BALTIMORE – One of the hallmarks of a winning team is getting contributions from the unexpected. Players who are barely known become overnight stars late in their career.
BALTIMORE -- About four hours before Friday night’s game, a familiar man sped past the Orioles clubhouse riding in a golf cart.
Well, look who’s swinging a hot bat for the New York Yankees. None other than Brian Roberts.
Nick Markakis is on a 12-game hitting streak, and while he entered Sunday’s game with a .310 average. Markakis isn’t yet close to his longest hitting streak, 19 games in June 2011.
TAMPA, Fla. – In the second inning of Tuesday’s game, Brian Roberts slid into second. As he was forced out, he turned around and saw Jemile Weeks wearing his old number.