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MLB Wants Beer-Throwing, 'Loon-Ball' Fan Prosecuted

It's also pressuring Toronto to ban beer cans from the stands

(Newser) - Major League Baseball wants officials in Canada to prosecute the Toronto Blue Jays fan who threw a can of beer at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Hyun Soo Kim during the seventh inning of the AL wild-card game Tuesday, the AP reports. Toronto police on Wednesday released a photo of the fan... More »

Weird: Orioles Win Inside Empty Stadium

Baltimore riots meant fans had to stay away

(Newser) - The Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox 8-2 today in a game notable for this announcement at Camden Yards: "Today's official paid attendance is zero." This week's Baltimore riots resulted in an unprecedented fans-free contest described by the AP as "one of the strangest... More »

Orioles Will Play Tomorrow—Before an Empty Stadium

Game in Baltimore is closed to the public

(Newser) - The Baltimore Orioles will have an unusual box score tomorrow—fan attendance will be zero. The league today announced that the team will play the White Sox tomorrow afternoon, but the game will be closed to the public, reports AP . The violence after Freddie Gray's funeral previously forced the... More »

Orioles COO: Baltimore's Poor Should Be Our Focus

Amid protests, John Angelos tweets 'political elite' caused 'economic devastation'

(Newser) - The Baltimore landscape is becoming more dire as police and demonstrators continue to clash following today's funeral for Freddie Gray , who died while in police custody on April 12. And when protests about Gray's death initially started turning violent on Saturday, local sports broadcaster Brett Hollander took to... More »

Royals Stay Perfect, Advance to World Series

Kansas City sweeps Baltimore, is 8-0 this postseason

(Newser) - Crown these Royals the American League champions. After nearly three decades spent trying to return to the playoffs, Kansas City is taking its perfect postseason ride all the way to the World Series. With more dominant defense, an opportunistic offense that plated two runs in the first inning, and a... More »

Hall of Famer Earl Weaver Dead

Former Orioles manager was 82

(Newser) - Legendary Baltimore Orioles manager Earl Weaver is dead at age 82, and if three words can sum up his career, the hometown Sun has them: "cantankerous baseball wizard." The Hall of Famer turned the Orioles into a powerhouse in the late '60s and throughout the 1970s, though... More »

Cardinals Might Be 'Most Clutch' Team Ever

Down to the final strike again? No problem: Ryan Bothmann

(Newser) - What the St. Louis Cardinals did to the Washington Nationals last night has Ryan Bothmann at Bleacher Report wondering whether this might be the "most clutch" team in sports history. If you missed it, the Cards once trailed 6-0 in the game but scored four in the bottom of... More »

8 More Accuse Red Sox Staffer of Sex Abuse

Each seeks $5M over attacks by former clubhouse boss

(Newser) - Eight more men have claimed abuse by a Boston Red Sox clubhouse boss in what the Boston Globe is calling "the worst sexual abuse scandal in Major League Baseball history." The men—among them two former Baltimore Orioles batboys—join two ex-clubhouse attendants who recently filed a lawsuit... More »

Red Sox Miss Playoffs After 'Worst Collapse Ever'

Last-day losses cap miserable month for Red Sox, Braves

(Newser) - The Boston Red Sox are in the record books and out of playoff contention after a terrible night capped a terrible September. The Red Sox allowed two ninth-inning runs in a 4-3 loss to the Baltimore Orioles last night, the AP reports. Minutes after the Red Sox trudged off the... More »

Spring Training in Full Swing

World champion Yankees get homer in ninth, win opener

(Newser) - The boys of summer are starting to shake off the rust, with today seeing the first (nearly) full slate of spring training baseball games in Florida and Arizona. The defending World Series champion New York Yankees were in action, getting a three-run home run in the ninth inning from unlikely-to-make-the-team-yet... More »

Jeter Breaks Gehrig's Yankees Hits Mark

Shortstop, 35, adds another as rain holds off long enough for game to become official

(Newser) - Derek Jeter broke the New York Yankees' hit record held by Lou Gehrig for more than seven decades, singling to right field in the third inning of tonight's game against visiting Baltimore.That gave the shortstop 2,722 hits, one more than Gehrig. Jeter, 35, added an RBI single in... More »

Newspaper Cuts Are Emptying Out Press Boxes

Papers cutting back baseball coverage

(Newser) - The independent baseball beat writer could be a dying profession as newspapers look to trim costs, the Wall Street Journal reports. In baseball-crazy cities like New York and Boston, not much is likely to change. "It would be suicide, quite honestly," says a Red Sox writer for the... More »

Tejada Charged With Lying in Steroid Probe

(Newser) - Houston Astros shortstop Miguel Tejada has been charged with lying to congressional staffers involved in the inquiry into steroids use in baseball, the Washington Post reports. Federal prosecutors say Tejada’s accounts of conversations with teammate Adam Piatt in 2003, while both played for the Oakland Athletics, are contradicted by... More »

Yankees Land Big Prize Teixeira: 8 Years, $180M

New York swoops in to keep first baseman away from rival Red Sox

(Newser) - The New York Yankees snatched the off-season’s biggest remaining free-agent prize away from their rivals today, agreeing with first baseman Mark Teixeira on an 8-year contract worth about $180 million, the Post reports. The Boston Red Sox were thought to have had the inside track on the 28-year-old switch-hitter,... More »

Mob Cheers, Yankees Win in Stadium Finale

Old greats return for closing ceremony

(Newser) - The fabled Yankee Stadium marked its last game with a ceremony as the Yanks beat the Baltimore Orioles, 7-3, the New York Times reports. Former greats—Whitey Ford, Yogi Berra, Bernie Williams—took the field before the game. “I feel as nervous as I was before a playoff,”... More »

MLB's Midterm Report Cards

Rays at the head of the class—Rockies, Marlins at the back

(Newser) - Report card time! Here’s how the rambunctious kids of MLB are doing so far, in Yahoo Sports’ Steven Henson’s estimation. A students—Rays, Red Sox, Cubs, Angels, White Sox Particular kudos go to the Rays, the poor kid who went to the head of the class. B students—... More »

Olson Sparks O's Past Nationals

Scott, Mora provide the offense as Baltimore breaks streak against Washington

(Newser) - Luke Scott homered, Melvin Mora hit a tiebreaking double in the fifth inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Washington Nationals 5-3 Friday night for their sixth win in seven games. Left-hander Garrett Olson (3-0) struggled through five innings but remained undefeated in four starts since being recalled from Triple-A.... More »

Payton Powers O's Past BoSox

(Newser) - Jay Payton hit his fourth career grand slam to back a gritty pitching effort by Daniel Cabrera, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-3 Wednesday for a two-game sweep. Solo homers by Jason Varitek and Mike Lowell, and a defensive gem by Manny Ramirez _... More »

O's Rough Up Beckett, Beat Red Sox 5-4

(Newser) - Luke Scott homered and had three of Baltimore's 11 hits off Josh Beckett, and the Orioles received a fine pitching performance from Jeremy Guthrie in a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Scott was mired in a 7-for-55 skid before going 3-for-3 against Beckett, who came... More »

Bannister Pitches Royals Past O's

KC ends 12-game losing streak against Baltimore

(Newser) - Brian Bannister allowed two singles in eight innings and Kansas City beat Baltimore 4-0 Sunday to end its 12-game skid against the Orioles. Bannister struck out five and walked two to end a personal four-game losing streak. He did not allow a runner to reach second. Joakim Soria tossed a... More »

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