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I'm staying. Finishing my coffee...

A few wins in the books, and Tilly's gone Hollywood on us.
A few wins in the books, and Tilly's gone Hollywood on us.
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Another series win, more Thor bombs, more Manny doubles...having weathered some slumps, tough defeats and (gasp!) a series loss earlier in the month, let us hope the gods of regression have been appeased. If it's divine intervention you're looking for, however, there may be no better test than today as Jake Arrieta has been called in to emergency duty to face Max Scherzer. That's alright...the Orioles and the Tigers are two of the best teams in the AL thus far this season and they've had very similar months. This will be the last time the Orioles see the Tigers until...well, I guess a bunch of guys squaring off in this series will have a chance to re-connect at the All Star Game.

Gonzalez leads Orioles to 6-3 win over Red Sox | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Notes and such from Rich Dubroff.

10 Degrees: There's a need for Yasiel Puig at this summer's All-Star game - Yahoo! Sports Rates about a "3" on the mock outrage meter...I do expect a bit of criticism regarding Nick Markakis and All Star Voting, but that's okay, because...

Markakis drawing praise for stellar defensive effort | orioles.com: News In Buck we trust. Britt also includes injury updates here on Dylan Bundy, Wei-Yin Chen, Steve Johnson and Jonathan Schoop.

PressBox: Koji Uehara Is The Orioles' Gift That Keeps On Giving Amen to this.

Camden Depot: Delmarva's Josh Hader and Two Bowie Knuckleball Trainees Some interesting stuff here on Josh Hader.

Aberdeen IronBirds just a few days away from opening night - baltimoresun.com Okay, so...opening night is tonight as the Hudson Valley Renegades visit Ripken Stadium. Not on your calendar? I mean...Sebastian Vader...come on!

On this day in 2005, Miguel Tejada played in his 822nd consecutive game, good for ninth on the all time list...man...Orioles shortstops, huh? In 2009, Matt Wieters hit his first career home run as the Orioles topped the Mets 6-4.

It's the birthday of David Pauley.