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Manny Machado seems to be doing just fine as leadoff hitter, Chris Davis had a really bad day, and Ubaldo Jimenez gets some love from the media.

Steve Pearce.
Steve Pearce.
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Harper, Espinosa HRs Carry Nationals Over Orioles 7-4 - ABC News
"Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa homered in a four-run sixth inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 on Saturday night to end a three-game skid."

Schmuck: Quiet trade deadline could be ahead with Orioles' trade assets limited - Baltimore Sun
"This is the time of year when everybody starts wondering whether the Orioles will be going in search of late-season assistance, and it is also the time of year when manager Buck Showalter assures everyone that he's more than satisfied with the club's current array of talent. What else is he supposed to say?"

Ubaldo Jimenez is turning it around for the Baltimore Orioles - The Washington Post
"Manager Buck Showalter announced Saturday that pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez will start the Baltimore Orioles’ first game after the all-star break. It is another indication of how valuable the 31-year-old has been this year."

Manny Machado thriving in Orioles' leadoff spot | The Augusta Chronicle
"In his return from two consecutive seasons cut short by injury, Manny Machado is at the top of his game as the No. 1 hitter in the Baltimore Orioles’ lineup."

Chris Davis scratched, will miss third start in 87 games - Baltimore Sun
"He had been throwing up a couple times, was pretty weak," Buck Showalter said. "He took an IV and started to feel better. Tried to get some fluids in him, but he was pretty ill." So, how was breakfast?

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Jack Harshman. He shares it with Henry David Thoreau, George Washington Carver, George Eastman (who founded Kodak), R. Buckminster Fuller, Bill Cosby (ewwww), Richard Simmons and Brock Lesnar.

On this date in Orioles history, not much happened.

Consider this your discussion space for my complete inability to correctly pick MMA fights. Oh, Chad Mendes, why did you have to gas out?