Being a local player has its advantages and disadvantages. Just ask Steve Lombardozzi.
Manny Machado returned to Baltimore this week. Though the injured third baseman's role won't be as all desire, Machado wasn't about to miss the postseason fun at Camden Yards.
The regular season is over, and the Detroit Tigers are still three days away. It was a most eventful 162 games, and it featured unexpected heroes and some disappointments.
BALTIMORE -- Nelson Cruz is one of the few Orioles who has World Series experience. Cruz appeared in consecutive Series with the Texas Rangers in 2010 and 2011.