Found July 23, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
For the first time this season, the Orioles have won five straight. And, for one of the seemingly few times this year, they won easily. The Orioles had 18 hits equaling a season high, including three from Henry Urrutia, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis as they romped over the Kansas City Royals 9-2 at Kauffman Stadium on Monday night. Five Orioles, Nate McLouth, Adam Jones, Chris Davis and Matt Wieters each had two hits. Baltimore (57-43) moved to a season-high 14 games over .500. Last season, the Orioles didn’t reach 14 games over until Aug. 28. The Orioles scored twice in the first and twice more in the third off Wade Davis (4-9). Davis allowed four runs, two of them earned on seven hits in 2 2/3 innings. Urrutia, who had three hits in his first three at-bats, had his second career RBI in the fourth inning. Hardy and Davis each drove in three runs. Two of Hardy’s came on his 17th home run, which keyed a four-run sixth inning that gave the Orioles a 9-2 lead. Davis’ double in the...

Baltimore Orioles acquire Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers

  The Baltimore Orioles acquired four-time All-Star Francisco Rodriguez from the Milwaukee Brewers for Nick Delmonico on July 23. (Photo Credit: Mike McGinnis/Getty Images) Earl Weaver, the late Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame manager, famously said “The key to winning games is pitching, fundamentals and three-run homers.” When current manager Buck Showalter took over the team...

Preview: Santana leads Royals against the O's

The Baltimore Orioles are aggressively making changes to get back to the playoffs. The return of Wei-Yin Chen seems to have already bolstered their chances. Chen looks to win a third straight start since returning from the disabled list while the Orioles attempt to re-establish themselves at the plate against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday night. Baltimore (57-44) holds one...

Santana 'blows up' over trade rumors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Will Royals right-hander Ervin Santana be traded? Will he stay with the Royals and sign a long-term deal? Who knows? I chatted with Santana on Tuesday about all the possibilities, and he was his usual easygoing, laid-back self. And later, Santana posted a pretty funny video on his Twitter account with the heading Trade Rumors," a video that probably sums...

(VIDEO) Kansas City Royals Pitcher Ervin Santana Says Trade Rumors Are “Blowing Up The Clubhouse”

This morning I came across this gem from the official twitter account of Kansas City Royals pitcher Ervin Santana. Whoever his special effects guy is, we need to hire him. Check out the tweet he sent this morning, along with the short video after the jump… #TradeRumors blowing up the #Royals clubhouse — Ervin Santana (@ErvinSantana_54) July 24, 2013 ...

Orioles 9, Royals 2

Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy each drove in three runs and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Kansas City Royals 9-2 on Monday night to extend their winning streak to a season-high five games. Davis, who leads the majors with 97 RBIs, drove in a pair of runs with a sixth-inning double and another with a sacrifice fly in the first inning. Hardy homered, his 17th of the season, in the...

Kansas City Royals Taste Baby Food For The Royal Baby

Eric Hosmer, James Shields, and Hall of Famer George Brett each indulge in a bit of baby food to do their part for the newborn royal baby.  Classy move by the Royals and MLB Fan Cave to pay their respects to His Royal Highness Prince of Cambridge. [FanCave] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

Francisco Rodriguez traded for Baltimore 3B prospect

The Brewers have traded veteran reliever Francisco Rodriguez to the Baltimore Orioles for third base prospect Nick Delmonico. Several teams had shown interest in Rodriguez, 31, who signed with the Brewers after the season began but eventually became their clsoer. He was 1-1 with a 1.09 ER in 25 games and had converted all 10 of his save opportunities. But, with the team mired in...

Santana says he would listen to Royals about contract extension

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Royals right-hander Ervin Santana doesn't know what his future will bring, particularly in the next week leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. But he does know one thing: He'd be happy staying right here in Kansas City for this season and beyond. "I like it here," Santana told "I'm happy here." Santana...

Orioles 4, Rangers 2

Chris Tillman pitched into the ninth inning in his return from the All-Star game and the surging Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Sunday night to sweep a three-game series between 2012 playoff teams. Matt Wieters had two hits and scored twice to help the Orioles (56-43) move a season-high 13 games over .500 with their seventh victory in eight games. They sure seem...

Orioles likely aren't done dealing

The Baltimore Orioles have been the most aggressive buyers on the trade market and they might not be done shopping, says Ken Rosenthal.

Royals leave impression on Tigers, still have ways to go

KANSAS CITY The glass is well, it's fuller. Or less empty, if you choose to look at it that way. The Kansas City Royals got what they wanted out of the first post-All-Star-Break weekend; namely, to gain ground against the Detroit Tigers, the cream of the American League Central. They took two of three from the Kitties at Kauffman Stadium, notching two dramatic, fan-pleasing...

Orioles-Royals Preview

Scott Feldman closed out the first half by recording his first win with the Baltimore Orioles. He'll try to earn another by adding to his string of respectable performances against the Kansas City Royals. Feldman will also seek to lead the Orioles to a season-high fifth consecutive win in Monday night's series opener at Kauffman Stadium. After getting tagged for seven runs...

Royals squander numerous scoring chances but still beat Orioles 3-2

Start with this: The Royals should have been on cruise control Tuesday night entering the ninth inning. They were, instead, clinging to a two-run lead after wasting a bushel of scoring opportunities. And then things got tense before Greg Holland, in All-Star closer form, closed out a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles by stranding the tying run at third base with no outs. “Our...
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