Outfielder Austin Hays becomes sixth player in Baltimore Orioles history to hit for cycle

BALTIMORE — Four at-bats, four hits and one unforgettable cycle in just six innings of work. “Beyond unbelievable. An epic night,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said after Austin Hays became the sixth player in Orioles history to hit for the cycle. Hays completed the feat with a sixth-inning double in the midst of a steady … Read more

Baltimore Orioles promote Kyle Stowers; Keegan Akin, Anthony Santander on restricted list

TORONTO — Baltimore Orioles outfield prospect Kyle Stowers made his major league debut against the Blue Jays on Monday night after being added to the roster as a substitute player for a four-game series in Toronto. Stowers and right-hander Rico Garcia were put on the Monday roster in place of outfielder Anthony Santander and left-hander … Read more

Orioles CEO John Angelos wrested control of team at expense of brother, suit claims

Baltimore Orioles CEO John Angelos was accused in a lawsuit this week of seizing control of the team at the expense of his brother, Lou — and in defiance of their father, Peter’s, wishes. Peter Angelos became the Orioles’ owner in 1993, but his public role has diminished in recent years and he turns 93 … Read more

The Mayor (Sean Casey) restores order after Tommy Pham-Joc Pederson fantasy football flap: Stark’s Weird and Wild

We take one week off from Weirdness and Wildness, to pursue other assignments. And what happens? This sport runs amok. What else? Yadi got to pitch — in a shutout? … An innocent little wild pitch turned into an error on the center fielder? … A Burger homered on National Burger Day? Yep, that all happened in between Weird … Read more

Reeling Yankees waste Aaron Judge homers in loss to Orioles

On a night when they got two homers from Aaron Judge, had Gerrit Cole on the mound and the Orioles in The Bronx, the Yankees got something else, as well: a dose of reality. Their historically good start has been sidetracked for a few days, with some significant pitching injuries, a suspension for Josh Donaldson … Read more

Even beating Orioles shows why Yankees’ rival is history now

BALTIMORE — That it was only the Orioles doesn’t much matter. The Yankees are beating all comers these days, and they are doing it in a variety of ways, with a multitude of heroes. This time, Giancarlo Stanton rested, MVP candidate Aaron Judge registered no hits from the DH spot and the Yankees still prevailed, … Read more

Jose Trevino’s first Yankees homer sparks win over Orioles

BALTIMORE — Following three seasons in which he didn’t pitch much, it’s hard to know what this season has in store for Luis Severino. Monday night provided another indication that the right-hander will be able to at least approach the standard he set when he was among the best pitchers in the majors before being … Read more

MLB Power Rankings: The Yankees, Twins and Angels are sitting high; Cardinals and White Sox hit some bumps

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. April is the dumbest baseball month. It’s all nonsense. Misdirection and puffs of smoke. Things … Read more

Yankees lose to Orioles on walk-off walk in 11th as bats go quiet

BALTIMORE — Aroldis Chapman walked in the winning run on Friday night, but the closer was the least of the Yankees’ problems in a 2-1, 11-inning loss to the Orioles. Most of the Yankees’ issues came from their lineup, which produced just a run in the third inning and then were blanked by Baltimore’s bullpen, … Read more

2022 MLB predictions – From the expanded playoffs and the World Series to MVPs and Cy Youngs

Better late than never, we have arrived at opening week of the 2022 MLB season. With — among other changes — more playoff spots available, is this the year your favorite team will make a run in October? Will your favorite player win a postseason award? No one can know for sure, which is why … Read more