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Recaps of yesterday's game can be found at Dallas Morning NewsThe Sun, and (with Josh Bell HR video goodness).

Orioles Insider: For Josh Bell, 'a definite confidence booster'
"I was telling [Jake Fox] is it OK to open my eyes now? It feels great, a definite confidence booster. I'm feeling great at third base and, after today, I'll just take it from there the rest of the season," Bell said.

Steve Melewski: Bell: "Something I'll remember the rest of my life."
So, the fans who gave up the HR balls got autographed bats, and the baseballs go to his mom. Say it with me: "Aww...."

Orioles Insider: Calling a closer by committee?
Let's not call it a committee. Let's say Buck will put in whom he thinks is best for that situation. That sounds more sophisticated.

Orioles Insider: Orioles grab-bag notes: Machado, Bordick, Johnson, Bell
Jim Johnson was scheduled to pitch last night at Bowie (he did), Manny Machado did a conference call and is expected to see GCL game action Monday, MIke Bordick heads down to Sarasota this week to work with Machado, Connor Narron and Mychal Givens, and Kevin Millwood makes start  #400 today.

Q&A with Orioles manager Buck Showalter -
The Sun had questions. You best believe Buck Showalter had all the answers.

School of Roch: JJ update
Orioles reliever Jim Johnson gave up a solo home run tonight to Richmond's Thomas Neal in his latest injury-rehab inning at Double-A Bowie. He threw 20 pitches, 12 for strikes.

MASN News & Information - Rogue satellite may interfere with signal Aug. 25-26
"Between August 25 and August 26 there is a possibility of satellite interference with MASN's satellite transmission.  A "rogue satellite" which may have been hit by a solar flare in April, is scheduled to cross the orbit of the satellite used by MASN - and dozens of other cable networks - and may create interference with our signal. MASN has taken every possible preemptive precaution, including re-routing its uplink signal to a 19 meter antenna in West Virginia which may be able to pinpoint the signal around the rogue satellite. "


Tillman sharp, but Tides drop pitcher's duel | Norfolk Tides News
Tillman, who has now posted a 1.83 ERA (4-ER, 19.2-IP) over his last three starts, allowed just a one-out double to Elliot Johnson in the fourth inning and a two-out single to J.J. Furmaniak in the seventh. The 22-year-old walked two and struck out eight, throwing 67 of his 101 pitches for strikes. Tillman also escaped a bases loaded, two-out threat in the seventh inning by retiring Omar Luna on a groundout keep the game scoreless.

Baysox Rally Falls Short | Bowie Baysox News
The Bowie Baysox lost 7-6 to the Richmond Flying Squirrels Saturday night, falling behind 6-0 before mustering a rally that came up just short of catching the Squirrels.

The Keys grabbed the lead in the fourth inning but watched it slowly dissipate late in a 6-2 loss to Salem on Saturday night at Lewis-Gale Field.

Delmarva lost 9-4
Stacey's new favorite player Will Startup gave up a run on a home run in 1.0 IP.

IronBirds Lose on Wild Pitch in Ninth | Aberdeen IronBirds News
With the bases loaded in the bottom half of the ninth inning, Aberdeen IronBirds reliever Jose Barajas threw a wild pitch, allowing the winning run to score. The Tri-City ValleyCats defeated the IronBirds Saturday night 4-3.

Schram homers in win " Local Sports " Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV
The Bluefield Orioles scored eight runs in the second inning, and held off the Bristol White Sox 11-8 in front of 987 spectators that stayed late to watch fireworks on Saturday night at Bowen Field.

The GCL Orioles won 5-2
Connor Narron went 1-for-2.

Frederick Keys Playoff Tickets | Frederick Keys Tickets
They're on sale. Get 'em while you can.