Murata makes MLB debut; Indians lose

Jun 29, 2015

Murata makes MLB debut; Indians lose

Toru Murata made his debut in the major leagues for the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, pitching 3⅓ innings and allowing five runs, three earned, in an 8-0 loss against the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander retired the first five batters he faced but allowed a ...

Orioles edge Red Sox, complete first sweep of season

Jun 12, 2015

Orioles edge Red Sox, complete first sweep of season

The Baltimore Orioles entered this week with the opportunity to change the landscape in the AL East. After dropping the Boston Red Sox into last place with a three-game sweep, the Orioles shifted their attention toward knocking the New Yankees out of first. Adam ...

Orioles win in empty stadium

Apr 30, 2015

Orioles win in empty stadium

The cheers from the small group of Orioles fans gathered outside the locked gates beyond center field echoed throughout an empty Camden Yards every time the home team scored a run. There was no roar of the crowd inside the ballpark on this surreal ...

O's too much for Blue Jays

Apr 12, 2015

O's too much for Blue Jays

Ubaldo Jimenez finally gave the Baltimore Orioles exactly what they wanted when they spent $50 million to sign him as a free agent. Jimenez struck out eight and allowed one single over seven sparkling innings, Jonathan Schoop hit a grand slam and the Orioles ...

Braves pick up free agent Markakis

Dec 4, 2014

Braves pick up free agent Markakis

Moving to fill an outfield void after the trade of Jason Heyward, the Atlanta Braves agreed on Wednesday to a four-year contract with free agent Nick Markakis. The Braves probably aren’t done dealing, either. The 31-year-old Markakis spent the first nine years of his ...

Mariners on verge of deal with slugger Cruz

Dec 2, 2014

Mariners on verge of deal with slugger Cruz

The Mariners are on the verge of landing the right-handed slugger they were seeking for the middle of their batting order. Free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz and Seattle are nearing agreement on a contract, two people with knowledge of the deal told AP on ...

Royals, Orioles lead way as MLB reveals Gold Glove winners

Nov 5, 2014

Royals, Orioles lead way as MLB reveals Gold Glove winners

All those snazzy plays by Alex Gordon, Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez earned them more than tips of the hat from their Kansas City teammates. The Royals trio wound up snagging Gold Gloves, too. “It was something that was pretty special to watch,” Gordon ...

Oct 14, 2014

Royals, Orioles on hold after Game 3 rained out

Game 3 of the American League Championship Series between the Royals and Baltimore Orioles was postponed Monday because of steady rain that saturated Kauffman Stadium. The game was rescheduled for Tuesday evening. Along with steady rain, wind gusts were buffeting the ballpark. The forecast ...

Royals take 2-0 lead in ALCS

Oct 12, 2014

Royals take 2-0 lead in ALCS

The Kansas City Royals prefer to simply savor their exceptional performance at Camden Yards rather than ponder the historical ramifications of where it’s gotten them. Alcides Escobar doubled in the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, Mike Moustakas extended his home run-binge and Kansas ...

Royals outlast O's in opener

Oct 11, 2014

Royals outlast O's in opener

Alex Gordon had already compiled a career’s worth of playoff memories when he stepped to the plate in the 10th inning of a tie game. Given the Kansas City Royals’ success rate in extra innings this postseason, what happened next was almost inevitable. Gordon ...

Oct 10, 2014

Orioles give shortstop Hardy a three-yaer deal

J.J. Harrdy signed a $40 million, three-year contract with the Orioles on Thursday night, the eve of Baltimore’s first appearance in the AL Championship Series since 1997. The contract, which comes with an option for 2018, goes into effect after his current deal expires ...