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Bud Norris may or may not start today, Ryan Flaherty may or may not play today, but Brandon Snyder is definitely happy to be back in the Orioles' organization.

Adam Jones didn't go deep, but it is a pretty swing.
Adam Jones didn't go deep, but it is a pretty swing.
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Three HRs, Chen's strong start lift O's over Yanks | orioles.com
"Baltimore hit three home runs and got a quality outing from starter Wei-Yin Chen to snap a four-game losing skid with a 6-2 win Saturday afternoon over the Yankees."

Orioles' Bud Norris (illness) may miss Sunday's start : Fantasy News
"He didn't have a fever, we just sent him home -- precautionary," Buck Showalter said Saturday. "That's why we did a couple things out of our bullpen to be able to cover ourselves, if necessary. Hopefully, he will be ready to go."

Jimmy Paredes Has Found Home With Baltimore Orioles - RantSports
"In these dark times off the field, Jimmy Paredes has been one of the lone bright spots on it. Paredes has firmly secured a place in Baltimore’s lineup after a hot start, batting .347 with five home runs and 15 RBI in 72 at-bats this season."

Tendinitis Further Complicates Plans For Orioles' Kevin Gausman - PressBox Online
"Manager Buck Showalter told reporters that the team was simply being cautious with Gausman's prized arm, and that the injury wasn't serious. Still, it will keep Gausman on the shelf for a couple of weeks, putting him further away from claiming a spot in the Orioles' starting rotation anytime soon."

Orioles' Showalter concerned with Ryan Flaherty's lingering issues : Fantasy News
"I'm hoping Ryan's OK tomorrow," Buck Showalter said Friday. "I just thought he was running a little strange around third base on that one ball [in the sixth inning], so we'll see. He was a little tight, but nothing like it was. We'll see how he is tomorrow."

Orioles Prospect Brandon Snyder: 'I'm Just Happy To Be Playing' - PressBox Online
"It's definitely a great feeling to get a chance to come back to your original organization," Snyder said during a May 5 interview with Glenn Clark Radio. "A lot of familiar faces, but at the same time, a lot of things have changed, I think, for the positive, and I'm really excited to be back."

Steve Melewski: A look at Chris Davis' season, both the strikeouts and the run production
"His strikeout rate is way up, that is obvious. The strikeouts come at times that hurt the team and anger the fans. But he is also batting .346 (9-for-26) with runners in scoring position. Over his last 11 games, he has four homers and 11 RBIs."

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Kam Mickolio.

On this date in Orioles history,  in 1960: "Joe Ginsberg of the Orioles loses a struggle with Hoyt Wilhelm's knuckler, and ties the record set six days earlier by teammate Gus Triandos with three passed balls in one inning. Dick Williams of the A's belts a grand slam, as the American League record of three in one day in one league is tied for the second time in 16 days. Williams also doubles in a 9-run 5th inning. Kansas City beats Baltimore, 10 - 0."

In 1972 - "Orioles lefty Dave McNally hurls his fourth shutout of the season, blanking the Rangers, 1 - 0. Pete Broberg, who allows just two hits, takes the loss."

In 2012 - "The Baltimore Orioles become the first team in American League history to lead off the game with three consecutive homers, as Ryan Flaherty, J.J. Hardy and Nick Markakis go deep to open the bottom of the 1st; it has been done three times in the National League. The last team to homer in its first three at-bats was the Milwaukee Brewers on September 9, 2007. Hardy also was the middle man in that spree. Colby Lewis, who surrenders the three longs balls, exits with an unusual pitching line: 7 innings pitched, 5 hits - all home runs - one walk and 12 strikeouts. Adam Jones and Wilson Betemit also homer off Lewis, the latter following the lone walk, issued to Matt Wieters. Baltimore wins, 6 - 5, with Wei-Yin Chen getting the win over Lewis."

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