June 2, 2013
We writers fancy ourselves to be artists. We witness an event and then try to create a masterpiece by finding the right words to paint a picture to capture our readers' imaginations. It's kind of like having one of those color-by-number sets when you are a kid. And because of that, there are times we come out looking as focused as Rembrandt and as abstract as Picasso. Then, other times, we come off as confused as a 3-year-old using a crayon on a wall. Sometimes, events defy description.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.