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Scott Boras clears the air with Buck Showalter, but this might not be the last meeting they need.

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Toronto Blue Jays edge Baltimore Orioles; Marco Estrada flirts with no-hitter | FOX Sports
"Marco Estrada took a no-hitter into the eighth inning, Edwin Encarnacion had two RBIs and Toronto won its ninth straight home game Friday night, beating Baltimore 5-4."

Orioles notebook: Adam Jones returns as DH, Scott Boras meets with Buck Showalter - Baltimore Sun
"Obviously, Buck Showalter does a great job and I have no problem with him. What I want clarity on is why this was done. It is not a health issue with Wei-Yin. … The bottom line is that four of my players have played well under Buck for three years now and that obviously says something. I have no problem with him except that I want it known that this was about them trying to alleviate their roster situation temporarily." - Scott Boras. Mr. Boras, anyone who's followed this team for even five minutes knows that's why the move was made.

Orioles-Wei-Yin Chen Dustup May Be The First Of Many
Jim Henneman says the dustup between the Orioles and starter Wei Yin Chen is most likely just a warm-up for the next debate.

Orioles Prospect Trey Mancini Hitting For Power In Bowie - Pressbox Online
"In the spring, Trey Mancini traveled to Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., to receive help from former Orioles All-Star outfielder Brady Anderson." Mancini is now batting .316 with 10 home runs in 64 games with the Frederick Keys and Bowie Baysox this season. I'd say it worked.

Orioles' success a result of MacPhail's maneuvers - Philly.com
Andy MacPhail's people are busying getting the media to spread the good word about him.

Happy Birthday to Kevin Gregg, Paul Bako, Juan Castro, Phil Huffman, Tony Chevez, and Andy Etchebarren.

On this day in Orioles history, "1970 - Brooks Robinson's 2,000th major league hit is a big one - a 3-run homer off Washington's Joe Coleman in the 5th inning. The drive snaps a 2 - 2 tie, and the Orioles hang on for a 5 - 4 victory."

1992 - Kelly Saunders fills in for Baltimore's Rex Barney becoming only the second woman to be a public address announcer at a major league game."

Consider this your discussion space for FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015: Germany vs. Sweden.