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In a hurry, everything's a quote today, so don't think any of this stuff is original. Ran out of time.

IN THE PLAYOFFS

Rangers up 2-0, on cusp of first ALCS | MLB.com: News
No playoff experience? No problem. Playing on the road? Bring on room service. Playing against the mighty American League East? Bring on the beast.

Pettitte, Berkman lead Yanks' show on the road | MLB.com: News
After opening the seventh with a walk to Jorge Posada, Pavano benefited from home-plate umpire Hunter Wendelstedt's called strike on the outside part of the plate early in the count to Berkman.

14K diamond! SF's Lincecum sparkles in gem | MLB.com: News
Lincecum, who has pitched four regular-season shutouts, including a two-hitter, fell short of his career-high strikeout total by one

ORIOLES NEWS

CSX and City Year Team Up With Ravens and Orioles to Transform Solo Gibbs Park - MarketWatch
City Year, the Alliance for Community Trees, Tree Baltimore, the Baltimore Ravens, the Baltimore Orioles and Sharp-Leadenhall Community will bring together 100 volunteers to transform Solo Gibbs Park, which was established in the late 1700s.

School of Roch: Are Orioles showing an ace with Guthrie?
Do the Orioles have a true No. 1 on their roster?

Steve Melewski: The five biggest developments of Buck Ball
Here is one man's take, ranking them from five to one, on the biggest developments with the club under Buck Showalter.

Orioles: Jeff Zrebiec's 2010 Orioles superlatives - baltimoresun.com
A look at some of the best and worst of the Orioles' 2010 season

Orioles Insider: No decision yet on coaching staff - Baltimore Orioles: Schedule, news, analysis and opinion on baseball at Camden Yards - baltimoresun.com
The Orioles have made no definitive decisions on Buck Showalter’s coaching staff for 2011, meaning an announcement may not come until next week. “We’re still mulling some things over,” Showalter said Thursday afternoon. “No concrete decisions have been made.”