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O's bats take an afternoon nap, #TeamSteve regains a member, and Nelson Cruz is just really happy.

It wasn't your fault, Chris Tillman.
It wasn't your fault, Chris Tillman.
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Greene Sharp as Yankees Beat Orioles 3-0 - ABC News
Don't screw up on national TV tonight, Orioles!!!!

Steve Clevenger's agent tweets that Orioles have summoned catcher from Norfolk -
"The agent for catcher Steve Clevenger tweeted that his client was headed back to Baltimore to join the Orioles."

After a tumultuous year, red-hot Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz has never been happier -
"After the most difficult year of his professional life, Orioles outfielder Nelson Cruz is reborn as the American League's top slugger."

Gausman hopes innings limit is history | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
"This was probably the most surprising of all of them this year just because with the break coming I really didn’t know anything," Kevin Gausman said. "I’ve gotten used to it, the first time I came up and did taxi squad, I was like, ‘what do you mean, I just hang out?’ What am I supposed to do? Now, I’m like ‘all right, cool.’ I’ll go hang out."

Closing the deal " Weatherford Democrat
Local Boy Done Good - Zach Britton's hometown paper delights in his success.

No Rill Talk again this week. I feel like we should send a search party to the Carroll County Times newsroom.

Former Oriole (but not the current Camden Chat sci-fi expert) Mark Brown was born today. On this date in Orioles history in 1955, "The Orioles deal OF Hoot Evers to the Indians in exchange for P Bill Wight." In 1962, "Orioles C Charlie Lau hits four doubles in a 10 - 3 victory over Cleveland to tie a major league record. Charlie's average jumps to .294." In 1969, "Undefeated O's ace Dave McNally wins his 13th but needs relief help in subduing the Red Sox, 6 - 3." In 1991, "1991 - The Orioles defeat the A's, 2 - 0, on a combined no-hitter by pitchers Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson and Gregg Olson. It is only the second time in history that four pitchers have combined to throw a no-hitter."

First police officer: Get up, get up. Mixed up in that Open Thread on 12th street, huh?

Second police officer: No. Plain drunkenness.