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Odor homers in 13th, Orioles finally beat Rays, 8-6

May. 20, 2022 23:54 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rougned Odor hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning and Baltimore Orioles snapped a 15-game losing streak to the Tampa Bay Rays with an 8-6 victory on Friday night. The Orioles' last win over Tampa Bay was on July 19 at Tropicana Field, and Baltimore hadn't beaten...

Interstatedaydream wins Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico

May. 20, 2022 19:43 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Interstatedaydream's owner and trainer decided to skip the Kentucky Oaks two weeks ago. That paid dividends at the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico Race Course on Friday. With jockey Florent Geroux aboard, the well-rested filly was able to hold off race favorite...

Dartigue to serve as Maryland's next public defender

May. 20, 2022 16:22 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top public defender has been appointed to serve as Maryland’s next public defender. Natasha Dartigue, the acting district public defender for Baltimore, will serve a six-year term beginning July 1, the Office of the Public Defender's board of...

Near-record heat for Preakness another test for Epicenter

May. 20, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Epicenter lost the Kentucky Derby because of a hot pace. Now he'll face hot temperatures in the Preakness. Two weeks after getting passed by 80-1 long shot Rich Strike just before the finish line at the Derby, Epicenter goes into Saturday's Preakness...

Survey: Chesapeake's crab population at lowest since 1990

May. 19, 2022 18:24 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The number of blue crabs in the Chesapeake Bay is estimated to be at the lowest level observed since an annual survey tracking the population began in 1990, officials announced Thursday. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ annual winter dredge...

Santander's 3-run HR in 9th leads Orioles over Yankees 9-6

May. 19, 2022 17:28 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Anthony Santander lined a three-run homer in the ninth inning off Lucas Luetge and the Baltimore Orioles avoided a four-game sweep by beating the New York Yankees 9-6 on Thursday. “I put myself in the pitcher’s shoes in that situation," Santander said through a...

Ravens veteran punter Sam Koch retires after 16 seasons

May. 19, 2022 15:51 PM EDT

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Longtime Ravens punter Sam Koch retired Thursday and will join the Baltimore coaching staff as a special teams consultant. A 16-year veteran, Koch, 39, appeared in a franchise-record 256 regular-season games, 239 consecutively from 2006-20, also a team...

Preakness tradition Alibi Breakfast back after 2 years off

May. 19, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Black-Eyed Susan cocktails were flowing, D. Wayne Lukas was telling jokes and things finally felt fully back to normal at Old Hilltop. While the Kentucky Derby winner isn't at the Preakness, the tradition of the Alibi Breakfast returned Thursday to Pimlico Race...

Another Triple Crown long shot? Fenwick is 50-1 in Preakness

May. 19, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Rich Strike winning the Kentucky Derby at 80-1 may not be the only big upset this Triple Crown season. Not if Fenwick has anything to do about it. Two weeks after Rich Strike became the second-biggest long shot to win the Derby, Fenwick could join...

Yankees ride Cole's arm, quick start to 3-2 win over Orioles

May. 18, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — On a night when their bats were held in check, the New York Yankees found another way to win. Gerrit Cole pitched seven efficient innings, the defense backed him up with several strong plays and New York beat the skidding Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Wednesday night. ...