The Orioles and free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz have agreed to terms on a one-year contract.
Okay, whoa. Whoa whoa whoa. Where are you going? Don’t leave. Not rooting for them more than your own favorite teams. That’s not what I mean. Not even rooting for them to win championships. But rooting for them to be good. Rooting for them to be legitimate contenders.
Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
The Orioles are not a fluke. Who knows what a sweep in Texas means for the future but for now Baltimore is part if baseballs best.
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.
Adam Jones homered while every Baltimore starter had a hit, Miguel Gonzalez pitched another solid game on the road and the Orioles held on to beat the sliding Texas Rangers 7-4 on Saturday night.
Nick Markakis is considered one of the best players for the Baltimore Orioles, even if he isn’t one of their five All-Stars.
Chris Davis hit his major league-leading 34th homer to back a dominating pitching performance by Miguel Gonzalez, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Texas Rangers 3-1 Thursday night to earn a split of the four-game series.
Wei-Yin Chen returned from the disabled list to pitch seven innings of three-hit ball, and the Baltimore Orioles got a three-run homer from Nolan Reimold in a 6-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.
It’s difficult to put too much blame on the offense in an 8-5 defeat, yet the Baltimore Orioles couldn’t help lamenting their failure to perform in the clutch against the Texas Rangers.
Rangers GM Glen Sather was vague when pressed for reasons why coach John Tortorella was fired. But multiple reports said the push to move on actually came from the players’ exit meetings.
The Rangers have fired coach John Tortorella, four days after New York was eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.