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Adam Jones doubled in the tying and go-ahead runs in the eighth inning, Eric Hosmer hit a three-run double in the ninth and the U.S. scored seven times in the last two innings to beat Canada 9-4 on Sunday.
The U.S. (1-1) meets Canada (1-1) in the final game of Pool D play on Sunday with the winner advancing to the second round.
Showalter has more job security than almost any American worker including almost all his players, and so does the Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette.
The highest-paid player in baseball could only sit and watch when Raul Ibanez pinch hit for him and tied the game with a bottom-of-the-ninth home run.
Sometimes, postseason experience isn't all that important.
Evan Longoria hit three home runs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat Baltimore 4-1 Wednesday, ending the Orioles' bid to force a one-game tiebreaker for the AL East title.
Andy Pettitte turned in another ageless performance by pitching six scoreless innings and the New York Yankees hit four home runs to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-3 Monday night and extend their AL East lead.
Manny Machado blooped an RBI single barely ahead of left fielder Matt Joyce's desperate drive with two outs in the 14th inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat Tampa Bay 3-2 Thursday, completing a three-game sweep and remaining atop the AL East.
Taylor Teagarden ended his first game with the Baltimore Orioles in stunning fashion, hitting a two-run homer in the 13th inning that sealed an 8-6 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday.
For much of the past few weeks, when the Washington Nationals have been winning and putting up big offensive numbers, it's been in spite of third baseman Ryan Zimmerman.
Kevin Youkilis said farewell at Fenway Park on Sunday, a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves helped by Cody Ross, who hit two homers and drove in five runs.
It was almost five months ago now that Edwin Jackson chose the Washington Nationals. Considered one of the top free-agent starters on the market, he looked at what they had in their rotation and in their bullpen and thought being titled No. 4 in D.C. might be better than being a No. 1 or a No. 2 anywhere else.
Even though Adam Jones isn't from Baltimore, he's making sure it'll be home for a while longer.
Wilson Betemit hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning after Matt Wieters doubled in two runs, giving the Baltimore Orioles an unlikely 5-2 comeback victory over the Oakland Athletics on Sunday.
Previewing the 2012 Baltimore Orioles
"We have a lot of depth, not just at the major league roster," center fielder Adam Jones said. "Last year, we used 52 guys. Now, we got guys in Triple-A that have major league experience. It definitely helps out. That helps the psyche of this team."
"It is great that he was in here," outfielder Adam Jones said. "Obviously it meant a lot to him as much as it did us and the fans. He doesn't come in here a lot. He takes care of business up there and we take care of it on the field. Hopefully, the next time I see him he will be holding a trophy."