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Recaps from yesterday's win can be found at Orioles.comThe, and MASNsports (with post-game Buck)

Hernandez, Viola to join Orioles | News
"The Orioles will get an extra set of arms in New York on Tuesday, with David Hernandez and Pedro Viola expected to join the club prior to the 7:05 p.m. ET game against the Yankees."

O's Jones raring to go, potentially Tuesday | News
"Orioles manager Buck Showalter hoped center fielder Adam Jones, who was held out of on Monday's afternoon's starting lineup, was mad at him -- a sign that Jones' progress has reached a point to where he's nearly a full-go."

Uehara key to revitalized O's bullpen - The Sun
"As Koji Uehara walked through the visiting clubhouse Monday morning, several of his teammates serenaded him with chants of "Koji, Koji, Koji," copying the fans at Camden Yards Sunday while the reliever was converting a one-run save opportunity against the Tampa Bay Rays."

Former New York Yankees manager Buck Showalter shows last-place Orioles how to win - NY Daily News
"The former Yankee manager pulled out a detailed schedule for spring training 2011, complete with the exact mileage from Orioles' camp in Sarasota to every Florida town in which his team will play. "You already have the mileage figured out?" someone asked with a hint of disbelief. "How else am I going to know what time the bus should leave?" Showalter replied with a shrug." That's our Buck!

With Showalter at Helm, Orioles Head Into September on Upswing -
"You can’t just walk over us," said the left-hander Brian Matusz, who worked six innings to win his fourth start in a row. "We’re playing good baseball right now. We’re doing all the little things right. It’s fun to come out and beat teams in our division and continue this streak that we have."

Your Monday Afternoon Power Rankings | HardballTalk
We're #25! We're #25! Seriously, that's the highest I've seen the O's ranked since the first two weeks of the season.


All remaining minor league affiliates aside from Frederick ended their seasons yesterday. Mychal Givens was promoted from Aberdeen to Frederick for the playoffs, according to several news outlets.

OriolesProspects - The 2010 Draft Class in Review
It's a complete breakdown of the Os 2010 draft class.

Norfolk lost 6-5
The Bulls 2010 regular season ended in dramatic fashion, as Leslie Anderson drove home the game-winning run with a bases loaded single in the 12th inning to give Durham a 6-5 victory over Norfolk.

Baysox Grounded In Richmond | Bowie Baysox News
"The Bowie Baysox lost to the Richmond Flying Squirrels 4-3 Monday afternoon, ending the season on a three-game losing streak. With the loss, the Baysox finish the regular season at 75-67, 2.0 games behind the Harrisburg Senators for the final playoff position in the Western Division. It was the Baysox fourth consecutive winning season, the longest streak in franchise history."

"All but one Frederick Key registered a multi-hit game and a run batted in as the Keys won a shootout in the final game of the regular season against Wilmington, 14-8. For the Keys, their 19 hits were a season high."

Shorebirds Fall in Season Finale, 7-2 | Delmarva Shorebirds News
"The Augusta GreenJackets used an eight-inning performance by pitcher Andy Reichard and a four-run sixth inning to beat Delmarva, 7-2, in the finale of the 2010 season from Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. In his final outing of the year, Matt Hobgood allowed only one hit and no runs in five innings. He retired the final nine batters that he faced."

IronBirds Close Out Season With One Last Walk-Off Win | Aberdeen IronBirds News
"For the eighth time this season, the Aberdeen IronBirds won in walk-off fashion. Trailing 7-5 with two outs in the 13th inning, Manny Machado hit a two-run triple to tie the ball game. Kipp Schutz, who was named the team's MVP before the game, hit a game-winning single as Aberdeen defeated the Connecticut Tigers 8-7. "