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The Orioles finish off "the Gauntlet" 9-6. Good stuff. On to Kansas City and then Washington for a battle of some of the most hyped prospects of the last decade.

School of Roch: Getting a charge out of the Orioles' battery Chen! Chen! Chen! Chen!

Steve Melewski: Checking in on a busy day of O's minor league transactions I really think Duquette's got a large device in his office like the George Michael Sports Machine with large "DL", "Option" and "Waive" buttons

Orioles await MLB decision on Nationals' request for rights fees increase from MASN - Angelos v. Lerner: Battle of the Beltway.

Luis Ayala, Jim Johnson, Matt Wieters, and the surprising Baltimore Orioles - Grantland This piece generated some heat in the post game thread, so I am re-posting.

Peter Schmuck: Orioles' priority should be keeping Jones and Wieters - opinion - The Schmucker bangs the drum...slowly.

Portland’s versatile Ryan Flaherty realizing a dream by playing for Baltimore Orioles — Bangor Daily News Know your rookie!

PressBox: Ghiroli's Tweets Augment Orioles' Victorious Tunes Know your beat writer!

Sounds like someone put Icy-Hot in Stephen Strasburg’s jock | HardballTalk Flash forward: Jim Palmer's keys to the game...

On this day in 1954, Don Larsen salvaged a split against the Yankees in a doubleheader drawing a record 46,796 to Memorial Stadium. In 1965, Jim Palmer picked up his first win keyed by his own home run off of Jim Bouton; Palmer was released by the Orioles exactly 19 years later. In a 1999 rout of the Rangers, Mike Bordick has 4 hits and Albert Belle hits two home runs; no starter has less than two hits. In 2000, while serving as coaches for the Dodgers, Rick Dempsey and John Shelby become involved in a melee with Cubs fans after one takes Chad Kreuter's batting helmet and hits him in the back of the head.

It's the birthday of Ivanon Coffie and Nick Bierbrodt.