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Since Manny drove in a run with this double, you know it's not from last night's game.
Since Manny drove in a run with this double, you know it's not from last night's game.
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Orioles squander more chances in 7-3 loss to Tigers
"The Orioles had their share of baserunners, but they went 1 for 14 with men in scoring position in Friday night's 7-3 loss to the Detroit Tigers. The Orioles have lost six of seven and are 2 for 50 with runners in scoring position in that span." Regression to the mean would be a very welcome thing right now.

Orioles notebook: All-Stars had classic experience in Cincinnati - Baltimore Sun

"I would have liked to pitch, but it didn't lessen the experience at all," Darren O'Day said. "Just being there and talking to the guys was cool, sitting and watching in the bullpen. … Not too many people in the world can say they did that."

Orioles' Buck Showalter offers impression of first-rounder DJ Stewart - Baltimore Sun

"He has a chance to hit. I liked his selectivity. He should have three hits that night and had none. Some guys are just taking pitches because they are in take mode, but you can tell he recognizes pitches. … He defended himself well in the outfield. He's strong, a strong kid. He keeps his bat in the zone along time."

What If the Orioles Burned It All Down? - Baltimore Sports and Life

"The Orioles should not be a team that sells at the trade deadline on July 31st. But what this article presupposes is: what if they are?"

Whatever Happened To ... Orioles-Red Wings games? - Democrat & Chronicle

"The Red Wings-Orioles series ended on a sour note when Orioles outfielder Albert Belle started an unsuccessful petition to boycott the 1999 game. The game was played, but that was the last one." I did not know that.

Pat Connaughton's unique life as prospect for Orioles and Blazers -

And interview with Pat Connaughton about his attempt to latch on in the NBA. Warning - autoplay video awaits you.

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Rudy May! He shares it was scientist Robert Hooke, George "Machine Gun" Kelly,  Soviet diplomat Andrei Gromyko, comedian Red Skelton, South African leader Nelson Mandela. musician Screamin' Jay Hawkins, actor James Brolin and full-time rich guy Richard Branson.

On this date in Orioles history, in 1955 - "Newly-acquired Jim Wilson of Baltimore two-hits the White Sox, 3 - 0."

In 1959 - "The Tigers drop game one to the Orioles, 5 - 2, their 13th loss in 15 games, then win the nitecap, 2 - 0, despite getting just two hits off Hoyt Wilhelm. Hoyt allows two singles, but his knuckler proves elusive to Joe Ginsberg, who allows four passed balls to tie the American League record held by Gus Triandos and two others. O's catchers Ginsberg and Triandos will set the modern major-league record for passed balls this season with 49."

In 1969 -  "Red Sox pitcher Ray Jarvis drives in two runs and beats the Orioles, 6 - 1. The only score for the O's is a homer by Don Buford with Dave May on first base. May holds up to watch Tony Conigliaro fall into the RF stands in a vain attempt to catch the drive and Buford passes May. May scores but Buford is called out and is credited with a single."

In 2002 - "The Blue Jays beat the Orioles, 5 - 4, as Baltimore SS Melvin Mora ties a major league record by being hit by a pitch three times."

Consider this your discussion space for the conclusion of Wrestling at the Pan-Am Games in Toronto.