J.J. Hardy hit his fourth career grand slam during a seven-run sixth inning, Nelson Cruz connected for his major league-leading 35th home run and Ryan Flaherty also homered, leading the Baltimore Orioles over the Minnesota Twins 12-8 on Sunday. Caleb Joseph had a career-high four hits for the Orioles, who extended their AL East lead over the second-place New York Yankees to nine games.
Chris Davis hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the seventh, Jimmy Paredes homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Minnesota Twins 3-2 on Saturday night. The Orioles have won five of their past six games and lead the Yankees by eight games in the AL East. The Twins have lost 10 of their past 14 games.
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Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier both homered, Kevin Correia earned his first win of the season and the Minnesota Twins ended their four-game losing streak by beating the Baltimore Orioles 6-1 Saturday. Mauer had three hits and four RBIs. His three-run shot off reliever Brad Brach in the seventh inning broke open the game.
The Baltimore Orioles had two games scheduled for Monday — and didn’t play a single inning. Hours after rain canceled Baltimore’s 1 o’clock game against Philadelphia in Clearwater, the 7 p.m. game between the Twins and Orioles was washed out.
Yes, we’re all aware spring training records, stats and accomplishments don’t count toward the regular season. But that doesn’t mean we should just dismiss a legitimately amazing accomplishment with a mere “huh” just because it happened in early March.
Two-time AL Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has agreed to a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles as he tries to come back from the second major operation on his left shoulder.
Henry Urrutia, who defected from Cuba last year, will likely platoon at DH for the Orioles.
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Ryan Doumit homered, Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau each had three hits, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-5 Saturday night. Vance Worley (1-4) struggled through 5 1-3 innings, but a strong performance by Minnesota’s bullpen enabled him to earn his first win in 13 starts dating to Aug. 1, 2012.
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Matt Wieters hit a two-run homer, Lew Ford drove in three runs and Steve Johnson pitched four scoreless innings to help a Baltimore Orioles split squad beat the Minnesota Twins 7-1 on Sunday.
Those are minor quibbles with Manny Machado’s game. For a 20-year-old, he is extremely impressive.