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Replay: The controversy that never goes away

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Replay: The controversy that never goes away

With all the news and the New York Yankees drama this weekend, the replay controversy was back.It never goes away.Teixeira bounced into a game-ending double play in Saturdays tense 5-4 Orioles win. But, he was clearly safe. Teixeira was criticized for diving headfirst. That rarely happens, and umpires, creatures of habit, may not be accustomed to calling that play. He would have given first base umpire Jerry Meals a better look if he ran instead.Playing his first game after missing 10 with a sore left calf, Teixeira cost himself at least four games, and perhaps the season with the ill-advised dive.The Orioles benefited from a bad call. Three weeks before, they were hurt by a bad one at first base in Detroit that got both Mark Reynolds and Buck Showalter tossed.Weve been on the other side, Showalter said on Sunday. Youve heard me say 100 times here after a game that there a lot of things we could have done to not make it matter.Replay is now used on home run calls, but there is still resistance to wide use of it, fearing it would slow down the game.Could you imagine watching the Ravens play Monday night without instant replay? Its one of those things like something we put in that we go: Gosh, we cant imagine the game without it. Why did we never have it some other way? Showalter said.The games about educated guesses. The ball moves too fast, the players are too quick with slides or whatever. Its an imperfect game as far as umpires. It moves too fast.

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Orioles Roundup: Nunez impresses in loss to Yankees

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Orioles Roundup: Nunez impresses in loss to Yankees

The Orioles lost a nailbiter before falling to the Yankees 6-5 Thursday night.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and New York:

Player Notes:

ORIOLES:

Dylan Bundy surrendered three runs in 5 2/3 innings Thursday in a no-decision against the Yankees. The bullpen was unable to manage after Bundy pitched a fair performance.

Renato Nunez went 2-for-3 and hit a three-run homer against the Yankees on Thursday. Nunez has improved mighily in year number two with the O's.

YANKEES:

Masahiro Tanaka held the Orioles to one run through six innings in his start Thursday.

Luke Voit homered and doubled Thursday as the Yankees slipped by the Orioles 6-5.

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Friday 5/24: Orioles at Rockies, 8:40 p.m., Coors Field
Saturday 5/25: Orioles at Rockies, 9:10 p.m., Coors Field

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Orioles Roundup: O's acquire Keon Broxton from Mets

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Orioles Roundup: O's acquire Keon Broxton from Mets

The Orioles made a flurry of moves before falling to the Yankees 7-5 Wednesday night.

Here is your latest news on Baltimore and New York:

Player Notes:

ORIOLES:

Baltimore acquired OF Keon Broxton from the Mets for international signing bonus slots. Broxton hit .143 in 34 games with New York this season before he was designated for assignment last week. The Orioles designated RHP Yefry Rodriguez for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Broxton. 

The Orioles transferred RHP Alex Cobb from the 10-day IL to the 60-day IL, meaning he won't be back until late June at the earliest. Cobb has been out since April 27 with a lumbar strain. Baltimore also claimed RHP Chandler Shepherd off waivers for the Cubs and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. 

YANKEES:

Giancarlo Stanton has been pulled away from his rehab assignment with High-A Tampa and placed back on the 10-day injured list with left calf tightness. Per manager Aaron Boone, Stanton will be shut down for the next 7-10 days. 

Boone also told reporters Zach Britton was unavailable for Wednesday's game against his former team, and CC Sabathia could miss his next start due to knee trouble. 

Injuries: 

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up:

Thursday 5/23: Orioles vs. Yankees, 12:35 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Friday 5/24: Orioles at Rockies, 8:40 p.m., Coors Field
Saturday 5/25: Orioles at Rockies, 9:10 p.m., Coors Field