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Manny's coming back any day now, Kevin Gausman might have a second career as a professional eater, and Chris Davis runs into one to win the game for the O's last night.

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Davis Homers in 10th, Orioles Edge Mariners 2-1 - ABC News
Chris Davis doesn't hit often these days, but he came through when needed last night.

Third baseman Manny Machado still out of Baltimore Orioles' lineup - baltimoresun.com
"Orioles third baseman Manny Machado is out of the starting lineup for the fourth straight game with lower-back spasms, but said he’s still optimistic he will be able to return at some point during their series against the Seattle Mariners." So there's that.

O's set to send Ubaldo on two-start rehab stint | orioles.com: News
"Orioles right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez threw a 44-pitch simulated game on Friday afternoon at Safeco Field and assuming he feels OK on Saturday will likely make a pair of rehab starts before returning." Hey, Ubaldo, no rush, buddy. Make sure you're completely healthy. And if it takes three months or so, that's OK.

Don’t challenge Orioles’ Kevin Gausman to a donut-eating contest - The Washington Post
"It was a mismatch from the start when the MLB Fan Cave pitted Kevin Gausman against Blue Jays rookie pitcher Marcus Stroman in a first-to-six donut-eating challenge." Video contained herein.

Someone named Alex Burnett, who apparently pitched in two games last year for the Orioles, has a birthday today. I honestly don't remember that name at all. Also celebrating birthdays are former Orioles Pete Ward, Norm Siebern, Bill Miller and Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm.

On this day in Orioles history, in 1970, "Boog Powell drives in six runs to lead the Orioles to an 11 - 1 win over the Twins. Boog hits a single and homer, both with the sacks full, and takes over the American League lead in ribbies with 86. Dave McNally loses his shutout on a homer by P Jim Perry"  In 1980, "Orioles ace Steve Stone tops Mike Caldwell and the Brewers, 4 - 1, for his 14th straight win."

A plague on you. A plague on the whole stinking lot of ya, without morals or laws. And all you Open Threads got no laws. You got no honor. It's no wonder you all emigrated to America, because they wouldn't have you in England. You're a lot of savages, that's what you all are. A bunch of bloody savages. A plague on you. I'll be back.