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OK, we won a game yesterday. If we win today, it's called "two in a row". And if we win again tomorrow, it's called a "winning streak"... It has happened before! Just felt like that needed to be quoted. Now, onto the news.

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Leadoff single only hit for Tigers in 3-0 loss to Orioles - USA Today
"Ian Kinsler led off the bottom of the first with a single, but that was Detroit's only hit in a 3-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night. David Price struck out 12 in seven innings for the Tigers, but ended up with a hard-luck loss."

Nick Nite: Baltimore Orioles' Class A affiliate to wear Rugs Rats uniforms | FOX Sports
"Sick of all the "Star Wars" promotions at major-league and minor-league ballparks? Wish there were more throwback nights featuring Nickelodeon cartoon characters from the '90s? Then start making plans to head to Frederick, Md., for the Class-A clash between the Frederick Keys (Orioles) and Myrtle Beach Pelicans (Cubs)."

Ten key players to watch in the second half - SweetSpot - ESPN
"Manny Machado has become more disciplined at the plate, and the dividends are impressive."

Happy Birthday to former Orioles David Segui, Dan Graham, and Billy Gardner. Also born on this date was gun manufacturer Samuel Colt, famous non-axe murderer Lizzie Borden (you do know she was acquitted, right?), Charles Horace Mayo, founder of the Mayo Clinic, guitarist and part-time astrophysicist Brian May of the band Queen, ESPN broadcaster Stuart Scott, and the possessor of the most English name ever, Benedict Cumberbatch.

On this date in Orioles history, in 1991 - "Cal Ripken Jr. strokes his 20th home run of the season in Baltimore's 4 - 1 victory over Seattle. He becomes just the 8th player in history to reach that number in each of his first 10 big league seasons and it comes in Ripken's 1,500th consecutive game played. Roy Smith is the winner over Rich DeLucia."

In 1994 - "Two hours before the Mariners are scheduled to play the Orioles in the Kingdome, four 15-pound wood-fiber tiles fall from the ceiling of the stadium, landing in the empty seats. The game is postponed indefinitely as an inspection finds that many water-damaged tiles will have to be replaced before baseball can be played there again this season."

Consider this your discussion space for final round play of The Open from St. Andrews.