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DON'T FORGET TODAY'S GAME STARTS AT 1:05 PM

Recaps of last night's win can be found at Orioles.comThe SunNYPOST.com, and MASNsports (with post-game Buck).

O's add 'comfort' with trio of arms | orioles.com: News
"The Orioles added a trio of arms before their game at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday, with David Hernandez, Troy Patton and Pedro Viola all in uniform as what is expected to be the club's last group of September callups." 

Guthrie's service nets him O's Clemente nod | orioles.com: News
"Jeremy Guthrie is Baltimore's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevy, which is given annually to the Major League player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team."

Orioles Insider: Still talking about the Showalter effect
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter: "They’re playing well. I don’t know because I never switched managers in the middle of a season, but I’m pretty sure there are a lot of guys over there trying to make an impression." Never say never, Derek. Joe Girardi doesn't have a death grip on that job, you know.

 Brandon Snyder eager to get into his first big league game - baltimoresun.com
"It's been great to be able to sit back and see how guys go about their business," said Snyder, a 23-year-old infielder whom the Orioles picked 13th overall. "It's amazing to watch how [manager Buck Showalter] goes about managing a baseball game. I'm trying to pay as much attention as I can. It's very, very impressive. He definitely keeps your mind going the whole game. It's been a lot of fun."

IN THE MINORS

Steve Melewski: The Bluefield Blue Jays
"Toronto has signed a four-year working agreement to supply players to the Appy League team and rename them the Bluefield Blue Jays." Apparently, the O's would have stayed if no one has taken over. That's weird.

Northern Division Championship Series Begins Wednesday in Frederick - Frederick Keys
"When the Potomac Nationals clinched a playoff berth on Saturday night, the stage was set for the first post-season matchup between Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals affiliates since the return of baseball to D.C. in 2005. Harry Grove Stadium will play host to the first two games of the series on Wednesday September 8th and Thursday September 9th at 7:00 p.m. For tickets contact the Keys Box Office or purchase online at frederickkeys.com." (WARNING - PDF file)