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Recaps of last night's game can be found at Orioles.comThe SunWorcester NewsTelegram, and MASNsports (w/post-game Buck).

School of Roch: Patton no longer pending
The Orioles accomplished nothing tonight except to reintroduce left-hander Troy Patton to the majors. Patton finally appeared in a game, his first since 2007 with the Houston Astros. He worked two-thirds of an inning after replacing David Hernandez in the seventh and gave up a hit and walk. He also struck out David Ortiz, who drove in four runs against starter Kevin Millwood.

Bergesen continues second-half turnaround | News
It's a testament to Bergesen's total turnaround given that his ERA was still at 6.63 entering August and has fallen nearly two runs (4.90) since. This Bergesen is markedly different from the tape Showalter saw earlier in the year, but the Orioles' skipper said he isn't shocked given Bergesen's past success.

The Wieters of our discontent | The Daily Times
I think the stats eventually will be there for Wieters. If you look at Twins catcher Joe Mauer (whom many people liken the Orioles backstop to), he didn't have a real break-out power season until his fifth year in the league and still only has only one season with more than 20 home runs.

Live Video Chats October 1 - Orioles, Nationals, Ravens on
The final round of Live Video Chats with Jeremy Guthrie and Adam Jones is scheduled for Friday, October 1, with the chats set to begin at Noon and 12:45 p.m.

Orioles owner Peter Angelos doesn't throw promised Martin O'Malley fundraiser -
"Peter Angelos was going to throw Martin O'Malley a $1,000-a-head fundraiser in his Camden Yards skybox during an Orioles- Red Sox game this month. It never happened." Was it because too many people wanted to attend and they moved to a bigger venue....OR was it because Peter Angelos threw a hissy fit over an unrelated state project and denied use of the box? You decide.

Steve Melewski: Minor leaguers get well-rounded education at Camden Yards camp
The O's were not able to have their normal instructional league for minor leaguers this year due to the field and stadium renovations going on in Sarasota. So they have brought 15 minor leaguers to Baltimore where, beginning this past Monday, they are getting daily individual and team work with drills, instruction and teaching from six coaches.


Miguel Tejada joins 300-homer club | HardballTalk
Miguel Tejada took Ted Lilly deep Wednesday night to become the 129th player in major league history to reach 300 homers.

China National Team to participate in Fall Instructional League | Official Info
"Major League Baseball announced today that China's National Baseball Team will participate in the Fall Instructional League in Florida as the team continues to prepare for the Asia Games, which will be played in Guangzhou, China beginning November 13." Scott McGregor will serve as pitching coach.