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J.J. Hardy's rehab is going well, Buck's thankful Jon Schoop doesn't have an ACL tear, and hey, the O's beat the Red Sox yesterday!

Adam Jones.
Adam Jones.
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Chris Davis' 2-Run Homer Helps Orioles Defeat Red Sox 4-1 - ABC News
"Chris Davis hit a two-run homer, Chris Tillman rebounded from a rough start and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Boston Red Sox 4-1 Saturday."

Orioles’ Ryan Flaherty, Maine Native, Enjoys Happy Homecoming (Video) | Red Sox First Pitch |
"Ryan Flaherty is glad to be back in New England. Especially when there’s no snow on the ground."

Orioles beat reporter mistaken for Britt McHenry | MLB | Sporting News
"Unfortunately, at least one Twitter user visiting Brittany Ghiroli's timeline mistook the Orioles beat reporter for Britt McHenry — the recently suspended ESPN reporter who went viral with a brutal rant directed at a towing company employee." Aside from being blonde and female they look nothing alike. Dude's a moron.

Well-armed Baysox show off Orioles' improved organizational pitching depth - Baltimore Sun
"There's a lot of depth in our system, below us and above us,'' said Baysox manager Gary Kendall. "We have some guys who were a little disappointed they didn't make the Triple-A club, because they thought — based on the year they had last year — they were slated to go there, but that's good for the organization, that there's that much depth that you really have to earn a promotion."

School of Roch: Showalter and Schoop discuss knee injury
"He'll be going to Sarasota very soon. Don't want him going up and down planes, stairs and whatever because it's got to quiet down. That Grade 1 could turn into something else if he takes a misstep or something. That's what Sarasota's set up for. So he'll go down there and join Dave Walker and probably get him out of here in the next day or so." Thus spake Buck Showalter.

Steve Melewski: Pregame notes from Bowie on Hardy, Hobgood and Bundy
"It's going great," Bowie manager Gary Kendall said. "Yesterday he (J.J. Hardy) took his groundballs, going through different plays and different moves to the ball. Today, he threw a bit more and turned some double plays. He feels pretty good."

Happy Birthday to former Orioles George "Flatbreezy" Sherrill, Willie Otanez, and Scott Kamieniecki.

On this day in Orioles history, "1996 - Juan Gonzalez hits a home run and drives in six runs as Texas beats Baltimore, 26 - 7. Texas scores 16 runs in the 8th inning - one short of the modern major league mark - and scores the most runs by an American League team in 41 years. Jesse Orosco's ERA rises from an ugly 9.82 to an almost unfathomable 27.00. Orosco is relieved by infielder Manny Alexander, who gets the last two outs but walks off the mound with a 67.50 ERA.

2006: Ramón Hernandez of the Baltimore Orioles hits a home run with four RBI in an 18 - 9 win over the Cleveland Indians. Victor Martinez homers for Cleveland, extending his hitting streak to 14 games, the longest in the majors this season.

2011: The Orioles snap an 8-game losing streak with an 11 - 0 shellacking of the Twins at Camden Yards. Matt Wieters and Brian Roberts combine for 7 RBI, Vladimir Guerrero homers, and Jake Arrieta pitches 7 scoreless innings as Carl Pavano is victimized."

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