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Manny Machado needs surgery and Jake Arrieta pitched great. Woulda been nice if you did that when you were here, Jake...

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Arrieta leads Cubs past Orioles 4-1 |
"Jake Arrieta said he enjoyed running into some of his old Orioles teammates before Friday's game at Wrigley Field. Then he had an even better time on the mound, shutting down Baltimore in his first start against his former club."

Jones says Orioles come before Japan trip | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
“Obviously, we want to play deep into October. The more and more we play, the happier I'll be here. It'll be a good experience if everything goes well and I'm able to go out there. My focus is on the Orioles first and foremost,” Adam Jones said.

Revisiting the hard-luck Orioles and Manny Machado -
"The Orioles are threatening to become a Moral Of The Story team. That's a phrase I just invented and now have to define, but note that it's not a bad thing. It's one of the best of things"

Orioles can overcome Machado being out for the rest of the season -
"These Orioles aren't built around one player. And the club has gone 26-18 without Machado this season. Certainly, the team is better with him, but don't expect a collapse now that he won't be back in 2014. These Orioles are still on their way to the playoffs. They are still, by far, the best — and probably the healthiest — team in the American League East."

Orioles a good model for Cubs development plan - Chicago Tribune
"We don't have a corner on it," Buck Showalter said. "It's the same thing I am sure they are trying to do in Chicago. If a guy comes through your system and spends the proper amount of time down there — which is a challenge in today's game — you should be able to assume things when they come through our system.

Rule on home-plate collisions still unclear to Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter -
“If that’s not blocking the plate, what is?” Buck Showalter said. “I’m totally confused now. I hate even coming out there. We all know the rules got some challenges to it, but boy, I don't know what else. … You tell me. … [Davis] probably took a little wide turn there [to the plate]. I haven’t seen it. I’ll have to look at it.”