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Chris Tillman took a three-hitter into the seventh inning, Chris Davis homered and drove in four runs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Nick Markakis had two hits for the Orioles, who had scored only one run in each of their three previous games. It was just the second time in 10 games that Baltimore scored more than four runs.
Tillman (3-1) allowed two runs, five hits and four walks in six-plus innings. It was the 40th career start for the right-hander, who was coming off a solid effort in Cleveland and now has won two straight decisions for the first time.
Baltimore batted around against James Shields (8-7) during a five-run fifth. With the bases loaded and one out, Adam Jones drove in two runs with a single. A walk to Matt Wieters filled the bases for Davis, who collected three RBIs with a double into the gap in left-center.
After the Rays chased Tillman by scoring twice in the seventh, Davis hit his 16th home run of ...
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Police say Cal Ripken Jr.'s mother is safe after an armed man abducted her from her home northeast of Baltimore.
Aberdeen police say 74-year-old Vi Ripken was kidnapped between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m. Tuesday by a man who forced her into her car.
She was found about 6:15 a.m. Wednesday unharmed in her car near her home in Aberdeen. Police say she was not injured.
Ripken is a Hall...
Quick question to start things off. Will everyone who predicted that this coming series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Oakland Athletics this week would have serious playoff implications please raise their hands?
Now put your hand down because no one would ever predict something that crazy.
Predictions aside the O’s and the A’s are right in the thick of things as the...
Baltimore County police say the 74-year-old mother of legendary Baltimore Orioles player Cal Ripken Jr. has been found after being reported missing.
Police say Violet Roberta Ripken was found in Harford County, Md., where she lives, around 6:45 a.m. Wednesday after being reported missing hours earlier. Police spokesman Cpl. Cathleen E. Batton says she's being interviewed and...
Cal Ripken is preparing to speak out about his mother's kidnapping last week.
The Hall of Fame infielder has scheduled a news conference for Friday morning in Baltimore, when he's expected to provide an update on the investigation and make a statement.
Ripken's 74-year-old mother, Vi, told police she was kidnapped at gunpoint last week, blindfolded and driven around...
Hell of a week for Dylan Bundy. First Sports Illustrated gives him the Tom Verducci treatment. Then it was reported that the O’s plan on moving him to Double-A at 19, just one year out of high school. And now this video of his epic curveball is making the rounds (via The Big Lead). Enjoy it at the 50-second mark, and look forward to it, O’s fans. It may be bending in Baltimore...
This is beyond SCARY! The 74-year-old mother of former Baltimore Orioles player Cal Ripken Jr. was kidnapped at gun point on Tuesday morning and found early this morning in Baltimore. Violet Roberta Ripken was approached by a man at her home, who displayed a gun and forced her into her vehicle. He then fled the [...]
Rafael Palmeiro is now a member of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame. He hopes someday Cooperstown comes calling as well.
But he's not going to grovel.
''My lobbying was done on the field,'' Palmeiro said. ''That's it. I'm done lobbying. If that's not good enough, I'm not going to beg these writers who have the power of the vote. I...
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Chris Tillman took a three-hitter into the seventh inning, Chris Davis homered and drove in four runs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-2 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Nick Markakis had two hits for the Orioles, who had scored only one run in each of their three previous games. It was just the second time in 10 games that Baltimore scored...
To be completely honest this is most likely not the Orioles year. They are a young and talented squad but there is too much competition in the AL to realistically hope for the playoffs. The real promise lies in the future.
Whether it’s next season or in 5 years the Orioles are on their way back. This return of the once great franchise can be attributed to a strong group of players...
Orioles Fan: Happy we didn’t get Hanley
Another writer for this awesome website recently posted an article trashing the Orioles for not pulling the trigger on the rumors they may have been interested in now LA Dodger Hanley Ramirez.
While valid points were made like the one about the Orioles inability to not pull in big talent via free agency — its true the Orioles have had...
Before the season, few would have predicted that a late July series between the Oakland A's and the Baltimore Orioles would have post-season implications. But the two most surprising teams in the American League are in the middle of the race for the post-season and are playing three games in Baltimore this weekend. On Friday, the A's prevailed in a thriller. Chris Biderman...
what might have been
There were rumors that the Baltimore Orioles were among the teams that were interested in trading for Hanley Ramirez, who would have been the perfect player for the team’s current needs. Unfortunately for O’s fans, the Miami Marlins dealt him to the Los Angeles Dodgers this morning along with Randy Choate for pitcher Nate Eovaldi and a prospect. Eovaldi...
A back-and-forth duel that featured 31 hits and lasted four hours was decided by one final outburst by the Oakland Athletics.
Jemile Weeks hit an RBI single to give Oakland the lead during a six-run ninth inning against All-Star closer Jim Johnson, and the Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-9 on Friday night.
Thanks mostly to Johnson, the Orioles were 41-0 when leading after...
Jemile Weeks hit an RBI single to give Oakland the lead during a six-run ninth inning against All-Star closer Jim Johnson, and the Athletics beat the Baltimore Orioles 14-9 on Friday night in a back-and-forth duel that featured 31 hits and lasted four hours.
The Athletics led 5-0 in the second inning and 8-6 in the eighth, yet fell behind on each occasion before rallying back.