With a disappointing August in the books, the Orioles opened September with an authoritative thumping of the New York Yankees. The Yankees are now a half game back of the O's in the wildcard race along with...the Cleveland Indians. Funny thing, that.
School of Roch: Showalter: "This isn't a situation for the weak of knees" ...so we should buckle up? Is that what you're saying?
PressBox: Orioles Make First September Call-ups, DFA Taylor Teagarden All the backup catchers!
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On this day in 1974, Mike Cuellar and Ross Grimsley each one hit the Red Sox as the O's swept a doubleheader. In 1999, Cal Ripken, Jr. hit his 400th career home run. In 2012, the O's moved to within two games of the Yankees as Mark Reynolds hit two homers and the offense erupted for eight runs.
It's the birthday of Jason Hammel. It's also the birthday of Drungo Hazewood, Rommie Lewis, Nate Snell, Dave Criscione and Rex Hudler.