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O's Sign Pearce to 1-Year Deal

Baltimore Orioles/MLB(BALTIMORE) -- Baltimore Orioles agreed with Steve Pearce on a one-year, $3.7 million deal Friday, avoiding salary arbitration.

The 32-year-old Pearce played in 102 games for the O's last season, hitting .293 with 21 home runs, 49 RBIs and a .373 on-base percentage.

Before the two sides came to a compromise, Pearce had asked for $5.4 million while the Orioles offered $2 million.

Alejandro De Aza, Zach Britton and Miguel Gonzalez are the three remaining Orioles in arbitration.

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Molina Leads List of Gold Glove Winners

Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina led the list of Tuesday's Gold Glove award winners.

For the seventh straight season, Molina won a Gold Glove, making him the third catcher to win at least seven in a row. The other two are Ivan Rodriguez and Johnny Bench, both of whom won 10.

Molina played in 110 games and led all N.L. catchers by throwing out 47% of potential base stealers.

Royals catcher Salvador Perez, left fielder Alex Gordon, and first baseman Eric Hosmer were all repeat winners for Kansas City.

The Baltimore Orioles also had three Gold Glovers, two of them having won the previous season as well. Shortstop J.J. Hardy and center fielder Adam Jones were the repeat winners, while right fielder Nick Markakis won the second Gold Glove of his career.

Other American League winners include Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel, Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia and Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager.

In the National League, Colorado Rockies second baseman D.J. LeMahieu and third baseman Nolan Arenado were winners. The Los Angeles Dodgers also had two selections: pitcher Zack Greinke and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez.

Other N.L. winners include Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons, Braves right fielder Jason Heyward, Miami Marlins left fielder Christian Yelich and New York Mets center fielder Juan Lagares.

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Orioles Clinch AL East for First Time Since 1997

Baltimore Orioles/MLB(BALTIMORE) -- For the first time since 1997, the Baltimore Orioles are the American League East champions.

"It's everything I hoped for, man. It's an awesome experience," Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis, who has played with Baltimore since 2006, said. "We worked hard all season long to get where we are now. We got one step out of the way. Now we have a couple more steps to go."

First baseman Steve Pearce hit a three-run homer to help the Orioles top the Toronto Blue Jays 8-2, giving the O's their ninth win in 10 games.

"We're AL East champs," Pearce said while celebrating in the clubhouse. "Awesome."

It's the ninth time the Orioles have won the division, but only the second time since 1983, when they won the World Series.

Ubaldo Jimenez (5-9) earned the win, pitching five innings and allowing two hits, two runs, and four walks while striking out six.

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Orioles Launch Five Homers in Win over Rays

Patrick Smith/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy and Chris Young all hit home runs in consecutive at-bats in the fifth, capping off a five homer night for Baltimore. The Orioles (74-55) defeated Tampa Bay 9-1 in the first game of a three-game set with the Rays (64-67).

Baltimore had lost three games in a row, being swept by the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field over the weekend. 

They rebounded with a dominant effort against rookie Jake Odrizzi. Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce went back-to-back in the third inning, starting the onslaught. All nine of Baltimore's runs came via the long ball and came after Tampa Bay took a 1-0 lead in the third.

With all the offense, Adam Jones' brilliant centerfield play almost went overlooked. The Orioles center fielder robbed Evan Longoria of a homer in the sixth with a leaping catch at the wall. Jones then fired the ball to second base and threw out Matt Joyce.

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Chris Davis Hits Three Home Runs as Orioles Trounce Pirates

Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) --  Chris Davis hit three home runs and had five RBIs as the Baltimore Orioles clobbered the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-2 on Tuesday night.

It was the second career three-homer game for Davis, who doubled his season total in one night. He also went deep three times on Aug. 24, 2012 against the Toronto Blue Jays.

"I felt like I just had some good pitches to hit and I rolled over everything, so I got here early today and worked on some stuff in early (batting practice)," said Davis. "It just sometimes clicks for you and today was one of those days."

The MLB's home run king in 2013 hit a two-run blast in the fifth inning off Francisco Liriano (0-4) that gave the Orioles a 6-1 lead. He added a solo shot in the seventh inning and a two-run shot in the ninth to break the game open.  He led the majors with 53 home runs last season.

Nelson Cruz also homered for the Orioles, while Adam Jones had two hits to extend his hitting streak to 14 games.  Miguel Gonzalez pitched six innings to earn his second victory of the season.

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Adam Jones Not Happy About Fans Running onto Fields

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones is not happy with fans that decide it is okay to run out on the field during a baseball game.

Jones saw two fans run out onto the field at Yankee Stadium during the Orioles 14-5 win on Tuesday and he said he let them know he felt as they were being taken away.

"I let them know how I felt, obviously a lot of choice words because I think it's idiotic for people to run on the field and I think the punishment needs to be a lot harsher," Jones said. "And they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on because it's stupid."

The fans jumped out onto the field on the third-base line and ran into the outfield before being tackled by security.

"You look like a [idiot] when you run on the field. We don't go to any other events. We don't go to other sporting events and do that to their jobs, but they come to ours and do that," Jones continued. "I get it, you're drunk and you want to be on SportsCenter. Your [butt] is going to jail with a fine, and you might not be allowed to come back to the ballpark."

"I remember a couple of years ago, one dude broke his ankle in Baltimore," Jones said. "I was laughing at him. I wish he shattered his femur because it's stupid. It's just plain old stupid. Anybody who does it, I wish the cops tase the living [crap] out of them. I wish that."

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Orioles Defeat N.Y. Yankees, 14-5 

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Orioles combined for 20 hits as Baltimore (3-5) walloped the New York Yankees (4-4), 14-5, on Tuesday afternoon.

Orioles designated hitter Delmon Young, outfielder Adam Jones and catcher Matt Wieters each belted a two-run home run. Wieters and Young finished the day with three RBI’s while Jones had two.

Orioles starting pitcher Wei-Yin Chen allowed four earned runs and nine hits over five innings for his first win of the year. Yankees starter Ivan Nova was pounded for seven earned runs and ten hits over 3 2/3 innings of work.

Yankees designated hitter Alfonso Soriano hit his 407th career homer, tying him with Hall of Famer Duke Snider for 50th on the all-time list.

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Fan Who Threw Banana at Orioles' Adam Jones Apologizes

Rob Carr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A San Francisco Giants fan, who threw a banana at Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones over the weekend, has issued an apology.

Alexander Poulides told the San Jose Mercury News that he had no racist intent when he committed the act. He claims that he grabbed a banana off a catering cart and threw it on the field out of frustration not racism.

The Giants went on to lose the game 10-2 and are in the midst of a season-long slump.

"I'm embarrassed and shocked by the outcome," Poulides told the newspaper. "In hindsight, I wish I didn't do it and I apologize. I'm very sorry."

Jones handled the incident in stride and is just trying to move on.

"It's unfortunate that things happen like that, but it ain't going to stop me, myself and the Baltimore Orioles," he said. "We have games to win. It's mid-August. I've got a bigger concern in my head than someone's ignorance or act of whatever."

The 28-year-old Jones is in the midst of another All-Star season for the Orioles, who are fighting for a playoff spot. In 118 games so far, Jones is batting a career-high .302 with 24 home runs so far in 2013.

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Adam Jones Helps Orioles Edge Yankees 

Robbie Rogers/MLB Photos via Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Adam Jones did not want him team to be swept by the New York Yankees, so he decided to do something about it.

Trailing 1-0 in the ninth, Jones launched a two-run home run off Mariano Rivera to help the Baltimore Orioles edge the Yankees 2-1 on Sunday and avoid a three-game sweep by their AL East rivals.

"It's off the greatest closer in the history of the game," Jones said. "I'll always remember it."

Rivera had converted his previous 41 save attempts at home dating back to 2010.  It was also only his second blown save in 31 attempts this season.

"I wanted it to be more in. Didn't get in enough," Rivera said. "It wasn't really a mistake, just good hitting."

Hiroki Kuroda dazzled for the Yankees, pitching seven scoreless innings.  David Robertson pitched 1-2-3 eighth before handing the ball to baseball's career saves leader.  Rivera wasn't able to get the job done and thus prevented the Yankees from sweeping the Orioles.

"Whenever it happens you're kind of shocked, that's how good he is," manager Joe Girardi said.

Darren O'Day (5-0) picked up the win for the Orioles.

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Team USA Tops Canada: Advances at WBC

Barry Gossage/WBCI/MLB Photos via Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- Adam Jones doubled in the go-ahead run in the eighth-inning, and Eric Hosmer hit a three-run double in the ninth leading the U.S. past Canada 9-4 Sunday, in Group D play of the World Baseball Classic.

The win advances the Americans to the second round.

"It's Game 7," Jones said to the MLB Network. "We don't need to get pumped up for Game 7...It is what it is...We came out today and so did team Canada. They came out swinging the bats and we were fortunate enough to get bigger hits."

Canada's Michael Saunders hit a two-run homer off U.S. starter Derek Holland. Saunders finished the tournament going 8-for-11 with seven RBIs. He was named Group D MVP.

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