was immediately in the starting lineup, playing left field and batting eighth. Reimold has been limited to 32 games this season, and his previous game with the Orioles has been May 11, after which he went on the disabled list with a lingering right hamstring strain that had bothered him since spring training. "I expected it to take a little bit of time to heal up and then get the at-bats that I needed," Reimold said.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Outfielder Nolan Reimold , playing in his first minor league rehab game since going on the disabled list in spring training , went 1-for-3 for Double-A Bowie on Tuesday night. In his second at-bat, Reimold hit a line-drive single to left field. He also had a flyout to left field and a strikeout. Reimold also played six innings in left field. Reimold, 30, has played in just 56 major league games over the past two seasons after multiple neck fusion surgeries. Reimold played in 14 games this spring, hitting .263/.378/.342 with one homer and five RBIs.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
After yesterday's off day, the Orioles will play the second game of their three-game season-opening series against the Boston Red Sox tonight at Camden Yards. Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez will make his Orioles debut tonight against Red Sox right-hander John Lackey. Here are the starting lineups for the two teams: Orioles Nick Markakis RF David Lough LF Adam Jones CF Chris Davis 1B Nelson Cruz DH Matt Wieters C J.J. Hardy SS Ryan Flaherty 3B Steve Lombardozzi 2B Ubaldo Jimenez RHP Red Sox Daniel Nava RF Dustin Pedrioa 2B David Ortiz DH Mike Napoli 1B Jonny Gomes LF Grady Sizemore CF Xander Bogaerts SS A.J. Pierzynski C Will Middlebrooks 3B John Lackey RHP
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
Over the past two days, the Orioles have filled two needs -- signing right-hander Grant Balfour to become the new closer and trading for outfielder David Lough to help fill the team's need for a left-handed hitter in left field. I like the deal for Lough. It did cost the Orioles a capable hitter in Danny Valencia, who was one of the club's hottest batters over the final month of the 2013 season. And while Lough gave the Kansas City Royals some spark last season, he isn't yet the spark plug that Nate McLouth was atop the Orioles' lineup.
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By Tom Keegan and Tom Keegan,Sun Staff Writer | June 11, 1994
BOSTON -- Chris Sabo conquered a monster, a new position, the Boston Red Sox, and maybe even a villainous image in the eyes of Baltimore's baseball fans.He did all that in one night.A third baseman for all of his seven major-league seasons, Sabo made his outfield debut in front of 33,673 at Fenway Park.Did he ever. Sabo threw out a runner at the plate and passed test after test in front of the Green Monster.Oh yeah, he did one more thing.Sabo hit the game-winning home run, drilling a two-run shot over the center-field fence in the eighth inning, lifting the Orioles to a 10-7 victory over the Red Sox last night at Fenway, a charming old ballpark Sabo ranked with Wrigley Field as one of his two favorites, a park he loved the moment he laid eyes on it.Thanks to the man who wants to play third base on an every day basis somewhere else, the Orioles moved out of third place in the American League East for the first time since May 11. They are tied with the Red Sox for second place, two games behind the division-leading New York Yankees, who lost, 7-2, to the Toronto Blue Jays last night.
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By MIKE LITTWIN | March 6, 1991
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Since his past is best forgotten and the present isn't exactly what he'd hoped for, Randy Milligan was working on his future."I'm thinking about my career after baseball," he said. "I think pro wrestling is the way to go."He waited for his audience to be properly impressed."I'm going to be called the Mangler," he said, without a trace of irony.But there it is: Will he, in fact, be the mangler? The Orioles have asked him to play left field, and every sweat-stained night, and most of every sweat-stained day, when Milligan isn't thinking about the World Wrestling Federation, he's considering the possibility of mangling balls in the outfield.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | February 22, 1991
SARASOTA, Fla. -- Manager Frank Robinson said yesterday that he will ask Randy Milligan and Glenn Davis to spend some time in left field this spring, but said that he would not force anyone to play an uncomfortable position."
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,Sun Staff Correspondent | March 28, 1991
VERO BEACH, Fla. -- Randy Milligan had two strikes against him when he arrived in spring training, but opposing pitchers still are finding that he's a tough out.Milligan's offensive performance was supposed to be affected by the shoulder injury that cost him the last two months of the 1990 season. And if that wasn't enough, the move from first base to left field was certain to erode his concentration at the plate.So much for conventional wisdom. Milligan has been one of the hottest hitters in the Baltimore Orioles lineup, and he continued to hammer the ball in yesterday's 17-9 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Holman Stadium.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 26, 2014
MILWAUKEE - After Jonathan Schoop hit a fly ball to left field to end the top of the 10th inning of the Orioles' 7-6 victory Monday, he came back into the dugout and was angry. Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, part amused and part flabbergasted by what the 22-year-old rookie was thinking, asked Schoop what was going on. “He goes, 'I just missed that last one.' ” Hardy said Schoop told him. “I'm like, 'What are you talking about? You had a great game. You just relax.' ” One of the reasons the Orioles like the young second baseman is his competitiveness.
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By Mike Frainie, For The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2014
North Harford's Nic Hammer told his teammates before Friday's 3A North regional final that only four of the school's previous teams had ever won a regional title, and - if they wanted to be remembered - they needed to be the fifth. Mission accomplished. Hammer pitched a complete game, scattering six hits, as the No. 6 Hawks (21-2) scored four runs in the top of the first and defeated No. 11 Franklin, 8-1. Hammer aided his cause offensively by hitting the game's lone home run over the left field fence in the sixth inning.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | April 2, 2014
After yesterday's off day, the Orioles will play the second game of their three-game season-opening series against the Boston Red Sox tonight at Camden Yards. Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez will make his Orioles debut tonight against Red Sox right-hander John Lackey. Here are the starting lineups for the two teams: Orioles Nick Markakis RF David Lough LF Adam Jones CF Chris Davis 1B Nelson Cruz DH Matt Wieters C J.J. Hardy SS Ryan Flaherty 3B Steve Lombardozzi 2B Ubaldo Jimenez RHP Red Sox Daniel Nava RF Dustin Pedrioa 2B David Ortiz DH Mike Napoli 1B Jonny Gomes LF Grady Sizemore CF Xander Bogaerts SS A.J. Pierzynski C Will Middlebrooks 3B John Lackey RHP
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | March 3, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. - The way Orioles manager Buck Showalter sees it, the addition of Nelson Cruz not only gives the club a middle-of-the-order power bat, but it will also give him the flexibility to keep other players healthy over the course of a 162-game season. Though it appeared that Cruz would get most of his at-bats this season as the designated hitter when the Orioles signed him to a one-year, $8-million deal, Showalter said Monday that Cruz will play left field regularly against left-handed pitching.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 27, 2014
SARASOTA, Fla. -- The Orioles will have their second intrasquad game today, with this one going four or five innings. Nelson Cruz will be in the lineup for the home team, starting in left field and hitting ninth. Looks like the lineups are in reverse alphabetical order, the opposite of Wednesday's intrasquad game. The starting pitchers are Wei-Yin Chen and Bud Norris. Here are the starting lineups and available players: VISITORS Starting lineup Henry Urrutia DH Jonathan Schoop 2B Francisco Peguero RF Steve Pearce 1B Michael Ohlman C David Lough LF Ivan DeJesus, Jr. SS Julio Borbon CF Michael Almanzar 3B Wei-Yin Chen LHP Bench Xavier Paul OF Alex Gonzalez IF Caleb Joseph C Available pitchers T.J. McFarland LHP Kelvin De La Cruz LHP Tommy Hunter RHP Evan Meek RHP HOME Starting lineup Delmon Young DH Jemile Weeks 2B Cord Phelps SS Johnny Monell C Nick Markakis  RF Adam Jones CF J.J. Hardy SS Chris Davis 1B Nelson Cruz LF Bud Norris RHP Bench Steve Clevenger C Ryan Flaherty UT Nolan Reimold 1B Brian Ward C Available pitchers Tim Berry LHP Troy Patton LHP Josh Stinson RHP Darren O'Day RHP
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | February 26, 2014
SARASOTA, FLA. -- Orioles top position player prospect Jonathan Schoop made a quick impression today in the team's first intrasquad game. Schoop hit a two-run homer to left field on the first pitch he saw from right-hander Steve Johnson in the top of the second inning to give the visiting team a 2-0 lead. Schoop's blast landed in the left field picnic area, a common landing spot for home run balls during spring training because of the wind that routinely blows out to left field.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,jeff.zrebiec@baltsun.com | February 25, 2009
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -Outfielder Felix Pie stepped out of minor league director Dave Stockstill's rental car yesterday morning and right into the debate about how the former Chicago Cubs prospect will be used with his new team. Pie, whose arrival at Fort Lauderdale Stadium was delayed six days after he experienced passport problems in his native Dominican Republic, took his physical yesterday and said he's excited to have the opportunity to play every day in left field. "I've waited for that for a long time, to let me play every day," said Pie, who was acquired from the Cubs last month for starter Garrett Olson and minor league pitcher Henry Williamson.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,Sun reporter | April 8, 2007
NEW YORK -- Long before Alex Rodriguez had hit a walk-off grand slam against closer Chris Ray, giving the New York Yankees a 10-7 victory, Steve Trachsel had retreated to the visiting clubhouse, satisfied with his Orioles debut. Trachsel struggled early, serving up a two-run homer to Rodriguez in the first inning yesterday. But he settled down and turned in an impressive 6 2/3 innings, holding the Yankees to four hits and three runs. It was the second-longest outing by an Orioles starter this season.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | December 19, 2013
Over the past two days, the Orioles have filled two needs -- signing right-hander Grant Balfour to become the new closer and trading for outfielder David Lough to help fill the team's need for a left-handed hitter in left field. I like the deal for Lough. It did cost the Orioles a capable hitter in Danny Valencia, who was one of the club's hottest batters over the final month of the 2013 season. And while Lough gave the Kansas City Royals some spark last season, he isn't yet the spark plug that Nate McLouth was atop the Orioles' lineup.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2013
It took L.J. Hoes a roundabout way to get to from Triple-A Norfolk to Baltimore this weekend, but the outfielder eventually made it to the Orioles to make his first major league start. Hoes left Rochester, N.Y., on Saturday evening with the goal to make it to Baltimore that night. But as his flight approached Detroit, thunderstorms forced the plane to circle, and it was diverted to Cleveland as it ran low on fuel. By the time Hoes made it to Detroit, his flight to Baltimore had left without him, so he had to spend the night there before flying to Baltimore on Sunday morning.
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