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By JOHN MARSHALL | May 15, 2009
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Cesar Izturis and Nick Markakis each drove in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles won again in their favorite road ballpark, beating the Kansas City Royals 9-5 Thursday night. Baltimore has won 15 of 18 against Kansas City and is 43-15 against the Royals since 2001, including 24-7 at Kauffman Stadium. The Orioles did it this time with a big night offensively -- 12 hits -- and a just-good-enough start from Jeremy Guthrie (3-3). Aubrey Huff homered and Melvin Mora had two RBIs for the Orioles, who won for just the second time in 11 road games overall.
NEWS
August 25, 2010
CHICAGO (AP) -- Gordon Beckham hit a three-run home run in the seventh, Gavin Floyd pitched seven strong innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 on Tuesday night. The White Sox won for just the fifth time in 15 games, moving within 3 1/2 games of first-place Minnesota in the AL Central. Luke Scott homered and Felix Pie had three hits for the Orioles, who have lost eight of 12. A.J. Pierzynski opened the bottom of seventh with a single off Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie.
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August 21, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- C.J. Wilson took a two-hitter into the ninth inning and had a career-high 12 strikeouts to carry the Texas Rangers past the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Friday night. Wilson (12-5) retired 16 straight batters until Brian Roberts led off the ninth with a double. Before that, the only two hits against the left-hander were by Julio Lugo -- a first-inning single and a double in the third. Rangers manager Ron Washington pulled Wilson with two outs in the ninth and Roberts on third.
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July 31, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Orioles closer Alfredo Simon (2-2) retired the first two batters in the ninth before walking Rick Ankiel and giving up a single to Wilson Betemit. Gordons second home run of the season landed in the Royals bullpen. It was the Royals first walk-off home run since David DeJesus on July 12, 2008, against Seattle.
NEWS
June 6, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles ended their 10-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, getting an RBI single from slumping Nick Markakis in the 11th inning to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Sunday. The victory was the first for interim manager Juan Samuel, who was promoted from third base coach when Dave Trembley was fired on Friday. The Orioles lost Samuel's first two games by a combined 19-2 score. Cesar Izturis led off the 11th with a walk against Hideki Okajima (2-2)
NEWS
June 3, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson hit two-run doubles in the second inning to back another stingy start by Phil Hughes, and the New York Yankees handed the Baltimore Orioles their seventh straight loss, 9-1 on Wednesday night. Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer in the seventh and ran his hitting streak to 16 games for New York, which had 14 hits. Jorge Posada returned to the lineup after sitting out since May 16 with a broken bone in his right foot and went 1 for 3 with a walk.
NEWS
January 22, 2009
BALTIMORE (AP) -- During an offseason in which they failed in their pursuit of a hometown slugger, the Baltimore Orioles did the next best thing: secure homegrown right fielder Nick Markakis for the next six seasons. Markakis and Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail sat shoulder to shoulder Thursday during a news conference at Camden Yards. Markakis called it a "fairly easy decision" to accept $66.1 million for six years, and MacPhail spoke delightedly about locking up the team's former No. 1 pick through 2014.
NEWS
May 3, 2009
TORONTO (AP) -- Scott Richmond is giving the Toronto Blue Jays a lot more than they expected from their fifth starter. Richmond worked seven innings, Vernon Wells and Alex Rios backed him with home runs and the Toronto Blue Jays completed a three-game sweep by beating Baltimore 4-3 Sunday. The Orioles lost their sixth in a row. Richmond (4-0) won his fourth straight start, allowing two earned runs and five hits in seven innings, matching a career high. He walked two and struck out six. Just two years removed from pitching in the independent Northern League, Richmond's consistency is making a big difference to the AL East-leading Blue Jays, whose rotation has been shredded by injuries to Jesse Litsch and Ricky Romero and a poor April by David Purcey, who was demoted to Triple-A on Friday.
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By DAVID GINSBURG | April 5, 2009
BALTIMORE -- It's time for CC Sabathia to start earning some of that $161 million he received to help get the New York Yankees to the World Series. Sabathia formally begins his tenure with the retooled Yankees today at Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles will be forced to share opening day festivities with their AL East rivals and one of the game's best pitchers. Sabathia has a career record of 117-73 with 1,393 strikeouts and went 11-2 with Milwaukee over the final two months of last season before signing a seven-year contract with New York.
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By DAVID GINSBURG | June 1, 2009
BALTIMORE -- It's fun to be a member of the Baltimore Orioles again. An influx of youth has created a sense of optimism within a franchise that hasn't had a winning season since 1997. While the arrival of former No. 1 draft pick Matt Wieters last Friday created a national buzz in Baltimore, the rebirth of the Orioles began several weeks earlier. That's when the team began to rework a rotation that included journeymen Adam Eaton and Mark Hendrickson. Eaton is gone and Hendrickson is in the bullpen.
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NEWS
September 21, 2010
BOSTON (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles keep winning under Buck Showalter -- even in a place where they've had lots of trouble the past few years. Ty Wigginton had a tiebreaking sacrifice fly and Luke Scott followed with an RBI single in the seventh inning to, lift the Orioles to a rare Fenway Park win, 4-2 over the Boston Red Sox on Monday night. The Orioles, rejuvenated since Showalter took over as manager Aug. 3, won for the 11th time 15 games. Baltimore won for just the fourth time in their last 21 games in Fenway.
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August 25, 2010
CHICAGO (AP) -- Gordon Beckham hit a three-run home run in the seventh, Gavin Floyd pitched seven strong innings and the Chicago White Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-5 on Tuesday night. The White Sox won for just the fifth time in 15 games, moving within 3 1/2 games of first-place Minnesota in the AL Central. Luke Scott homered and Felix Pie had three hits for the Orioles, who have lost eight of 12. A.J. Pierzynski opened the bottom of seventh with a single off Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie.
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August 21, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- C.J. Wilson took a two-hitter into the ninth inning and had a career-high 12 strikeouts to carry the Texas Rangers past the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 on Friday night. Wilson (12-5) retired 16 straight batters until Brian Roberts led off the ninth with a double. Before that, the only two hits against the left-hander were by Julio Lugo -- a first-inning single and a double in the third. Rangers manager Ron Washington pulled Wilson with two outs in the ninth and Roberts on third.
NEWS
August 18, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A pitching duel between an up-and-coming lefty and a veteran right-hander was decided by a utility player in the role of emergency starter. Luke French took a one-hitter into the eighth inning, Matt Tuiasosopo homered and had a career-high four RBIs, and the Seattle Mariners beat Kevin Millwood and the Baltimore Orioles 4-0 on Tuesday night. Tuiasosopo had an RBI double in the fifth and hit a three-run homer in the ninth. He learned 20 minutes before the game that he would start in place of Ryan Langerhans, who was a late scratch with a severe headache.
NEWS
August 14, 2010
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles keep winning under new manager Buck Showalter. Jeremy Guthrie scattered two hits over six innings, Adam Jones hit a two-run triple and the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-0 Friday night. Luke Scott hit his 22nd homer this season, helping Baltimore improve to 9-2 under Showalter. "It's not a coincidence that we've turned it around since Buck showed up," Guthrie said. "He hasn't done anything necessarily different to make us win games, but we know what he expects.
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July 31, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Alex Gordon hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-5 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Orioles closer Alfredo Simon (2-2) retired the first two batters in the ninth before walking Rick Ankiel and giving up a single to Wilson Betemit. Gordons second home run of the season landed in the Royals bullpen. It was the Royals first walk-off home run since David DeJesus on July 12, 2008, against Seattle.
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June 6, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles ended their 10-game losing streak in dramatic fashion, getting an RBI single from slumping Nick Markakis in the 11th inning to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 Sunday. The victory was the first for interim manager Juan Samuel, who was promoted from third base coach when Dave Trembley was fired on Friday. The Orioles lost Samuel's first two games by a combined 19-2 score. Cesar Izturis led off the 11th with a walk against Hideki Okajima (2-2)
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June 3, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nick Swisher and Curtis Granderson hit two-run doubles in the second inning to back another stingy start by Phil Hughes, and the New York Yankees handed the Baltimore Orioles their seventh straight loss, 9-1 on Wednesday night. Robinson Cano hit a two-run homer in the seventh and ran his hitting streak to 16 games for New York, which had 14 hits. Jorge Posada returned to the lineup after sitting out since May 16 with a broken bone in his right foot and went 1 for 3 with a walk.
NEWS
May 2, 2010
BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles didn't need a history lesson to feel good about sweeping the Boston Red Sox. There were plenty of other reasons to celebrate the accomplishment. Ty Wigginton doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning following a throwing error by Boston closer Jonathan Papelbon, giving the Orioles a 3-2 victory Sunday and their first three-game sweep of the Red Sox at home in 36 years. None of the Orioles really cared that disco was the craze or that Gerald Ford was President the last time Baltimore swept a three-game home set from Boston.
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