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July 29, 1999
Quote: "That's two good series in a row. We need to get to the point where we expect to do this and not be surprised when it happens." -- Mike Trombley of the Twins on their recent success.It's a fact: Oakland's streak of 18 consecutive games with home runs ended.Who's hot: The Twins' Todd Walker is batting .408 (20-for-49) in his last 14 games with nine doubles, two triples and seven RBIs.Who's not: The Tigers made two more errors last night after committing four Tuesday night against the Indians.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | July 28, 2001
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Rookie pinch hitter Larry Bigbie used a two-out, broken-bat flare to score Melvin Mora to give the Orioles a 4-3, 10-inning win over the Anaheim Angels last night at Edison International Field. The single not only ended the Orioles' five-game losing streak and lifted them to 5-18 this month, it reminded them fate isn't just a one-way alley. The decisive run was unearned after Mora reached on a leadoff error by shortstop David Eckstein. Just as defensive misplays have crushed the Orioles this month, the Angels lost a five-game win streak to them last night.
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By Peter Schmuck | February 27, 1997
What the Orioles did yesterday: The club played an eight-inning intrasquad game in preparation for today's exhibition opener.What the Orioles will do today: The Orioles open the Grapefruit League exhibition season with a home game against the Minnesota Twins. Left-hander Jimmy Key will make his competitive debut in an Orioles uniform. He's scheduled to pitch two innings and be followed by Rule 5 draft choice Mike Johnson, Archie Corbin, Esteban Yan, Terry Mathews and Matt Snyder. Brad Radke will start for the Twins, followed by Scott Aldred, Dan Serafini, Mike Trombley and Eddie Guardado.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | July 25, 2001
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Texas Rangers doled out keepsake after keepsake to Cal Ripken yesterday, beginning with a ceremony to retire his locker in the visitors' clubhouse and ending with a classic 11-pitch at-bat that almost prevented a struggling team from a horrible end. But the Orioles responded by offering the Rangers opportunity after opportunity until they rallied for two unearned runs in the eighth inning to beat the slumping visitors, 8-7, before...
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By Joe Strauss | May 21, 2000
Charles Johnson -- DOWN -- Sluggish footwork is holding back his powerful arm. Opponents aren't giving him the respect deserved by one who has thrown out 40 percent of base stealers in his career. Innings monster -- UP -- Scott Erickson ended the rotation's 14-game winless streak with a convincing performance in Anaheim on Tuesday. Already, he's matched his win total through last June 8. Team D -- DOWN -- They don't give errors like they used to. Two years ago, this bunch set a record for fewest errors in a season.
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April 2, 1993
Wilfredo Cordero, Expos, shortstop: The only .300 hitter in Puerto Rican Winter League this past off-season. Doesn't Montreal have enough good, young players?Tim Salmon, Angels, outfielder: Nearly won the Pacific Coast League Triple Crown and is expected to play every day. He also may strike out every day.Mike Piazza, Dodgers, catcher: Tom Lasorda will give his godson every chance to make it. Good thing he can play.Bret Boone, Mariners, second baseman: The reason Harold Reynolds is in Baltimore.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | June 7, 2000
NEW YORK -- New Orioles draft choice Andy Hargrove may never play in the major leagues, but he already has something on his famous dad. "He beat me," said Mike Hargrove, after learning that his son had been chosen by the Orioles in the 31st round of baseball's amateur draft yesterday. "I didn't get drafted out of high school." Mike Hargrove was drafted out of Northwest Oklahoma State University by the Texas Rangers and went on to play 12 seasons in the major leagues. Andy Hargrove just completed a strong senior year at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland, but is expected to enroll at Yavapai Junior College in Prescott, Ariz.
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By Roch Kubatko | March 27, 2000
Highlights and lowlights from the Orioles' 8-4 loss to the Montreal Expos in Jupiter, Fla. DOWN - Sidney Ponson: Says he feels good physically. His numbers, however, remain sickly. UP - Will Clark: Hits his first spring homer. DOWN - Full squad: The Orioles do better when they're halved and put in separate ballparks. DOWN - Mike Trombley: Serves up a homer in the seventh. UP - Jeff Conine: One at-bat produces a two-run homer. EVEN - Wayne Kirby: Two hits, but also tags Trombley with an unearned run. The bats The Orioles collected 10 hits, but again they weren't enough.
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By Peter Schmuck and Peter Schmuck,SUN STAFF | May 18, 2000
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Orioles right-hander Mike Timlin took the mound Tuesday night and threw the ball as if there were no tomorrow, then insisted that the better course of action would be to act as if there were no yesterdays. The veteran closer retired the Anaheim Angels in order in the ninth inning to protect a one-run lead and help end a seven-game losing streak in the opener of a two-game series at Edison International Field. The 4-3 victory didn't wipe away all the frustration of an extended bullpen breakdown, but it allowed Timlin and his beleaguered fellow relievers - for one night, at least - to look forward instead of back.
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By Roch Kubatko and Roch Kubatko,SUN STAFF | August 6, 2000
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- If nothing else, the Orioles showed their fortitude yesterday. Every player exposed to the previous night's 15-inning endurance test returned to the lineup. That included Jeff Conine, who went from being the designated hitter to starting in right field. And Albert Belle, who surrendered his position for Conine's old role. Just when another marathon appeared to be unfolding, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays decided to end the race. It just took them 10 innings and a little patience to do it. Reliever Mike Trombley issued two intentional walks to load the bases after Greg Vaughn had reached third with one out, then lost Miguel Cairo on four pitches to force in the winning run in the Orioles' 5-4 loss to the Devil Rays before 18,471 at Tropicana Field.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | July 14, 2001
ATLANTA - The Orioles have opened trade discussions with the Minnesota Twins involving pitcher Jose Mercedes, considered the most likely of the fourth-place team's pitchers to be dealt before the July 31 waiver deadline, according to club and industry sources. Twins general manager Terry Ryan contacted Orioles vice president of baseball operations Syd Thrift earlier this week to convey interest in Mercedes, a pending free agent. The Orioles, who have expressed little desire to sign the 30-year-old Mercedes to an extension before the end of this season, are said to be considering a counterproposal that would likely contain prospects.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2001
SEATTLE - Early precincts have reported and this year's All-Star balloting shows Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken in a tight race to earn his 19th consecutive selection. Ripken has received 98,130 votes to lead the Anaheim Angels' Troy Glaus, who has so far received 80,678 votes. New York Yankees third baseman Scott Brosius is third with 61,909 votes. No other Oriole ranked in the top five. "I've always enjoyed everything about the All-Star Game," Ripken said before sitting out last night's series opener against the Seattle Mariners.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2001
SEATTLE - Early precincts have reported and this year's All-Star balloting shows Orioles third baseman Cal Ripken in a tight race to earn his 19th consecutive selection. Ripken has received 98,130 votes to lead the Anaheim Angels' Troy Glaus, who has so far received 80,678 votes. New York Yankees third baseman Scott Brosius is third with 61,909 votes. No other Oriole ranked in the top five. "I've always enjoyed everything about the All-Star Game," Ripken said before last night's series opener against the Seattle Mariners.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 21, 2001
They scored a go-ahead run on a strikeout, avoided a potentially ruinous rally on a line drive that hit a runner, and finally won in the bottom of the ninth inning on Fernando Lunar's sacrifice fly to second base. The Orioles did all of those things to beat the Minnesota Twins, 3-2, before an announced crowd of 41,959 at Camden Yards. And Cal Ripken bunted twice. Just as unusual as pinch runner Brady Anderson tagging from third base for the winning run against retreating Twins second baseman Luis Rivas, Ripken's two bunt attempts - once mistakenly on a 3-1 count and another against a left-handed pitcher - confirmed what was already known to be a shifting role.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 7, 2001
By the time he toed the visitors' bullpen rubber at precisely 1:20 p.m., Mike Mussina had been called everything from a traitor to a pinko to a long-lost friend. And at precisely 4:51 p.m., before a sold-out Camden Yards, Mike Mussina was called the same thing he'd been labeled 147 times in a 10-year career with the Orioles: winning pitcher. This time Mussina did it for the New York Yankees. This time he did it to the Orioles. Mussina controlled his former team for seven innings of a 2-1 win that not only completed the Yankees' four-game sweep but also overshadowed meaningful accomplishments by Orioles starter Jason Johnson and third baseman Cal Ripken.
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By Joe Strauss | May 6, 2001
Willis Roberts -- UP --Finished April 4-0 with AL's second-best ERA. Is this guy for real? Detroit and Tampa Bay would say so. Warning-track power -- UP -- Amazing what another 7 feet can do to a ballpark. Camden Yards is playing large. Home runs are now a dime a half-dozen. Jose Mercedes -- DOWN -- At 0-5, he has gone where Scott Erickson traveled in 1999 and Jason Johnson in 2000. The big inning followed him for his first four losses; loose defense bothered him Wednesday. 40-man impatience -- DOWN -- VP of baseball ops Syd Thrift rushed Jorge Julio onto the major-league roster April 24. He was optioned seven days and two troubled outings later.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2001
According to Mike Trombley, the best relief pitchers should wear numbers like 66 and 75, down-and-dirty numbers assigned to NFL offensive linemen, numbers that are usually discussed after failure rather than success. "A bullpen wants to be like an offensive line in football," the Orioles middle reliever said. "It wants to be anonymous." But last night Trombley could only blame himself for slipping into the bright lights. With one out in the sixth inning, he inherited a 2-1 lead with the tying run at third base from starter Jason Johnson, who used 100 pitches to get 17 outs.
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By Joe Strauss and Joe Strauss,SUN STAFF | September 4, 2000
CLEVELAND - The Orioles and Cleveland Indians took their time yesterday deciding what eventually became the Indians' 12-11 win in 13 innings at Jacobs Field. Before they were done, Indians center fielder Kenny Lofton screamed his return as a base-stealer and Orioles first baseman Chris Richard suggested his time is near with his new organization. The pitching-thin marathon was played in miniature between Richard and Lofton. Lofton ended it with a one-out home run off Mike Trombley in the 13th inning after stealing a club-record five bases in the first seven innings.
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