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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2013
The sky was falling in Baltimore not too long ago. Now, suddenly, there's some season and fight left in Baltimore's other birds after all. Yes, these Orioles have flaws: The bullpen has shown cracks, they don't have a true ace - though Chris Tillman is trying to change that thinking - and they have had terrible trouble manufacturing runs. But on Sunday the Orioles picked up three sacrifice flies - the third time since the start of the 2000 season that they've done that. And two of those runs were set up by hard, aggressive baserunning.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2014
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Even if the Orioles end up losing to the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series this week, there's a sense that the experience itself will help the club going forward - especially for the younger players who didn't participate in the 2012 postseason. "It's huge, especially because I hope we are back here next year and the near future, and hopefully I am starting one of these games," rookie right-hander Kevin Gausman said. "Any time you have success in the postseason, it definitely helps, not only yourself but your confidence level and also says a lot about your career.
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May 6, 2014
Laurel baseball may not have a great defense or be the best at driving in runs, but they certainly can count on having one of the best pitchers in Prince George's County. Junior Tyler Carmen struck out 15 Frederick Douglass batters in six innings and didn't allow a hit until the fifth in the second game of a doubleheader on May 5. He has amassed 110 strikeouts in 47 1/3 innings pitched for the Spartans (8-8), who lost the first game of the doubleheader 6-3 and won the second 3-0. Laurel's second-year coach Donald Cleveland wasn't surprised by Carmen's performance, considering he had 18 strikeouts in seven innings in a 2-0 win against Friendly earlier in the season.
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By Sam Mellinger and The Kansas City Star | October 12, 2014
They talk about the trade every day. The Royals' success is introducing them to a new and much bigger audience, so there are a hundred stories being retold to people who never paid much attention before. That means Alex Gordon's bumpy road to stardom. Salvador Perez's emergence as the American League's premier catcher. Yordano Ventura and his 102 mph fastball. And, every day, questions about the trade. It is talked about enough that we should probably call it The Trade, capital letters, and the impact of acquiring James Shields and Wade Davis is obvious to anyone who watches this team.
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By Aaron Dodson and The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
The lines of players in front of each team's bench during the national anthem were shorter than usual. In Thursday night's Major League Lacrosse matchup between the last place Chesapeake Bayhawks (3-8) and the first-place Rochester Rattlers (8-3), the teams were without a combined 12 players who were competing in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Commerce City, Colo. On a night when Chesapeake's season was on the line, with the team needing to win all four of its remaining games to make the playoffs, seven Bayhawks players were in Colorado.
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Sports Digest | May 15, 2014
NBA playoffs Wizards confident despite poor home playoff record The Washington Wizards are 1-3 at Verizon Center in the 2014 playoffs, winning only in Game 4 against the Chicago Bulls, but they believe they can fend off elimination again tonight and upset the top-seeded Indiana Pacers, who lead their Eastern Conference semifinal series, 3-2. "Definitely, we feel like we can finish this," backup big man Drew Gooden said. "We know, you guys know and they know this series could be the other way around, with us leading.
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Sports Digest | August 14, 2013
Wizards Harrington predicts return to playoffs for Washington Once he made the decision Saturday that he wanted to join the Washington Wizards, veteran free-agent forward Al Harrington shared the news with John Wall via text message. "The first thing he said was, 'Help me get to the playoffs,'" Harrington recalled Wall's telling him. Harrington is confident he can help Wall make the playoffs for the first time in his career - and also end the Wizards' five-year postseason drought.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2012
Incumbent Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin is up with his first television ad of the general election -- a spot that begins airing during tonight's playoff game between the Orioles and the Yankees. The ad, which plays off Cardin's reputation as a Senate workhorse, shows the senator slinging luggage onto airliners at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The ad is similar to one Cardin's campaign ran during the primary in which he was shown working as a waterman on the Chesapeake.
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The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2014
The San Diego Chargers completed the biggest upset of the NFL's wild-card round, but one man in Pennsylvania is determined to challenge their viability in the playoffs. Daniel L. Spuck of Mercer, Pa., has filed a motion against the NFL to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania for "a temporary emergency injunction" on the basis that the Chargers should not have been in the postseason because of a missed call in the Week 17 game between San Diego and Kansas City.
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The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2013
Since the Aberdeen IronBirds clinched a berth in the New York-Penn League playoffs for the first time in team history, the inaugural "Streak Thru Aberdeen" seven-kilometer run has been rescheduled for Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation announced Wednesday. The event, originally scheduled for Sept. 6, will start at Cal Sr.'s Yard, located across the street from Ripken Stadium, with race day registration (and packet pick-up) beginning at 4:30 p.m. Regular registrations are still available at $40 for adults and $15 for youth (10 and under)
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Orioles center fielder Adam Jones admitted before Saturday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series that he might need to be a little more patient at the plate for his team to get back into the series against the Kansas City Royals. Jones doesn't make any apologies for his aggressiveness at the plate, but he noted that the playoffs offer a different game, inherently smaller strike zones and more opportunity for batters to wait on their pitch to hit. And Jones has struggled in the postseason, entering the day just 5-for-42 with 11 strikeouts in 10 career playoff games.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
The Orioles starting rotation had a 3.61 ERA in the regular season, the fifth-best mark in the American League. But in the postseason, the club's starters have struggled. Right-hander Bud Norris lasted just 4 1/3 innings in Saturday's Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, allowing four runs and nine hits. Norris struck out three batters and walked none. In five postseason games, four of the five Orioles starters have failed to go more than five innings. The exception was Norris' ALDS Game 3 outing, in which he tossed 6 1/3 shutout innings against the Detroit Tigers, allowing just two hits with six strikeouts and two walks.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 8, 2014
Not long after his team finished a three-game sweep Sunday night of the league-best Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals pitcher Jeremy Guthrie received a text message from one of his former teammates. Orioles reliever Brian Matusz congratulated Guthrie and the two exchanged brief pleasantries knowing that they'd probably have a chance to speak in person very soon. When the Orioles and Royals meet in Game 1 of the American League Championship Series on Friday night at Camden Yards, no player from either team will be able to put the unlikely matchup in perspective quite like Guthrie.
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By Blair Kerkhoff and The Kansas City Star | October 8, 2014
Before he brushes his teeth in the morning these days, Royals manager Ned Yost reminds himself of one thing. “Before I even get out of bed, I tell myself, 'Let's have fun today,'” Yost said. “Remember where you're at and let's have fun.” These are the best of times for Yost, in his fifth season in the Royals' dugout. He's the first manager to lead the franchise the postseason since Dick Howser and the 1985 World Series championship team. Yost owns his share of rings as a member of the Atlanta Braves' staffs from 1991 through 2002, but his first managerial tenure in Milwaukee ended two weeks before the end of the 2008 regular season with the Brewers losing ground in the playoff chase.
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By Glenn Graham and The Baltimore Sun | October 7, 2014
Past the midway point in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference soccer regular season, it's a good time to take a look at the standings. The top six teams make the playoffs, with the top two earning byes in the first round. Here's a look at the current standings with league records and points earned (each team is awarded three points for a win and one for a tie): 1. McDonogh 9-0, 27 pts. 2. Loyola Blakefield 7-2, 21 3. St. Paul's 6-2-1, 19 4. Calvert Hall 4-2-3, 15 5. Archbishop Spalding 3-5-1, 10 6. Archbishop Curley 3-6, 9 7. Gilman 2-6-1, 7 8. John Carroll 2-7, 6 9. Mount St. Joseph 0-6-2, 2 McDonogh is a clear favorite to earn the top seed, while Loyola and St. Paul's are the prime candidates for the second spot.
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | October 5, 2014
DETROIT - Since the moment right-hander Bud Norris joined the Orioles in a trade last July, he has talked about pitching in the playoffs. The chatty 29-year-old finally received the chance Sunday on a blistery afternoon at Comerica Park against the celebrated Detroit Tigers offense. He seized it, throwing 6 1/3 scoreless innings in a 2-1 victory, catapulting the Orioles into a second postseason round - the first time they've reached the American League Championship Series since 1997.
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Kevin Cowherd | December 21, 2011
Joe Flacco was positively chatty at the Castle the other day, and it was something to see. Maybe he'd just knocked back a couple of Red Bulls. Or maybe he'd been locked in a closet and hadn't talked to anyone in days. But asked whether he appreciated making the playoffs every year and about his desire to go deeper in the postseason this time, the Ravens quarterback dropped his usual monotone and grew animated. "I do [appreciate it]," he said. "I don't know if everybody else does - just because it's a tough thing to do in the NFL. But we're a good organization and a good football team, and we're getting everybody used to the fact that we're going to be in the playoffs every year.
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May 18, 2012
Loyola Blakefield and St. Paul's, two of the most surprising teams in the in the Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference playoffs and struggling to stay close to .500, staged a slugfest Thursday afternoon with the Dons' nine-run, fourth-inning haymaker being the difference in their 13-8 victory. St. Paul's, which eliminated top-seeded Gilman, 11-4, on Wednesday, was also unceremoniously shoved out of the postseason party after Loyola scored its most runs of the season against four Crusader pitchers.
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Peter Schmuck and The Schmuck Stops Here | October 5, 2014
DETROIT -- The Orioles sprayed beer and champagne at each other for the second time this season, but it was almost like they were going through the motions after Sunday's heart-stopping victory over the Detroit Tigers propelled them into the American League Championship Series. Their division title celebration was more intense because it was the culmination of a terrific regular season. This time, there was the sense in the visitors' clubhouse at Comerica Park that the postseason had only just begun.
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By Staff Reports and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
The Baltimore Orioles' second home playoff game against the Detroit Tigers is scheduled today for a first pitch at 12:07 p.m., so fans may be using light rail to get to Camden Yards between the morning rush hour and noontime. The Maryland Transit Administration says commuters should expect increased traffic on I-95/I-395 in Baltimore, and is also warning people that post game traffic will impact the afternoon rush. People are encouraged to use light rail to get to Camden Yards.
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