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After a miserable week starting with the Patriots Day debacle in Boston and continuing with the foolishness in the series opener in Toronto, the Orioles return home to face the Red Sox and White Sox.

Your Friday parade of horribles...

Pitching fails O's in Toronto | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
"After 7-6 loss in Toronto, Baltimore has conceded 31 runs during their current 4-game losing streak." If there's a positive coming out of that miserable series, maybe Manny's bat is waking up?

School of Roch: Orioles hope to find a cure in home cooking Back your Birds, people. They need all the help they can get.

Starting Pitchers' Short Outings Putting Orioles In A Hole
"As of April 23, Orioles starters ranked last in the American League with 73 innings pitched, averaging fewer innings per start than any team in the majors." Yuck.

Orioles' Alejandro De Aza unhappy with how Toronto's Josh Donaldson blocked third base Wednesday - carrollcountytimes.com Sure, Josh Donaldson is kind of a heel, but De Aza had no business running there.

Camden Depot: Do the Orioles Have an Old AAA Team? Digging into the Tides roster.

After slow start, third baseman Drew Dosch pacing Frederick lineup - Baltimore Sun Get to know one of the organization's more promising positional prospects.

On this day in 2012, the O's nipped the Blue Jays 2-1. Tommy Hunter was credited with a quality start and Pedro Strop picked up the save.

It's the birthday of Zach Booker, who caught a few game sin the O's system, but is also the grandson of legendary manager, GM and all around character Jack McKeon.