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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun Reporter | March 30, 2007
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- While two charter buses ran idle outside Cooper Stadium here, a throng of fans crowded near the exit of the visiting clubhouse for Orioles' autographs after the team's rare appearance in Ohio's capital city. Brian Roberts, seemingly a fan favorite everywhere, was surrounded as he signed, and so too was hobbled left fielder Jay Payton, who grew up about an hour east of here. Orioles vs. Nationals Today, 2:05 p.m., Norfolk, Va., MASN, 105.7 FM
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2014
BOSTON -- One of the criticisms of the Orioles this season is that they have trouble scoring consistently when they are not hitting home runs. And that trend may catch up with them in the postseason when they'll be facing quality pitching every night. For now, though, this homer-happy bunch continues to embrace who they are: Baseball's most powerful club and, consequently, the runaway leader in the American League East. On Tuesday, the Orioles flexed their muscles again, hitting three home runs, including two by newcomer Alejandro De Aza, in a 4-1 win over the Boston Red Sox in front of an announced 37,008 at Fenway Park.
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April 27, 2001
The Orioles and Montreal Expos have held preliminary discussions about a deal that would bring the Orioles center fielder Milton Bradley. The Expos, in turn, are seeking a left fielder/leadoff hitter, a definition that fits the Orioles' Delino DeShields. The Expos dispatched a scout to the Orioles' three-game series in Detroit and are believed to be ready to move on a deal given their surprising standing within the National League East. One potential hurdle to a deal would be DeShields' salary.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
CHICAGO - Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz, who set a career high with his 34th homer of the season in Friday's 4-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs, said playing at Wrigley Field offers an atmosphere unique from other ballparks. While this weekend marked the first time at Wrigley Field for several Orioles, who haven't played here since 2008, Cruz played three games at Wrigley Field last season while with the Texas Rangers. Entering Saturday, he was 4-for-15 with two homers at the ballpark.
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By Joe Christensen and Joe Christensen,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2003
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Orioles left fielder B.J. Surhoff has been on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring, but his return is being delayed because of his left knee. Orioles manager Mike Hargrove said Surhoff injured the knee while running the bases Saturday. On Sunday, Surhoff said he was ready to come off the disabled list, but he remained in Baltimore yesterday to undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam. "We'll know more when we get the results," Hargrove said. Surhoff, 38, needed reconstructive surgery on his right knee last year, costing him the final five months of the season with the Atlanta Braves.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2000
ARLINGTON, Texas - Orioles left fielder B.J. Surhoff is confronting the most difficult struggle in his tenure as an Oriole. Out of theories on what to do about it, he says the best remaining course is to maintain a consistent approach and wait for a bad run to end. Surhoff set career highs in hits (207), home runs (28), RBIs (107) and runs (104) last season, earning him recognition as Orioles Most Valuable Player and his first All-Star berth. Surhoff constructed the season through consistency.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | April 29, 2001
MINNEAPOLIS - Vice president of baseball operations Syd Thrift said last night that the club has no intention of trading outfielder Delino DeShields as part of a deal for Montreal Expos center fielder Milton Bradley. "We're not talking about trading DeShields there. We've never talked about that," he said. The Orioles have had longstanding interest in Bradley, who recently unseated Peter Bergeron as the Expos' starting center fielder. The Expos continue to search for a left fielder/leadoff hitter, but Thrift, concerned that early trade rumors might sidetrack DeShields' recent offensive surge, insisted that no ongoing effort exists to unload him or his $4.33 million salary for this season.
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April 29, 2001
AMERICAN LEAGUE Who's hot Mariners closer Kazu hiro Sasaki set a ma jor-league record with his 13th save in the month of April. Who's not The Athletics fell a season-high eight games below .500 and are off to the second-worst start in Oakland history. Line of the day Chuck Knoblauch, Yankees left fielder AB R H RBI HR 5 2 4 3 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE Who's hot The Reds have won nine straight road games. Who's not Cardinals reliever Mike James suffered his second consecutive extra-inning loss against New York.
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October 10, 1996
ScoringYankees first: Raines doubled to left. Boggs grounded out to pitcher Erickson, Raines to third. Williams grounded out to shortstop C.Ripken, Raines scored. Martinez grounded out to pitcher Erickson. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 left on. Yankees 1, Orioles 0.Orioles second: Palmeiro walked. Bonilla popped out to catcher Leyritz. C.Ripken doubled to left center, Palmeiro to third. Murray grounded out to shortstop Jeter, Palmeiro scored, C.Ripken to third. Surhoff grounded out to second baseman Duncan.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | April 6, 2000
Defending county champion Atholton kept itself within a game of first place in the county standings yesterday with an extra-inning victory against visiting Howard. Today, the eighth-ranked Raiders have a chance to catch league-leading Long Reach when they visit the unbeaten Lightning. "I think the girls are pumped," said Atholton coach John Zitko after his team edged the Lions, 2-1, in eight innings. "You can't ask for a better steppingstone going into tomorrow's game." Atholton (6-1)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2014
TORONTO - Even though he has only three hits in his past 39 at-bats, Orioles left fielder-designated hitter Nelson Cruz said he believes he's on the verge of breaking out of the slump. Cruz carried the Orioles offense for most of the first half of the season, leading the major leagues with 28 home runs and 74 RBIs at the All-Star break. But after going 1-for-4 on Thursday, he is hitting just .113 with one homer and three RBIs since making his third All-Star Game appearance last month.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2014
BOSTON - Midway through the nightcap of their twin bill against the Red Sox on Saturday, the Orioles were in danger of dropping the doubleheader and losing their hold on first place in the American League East. But after a 7-4 win over the Red Sox in which the Orioles came from behind to score five unanswered runs and shut down Boston with 5 1/3 strong innings from the bullpen, the music blasted inside the visiting clubhouse at Fenway Park. Earning a split of their day-night doubleheader was, in a way, a victory.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2014
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Orioles left fielder Nelson Cruz almost didn't take his final at-bat Tuesday night against the Texas Rangers, but he wasn't going to give manager Buck Showalter any reason pull him with the score tied heading into the eighth inning. Cruz, who was playing in his first game back at Globe Life Park in Arlington, where he spent the past eight seasons of his career with the Rangers, had been bothered by leg cramps since the fourth inning. “It was bad,” Cruz said.
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By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | May 25, 2014
Orioles left fielder David Lough isn't aggravated with his struggles at the plate, even if Orioles manager Buck Showalter is frustrated for him. Lough is batting .169 this year and is 5-for-36 in his past 19 games. He wasn't in the starting lineup against the Cleveland Indians on Friday or Saturday, with Nelson Cruz playing left field and Delmon Young filling the designated hitter spot. Lough is starting in left field and batting eighth Sunday. "I got kind of frustrated for" Lough, Showalter said Friday.
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By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
Gary Thorne needed approximately zero seconds to declare Nelson Cruz's sixth-inning hit a home run. He was less accurate in his estimation of just where the titanic blast would land inside Target Field. Your browser does not support iframes. The estimated length of Cruz's eighth rome run was 424 feet, but that just seems low. Don't you think so, Manny?
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | April 6, 2014
DETROIT -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter said during spring training that left fielder David Lough could be eased, at some point, into the leadoff role against right-handers. Six games into the season, Lough has started four times and batted first twice - in consecutive games against right-handers Saturday and Sunday - after hitting second in his first two starts of the year. Showalter hasn't committed to the speedy Lough as the permanent leadoff hitter yet, instead of right fielder Nick Markakis, but it looks like it could end up that way. “It's an option.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | March 20, 2014
BRADENTON, Fla. -- David Lough is on the travel roster and said he expects to play a little bit tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates at McKechnie Field. It has been more than a week since he has been on a field due to a stiff neck and potential concussion symptoms that included dizziness and floaters in his eyes. “I'm just trying to get comfortable again before we break here. It feels like forever I haven't played,” said Lough, who was scratched from playing last Friday and hasn't been in the lineup since then.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 19, 2013
The Orioles' roster will be shuffling before they open the second half of the season tonight in Texas, and all signs point to left fielder Nolan Reimold heading to the 15-day disabled list . Reimold was not with the team for its workout in Texas on Thursday. And Reimold's injury apparently has nothing to do with the lingering right hamstring injury that put him on the DL for more than seven weeks this season, but is a reoccurrence of last year's neck pain that forced him to miss all but 16 games of a promising 2012 campaign.
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