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Orioles reliever leaves game after umps inspect his forearm

Orioles reliever Matusz leaves game in 12th inning after umpires inspect his forearm
Steven Wine, The Associated Press

MIAMI - The Baltimore Orioles' bullpen was already stretched thin in the 12th inning when left-hander Brian Matusz was ejected for using a sticky substance that was on his right arm.

His replacement, T.J. McFarland, then gave up the game-winning single to Martin Prado in the 13th, and the Orioles lost to the Miami Marlins 1-0 Saturday.

Orioles manager Buck Showalter shrugged off the impact of the ejection, saying Matusz would have faced only one more hitter anyway.

Astros turn 1st triple play since 2004, on Kinsler grounder

Houston Astros turn 1st triple play since 2004, do it on grounder by Detroit's Ian Kinsler
The Associated Press

DETROIT - The Houston Astros turned their first triple play since 2004, pulling the feat on a grounder by Detroit's Ian Kinsler

The Tigers had runners on first and second and had already scored a run in the fifth inning Saturday when Kinsler hit a grounder to third. Jonathan Villar stepped on the bag and threw to second, where Jose Altuve relayed the ball to first.

Marlins GM Dan Jennings becomes Miami's manager

Marlins GM Dan Jennings is team's new manager, replacing fired Mike Redmond
Steven Wine, The Associated Press

MIAMI - Even the mother of the Miami Marlins' new manager is questioning the wisdom of the choice.

Marlins general manager Dan Jennings was selected Monday to replace Mike Redmond in the dugout. Jennings has 31 years of experience in professional baseball, but he never played in the majors and has never managed.

"It is outside the box, I will not deny that," Jennings said at a news conference. "My mom, whom I love deeply, asked me, 'Are you crazy? Have you lost your mind?'"

Judge puts off decision in Orioles, Nationals TV dispute

Judge puts off decision in TV revenue dispute between Orioles and Nationals
Ronald Blum, The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A New York state judge put off a decision in the television revenue dispute between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals after listening to four hours of arguments.

Supreme Court Justice Lawrence K. Marks said Monday he will issue a written opinion. Marks put a preliminary injunction in place last August, preventing the Nationals' from breaking their deal with the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, which is controlled by the Orioles.

Selig's contract extended through 2014 season

Baseball commissioner Selig's contract extended through the 2014 season
The Associated Press

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. - Baseball commissioner Bud Selig received a two-year contract extension Thursday through the 2014 season.

Selig has held the position since 1992, first as acting commissioner and then as commissioner since 1998. He will turn 80 in July 2014.

If he stays until September 2016, he would surpass Kenesaw Mountain Landis (1920-44) as the longest-serving baseball commissioner.

Selig's contract had been due to expire this Dec. 31.

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