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1 hr ago | Rant Sports

Baltimore Orioles Continue To Win Despite Adversity

The Baltimore Orioles sustained their winning ways last night with a walk-off victory against the New York Yankees . Baltimore leads the AL East by 11.5 games and can clinch the division by taking two out of three games against the Toronto Blue Jays in a series starting tonight.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baltimore Orioles, Baseball Players, Matt Wieters, Manny Machado, Chris Davis

5 hrs ago | New York Post

Kelly Johnsona s magical three-year, five-team AL East tour

No, it's not the year of a presidential election, but Orioles fans were certainly rejoicing in the success of the recently acquired infielder, who defeated one of his former teams - the Yankees - with a walk-off single on Sunday night. "I have a lot of former teams now," Johnson quipped after the game.

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8 hrs ago | Camden Chat

Monday Bird Droppings

The Orioles welcome Toronto to town today as they continue their season ending AL East-o-palooza. The Jays are still scrapping for a playoff spot, while the O's are hoping to clinch the division.

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12 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Nava Hits Grand Slam As Red Sox Defeat Royals

DH Daniel Nava hit a grand slam and Joe Kelly settled down after the third inning as the Boston Red Sox topped the wobbling Kansas City Royals 8-4 on Sunday afternoon. Xander Bogaerts contributed three hits, including a three-run homer, and drove in four runs for Boston.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, American League Central, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Daniel Nava, Mike Moustakas, Jarrod Dyson, Eric Hosmer

16 hrs ago | The York Daily Record

Pearce, Harrison among game's biggest surprises

The 31-year-old first baseman had never played more than 61 games in a season until 2014, but his 17 home runs - 13 more than his previous career high - have helped put the Orioles on the verge of an AL East title. "It always had a good feel to it, Steve being on the club," manager Buck Showalter said.

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17 hrs ago | New York Yankees

Jeter has fond memories of Orioles, Showalter

One year ago this month, Derek Jeter trudged into the press conference room in the bowels of Camden Yards to discuss his least favorite topic -- not being in the lineup. In this case, his season was over, reluctantly completed due to a third stint on the disabled list.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Derek Jeter, Nick Markakis, New York Yankees

Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Wichita Eagle

Orioles rally to beat Yankees 3-2

Steve Pearce doubled in a ninth-inning run and scored the game-winner on a double by Kelly Johnson as the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday night to inch closer to the AL East title. The winning rally came after Brian McCann hit a tiebreaking homer off Darren O'Day in the top of the ninth.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Dellin Betances, Baseball Players, Chris Tillman, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles, Quintin Berry

The Maryland Gazette

After giving up run in top of 9th, Orioles rally for 3-2 win over New York Yankees

Sunday evening at Camden Yards was supposed to belong to Derek Jeter and Francis Scott Key, perhaps in that order. But Kelly Johnson shifted the spotlight with a walk-off double to the right-center-field gap to give the Orioles a comeback 3-2 win over the New York Yankees .

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Chris Tillman, Derek Jeter, David Robertson, J.J. Hardy, Quintin Berry

ABC News

Orioles Rally to Beat Yankees 3-2

Steve Pearce doubled in a ninth-inning run and scored the game-winner on a double by Kelly Johnson as the Baltimore Orioles beat the New York Yankees 3-2 Sunday night to inch closer to the AL East title. The winning rally came after Brian McCann hit a tiebreaking homer off Darren O'Day in the top of the ninth.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Dellin Betances, Baseball Players, Chris Tillman, Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees, Quintin Berry

Toronto Blue Jays

Every game key for Blue Jays as they face first-place O's

For the Orioles, who own a hefty lead in the American League East, a playoff spot is all but guaranteed. But for the Blue Jays, who remain four games behind in the AL Wild Card race after a loss on Sunday, each game could have a significant impact on whether they join their division rivals in October.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Marcus Stroman, Baseball Players, Wei-Yin Chen, Colby Rasmus, Toronto Blue Jays, Ubaldo Jimenez

CBS Local

Escobar Riles Up Crowd, Rays Beat Blue Jays In 10

Yunel Escobar riled up the crowd with an exaggerated display after a home run in the eighth inning and Sean Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays over the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. A frequent target of boos in Toronto after being suspended by the Blue Jays for writing an anti-gay slur on his eye-black in 2012, Escobar homered off the facing of the fourth deck against Todd Redmond.

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The Wichita Eagle

Escobar riles up crowd, Rays beat Blue Jays in 10

Yunel Escobar riled up the crowd with an exaggerated display after a home run in the eighth inning and Sean Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th that lifted the Tampa Bay Rays over the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday. A frequent target of boos in Toronto after being suspended by the Blue Jays for writing an anti-gay slur on his eye-black in 2012, Escobar homered off the facing of the fourth deck against Todd Redmond.

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The China Post

Avila hits 2-run HR in 8th as Tigers top Indians

Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night. Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw into the right-field stands for his 11th home run and kept the Tigers a half-game ahead of Kansas City, which topped Boston 7-1.

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Crescent-News.com

Orioles slugger Davis suspended

Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended 25 games without pay on Friday for using amphetamines, a punishment that will extend into the postseason.

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Ananova

Yankees end Orioles streak

The New York Yankees ended the Baltimore Orioles' six-game winning streak on Saturday with a 3-2 victory over the American League East leaders. Chris Young scored what proved to be the decisive run on a steal of home in a three-run second inning off Miguel Gonzalez to keep the Yankees in wild-card contention.

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Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Crew working on avoiding collapse

Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants hit the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" - a dramatic home run that won the NL pennant and punctuated the Dodgers' collapse in 1951. If the Brewers keep their turnaround going over the final two weeks of the season and salvage a playoff spot - even the less-palatable second wild-card berth that sends you on the road for one game - they will avoid joining a list that no team wants to make.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Yanks Go Yard

Breaking Down the Yankees' Remaining Schedule

Sep 5, 2014; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Chase Headley hits a single against the Kansas City Royals during the fifth inning of a game at Yankee Stadium. The Royals defeated the Yankees 1-0.

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The Washington Post

Yankees bust Oriolesa 6-game winning streak

The Orioles' September surge to the cusp of an American League East championship has been characterized by their strong starting pitching, and perhaps no one on the club has pitched better than right-hander Miguel Gonzalez. But Gonzalez's standout rA©sumA© actually dates further.

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Yanks Go Yard

Game One Recap: Yankees Falter After Gaining Lead In The 11th

After almost being no-hit through 7 innings last night in the Bronx, and having Chris Young not only break up the no-no, but to hit a three-run walk-off winner, the Yankees came into Baltimore feeling as is their last charge is energized with some much needed momentum. The AL East is all but gone, but the Bombers are hanging on to dear life for the second Wild Card spot.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Dellin Betances, Baseball Players, Vidal Nuno, Mark Teixeira, Antoan Richardson

Toronto Blue Jays

Blue Jays, Dickey look to gain in Wild Card race

The Blue Jays, who can ill afford to lose a game as they try to gain ground in the American League Wild Card race, will turn to knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to even their set against the Rays Saturday at Rogers Centre. In Friday's series opener, Toronto was shut down by Tampa Bay's Nate Karns, making his season debut, pushing the Blue Jays to four games out of an AL Wild Card spot.

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Related Topix: Sports, American League, Major League Baseball, Jeremy Hellickson, Alex Cobb, Baseball Players, Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jays

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