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Twins take two straight vs. Orioles

The Twins scored three runs in the first inning, including two off Miguel Sano's first career HR, and rolled to an 8-3 win vs. the O's. Minnesota SP Kyle Gibson fanned 7 and tossed 6 innings of 2-run ball to improve to 7-6. Box score

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Sano powers Twins over Orioles, 8-3

Top prospect Miguel Sano demonstrated his power in hitting his first major league homer then showed some patience at the plate by drawing a bases-loaded walk Tuesday night as the Minnesota Twins

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Grantland: The 10 second-half storylines that intrigue us the most

It feels like just yesterday that we were embarrassing ourselves by predicting that the Red Sox and Marlins would play for the World Series while the Royals and Angels would flop. Instead of facing further public mortification by updating those predictions, we're focusing on a risk-free metric: intrigue. Specifically, the second-half story lines that intrigue our baseball enthusiasts the most. Enjoy.

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Machado a must add to the AL roster

Through 82 games, Manny Machado leads major league third basemen in wins above replacement. He should be a lock to make the AL All-Star team. David Schoenfield

Power Rankings: Orioles No. 11

The return of second baseman Jonathon Schoop from injury could be the key to landing Baltimore in the top ten next week. MLB Power Rankings

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Four Royals on ASG team, but Blue Jay tops all

The Kansas City Royals lead all teams with four All-Star starters, while Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are top vote-getters.

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Orioles crush White Sox 9-1

O's RHP Miguel Gonzalez struck out 3 and allowed 1 run through 6 IP as Baltimore avoided the sweep vs. the Sox, who committed 4 errors. Chris Davis was robbed of another HR, this time at the hands of Chicago LF J.B. Shuck. Box score

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Look what I found!

Adam Jones' bat flew into the stands at U.S. Cellular Field during the fifth inning of the Orioles-White Sox game, and it eventually ended up in the hands of this fan. Baltimore leads Chicago 4-0 in the 6th. Follow live

Schoop homers in first AB off DL

Welcome back to the lineup, Jonathan Schoop. The Orioles 2B, playing his first game since mid-April because of a knee injury, went deep off the White Sox's Carlos Rodon in the second inning. Follow live

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The Orioles activated 2B Jonathan Schoop from the 60-day DL to start Sunday's game against the White Sox.

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Orioles' Schoop hits homer in return from DL

The Baltimore Orioles activated second baseman Jonathan Schoop from the 60-day disabled list to start Sunday's game against the Chicago White Sox.

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Final: White Sox 3, Orioles 2

Chicago used 11 hits to get 3 runs, just edging out Baltimore's 2 runs on 4 hits. Jeff Samardzija took a no-hitter into the 6th and struck out 9 but got a no-decision. Box score

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Samardzija has no-hit bid through 5

Jeff Samardzija is cruising against the Orioles with 1 walk, 6 stikeouts and no hits. The White Sox have a 1-0 lead. Follow live

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O's keep Gausman in rotation; Norris to bullpen

Right-hander Kevin Gausman will remain in the Baltimore Orioles rotation and start Tuesday against the Minnesota Twins, while Bud Norris will move from the rotation to the bullpen.

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Showalter cited among top managers

In Jerry Crasnick's survey of 50 scouts, front-office executives, coaches and media analysts, the Orioles' Buck Showalter ranked second overall and best at tactics and using the entire roster. Baseball's best managers

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Web Gems: Friday, July 3

Does Kevin Kiermaier's leaping catch in right-center top David Lough's running catch into the wall? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs3725th
Batting Average.2579th
On Base Percentage.31219th
Slugging Percentage.4227th
Earned Run Average3.6812th
Quality Starts3822nd
WHIP1.2614th
BAA.24511th

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