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After missing an opportunity  to gain ground on the Jays, the Orioles head out on the road for a few games against the woeful Rays (4-10 in June) in their sorry excuse for a stadium. In World Cup action, Team USA squares off against rival Ghana this evening.

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On this day in 1986, the O's traded Dennis "El Presidente" Martinez to the Expos. In 2012, Jason Hammel threw a one hitter against the Braves.

It's the birthday of Diamond Joe Saunders and Chris Gomez.