Baltimore Orioles defeat Kansas City Royals, 7-3

Brad Bergesen pounded his fist into his glove, tapped catcher Matt Wieters' mitt, and then limped to the dugout before finally collapsing in the tunnel leading up toward the Orioles' clubhouse.

"Makes you sick to your stomach," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. "It was a sight I'd rather not relive, and I don't really want to talk about it."

A potential injury to Bergesen, the rookie right-hander who has emerged as his team's most consistent starting pitcher, marre...

Closer George Sherrill, whose flat-brimmed cap and ninth-inning tightrope act made him a fan and club favorite in his two seasons in Baltimore, was dealt to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday for two minor leaguers, including the son of a former Orioles pitcher.

Furthering his desire to rebuild the Orioles' once-barren farm system, club president Andy MacPhail swapped Sherrill for switch-hitting Double-A third baseman Josh Bell, the Dodgers' eighth-ranked prospect acco...

George Sherrill has been involved in so many trade rumors for the past two seasons that it became a joke in the Orioles' bullpen. But with Thursday's trade of Sherrill to the Los Angeles Dodgers for third base prospect Josh Bell and pitching prospect Steve Johnson, the reality is that the Orioles are without an established closer.

Jim Johnson, the former minor league starter who has three career big league saves on his resume, is expected to get the first opportunity to...