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So, Skip, Kevin's looking spent. I hear Chris Tillman's doing good things in Norfolk. Just sayin'. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
So, Skip, Kevin's looking spent. I hear Chris Tillman's doing good things in Norfolk. Just sayin'. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Recaps of yesterday's loss can be found at Dallas Morning NewsThe, and MASNsports (with post-game Buck).

Berken goes for second opinion on shoulder | News
"Based on what the doctors here told me, it's just a matter of how the shoulder reacts to the rest," Jason Berken said. "Hopefully [this doctor] says the same thing, [and] there's no need for surgery. That's what we're always shooting for."

Orioles Insider: Luke goes deep for 100th time
Apparently, Luke Scott had hit 99 home runs before yesterday.

Orioles Insider: Orioles magic number is down to one
"With their 6-4 loss to the Texas Rangers in [Sunday]'s series finale, the Orioles are now one loss away from clinching a 13th straight losing season. That stretch of futility is matched only by the Pittsburgh Pirates."

Orioles: A day later, rookie Josh Bell still smiling -
Josh Bell will deliver the baseballs to his mother when she sees the team play in Chicago Tuesday.

School of Roch: VandenHurk's debut (updated)
"VandenHurk walked leadoff hitter Julio Borbon on five pitches before striking out Elvis Andus. He picked off Borbon and fanned Young to complete a 12-pitch inning."

Michael Young relives Rangers' 30-3 drumming of Orioles three years ago | Dallas Morning News
"The 27-run margin is the largest in the modern era, and the Rangers set a club record with 29 hits. But Young said the Rangers were trying to keep the score down. Manager Ron Washington added that third-base coach Don Wakamatsu held runners on hits that ordinarily would have scored them or moved them an extra base."

Orioles Notebook: O's protecting young hurlers - Carroll County Times: Orioles
Buck Showalter wants his young starters healthy, and he’s closely watching the number of innings they’ve pitched. Still the Baltimore Orioles manager isn’t making any definitive judgments about how many they’ll rack up this season.

Schwalenberg handles baseball memorabilia by day, sells beer to fans by night -
"If you've ever passed a balmy afternoon in the bleachers at Camden Yards and craved a crisp Budweiser, chances are you bought that beer from Schwalenberg. If you haven't enjoyed his work in the stands, maybe you've toured the Sports Legends Museum in the adjacent warehouse and gazed at one of the exhibits Schwalenberg lovingly prepared as curator."


Broadaster Vin Scully, 82 to return to L.A. Dodgers next season - MLB -
Vin Scully will return to the broadcast booth to call Los Angeles Dodgers games next year for his 62nd season. The team said Sunday that the 82-year-old Hall of Famer will call all home games and road games against National League West opponents.

Cubs manager Lou Piniella retires after a half-century in baseball, goes to be with ailing mom -
"My mom needs me home and that's where I'm going," Piniella said. Can't argue with that.


Bulls charge past Tides in slugfest, 9-8 | Norfolk Tides News
Norfolk pounded out 11 hits, but four unearned runs doomed the Tides in a 9-8 loss to Durham Sunday night at Harbor Park.

Squirrels Shut Out Baysox | Bowie Baysox News
The Bowie Baysox fell to the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-0 Sunday night. With the loss, the Baysox fall to 66-60 on the season, and drop to third place in the Eastern League's Western Division for the first time since May 31.

ROWELL SETS RECORD, KEYS FALL 4-1 | Frederick Keys News
On the day that 3B Billy Rowell set the all-time games played record in Keys history, only Rowell provided much offensive punch as the Keys registered just four hits in a 4-1 defeat to Salem. Frederick did work seven walks however but its clutch hitting was non-existent.

Delmarva won 2-1
They collected just two runs on eight hits, but it was enough on Sunday.

IronBirds and ValleyCats Rained Out | Aberdeen IronBirds News
Sunday evening's game between the Aberdeen IronBirds and the Tri-City ValleyCats has been cancelled due to rain. The game will not be made up.

Bluefield lost 2-0
Starter Zach Petersime went 7.0 IP of scoreless baseball, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out six.

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

Fourth Rounder Mummey Joins Shorebirds | Delmarva Shorebirds News
The Baltimore Orioles announced on Sunday that Orioles fourth selection in 2010, Trent Mummey, has been promoted to Delmarva. He has joined the Shorebirds in Hickory.