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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2013
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who has spent the entire season hitting in the sixth and seventh spots in the lineup, is batting third tonight against the Yankees. Hardy had his 13-game hitting streak snapped Sunday, but he's still hitting .333 (18-for-54) with two doubles, five homers, eight runs and 10 RBIs over his past 14 games. He is also 9-for-28 (.321) with one homer and five RBIs in his career against Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia. Second baseman Alexi Casilla, who is 14-for-24 (.583)
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2013
Orioles closer Jim Johnson can be depended on to always be at his locker to answer questions anytime he becomes a focal point of a game following a blown save. Those times have been rare, until recently, as Johnson has blown three consecutive ninth-inning leads that all ended in losses.Following the Orioles' 6-4 loss to the New York Yankees in the 10th inning on Monday at Camden Yards, Johnson put the team's season-high six-game losing streak in perspective. “Well, three of them are my fault,” Johnson said.
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By SHEIL KAPADIA | August 3, 2006
UP Carlos Beltran, outfielder, Mets -- He was 10-for-22 (.455) with five homers and 14 RBIs in five games prior to last night. Juan Rivera, outfielder, Angels -- He is 10-for-28 (.357) in his past seven games and is batting .296 with 17 homers on the season. Dan Haren, starter, Athletics -- Haren's allowed a pair of runs in 16 innings in his past two starts, both of which were wins. DOWN Albert Pujols, first baseman, Cardinals -- St. Louis' slugger was 4-for-18 (.222) in five games prior to last night.
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By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2013
Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who has spent the entire season hitting in the sixth and seventh spots in the lineup, is batting third tonight against the Yankees. Hardy had his 13-game hitting streak snapped Sunday, but he's still hitting .333 (18-for-54) with two doubles, five homers, eight runs and 10 RBIs over his past 14 games. He is also 9-for-28 (.321) with one homer and five RBIs in his career against Yankees left-hander CC Sabathia. Second baseman Alexi Casilla, who is 14-for-24 (.583)
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By COMPILED FROM INTERVIEWS AND OTHER NEWSPAPERS' REPORTS | April 16, 2006
Travis Hafner now has it all. The former 31st-round draft pick of the Texas Rangers found a home in Cleveland in 2003 after the Indians acquired him and pitcher Aaron Myette for catcher Einar Diaz and pitcher Ryan Drese in what might be one of the most lopsided trades of this decade. Hafner, 28, has become the most feared member of the Indians' young and impressive lineup. Last year, the Indians' designated hitter hit 33 homers and drove in more than 100 runs for the second consecutive season.
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By Phil Rogers | June 12, 2011
The Indians have come back to the pack because Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Santana failed to pick up the slack when Travis Hafner was sidelined. They entered the weekend 8-13 since Hafner went out, averaging 1.4 runs in the 13 losses. They promoted rookie Cord Phelps to play second base because Orlando Cabrera is hitting .213 since May1. … Mets President Sandy Alderson, a former first lieutenant who spent eight months in Vietnam, is making a big impression by taking time to visit Veterans Administration hospitals during his baseball travels.
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By Kat O'Brien and Kat O'Brien,Newsday | October 6, 2007
CLEVELAND -- The New York Yankees are on the brink of being knocked out in the first round of the playoffs for the third straight year. Despite Andy Pettitte's outstanding performance, the Yankees lost, 2-1, to the Cleveland Indians in 11 innings last night to fall behind in the best-of-five American League Division Series two games to zero. It was a loss filled with weird phenomena: only three hits by the normally potent Yankees offense, a bizarre infestation of bugs at rocking Jacobs Field from the eighth inning on and the first blown save of rookie phenom Joba Chamberlain's career.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN REPORTER | May 8, 2007
When Steve Trachsel returned to the dugout after he got out of a jam in the sixth inning, Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo approached him and asked how he was feeling. Trachsel was honest. He was getting tired and his right forearm, which took the brunt of Travis Hafner's line drive in the first inning, had tightened up and was starting to affect his control. So in a tie game and with a potential series victory over the powerful Cleveland Indians hanging in the balance, Perlozzo did something he has grown accustomed to - he went to his bullpen.
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By DAN CONNOLLY and DAN CONNOLLY,SUN STAFF | May 1, 2005
One is a renowned loudmouth currently on the disabled list. The other is a legendary hothead who hasn't played baseball in 20 years. Maybe when Curt Schilling and Lou Piniella sound off, the cameras should stop rolling and the microphones be moved away. But, boy, is it good theater. The war of words started after the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Devil Rays exchanged beanballs, resulting in two bench-clearing incidents and six ejections last Sunday. Friday, Major League Baseball handed out eight suspensions and/or fines, including three-game suspensions for Piniella, the Rays' manager, and Boston manager Terry Francona.
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By CHILDS WALKER | March 1, 2007
We all enter drafts with notions of where certain players should be picked. And it's human nature to be shocked when reality doesn't conform to those conceptions. But you want to guard against that as much as possible because nothing's worse than being thrown into a haze of confusion mid-draft. You can never know exactly what your league mates will do, especially if you haven't played with them for years. But in this computerized age, you can study the most recent drafting tendencies for thousands of fantasy cohorts.
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By Phil Rogers | June 12, 2011
The Indians have come back to the pack because Shin-Soo Choo and Carlos Santana failed to pick up the slack when Travis Hafner was sidelined. They entered the weekend 8-13 since Hafner went out, averaging 1.4 runs in the 13 losses. They promoted rookie Cord Phelps to play second base because Orlando Cabrera is hitting .213 since May1. … Mets President Sandy Alderson, a former first lieutenant who spent eight months in Vietnam, is making a big impression by taking time to visit Veterans Administration hospitals during his baseball travels.
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By DAN CONNOLLY | March 30, 2008
In 2005 and 2006, Hafner was one of the most feared hitters in baseball. Last year, he took a step backward despite setting career highs in at-bats and games played. He still hit 24 homers and drove in 100 RBIs, but those numbers - as well as his batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and runs scored - were his lowest since he was a part-timer in 2003. Still, the Indians won their division and were a win away from the World Series. But they did it without Hafner's run production.
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By Kat O'Brien and Kat O'Brien,Newsday | October 6, 2007
CLEVELAND -- The New York Yankees are on the brink of being knocked out in the first round of the playoffs for the third straight year. Despite Andy Pettitte's outstanding performance, the Yankees lost, 2-1, to the Cleveland Indians in 11 innings last night to fall behind in the best-of-five American League Division Series two games to zero. It was a loss filled with weird phenomena: only three hits by the normally potent Yankees offense, a bizarre infestation of bugs at rocking Jacobs Field from the eighth inning on and the first blown save of rookie phenom Joba Chamberlain's career.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Jeff Zrebiec,SUN REPORTER | May 8, 2007
When Steve Trachsel returned to the dugout after he got out of a jam in the sixth inning, Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo approached him and asked how he was feeling. Trachsel was honest. He was getting tired and his right forearm, which took the brunt of Travis Hafner's line drive in the first inning, had tightened up and was starting to affect his control. So in a tie game and with a potential series victory over the powerful Cleveland Indians hanging in the balance, Perlozzo did something he has grown accustomed to - he went to his bullpen.
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By CHILDS WALKER | March 1, 2007
We all enter drafts with notions of where certain players should be picked. And it's human nature to be shocked when reality doesn't conform to those conceptions. But you want to guard against that as much as possible because nothing's worse than being thrown into a haze of confusion mid-draft. You can never know exactly what your league mates will do, especially if you haven't played with them for years. But in this computerized age, you can study the most recent drafting tendencies for thousands of fantasy cohorts.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,Sun reporter | September 22, 2006
The "natural" home run king. That's what some would call Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard should he pass Roger Maris' pre-1998 record for home runs in a single season. The title implies that Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds were fueled by cocktails of performance enhancers and would have been nabbed had baseball's current drug testing policies been in place. It also implies that Howard's feats have come in a "normal" baseball context, one more like 1961 or 1942 or 1985 than like the offense-crazed period from 1998 to 2002.
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By Eduardo A. Encina, The Baltimore Sun | May 21, 2013
Orioles closer Jim Johnson can be depended on to always be at his locker to answer questions anytime he becomes a focal point of a game following a blown save. Those times have been rare, until recently, as Johnson has blown three consecutive ninth-inning leads that all ended in losses.Following the Orioles' 6-4 loss to the New York Yankees in the 10th inning on Monday at Camden Yards, Johnson put the team's season-high six-game losing streak in perspective. “Well, three of them are my fault,” Johnson said.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,Sun reporter | September 22, 2006
The "natural" home run king. That's what some would call Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard should he pass Roger Maris' pre-1998 record for home runs in a single season. The title implies that Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds were fueled by cocktails of performance enhancers and would have been nabbed had baseball's current drug testing policies been in place. It also implies that Howard's feats have come in a "normal" baseball context, one more like 1961 or 1942 or 1985 than like the offense-crazed period from 1998 to 2002.
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By SHEIL KAPADIA | August 3, 2006
UP Carlos Beltran, outfielder, Mets -- He was 10-for-22 (.455) with five homers and 14 RBIs in five games prior to last night. Juan Rivera, outfielder, Angels -- He is 10-for-28 (.357) in his past seven games and is batting .296 with 17 homers on the season. Dan Haren, starter, Athletics -- Haren's allowed a pair of runs in 16 innings in his past two starts, both of which were wins. DOWN Albert Pujols, first baseman, Cardinals -- St. Louis' slugger was 4-for-18 (.222) in five games prior to last night.
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