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Two wins in Boston down, one to go. It's gonna be a long day waiting for baseball to start. I love when that happens.

Winslow Townson

Chris Davis and Normalized Home Run Rates | FanGraphs Baseball
Spoiler: Chris Davis is having a pretty good year.

Brady Anderson says it was 'thrilling' to see Chris Davis break his home run record -
I'm sure Brady is happy for Chris, especially since his season is helping the Orioles stay in the playoff hunt, but it would have been funny if he wasn't thrilled to have his record broken.

Manny Machado's Ceiling | Baltimore Sports and Life
A look at Manny Machado's ceiling and if he's reached it already or not.

School of Roch: Hearing from Davis and Gausman following 5-3, 12-inning win
Kevin Gausman is just taking it one day at a time and is glad he can help the team win.

Showalter excited to have O'Day back in bullpen |
Aren't we all? This link also includes updates on Bud Norris and Miguel Gonzalez, one of whom should be ready to pitch on Saturday.

On this day in 1963, the Orioles played the Angels at Dodger stadium and only 476 people showed up to watch them.

Happy 29th birthday to Oriole DH Danny Valencia! It's also the birthdays of former Orioles Randy Myers, Nick Johnson, and Bob Turley.