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Wei-Yin Chen was pretty darn awesome yesterday. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Wei-Yin Chen was pretty darn awesome yesterday. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Baltimore Orioles (2) vs. Boston Red Sox (1) -
"Wei-Yin Chen scattered seven hits over seven innings and the Orioles set a franchise record with their seventh straight victory in Boston, beating the Red Sox 2-1 on Wednesday night."

Fenway Park again a bird sanctuary as Orioles tip Red Sox - The Boston Globe
"For years now, road-tripping Red Sox fans have poured into Camden Yards in Baltimore when their team is in town, turning the home park of the Orioles into a place where the home team feels like the underdog. The Orioles have found a way to get revenge: winning at Fenway Park."

Orioles sign Jamie Moyer, 49, to minor league contract -
"The Baltimore Orioles signed 49-year-old left-hander Jamie Moyer to a minor league deal Wednesday, and assigned him to triple-A Norfolk."

Minor league pitching news on Wright, Drake, Bundy & Bundy - Steve Melewski
"Pitcher Mike Wright, the Orioles' 2011 third-round pick who was just recently promoted to Double-A Bowie, today was placed on the DL, retroactive to Monday, due to a hamstring injury. The severity of the injury is not yet known, but Wright is expected to see Dr. John Wilckens, the Orioles' orthopedist. His last start was on Saturday"

Orioles Activate LHP Zach Britton From DL - WBOC-TV 16
"The Orioles today announced that they have reinstated LHP Zach Britton from the 60-day disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk."

Orioles select son of Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. in MLB Draft -
"The Orioles selected Ryan Ripken, the son of former Baltimore shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., in the 20th round of the 2012 MLB Draft."

Orioles draft bench coach John Russell's son Steel in the 32nd round -
"Real cool moment in the Orioles clubhouse today when William "Steel" Russell, son of Orioles bench coach and former Pirates manager, John, learned that the Orioles had taken him in the 32nd round of the amateur draft."