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2 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

This Date In Baseball

1930 - New York pitcher Red Ruffing hit two home runs as the Yankees edged the St. Louis Browns 7-6 in 10 innings. 1963 - The New York Mets lost their last game at the Polo Grounds to the Philadelphia Phillies, 5-1, in front of a crowd of only 1,752.

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4 hrs ago | The Baltimore Sun

Orioles first base prospect Christian Walker to join expanded roster

The Orioles didn't initially expect to add one of their top position player prospects, first baseman Christian Walker, to their expanded roster this month. But with American League East wrapped up -- and 11 games remaining in the regular season the Orioles are expected to purchase Walker's contract from Triple-A Norfolk, according to a club source.

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7 hrs ago | Major League Baseball

Shrewd moves main reason why O's won AL East

Perhaps no playoff team looks as different heading into October than they did at the start of February than the Orioles. Through free-agent acquisitions, trades, suspensions, injuries and role changes, the O's have managed to control the American League East for the better part of the past three months and win its first division title since 1997.

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11 hrs ago | The Maryland Gazette

Peter Schmuck: Nationals, Orioles make fun night in Mid-Atlantic

Just chalk it up as one more thing that nobody could have imagined when this baseball season started. The Orioles and the Washington Nationals clinched their respective East division titles almost simultaneously.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Washington Post

Baseball Capsules

The Baltimore Orioles won their first AL East crown since 1997, using home runs by Steve Pearce and Jimmy Paredes to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2 Tuesday night. With their ninth win in 10 games, the Orioles clinched their second playoff appearance in three years following a run of 14 consecutive losing seasons.

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The Washington Post

Ranaudo yields 2 homers in Red Sox loss to Pirates

The rookie right-hander gave up two home runs, and the Boston Red Sox lost 4-0 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Ranaudo lost his third straight start, giving up three runs, four hits and three walks in 5 2-3 innings.

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The Maryland Gazette

Fans 'needed to see this' as Orioles win first AL East title since 1997

Fan after fan said it as they waited for Ubaldo Jimenez to throw the first pitch Tuesday night at Camden Yards : "We just had to be here." The Orioles clinching a division title had been inevitable for weeks.

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Examiner.com

Suspended Orioles' slugger Chris Davis helps lift truck off accident victim

While his teammates are working hard at Camden Yards to clinch the American League East Division Title, Baltimore Orioles' slugger and first baseman Chris Davis, who was suspended for 25 games last week after testing positive for amphetamines, is making a name for himself off the field - as a hero. On Sept.

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CBS Local

Let'S Go O's! Birds Just A Game Away From Playoff Berth & AL East Title

One is the Orioles magic number. Fans are ready to see the O's beat the Blue Jays on Tuesday night, clinching a playoff berth and AL East division title-the first in nearly two decades It's been 17 years since the Orioles held the AL East title, and now they are just one game away of regaining the top spot.

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Marin Independent Journal

Live updates as San Marin alum Bud Norris and his Baltimore Orioles close in on postseason berth

Former San Marin High baseball standout Bud Norris is on the verge of clinching a berth in the MLB postseason for the first time in his career. The Baltimore Orioles are closing in on the American League East championship.

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CBS Local

Rob Long: Orioles Can Clinch At Home

I received a text this morning indicating that the Baltimore Orioles have a chance to clinch the division at home for the first time since 1969. I wasn't even born yet.

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CBS Local

Orioles Fans Excited For Likely Post-Season Run

People are excited. Many say they're excited to see the O's doing so well and say they can't wait to see them go all the way to the top.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Rays to honor Jeter, then send Odorizzi against Yankees

Derek Jeter's farewell tour, and the Yankees' late playoff push, will continue Tuesday night against the Rays at Tropicana Field. Jeter will be honored by Tampa Bay in a pregame ceremony, then New York will try to even the series at one game apiece.

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NJ.com

Yankees lose 1-0 to Rays on Zobrist's walk-off single

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Ben Zobrist hit a game-ending single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays over the New York Yankees 1-0 on Monday night.

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CottageCountryNow.ca

Orioles beat Blue Jays 5-2, near AL East title-Image1

The Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night. Baltimore can clinch the division crown with a win over Toronto on Tuesday.

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Washington Times

Orioles beat Blue Jays 5-2, near AL East title

The Orioles moved to the brink of claiming their first AL East title in 17 years, using a resilient pitching performance by Wei-Yin Chen to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 5-2 Monday night. Baltimore can clinch the division crown with a win over Toronto on Tuesday.

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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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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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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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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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