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Sweeps? Doubleheader sweeps? First place? Happy Monday, folks.

Jimenez sharp for 8 innings as Orioles beat Indians 4-0 (USA Today)
Ubaldo Jimenez is currently sporting the best walk rate of his career and second best strikeout rate.

School of Roch: More roster talk, note on Wesley Wright and tonight's game
Is L.J. Hoes coming home?

Orioles' newly signed first round pick reports to Aberdeen | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
"DJ Stewart reports to Aberdeen today to begin his professional career."

Mel Antonen: Longtime Oriole Nick Markakis is enjoying his transition to the National League (MASN)
Uh, y'know...

Sunday Notes: SABR 45 Snapshots, Spray Charts, Roe | FanGraphs Baseball
The wit and wisdom of Chaz Roe...

Top Performers in the Double-A Eastern League - Minor League Ball Joe Gunkel may not be Eduardo Rodriguez, but early returns look favorable.

Travis Snider reunites with No. 1 fan from Pittsburgh - Baltimore Sun Well, don't you want to know how the story ends?

Bob Costas met with and apologized to Cubs reliever Pedro Strop | HardballTalk
"Bob Costas and Pedro Strop met on Sunday and the two are now on good terms."

On this day in 2002, a five hit performance from Gary Matthews, Jr. powered the O's to an 11-1 victory over the Phillies. Chris Davis put on a two home run, five RBI display in an 11-3 win over the Yankees on this day in 2013.

It's the birthday of much maligned reliever Pedro Viola. Momentary O Dizzy Trout was also born on this date.