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Orioles tab Saunders as wild-card game starter

Orioles tab Saunders as wild-card game starter

ESPN.com Updated Oct 4, 2012
Baltimore Orioles veteran Joe Saunders will start Friday's American League wild-card game against the Texas Rangers, manager Buck Showalter announced Thursday.
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  • Rangers, Orioles on opposite emotional planes

    Rangers, Orioles on opposite emotional planes

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    Beyond the numbers and the matchups, emotion could play a huge role in Friday's Orioles-Rangers American League Wild Card Game.
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  • A.L. Wild Card: Same Record, Vastly Different Talent

    A.L. Wild Card: Same Record, Vastly Different Talent

    nytimes.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Orioles and Rangers both finished with the same record to land in the American League wild-card game, but from entirely different directions.
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  • How The Crazy-Ass AL Division Races Unfolded: Visualizing Momen…

    How The Crazy-Ass AL Division Races Unfolded: Visualizing Momentum

    deadspin.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Athletics and the Yankees clinched their respective division titles on the same day, but the paths they took to get there were very different. The A's budget freight train slammed through a Rangers squad that had sat atop the AL West for over 170 co…
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  • The Juice: Yankees clinch East, Red Sox set to fire Bobby Valen…

    The Juice: Yankees clinch East, Red Sox set to fire Bobby Valentine

    yahoo.com Oct 4, 2012
    The Juice has concluded its fifth season of fun! Remember to stop by each weekday next season for an ample serving of news from the action, plus great photos, stats and video highlights. Easier this way: Even if the Orioles hadn't fallen at Tampa Bay ea…
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  • No cause for disappointment in Baltimore

    No cause for disappointment in Baltimore

    MLB.com Oct 4, 2012
    On Wednesday night the Orioles' slim chance of winning the American League East went up in flames. But shed no tears for this giddy band of overachievers. Applaud their Herculean achievement. They need not pop corks to celebrate this remarkable season.
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  • O's fall, will play wild-card game vs. Rangers

    O's fall, will play wild-card game vs. Rangers

    ESPN.com Oct 4, 2012
    Evan Longoria homered three times and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Baltimore 4-1 Wednesday, ending the Orioles' bid to force a one-game tiebreaker for the AL East title.
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  • Video - Keys For Wild Card Games 02:19

    Keys For Wild Card Games

    Oct 4
    Baseball Tonight previews Cardinals at Braves and Orioles at Rangers Friday.

Sports Columnists

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  • The Sports Guy's Thursday NFL Pick

    Oct 4
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