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O's overcome Rays despite Shields' 15-K night

O's overcome Rays despite Shields' 15-K night

ESPN.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
Chris Davis homered for the sixth straight game and the Baltimore Orioles overcame a club-record 15 strikeouts by James Shields to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 Tuesday night, pushing the AL East race to the final day of the season.
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  • O's top pick Gausman throws bullpen session

    O's top pick Gausman throws bullpen session

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    Kevin Gausman threw a bullpen session at Tropicana Field on Tuesday afternoon, and the young lefty -- the organization's first-round pick in this past June's First-Year Player Draft -- said he got goosebumps just being around the Orioles.
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  • Davis ties O's mark with HR in sixth straight game

    Davis ties O's mark with HR in sixth straight game

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    Orioles right fielder Chris Davis tied a club record by homering in his sixth consecutive game on Tuesday night. With the Orioles trying to make up ground in the American League East race, Davis sent Rays starter James Shields' pitch deep to center fiel…
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  • Bucs hope to follow the lead of A's, Nats, O's

    Bucs hope to follow the lead of A's, Nats, O's

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Orioles, Athletics and Nationals -- all recently downtrodden franchises which among them have had 27 consecutive non-winning seasons -- are all in the postseason.
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  • The Playoff Picture: How Did the Pundits Do?

    The Playoff Picture: How Did the Pundits Do?

    nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012
    An analysis of preseason picks from 133 baseball writers at 19 publications and sites reveals that not a single writer predicted the A's or the Orioles to make the playoffs.
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  • State of the Race: Yankees Have an Edge as Season Winds Down

    State of the Race: Yankees Have an Edge as Season Winds Down

    nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012
    A Yankees victory Tuesday night, coupled with another Orioles loss, would finally end a tense division race in the American League East.
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  • Girardi Rests His Bullpen as Sabathia Goes 8

    Girardi Rests His Bullpen as Sabathia Goes 8

    nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012
    C.C. Sabathia went eight innings against Boston on Monday night despite a 9-0 lead in the second inning and a chance to rest him.
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  • The Playoff Picture: Rating the A.L. Rotations

    The Playoff Picture: Rating the A.L. Rotations

    nytimes.com Oct 2, 2012
    A look at the top three starting pitchers of the American League teams that qualified for the five playoff spots.
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  • In East, little room for error, as O's learn

    In East, little room for error, as O's learn

    MLB.com Oct 2, 2012
    It's going down to the wire for the Orioles and Yankees. And, while both teams have clinched playoff berths, the AL East is still for the taking, and Baltimore wants to grab hold, not content for a Wile Card spot.
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  • Who Will Be the Next Orioles?

    Who Will Be the Next Orioles?

    grantland.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Baltimore Orioles were a bad team in 2011. Terrible, really. They won 69 games, finished last in the AL East, and allowed 152 more runs than they ...
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  • Video - Davis' Homer Lifts Orioles Past Rays 00:31

    Davis' Homer Lifts Orioles Past Rays

    Oct 2
    Orioles blank Rays 1-0.
  • Video - Baseball Tonight Spotlight 02:42

    Baseball Tonight Spotlight

    Oct 2
    Chris Davis' homer lifts Orioles past Rays.

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Don Banks: Early middle-dwellers still have playoff shot, but who'll make …

    Oct 2
    Taking stock at the quarter pole of the NFL's regular season, 10 teams are sitting pretty with winning records and at least three wins, while 10 others already are in trouble, with losing marks and no fewer than three losses. But what about the 12 teams…
  • Peter King: No ref's return as special as Corrente's; the future in LA; ma…

    Oct 2
    The voice of Tony Corrente was ebullient, as ebullient as a man who stared down his own mortality within the past few months and lived to tell about it.