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 Zach Attack was back!  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Zach Attack was back! (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Davis powers Orioles past Tigers 3-2 - Yahoo! Sports
Zach Britton picked a pretty good time to get his act together.

Zach Britton's gem is latest surprise for Baltimore Orioles - ESPN
ESPN's Christina Kahrl admits the O's shouldn't be in the playoff race, but here they are.

School of Roch: Britton forcing the Orioles into a tough decision (O's win 3-2)
Oh, darn. Now the O's must decide among two young starters who posted impressive numbers in their last starts. Whatever shall we do with the surplus of starting pitching?

Dempster to start Monday against Orioles | News
Ryan Dempster missed his Saturday start, according to numerous media reports, because he lacked a passport. So the O's will see him on Monday instead. Blame Canada.

Steve Melewski: Kevin Gausman gives up two homers in Carolina League debut
Kevin Gausman will not be buying Keenyn Walker any Christmas cards.

SCF Standout Finds New Baseball Home With Orioles - Bradenton, FL Patch
Former Brewers farmhand Robert Hinton is finding some success with Bowie, and spring training's a lot closer to home.

Buzz at Camden Yards Is for the Orioles Again -
"There aren’t as many Red Sox fans in town as usual," MacInnis said. "And that’s partly because we’re losing and they’re winning." Taste the sweet, sweet tears of sad Red Sox fans. h/t to zknower for dropping this in yesterday's BD.

Death of Mike Flanagan, Orioles great, leaves shadows of doubt - Baltimore Sun
"Did you ever notice Mike when he came off the mound after a good inning?" asks Alex Flanagan, widow of the Orioles Hall-of-Famer who committed suicide a year ago. "He always had his head down." Alex Flanagan gives her first interview since Mike Flanagan's death, almost a year after his suicide.