Found April 22, 2012 on Fox Sports West:
Picimg_mlb_apr_04_de84
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Nick Markakis hit a two-run single in the eighth inning and a run-scoring single in the 10th, leading the Baltimore Orioles to a 3-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. LaTroy Hawkins (0-1) came on in the 10th and issued a leadoff walk to No. 9 hitter Robert Andino, who advanced on a sacrifice by Endy Chavez and a groundout by J.J. Hardy before Markakis grounded a hard single up the middle that deflected off the glove of second baseman Howie Kendrick and into center field on a 1-2 pitch. Pedro Strop (2-1) pitched two innings for the win despite allowing a tying solo homer in the eighth by Kendrick. Jim Johnson got three outs for his seventh save, helping the Orioles avoid a three-game sweep. Angels right-hander Dan Haren was charged with two runs and six hits over 7 1-3 innings and struck out eight in his fourth start. The three-time All-Star, still looking for his first victory, took a 1-0 lead into the eighth before giving up one-out singles b...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES
CRAZY TRAIN

Dontrelle goes AWOL from Orioles

The former Rookie of the Year has left the O's minor league affiliate without permission, after reportedly disagreeing with management over his future role with the team. 

Report: Dontrelle Willis Walks Out on Orioles' Minor League Team

Dontrelle Willis has gone AWOL. The Orioles pitcher left Baltimore's Triple-A Norfolk team without permission, Orioles Executive Vice President of Baseball Operations Dan Duquette said Monday, according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com. "He just left," Duquette said. Willis and the team disagreed about how Willis should be used -- the Orioles want him as a reliever, but...

Orioles Finish Road Trip out West with win, Markakis, Chen & Reynolds

The Baltimore Orioles finished up their long ten-game road trip as they defeated the Los Angeles Angels, 3-2, in ten innings on Sunday afternoon. They finished up their road trip with a 6-4 record – a good thing – considering how recent history has gone. Right now, the Orioles have a 9-7 record, and we all should enjoy it. The young players – especially Adam Jones and Matt...

Nick Johnson Projected To Go 0-For-233 In 2012 After 0-For-23 Start!

Still holding Nick Johnson in your A.L. fantasy league? We have bad news for you fantasy dorks. According to ESPN’s MLB projectors, the Orioles DH, who is off to a hot 0-for-23 start, will go an entire year without getting a hit. Of course it’s crazy, but then again Johnson is well into April without slapping one through the infield. Who has the worst batting average in MLB...

Game Recap 4/22/12: Markakis'd - Orioles 3, Angels 2

A decidedly boring game got interesting and dramatic in a big hurry, and not in a good way for the Angels.  SPOILER ALERT: The Bullpen of Perpetual Sorrow was involved! Orioles 3, Angels 2 It was just another typical Dan Haren start in which he got no run support.  Like I said, typical.  But just when Angel fans started to feel like the win was in the bag, Scioscia attempted...

Baltimore’s Nick Johnson has yet to get a hit this season

While Matt Kemp (.450 AVG), David Wright (.439 AVG), and David Ortiz (.436) are seemingly hitting everything that is thrown to them, Orioles DH Nick Johnson is having a rough go at it.Johnson has had 23 at bats and he has been unable to muster one single hit.  So of course he’s batting a meager .000.Just thought you would like to know that.Via ESPN’s Gamelog

Diamondbacks acquire Bell from Orioles

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired third baseman Josh Bell from the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday for a player to be named. The Orioles designated Bell for assignment on Monday when they claimed Luis Exposito off waivers from Boston. The 25-year-old is hitting .094 with three RBIs in nine games at Triple-A Norfolk. All three of his hits this season have been for extra bases...

Orioles trade Josh Bell to the Diamondbacks

The Baltimore Orioles have traded third baseman Josh Bell to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange of a Player To Be Named Later or cash considerations according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun. Bell was designated for assignment last week after the Orioles claimed Luis Exposito off waivers from the Red Sox. Bell last played in the Majors in 2011 and hit .164/.215/.164 in 61...

What An Odd Game

I have seen my fair share of memorable baseball games at the ballpark. In Baltimore I saw Lee Mazzilli throw bubblegum out onto the field after a Chris Gomez foul ball was correctly called a foul ball instead of a home run. I saw Nick Markakis hit three home runs in one game. I’ve seen Chris Capuano pitch an incredible game, one of the best pitched games of the 2011 season. I...

Dontrelle Walks

A strange little item from Jon Heyman.The Orioles gave no official reason Sunday for why he was placed on the restricted list, but Duquette to CBSSports.com confirmed Willis left the team without permission following a difference of opinion about whether he should start or reliever. "He just left,'' said Duquette when confronted with the information from other sources...

Orioles sign Bill Hall

It looks like the Orioles have gotten another player off the market, this time a major league veteran in Bill Hall. From the Baltimore Sun: The Orioles have agreed to terms with veteran free-agent utility man Bill Hall, according to multiple industry sources. He will report to the club's Triple-A team in Norfolk and will replace Josh Bell, who was dealt to the Diamondbacks...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.