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April 27, 2006
Bonds watch-- Homers needed to tie Babe Ruth: 3-- Yesterday: 1-for-2 with a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth inning.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 4, 2014
WASHINGTON -- With Orioles sluggers Chris Davis and Nelson Cruz struggling, veteran Delmon Young has been getting more playing time in the second half of the season. Without a designated hitter available in Monday's interleague makeup game at Nationals Park, though, Young was back on the bench -- where he might be an even more dangerous weapon. In the Orioles' 7-3 win against the Nationals, Young had a huge pinch-hit single in a three-run seventh inning that gave his club a lead it never relinquished.
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August 3, 2002
Who's hot Alex Cora of the Dodgers is hitting .385 (10-for-26) in his past nine games. Who's not Craig Wilson of the Pirates, who tied the NL record with seven pinch-hit HRs last sea son, is 1-for-12 with no HRs. Line of the day Trot Nixon, Red Sox RF AB R H RBI HR 6 2 2 5 2
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Beginning in the fifth inning, Orioles slugger Chris Davis disappeared down the dugout tunnel to sneak in a few swings inside the batting cages below the seating bowl of Camden Yards, preparing himself in case he was needed in the late innings of Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox. The bench hasn't been a familiar place for Davis, but mired in a 7-for-54 slump heading into Monday, that's where the Orioles first baseman found himself...
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June 21, 2007
Do you enjoy the National League style of play? I always did. Managing in the minor leagues in the [Chicago] Cubs system, we didn't have the DH and it kind of gets everybody involved. It also reminds your starting pitcher that he has to stay away from the big inning, because, if he doesn't, he won't be around very long. And if your starting pitcher can't bunt, he usually gets pinch hit for earlier than needed.
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By JEFF ZREBIEC | May 22, 2009
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING The much-anticipated rematch between Yankees starter Joba Chamberlain and Orioles first baseman Aubrey Huff lasted all of two pitches. Huff, who playfully taunted Chamberlain earlier this month with twin fist bumps after hitting a home run off him, hit a two-out single against the Yankees right-hander in the first inning. After the at-bat, Chamberlain was taken out of the game with a right-leg injury, suffered when he was drilled by Adam Jones' liner. COUNTS FOR SOMETHING Thursday was a night of firsts for Orioles infielder Ty Wigginton, who started the game on the bench but ended up having a memorable night.
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September 14, 2000
Quote: "The great ones all turn it up in September. - Giants manager Dusty Baker on Barry Bonds after he won Tuesday's game. Last night, Bonds hit his 47th homer, a career high. It's a fact: Los Angeles' Dave Hansen's seventh pinch-hit homer Tuesday broke a 68-year-old majors record for such hits in one season. Who's hot: Eric Young's 52nd stolen base of the season last night for Cincinnati was his 26th in a row. Who's not: Milwaukee right-hander John Snyder allowed seven runs and nine hits over 4 1/3 innings Tuesday night and was tagged with his seventh straight loss.
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By Buster Olney | September 1, 1996
On the field: Brady Anderson, who hit his 41st homer yesterday, is only the third player to hit more than 40 homers in a season and steal more than 50 bases in a season (he stole 53 in 1992). The other two are Ryne Sandberg (40, 54) and Barry Bonds (46, 52).In the dugout: B. J. Surhoff, out of the starting lineup the last two xTC days, pinch hit for catcher Mark Parent in the seventh inning. Surhoff grounded out, and Chris Hoiles took over at catcher. If Pete Incaviglia wasn't so hot, Surhoff might've taken over in left and Hoiles would've batted in Incaviglia's spot -- a rare AL double-switch.
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By Ken Rosenthal and Ken Rosenthal,Evening Sun Staff | October 23, 1991
ATLANTA -- Minnesota reliever Rick Aguilera stood in the center of the clubhouse talking to reporters. "Aggie!" manager Tom Kelly shouted. "Tell 'em about the beautiful swing you took."Aguilera and the Twins absorbed a 5-4 defeat in Game 3 of the World Series last night, but all anyone wanted to know about was his 12th-inning at-bat, when he became the first pitcher to pinch-hit in the Series since Don Drysdale in 1965.It would have made a great story: Helpless American League pitcher delivering a game-winning hit with two outs and the bases loaded.
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By Daniel Gallen and The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2013
Entering Sunday's series finale with Detroit, the Orioles bench had struggled throughout the year in contributing late in games, hitting just 1-for-18 in pinch-hit situations. But against the Tigers, the Orioles got their first pinch hit since May 20 when Danny Valencia knocked in the tying run on a single to right field off Tigers reliever Phil Coke in the seventh inning. “I knew he had good stuff,” Valencia said. “I actually saw both of his pitches. He threw me a fastball first pitch and a slider second pitch.
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June 22, 2009
Catching a break Trying to hold a one-run lead in the final two innings, the Orioles got more steady relief work from Jim Johnson and George Sherrill, along with a favorable call from first base umpire Larry Vanover. With one out and nobody on in the eighth, Phillies leadoff man Jimmy Rollins hit a chopper down the first base line. Ty Wigginton fielded it but with his momentum carrying him in another direction, he whiffed on the tag of Rollins. Vanover thought otherwise and called the runner out. Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was ejected from the game for arguing the call.
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By Laura Smitherman and Laura Smitherman,laura.smitherman@baltsun.com | August 29, 2008
A sluggish economy and housing market continued to undercut nearly every source of tax revenue for the state over the past year, with collections falling $73.5 million short of expectations, setting the stage for tighter budgets in the coming years. The declines demonstrate how inextricably tied state government is to the overall economy. A dent in consumer spending, weakened by the economic malaise and household budgets strapped by higher gas and food prices, led to a sales-tax shortfall.
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By Bill Free and Bill Free,Sun reporter | July 28, 2008
Matt Wieters keeps writing unbelievable baseball stories with his bat down on the Double-A Bowie farm. Thursday afternoon, the 6-foot-5 catcher walked to home plate as a pinch hitter with two outs and the bases loaded in the ninth inning and the Baysox trailing Harrisburg 8-3. Wieters hit the first pitch high over the right-field wall for a grand slam at Prince George's Stadium, bringing the tying run, Lou Montanez, to the plate. Montanez has been the hottest hitter in the Eastern League the past few weeks, taking over the home run lead with 22, RBI lead with 77 and runs scored lead with 75 while being tied for fifth in batting average at .315 through Saturday.
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By Dan Connolly and Dan Connolly,Sun reporter | May 12, 2008
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Orioles starting catcher Ramon Hernandez sat out for the second consecutive game yesterday with a sore left wrist that has him concerned. Hernandez said he has been dealing with wrist pain - which increases significantly when he turns his hand while swinging a bat - for about two weeks. He tried to play through it but decided before Saturday night's game that it hurt too much to grip a bat. He said he expects to see a doctor today in Baltimore. "I've got to check it out," Hernandez said, "because you know that's the hand I had surgery on [in 2005]
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June 21, 2007
Do you enjoy the National League style of play? I always did. Managing in the minor leagues in the [Chicago] Cubs system, we didn't have the DH and it kind of gets everybody involved. It also reminds your starting pitcher that he has to stay away from the big inning, because, if he doesn't, he won't be around very long. And if your starting pitcher can't bunt, he usually gets pinch hit for earlier than needed.
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April 27, 2006
Bonds watch-- Homers needed to tie Babe Ruth: 3-- Yesterday: 1-for-2 with a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the ninth inning.
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