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Recaps of yesterday's game can be found at Orioles.comThe Sun, and National Post.

O's reveal 2011 slate; home opener vs. Tigers | News
"For the second consecutive year, the Orioles will open regular season play away from Camden Yards, as the O's are slated to end Spring Training in Sarasota, Fla., before traveling across the bay to the Rays' Tropicana Field for Opening Day on Friday, April 1."

Orioles Insider: 2011 schedule released
And here's the day-by-day schedule details.

Orioles Insider: Arrieta's swan song?
Buck Showalter pretty much admitted this was Jake Arrieta's last start of the year at his post-game presser: "He’s at 176-ish (innings) right now. 180-ish is probably the limit you take him. He’s about 20-plus over, so that’s a real quality question. If he hears something about that, he’ll hear it from me first. Ask me tomorrow."

Steve Melewski: Arrieta on silencing the Jays and his innings total
Jake Arrieta discusses his outing with the media following the O's 11-3 win.

Orioles Insider: Roberts out of lineup, Lugo suffering from sinusitis
"Infielder Julio Lugo said that he got good news from the magnetic resonance imaging that he had performed today to try to determine the cause of persistent headaches. He said the headaches are more of a result of an infection he has, and not getting hit in the head by a pick-up throw Aug.29." Buck Showalter described it as sinusitis, and as someone who gets it often, well, it sucks.

 Bruised left triceps could push back Brian Matusz's next start a couple of days -
"Brian Matusz's next start could be pushed back a couple of days as the rookie left-hander recovers from being hit in the left triceps by a line drive off the bat of Yunel Escobar in Monday's series opener against the Toronto Blue Jays."

Showalter putting Orioles on path to respectability - The Globe and Mail
"Great. As if the American League East wasn’t tough enough already, the Baltimore Orioles appear to finally have a brain. "

Carson on Drabek: Great expectations -
"The Kyle Drabek era gets underway Wednesday night in Baltimore but it's not a make-or-break start."

Steve Melewski: Bell's struggles
"Josh Bell continues to strike out too much." I mean, there's more, but that's about it, isn't it?

New York Yankees' Mark Teixeira playing with broken toe -
"Mark Teixeira has been playing for two weeks with a broken little toe on the right foot, The Post has learned. Teixeira suffered the break on Aug. 31 at Yankee Stadium when Oakland right-hander and New Jersey native Vin Mazzaro hit Teixeira with an 0-2 back-door slider that hit him in the front foot."

Steve Melewski: Minor League honors coming on Friday
"The Orioles will announce their minor league player and pitcher of the year award winners this Friday and the players will be introduced to the crowd that night when the O's host the Yankees."

As Shriver wraps up 25-year Tennis Challenge, WTA event arrives in Maryland -
"Pam has always been such an important part of the Baltimore community," said Greg Bader, the Orioles' director of communications. "Her charity work throughout the years has been extensive and has touched many lives. We are glad to have been able to assist in her efforts."

Joe Morgan's opinion about the Cy Young debate is exactly what you'd expect | HardballTalk
"I don't buy into the point that if Felix is pitching for someone else he'd have more wins." I swear, it's like he's putting us on at this point. He CAN'T be that dumb, can he?

Wins matter for the Cy Young Award. Except when they don't. | HardballTalk
Jon Paul Morosi can't keep his stories straight on when wins matter, and HBT calls him on it.