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Owning the homerun record in Major League Baseball is one of the most coveted achievements of our national pastime. To break this record a player must be able to display power, plate discipline and consistency over a grueling 162 game schedule while also battling fatigue and ever mounting pressure to join baseball’s elite company. Since 1927 the only players to hold the single season home run crown are Babe Ruth (held record for 34 years), Roger Maris (37 years), Mark McGwire (3 years) and Barry Bonds (since 2001). Each player that has owned the record after Ruth instantly became surrounded with controversy. This season, when Baltimore Orioles first basemen Chris Davis clubbed his 37th home run before the All-Star break, baseball finds itself again asking the question, “who owns the home run record?”
When Maris recorded his 61st homerun in 1961, the commissioner of baseball, Ford Frick, helped sparked a national debate. Frick declared that the homerun record would not be considered ...
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Two home runs, both opposite-field shots, in one game, a big win over a division rival -- that's something to be celebrated in a special way.
That's just what the Baltimore Orioles did for Adam Jones on Friday after he clubbed a pair of homers to right field in a 6-0 win over the Boston Red Sox .
Two "pies" to the face during the All-Star center fielder's...
Two mistakes ruined Wei-Yin Chen's chance of a third straight win since coming off the disabled list.
Chen yielded two home runs to Eric Hosmer, and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night. Alcides Escobar doubled home the winning run with one out in the ninth inning.
Hosmer hit a solo homer on a full-count pitch in the...
Boston Red Sox DH David Ortiz destroyed the dugout phone on Saturday night when he returned to the dugout after he had thought he earned his third walk of the evening with a 7-2 lead on the Baltimore Orioles in the seventh inning.
The home plate umpire ruled the 3-0 pitch a ball even though Ortiz was headed towards first base. Ortiz eventually struck out and had words with the home...
Francisco Rodriguez pitched for the Orioles for the first time on Thursday night. Rodriguez allowed a home run to Kansas City’s Billy Butler. It was his second night in an Orioles uniform after he was traded from Milwaukee on Tuesday night.
“I know I was going to get traded. The Orioles were a surprise. There were a lot of teams I was linked with. Baltimore wasn’t one of them”...
Chris Tillman has become the pitcher the Orioles can depend on.
Tillman worked seven exceptional innings allowing just two hits and winning his 13th game of the season.
His great outing enabled the Orioles to break their three-game losing streak with a 6-0 win over the Boston Red Sox before 39063 at Oriole Park on Friday night.
The Orioles (58-46) had been held to six runs in their...
You know those instances when you feel that you have a better knowledge of what moves a team needs to make than the general manager? Well, this is not one of those times.
One thing that we all know for sure is that the Baltimore Orioles need to add at least one solid starter before the playoffs or they can kiss any dream of playoff success away. Baltimore is tied for third worst...
Chris Tillman pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, Adam Jones homered twice and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-0 Friday night to end a three-game skid.
The loss dropped the Red Sox a percentage point behind Tampa Bay in the AL East, pending the Rays' game against the Yankees. Boston, which has dropped six of nine, had been alone atop the division since...
Orioles’ center fielder Adam Jones hits 2 home runs on Friday night to lead his team to a 6-0 victory over the Red Sox, and he received two congratulatory pies to the face as a thank you. The shaving cream pies were hand delivered by first base coach Wayne Kirby and hitting coach Jim Presley. A good time was had by all.
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Remember when the Red Sox used to have little trouble with the Orioles?
From 2005-11, the Sox never dropped a season series against Baltimore, including winning 16 of 18 in 2009. However, the Orioles flipped the script in 2012, winning 13 of 18 matchups. This year, the Orioles lead the season series 5-2 entering a three-game set over the weekend at Camden Yards. Baltimore will be...
There is one team in the AL East that has been a thorn in the side of Red Sox Nation. That team is the Baltimore Orioles, who at this point in the season are the only division rival to hold a winning record (5-2) against the Boston Red Sox.
The Red Sox (61-42) get a chance to even that record, but things won’t be easy, as they open up a weekend...
The Red Sox will have a chance this weekend to see firsthand what they walked away from.
Francisco Rodriguez is now a member of the Orioles’ bullpen, but it wasn’t before the Red Sox reportedly had discussions with Milwaukee regarding the veteran reliever. According to WEEI.com’s Alex Speier, the Red Sox talked to the Brewers about K-Rod, but they ultimately determined that...
Last night at Camden Yards, the Orioles broke a three-game losing streak as they defeated the Boston Red Sox, 6-0.
Adam Jones homered twice – both to the opposite field – and drove in three runs. Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy also homered in a game that was completed in a little more than two-and-half hours. Every Oriole had a hit, except Matt Wieters – who was hot in Kansas...
The Baltimore Orioles hit three home runs off of John Lackey, including two by Adam Jones, to help themselves to a 6-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.
The loss by the Red Sox coupled with the Tampa Bay Rays win over the New York Yankees put the Rays in first place in the AL East by ½ game over the Red Sox.
By the time Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman strode to the
mound last night at Camden Yards and fired his first pitch toward home plate,
the Red Sox were clinging to a threadbare half-game lead over the Tampa Bay
Rays in the American League East.
When the game ended some two-and-a-half hours later,
Baltimore reliever Jim Johnson had given up one hit – one of only four the Sox...