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A disappointing result in Oakland, but a playoff-like atmosphere prevailed. The Orioles begin a three game series against the Angels tonight and finish their road trip with four games in Seattle.

Orioles happy to escape Oakland after series loss | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Onward, friends!

School of Roch: Norris returns to the rotation tonight
Return of the Bud.

Hard work, family help Baltimore Orioles minor leaguer Mike Yastrzemski climb through system - baltimoresun.com What do you know about Mike Yastrzemski...besides the obvious?

Jonathan Schoop – Orioles Need to Play Him Daily (Baltimore Wire)
Some people might dispute the notion that Schoop doesn't play enough...

Camden Depot: A Trade for Martin Prado Solves a Present and Future Problem ...like these guys!

Minor League Players of the Week: 7/14 - 7/20 (Orioles Nation)
Some names you might expect, one you might not.

On this day in 1996, the O's re-acquired Eddie Murray from the Indians for the stretch run for the modest price of Kent Mercker. On this day in 2000, the Harold Baines-powered O's ended their streak of 20 straight road losses in Canada with a 9-5 win. Baines had four hits.

Happy birthday to Wei-Yin Chen. It's also the birthday of excitable boy, Mike Bordick as well as John Hart, Willie Eyre, Mark Williamson, Moe Drabowsky and Dave Haehnel.