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Jason Miller

The Orioles avoided a sweep in Cleveland with a slightly improved offensive effort, and get the privilege of facing Chris Sale as a reward. The O's will spend the week in Chicago and get to face some guy named Jake Arrieta and possibly even Tsuyoshi Wada and Pedro Strop. What a strange season.

American League Central Remains Orioles' Kryptonite (Pressbox)
Well, the O's weren't going to win every series. Would have been nice to take that first game, though.

The Orioles' Ubaldo Jimenez dilemma isn't really a dilemma - Enter the Migo?

Camden Depot: Ubaldo Jimenez, Walks, and the Play Index Jimenez is Spanish for Walker...

Buck Showalter: Replay gamesmanship? - SweetSpot Blog - ESPN
So, somehow I missed that this was a thing. I don't recall these things happening much before this year, but I can think of few instances off the top of my head.

Johnson roughed up in Tigers debut | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore Jim Johnson gave up two hits and a walk in 2/3 of an inning as the M's passed the Tigers for the second wild card spot.

Grandson of Sox legend carving his own path to big leagues | New York Post The growing legend of Lil Yaz.

On this day in 1972, the O's traded Ellie Hendricks to the Cubs for Tommy Davis.

It's the birthday of Josh Rupe, who pitched to the tune of a sterling 8.26 FIP for the 2011 Birds.