Sunday MLB on TBS Heads to Motown September 14 for Indians vs. Tigers at 1 p.m. ET

mlb-on-tbsTBS Telecast to be Available in the Cleveland Broadcast Territory

Sunday MLB on TBS will continue September 14 with an American League Central showdown when the Detroit Tigers and Miguel Cabrera host the Cleveland Indians and Michael Brantley at 1 p.m. ET. Max Scherzer (16-5) is scheduled to take the mound for Detroit against Cleveland probable starter Trevor Bauer (5-8). The Sunday MLB on TBS telecast will be available in the Indians broadcast territory with Brian Anderson providing play-by-play alongside analyst Cal Ripken.

The upcoming Sunday MLB on TBS schedule will include the Tigers visiting the Kansas City Royals on September 21 at 2 p.m. Prior to the game at 1:30 p.m., the MLB on TBS Pregame studio show will preview the day’s action. Casey Stern will host alongside analysts Pedro Martinez and Gary Sheffield.

TBS will begin its eighth consecutive year of MLB Postseason coverage with its exclusive presentation of the 2014 MLB Wild Card presented by Budweiser featuring the American League matchup on Tuesday, Sept. 30.  TBS will also be the exclusive television home of the American League Division Series (ALDS), beginning Thursday, Oct. 2, and the American League Championship Series (ALCS).  The network’s coverage of the ALDS will be presented by T-Mobile.

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS has enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets.

Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

 

Sunday, Sept. 14
 
1 p.m. ET Cleveland Indians @ Detroit Tigers
Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Cal Ripken (analyst)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

Sunday, Sept. 21  
   
1:30 p.m. MLB on TBS Pregame
Casey Stern (host), Pedro Martinez and Gary Sheffield (analysts)
 
2 p.m. Detroit Tigers @ Kansas City Royals
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Cal Ripken (analysts)

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

 

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2014 MLB Postseason Begins on TBS with Exclusive Presentation of the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday, Sept. 30

mlb-on-tbsTBS to be the Exclusive Home of American League Postseason Coverage

Including the Wild Card, Both A.L. Division Series & ALCS

 TBS will begin its eighth consecutive year of Major League Baseball (MLB) Postseason coverage with its exclusive presentation of the 2014 MLB Wild Card presented by Budweiser featuring the American League matchup on Tuesday, Sept. 30.  TBS will also be the exclusive television home of the American League Division Series (ALDS), beginning Thursday, Oct. 2, and the American League Championship Series (ALCS).  The network’s coverage of the ALDS will be presented by T-Mobile.

The MLB Postseason on TBS will once again feature the trio of Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken calling one of the ALDS series and the ALCS.  They will also provide commentary for the American League Wild Card Game.

TBS’ studio coverage will include analysis by eight-time All-Star and three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez and nine-time All-Star Gary Sheffield, anchored by studio host Casey Stern.

The network’s complete roster of commentators for the 2014 MLB Postseason:

  • Johnson, a Sports Emmy Award winner, will provide play-by-play with analysts Darling, a World Series Champion and former All-Star pitcher, and Hall of Famer Ripken for the American League Wild Card, one ALDS series and the ALCS. Matt Winer will join them as a reporter throughout the postseason.
  • Analysts Martinez and Sheffield, both World Series Champions, will pair with host Stern for the MLB on TBS studio coverage.  Stern is a veteran personality at SiriusXM’s MLB Network Radio where he hosts Inside Pitch and has covered the MLB Postseason for several years. He previously hosted various shows and has covered the postseason for MLB.com.
  • Coverage of the additional ALDS will feature play-by-play from Brian Anderson with Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley and veteran analyst Joe SimpsonJaime Maggio will join them as a reporter during the ALDS, and she will also report from the National League Championship Series.
  • Reporters David Aldridge and Rachel Nichols will contribute to the network’s MLB Postseason coverage, reporting from the National League Division Series.

“Our MLB roster is a collective of leading voices with untouchable credentials and a deep knowledge of the game that resonates with our fans,” said Craig Barry, SVP of production and executive creative director, Turner Sports.  “We’re fortunate to have such a talented team in place for this year’s highly anticipated MLB Postseason.”

Additionally, in support of the industry-wide TV Everywhere initiative – which gives TV customers access to live programming wherever and whenever they want to watch it as part of their television subscription – all MLB Postseason games will be available to watch live across digital devices. Viewers can log in with the user name and password provided by their TV service provider for access to live MLB Postseason games via www.tbs.com or the Watch TBS app.

MLB on TBS

This season is the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. TBS has broadcast the MLB Division Series and League Championship Series since 2007, and was the home of Atlanta Braves coverage from 1977 to 2007. In 2012, Turner and MLB extended their agreement through 2021.  The partnership represents one of the longest-running relationships between a media company and league in the history of televised sports.

About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all multimedia screens. Turner Sports’ television coverage includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and professional golf.  The company also manages some of the most popular sports destinations across broadband and mobile platforms including Bleacher Report and its top-rated Team Stream app, NCAA.com and the critically-acclaimed NCAA March Madness Live suite of products, PGA.com and the Sports Emmy Award-winning PGA Championship LIVE, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile sites and connected device apps.  Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, a robust collection of offerings including NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

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Notes from “Sunday MLB on TBS” – Royals vs. Yankees – Sunday, September 7, 2014

mlb-on-tbsNotes from “Sunday MLB on TBS” – Sunday, September 7, 2014

Sunday MLB on TBS continues September 14 at 1 p.m. ET with the Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers. The telecast will be available in the Indians broadcast territory. 

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Kansas City Royals (2) at New York Yankees (0)
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and Ron Darling (analyst)

 

 

 Darling on the Royals: “I love the Royals. They have something magical working with their fans and they have something magical working on the field. More importantly, the way the game is played today, they’ve got it. If they beat you through six [innings], they’re going to beat you [in nine innings]. They don’t score a lot of runs but their bullpen has been unbelievable.”

Darling on Royals veteran Omar Infante: “He is a clutch player. He’s the kind of guy that will do anything to win. He’ll hit the ball the other way and he’s a good hit-and-run guy. He does all the little things that helps a team win.”

Darling on what the Royals learned from being in the 2013 AL Central race: “They learned a lot from last year. They were trying to hunt down the Detroit Tigers and were kind of in the race last year. They saw the trappings that can come with [being in the race] like all the media attention. They grew from that and it will help them this year.”

Darling on the Royals learning how to compete on a big stage like Yankee Stadium: “Part of becoming a postseason team…you have to learn how to play [at Yankee Stadium] and win. It’s like an art lover going to the Louvre. If you’re a baseball player, you come to Yankee Stadium.”

 

 

 Darling on Derek Jeter: “He wasn’t the best player in the league and sometimes, he wasn’t the best player on his own team, but he was the best winner that baseball has had in a long time.”

Darling on the Yankees’ offensive struggles: “In [Yankee Stadium], you try to put together a team that will pull the ball and hit it out of the ballpark. They haven’t found that this year.”

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS has enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets. The network will also exclusively televise one Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, two of the four Division Series with the MLB Division Series coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile and one League Championship Series during the 2014 MLB Postseason.

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

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Sunday MLB on TBS Continues September 7 with Royals vs. Yankees at 1:30 p.m. ET

mlb-on-tbsTBS to Televise Coverage of Special Pregame Ceremony Honoring Yankees Captain Derek Jeter

Sunday MLB on TBS will continue September 7 with a matchup between the New York Yankees and Derek Jeter hosting the Kansas City Royals and Alex Gordon at 1:30 p.m. ET. Prior to the game at 1 p.m., TBS will present coverage of the Yankees’ special ceremony to honor the historic career of Jeter, the 14-time All-Star, five-time World Series Champion and long-time team captain. Shane Green (4-1) is scheduled to take the mound for New York against Kansas City probable starter Yordano Ventura (11-9). Ernie Johnson will be in the TBS broadcast booth providing play-by-play alongside analyst Ron Darling.

The upcoming Sunday MLB on TBS schedule will include the Detroit Tigers visiting the Cleveland Indians on September 14 at 1 p.m. The telecast will be seen locally throughout the Indians’ broadcast territory.

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS has enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets. The network will also exclusively televise one Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, two of the four Division Series with the MLB Division Series coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile and one League Championship Series during the 2014 MLB Postseason.

Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

Sun., September 7
1 p.m. Pregame Ceremony Honoring Derek Jeter
 
1:30 p.m. Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and Ron Darling (analyst)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

Sun., September 14  
 
1 p.m. Cleveland Indians @ Detroit Tigers
Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Cal Ripken (analyst)

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

 

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Sunday MLB on TBS Continues August 31 with Tigers vs. White Sox at 2 p.m. ET

mlb-on-tbsSunday MLB on TBS Continues August 31 with

Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox at 2 p.m. ET

TBS Telecast to be Available in the White Sox Broadcast Territory

Sunday MLB on TBS will continue August 31 with an American League matchup between division rivals when the Detroit Tigers and Miguel Cabrera visit the Chicago White Sox and Jose Abreu at 2 p.m. ET. Rick Porcello (15-8) is scheduled to take the mound for Detroit against Chicago probable starter Jose Quintana (6-10). The Sunday MLB on TBS telecast will be available in the White Sox broadcast territory with Brian Anderson providing play-by-play alongside analyst Cal Ripken.

The upcoming Sunday MLB on TBS schedule will include the New York Yankees hosting the Kansas City Royals on September 7 at 1:30 p.m. Prior to the game at 1 p.m., TBS will televise the Yankees’ special ceremony to honor the historic career of long-time team captain Derek Jeter.

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS has enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets. The network will also exclusively televise one Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, two of the four Division Series with the MLB Division Series coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile and one League Championship Series during the 2014 MLB Postseason.

Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

 

Sun., August 31
2 p.m. ET Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox
Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Cal Ripken (analyst)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

Sun., September 7  
 
1 p.m. Pregame Ceremony Honoring Derek Jeter
 
1:30 p.m. Kansas City Royals @ New York Yankees
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and Ron Darling (analyst)

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

 

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Sunday MLB on TBS Continues August 24 with San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals at 1:30 p.m. ET

 mlb-on-tbs

TBS’ Giants/Nationals Telecast to be Seen Nationally

Sunday MLB on TBS will continue August 24 with a matchup of National League contenders when the Washington Nationals and Bryce Harper host the San Francisco Giants and Buster Posey at 1:30 p.m. ET. Stephen Strasburg is scheduled to take the mound for Washington against San Francisco’s probable starter Ryan Vogelsong. The Sunday MLB on TBS telecast will be seen nationally with Ernie Johnson providing play-by-play alongside analyst Ron Darling.

The upcoming Sunday MLB on TBS schedule will include the Chicago White Sox hosting the Detroit Tigers on August 31 at 2 p.m. The White Sox/Tigers telecast will be seen locally throughout the Chicago broadcast territory.

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS has enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets. The network will also exclusively televise one Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, two of the four Division Series with the MLB Division Series coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile and one League Championship Series during the 2014 MLB Postseason.

Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

 

Sun., August 24
1:30 p.m. ET San Francisco Giants @ Washington Nationals
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and Ron Darling (analyst)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

Sun., August 31  
 
2 p.m. Detroit Tigers @ Chicago White Sox
Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Cal Ripken (analyst)

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

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Notes from “Sunday MLB on TBS” – Dodgers vs. Brewers – Sunday, August 10, 2014

mlb-on-tbsSunday MLB on TBS continues August 17 at 1 p.m. ET with the Seattle Mariners vs. Detroit Tigers.

The telecast will be available nationally.

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Los Angeles Dodgers (5) at Milwaukee Brewers (1)
Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Cal Ripken, Jr. (analysts)

 

 

Darling on Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw: “Pedro Martinez was the last pitcher that I watched that every one of his pitches – fastball, curve and change-up – were the best in baseball. I think the same thing when I see Clayton Kershaw pitch. All three of his pitches are the best in the game right now.”

 

Anderson on Kershaw: “He has really evolved. He was really good to start and he has turned into something historically good at this point in his career.”

 

Ripken on the Dodgers losing shortstop Hanley Ramirez to injury: “They are going to miss their shortstop [Ramirez]. He’s a good two-way player, he’s a presence in the middle of the lineup and defensively as well. They are really going to miss his offense. He can carry a team all by himself.”

 

Darling on first baseman Adrian Gonzalez: “He might be one of the most underrated hitters in the game. He’s never mentioned when you talk about the great hitters in both leagues.”

 

Ripken on outfielder Carl Crawford: “He can do so many things to create havoc on the base paths and he’s got a lot of power. It would be nice to see him really get going.”

 

 

Ripken on how the Brewers’ aggressive base running resulted in missed opportunities: “You want to be aggressive and move up [on the bases] but those were the mistakes that led to outs on the bases. That limits the opportunities against a pitcher like Clayton Kershaw.”

Darling on how teams try to create offense when facing dominant pitchers: “Teams facing pitchers like Kershaw try to think outside the box when they’re on the bases. They try to do everything they can to push the envelope to try to get some runs because it’s too difficult to put three or four hits together.”

Ripken on the Brewers feeling disappointed despite winning the series against the Dodgers: “The Brewers should be happy. They won two out of three against the Dodgers but they’re a little disappointed because they had their chances [against Kershaw]. They had guys in scoring position and they couldn’t capitalize. They could’ve beaten him today.”

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS has enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets. The network will also exclusively televise one Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, two of the four Division Series with the MLB Division Series coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile and one League Championship Series during the 2014 MLB Postseason.

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

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Sunday MLB on TBS Continues August 10 with Dodgers vs. Brewers at 2 p.m. ET

MLB_TBS-lacedTBS Telecast to be Seen Locally Throughout L.A. Dodgers Broadcast Territory

Sunday MLB on TBS will continue August 10 with a matchup of National League contenders when the Los Angeles Dodgers and Yasiel Puig visit the Milwaukee Brewers and Jonathan Lucroy at 2 p.m. ET.  Reigning NL Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw (13-2) is scheduled to take the mound for Los Angeles against Milwaukee’s probable starter Jimmy Nelson (1-2). In the TBS broadcast booth, Brian Anderson will provide play-by-play alongside analysts Ron Darling and Cal Ripken, Jr.  The Sunday MLB on TBS telecast will be seen locally throughout the Dodgers’ broadcast territory.

The upcoming Sunday MLB on TBS schedule will include the Seattle Mariners visiting the Detroit Tigers on August 17 at 1 p.m. and the Washington Nationals hosting the San Francisco Giants on August 24 at 1:30 p.m. Both games will be full national telecasts.

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS has enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets. The network will also exclusively televise one Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, two of the four Division Series with the MLB Division Series coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile and one League Championship Series during the 2014 MLB Postseason.

Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

 

Sun., August 10
2 p.m. ET Los Angeles Dodgers @ Milwaukee Brewers
Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Cal Ripken, Jr. (analysts)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

Sun., August 17  
 
1 p.m. Seattle Mariners @ Detroit Tigers
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play) and Darling (analyst)
Sun., August 24
1:30 p.m. San Francisco Giants @ Washington Nationals
Johnson (play-by-play) and Darling (analyst)

Visit the Turner Sports online press room for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR

 

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Sunday MLB on TBS Continues July 20 with Royals vs. Red Sox at 1:30 p.m. ET

mlb-on-tbsTBS Telecast to be Seen Locally Throughout Royals’ Broadcast Territory

Sunday MLB on TBS will continue July 20 with an American League match-up between the Kansas City Royals and All-Star catcher Salvador Perez and the Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz at 1:30 p.m. ET. With broader co-exist rights this season, the Sunday MLB on TBS telecast will be seen locally throughout the Royals’ broadcast territory. Kansas City’s Yordano Ventura and Boston’s Jon Lester are scheduled to take the mound as the probable starting pitchers. In the TBS broadcast booth, Brian Anderson will provide play-by-play with analyst Cal Ripken, Jr.

“The Royals are a really good, young team. I think they will hang around in the second half of the season and will be exciting to watch,” said TBS MLB analyst Cal Ripken. “I’m a little surprised by the Red Sox’s first half of the season but they are a good team and I expect them to have a strong second half.”

Upcoming match-ups on the Sunday MLB on TBS schedule will include the Toronto Blue Jays visiting the New York Yankees on July 27 at 1 p.m.

This season marks the first of Turner Sports’ new eight-year multimedia rights agreement with Major League Baseball that will extend the partnership to more than 40 years. As part of the new agreement, TBS will have enhanced rights for its Sunday MLB on TBS game of the week with increased co-exist rights in the local markets. The network will also exclusively televise one Wild Card Game presented by Budweiser, two of the four Division Series with the MLB Division Series coverage on TBS presented by T-Mobile and one League Championship Series during the 2014 MLB Postseason.

Sunday MLB on TBS” Schedule:

 

Sun., July 20
1:30 p.m. ET Kansas City Royals @ Boston Red Sox
Brian Anderson (play-by-play) and Cal Ripken, Jr. (analyst)

 

Upcoming Schedule:

Sun., July 27  
 
1 p.m. Toronto Blue Jays @ New York Yankees
Dick Stockton (play-by-play) and Ron Darling (analyst)

 

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Notes from “Sunday MLB on TBS” – Sunday, July 6, 2014

mlb-on-tbsNotes from “Sunday MLB on TBS” – Sunday, July 6, 2014

Sunday MLB on TBS continues July 13, with the St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers, at 2 p.m. ET. The telecast will be seen locally throughout Wisconsin.

 

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New York Yankees (9) at Minnesota Twins (7)
Ernie Johnson (play-by-play), Ron Darling and Cal Ripken (analysts)

 

 

 

Darling on determining if your team is a contender or a pretender: “The hardest part of the game for a general manager is trying to identify whether you’re a contender or a pretender. With the extra Wild Card [spot], every team that is .500 through the middle of August has a chance to make a run…but your eyes should tell you, if you haven’t made a run all year, it’s probably not going to happen.”

 

Darling on the recent Cubs/A’s trade: “That trade pushed the time for a lot of teams…when [Oakland general manager] Billy Beane made that deal, a lot of other general managers said, ‘The race is on.’”

 

Darling on Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter: “He’s the face of baseball for his generation of players. He’s represented himself well, his team well and the league well. You can’t say more about a player than that”

 

Ripken on the Yankees this season: “Their expectations are high. The pitching staff has pitched pretty well to stay in ball games but the offense needs to start to get going. That’s why I’m optimistic [about them]…they’ll fix their offense.”

 

Ripken on Yankees outfielder Carlos Beltran: “He’s been a significant player. He’s put up big numbers and you could make a case that’s he’s a Hall of Fame player.”

 

Darling on Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury: “He’s a five-tool player but he hasn’t had one of those monster years where he hits everything across the board.”

 

Darling on Twins outfielder Sam Fuld: “He is a highlight reel every single time he plays.”

 

Ripken on Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia: “He’s big and powerful and has a long swing. He almost has an ‘all or nothing’ mentality [at the plate]. These types of hitters are normally very streaky. When they have their timing mechanisms down, they’re on time. When they’re not, they’ll swing and miss at quite a few pitches.”

 

Darling on Twins second baseman Brian Dozier: “I like what I’ve seen defensively from Dozier. He makes good decisions. He’s got good range and a strong arm.”

 

Ripken on Dozier: “He makes the tough plays look easy.”

 

Darling on the Baltimore Orioles: “Baltimore is starting to play the kind of baseball they thought they’d play from the start. When Chris Davis is playing, they have one of the deepest lineups in all of baseball.”

 

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