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The O's make the Yankees look bad (again), Adam Jones does good, and Mike Wright makes today's start.

Manny doin' big things.
Manny doin' big things.
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Machado HR, 4 RBIs carry Orioles to 9-4 win over Yankees - ESPN
"The Baltimore Orioles are healthy, hitting and consistently winning. Manny Machado homered and had four RBI, Nolan Reimold hit a two-run drive and the Orioles overcame a milestone achievement by Alex Rodriguez in a 9-4 victory over the New York Yankees on Saturday night."

Orioles pitcher Dylan Bundy to have MRI soon : Fantasy News
"Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy is expected to undergo another MRI on his shoulder. The exam is precautionary, as the team is hopeful it will reveal nothing on top of the previous diagnosis of tendinitis, according to MASNSports.com." This is why we can't have nice things.

Mike Wright starts Sunday, bullpen move likely - Baltimore Sun
"After Saturday’s game, Orioles manager Buck Showalter confirmed the obvious: Rookie Mike Wright will start Sunday’s series finale against the New York Yankees." And expect another reliever to be added to the bullpen, and don't be surprised if it's Tyler Wilson.

UNCW's Shepley signs with Orioles | StarNewsOnline.com
"UNCW reliever Will Shepley has signed with the Baltimore Orioles. The 6-foot, 192-pound lefty was a 31st round pick in the MLB Draft." That's University of North Carolina-Wilmington, in case you were wondering.

Everth Cabrera released by Baltimore Orioles but could help other teams soon
"Everth Cabrera could prove to be useful for a team that lacks depth in their middle infield, especially if he were able to break out of his slump. Here are a few teams that could immediately benefit from having a solid defensive shortstop in the lineup..." OK, just how bad does your infield depth have to be were Everth Cabrera would be an improvement?

Current, former Orioles join MLBPA in event supporting Baltimore's James Mosher Baseball - Baltimore Sun
"They didn't just preach baseball, either. Union members stressed the importance of education to the young players. "They are fresh," Frank Robinson said. "Their mindset hasn't been set yet, and they just are looking for someone to give them direction, someone to guide them and give them good information."

There are no birthdays of current or past players. In 2160, it will be the birthday of Montgomery Edward Scott, or as he's better known, Scotty on Star Trek. I don't think I can give her much more, Captain.

On this date in Orioles history, in 1996: "Cal Ripken, Jr. sets a new consecutive games record by playing in his 2,216th consecutive game. The previous mark of 2,215 was held by Hiroshima Carp third baseman Sachio Kinugasa while playing in the Japanese Central League."

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