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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” Rodriguez said.
“When I realized they were in the playoff hunt I got excited. I got a chance to be in the postseason” Rodriguez said.
“That’s what you play for to play in October.”
Rodriguez will be used most often as a set-up man for Jim Johnson.
“I’m not here to take nobody’s job. I’m here to take some pressure off them” Rodriguez said.
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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...
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...
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...
Locked in a tough tight AL East race the Baltimore Orioles are in the mix for Jake Peavy and the other top pitchers on the trade market sources said.
There have been questions about whether the Orioles will have the money to enhance a team based around an excellent nucleus of 20-something position stars such as Manny Machado Chris Davis Adam Jones and others but they are at least...
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...
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...
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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The Orioles have given the Red Sox trouble on the field, and they might give them trouble at the bargaining table as well.
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By the time Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman strode to the
mound last night at Camden Yards and fired his first pitch toward home plate,
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