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ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 20: Henry Urrutia #51 of the Baltimore Orioles hits a single against the Texas Rangers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on July 20, 2013 in Arlington, Texas.

Orioles Hoping Henry Urrutia Finds His Power Stroke

Henry Urrutia, who defected from Cuba last year, will likely platoon at DH for the Orioles.


ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 30: Nelson Cruz #17 of the Texas Rangers reacts after striking out in the bottom of the seventh inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during the American League Wild Card tiebreaker game at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on September 30, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Cruz, Orioles Finalize $8 Million, 1-Year Contract

Outfielder Nelson Cruz and the Baltimore Orioles have finalized an $8 million, one-year contract, a deal that puts him on track to become the team’s regular designated hitter.

97.1 The Ticket–02/25/2014

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A’s Acquire Closer Johnson, Add Starter Kazmir

In one productive day, Athletics general manager Billy Beane filled two important pitching voids.

97.1 The Ticket–12/03/2013

This image was created used a mirror lens) Chris Davis #19 of the Baltimore Orioles swings against the Oakland Athletics in the second inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on August 25, 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Baltimore Orioles won, 10-3. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Davis Stands In Way Of Cabrera’s Triple Crown Bid

Only Chris Davis stands between Miguel Cabrera and baseball history.

97.1 The Ticket–08/26/2013

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Column: Can We Still Cheer For Chris Davis?

The mark is 61, no matter what the record books say.



Sports Verdict: Which Team Has A Better Shot At Making The Playoffs? Pirates Vs. Orioles

Both the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates are enjoying quality seasons midway through this year. With each team presenting a legitimate threat to make the playoffs in their respective leagues, the question is, which is most likely to achieve that goal?


Starting pitcher Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers delivers the ball against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on July 23, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Getty Images/Jonathan Daniels)

Leach’s Lists: MLB Second Half Preview- American League

As we charge past the MLB All-Star break and look towards teams playoff runs, there are a lot if surprise teams, (Oakland, Cleveland, Pittsburgh) that showed us in the first half that they might have what it takes and a lot of teams we thought would be playing a lot better, (Cincinnati, Detroit, Los Angeles Dodgers), that have some work to do.

97.1 The Ticket–07/24/2013

DETROIT, MI - JUNE 19: Rick Porcello #21 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Baltimore Orioles in the second inning at Comerica Park on June 19, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Chris Davis’ 2 HRs Help Orioles Blast Tigers 13-3

Chris Davis cleared the fences twice, giving him a major-league leading 26 homers, to help the Baltimore Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 13-3 Wednesday.

97.1 The Ticket–06/19/2013

Matt Tuiasosopo of the Detroit Tigers homered on Tuesday but it wasn't enough for the Tigers. (Getty Images/Bob Levey) FILE

Orioles 5, Tigers 2

J.J. Hardy and Adam Jones homered off Justin Verlander to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night.

97.1 The Ticket–06/18/2013

Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers reacts after striking out Chris Davis (not pictured) of the Baltimore Orioles with the bases loaded in the fifth inning during the game. (Getty Images/Leon Halip)

Scherzer Wins 10-In-A-Row, Tigers Top Orioles 5-1

Max Scherzer improved to 10-0 and struck out 10, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and the Detroit Tigers beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-1 on Monday night.

97.1 The Ticket–06/17/2013