Nicholas J. Cotsonika

  • How the Orioles felled three Cy Youngs and ousted the Tigers

    Nicholas J. Cotsonika at Yahoo Sports14 days ago

    DETROIT – In the Baltimore Orioles' clubhouse Sunday night, amid the champagne corks and beer bottles and ski goggles, sat a Detroit Tigers scorecard. On it was a picture of three jerseys – Scherzer, Price, Verlander – each hanging above an AL Cy Young Award.

    Each X'd out.

    Max Scherzer won the Cy Young last year. He pitched Game 1 of the ALDS for the Tigers. The Orioles won. X.

    Justin Verlander won the Cy Young in 2011 – and the MVP, too. He pitched Game 2 for the Tigers. The Orioles won. X.

    David Price won the Cy Young in 2012 with the Tampa Bay Rays. He pitched Game 3 for the Tigers, and he gave them the type of performance they envisioned when they acquired him at the trade deadline, the type of performance they needed so desperately now – eight innings, six strikeouts, five hits, two runs. The Orioles still won, 2-1. X.

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