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It was a tough loss yesterday, especially since the Red Sox won. But the Yankees lost, so that's something. Now the O's are 3.5 games back of the Red Sox with a four-game series starting tonight.

Nate McLouth was called out on this play.
Nate McLouth was called out on this play.
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DeLand, ERAU product Green signs with Orioles | News-JournalOnline.com
Good news, guys! The O's signed their 36th rounder! He got a $2500 bonus.

MSU baseball loses to two top recruits | Lansing State Journal
Jonah Heim was like, smell you later, MSU! I'm an Oriole now.

Richard Justice: Orioles win with team-first mentality | orioles.com
Feel good alert. Buck Showalter and the boys have great chemistry!

Chen moving closer to rejoining Orioles | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
Help us, Wei-Yin Chen.

Buchholz likely no-go in Baltimore - ESPN Boston
Looks like the Orioles will miss Clay Buchholz this weekend. This is good news.

School of Roch: Showalter: "We can't pitch the same guys every night"
If you can't pitch the same guys every night, maybe you need to get some better other guys.

On this day in 1999 the Orioles beat the Atlanta Braves by a score of 22-1, a franchise records for runs. Cal Ripken went 6-for-6 and starting pitcher Mike Mussina had two hits.

Today is the birthday of...you won't believe it. Pedro Strop. Happy 28th birthday, Pedro.