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Orioles beat up the Yankees pretty good, one draft pick signs, and we have no idea what the Orioles are planning for Kevin Gausman, but it will probably make us mad. Again.

Caleb Joseph and Brad Brach celebrate the return to .500
Caleb Joseph and Brad Brach celebrate the return to .500
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Orioles Beat Yankees 11-3 for 5th Straight Win - ABC News
"Chris Davis homered and drove in four runs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat Michael Pineda and the New York Yankees 11-3 Friday night for their season-high fifth straight win."

Buck Showalter ties Hank Bauer for third place on Orioles' career managerial wins list - Baltimore Sun
"I pinch myself every day I get a chance to do this. That won’t change," Showalter said. "Whether it was Dave Trembley or Andy MacPhail, Dan [Duquette] and I both understand how fortunate we were to reap the benefits of some things that they did — so far. Now we’ve just got to keep it going." Awesome that he grave credit to Trembley and MacPhail, too.

Orioles notebook: Plan for Kevin Gausman unclear with next rehab start shortened - Baltimore Sun
"Right-hander Kevin Gausman is scheduled to pitch just two innings in his next minor league rehabilitation appearance, leaving room for wide speculation about what his role will be when he returns from the disabled list."

Florida State's Mike Martin: DJ Stewart Is A 'Buck Showalter Type Player'
"With the 25th overall pick in the 2015 MLB Draft June 8-10, the Baltimore Orioles selected Florida State outfielder DJ Stewart. And according the Seminoles' legendary head coach Mike Martin, the outfielder is a perfect match for Baltimore. "I've known Buck Showalter for a long time, and he is a Buck Showalter type of player," Martin said on Glenn Clark Radio June 9. "He will go through a wall to catch a baseball. … He is one tough out."

Cathedral grad, East Longmeadow native Frank Crinella signs pro contract with Baltimore Orioles -
"Frank Crinella, an East Longmeadow native and 2012 Cathedral graduate, signed a professional contract with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday. The organization drafted him in the 39th round of the MLB Draft on Thursday with the 1,183rd selection."

Seabrooke rebounds from injury | Peterborough Examiner
"On Friday, Travis Seabrooke,19, left the Baltimore Orioles extended spring training complex in Sarasota, Fla., to report to their short-season affiliate in Aberdeen, Md., in preparation for the team's home opener June 19. It will mark the first inter-league action for the Orioles' 2013 fifth-round draft pick since May 2014 when the left-handed pitcher tore the ACL in his right knee in a freak accident mistepping as he got out of his truck. Surgeons reconstructed his knee ligament with a piece of his hamstring."

Former Oriole To Hold Baseball Summer Camp I | WBAL Radio 1090 AM
"Brian Bass organized the "Strike Out Cancer" camp to raise money for the American Cancer Society after watching his father battle prostate cancer for the last six years." Bass said the entirety of the $75 registration fee will go to the American Cancer Society.

Camden Yards cleanup after Orioles game a big task | Maryland News - WBAL Home
"For a sellout crowd, it takes a crew of 150 workers as long as six and a half hours to finish the entire stadium. All of the workers are hired by the organization Chimes" And no, the story doesn't touch on the controversial non-payment of workers during the riots or any other allegations against the company. Missed opportunity.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Pedro Strop, Ernie Whitt, and Tom Gastall.

On this date in Orioles history, in 1999: "The Baltimore Orioles set a franchise record for runs scored, defeating the Atlanta Braves, 22 - 1, in interleague play. Cal Ripken, Jr. goes 6 for 6 for Baltimore, including two home runs, five runs and six RBI. His six hits in a nine-inning game tie the American League record and also set a franchise mark. Will Clark is 4 for 4 with five RBI. Mike Mussina earns the win as he allows one run on five hits in seven innings. He also joins in with two hits and three RBI. John Smoltz is the loser as he allows seven runs on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings. The team, as the St. Louis Browns, had set the previous mark on August 18, 1951, in a 20 - 9 rout over the Detroit Tigers."

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