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Everything is awesome.
Everything is awesome.
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Does everyone feel a little better? After a terrible first game out of the break, the Orioles rebounded nicely to take a road series from the Tigers. Jonathan Schoop was a monster at the plate and made some great plays in the field, Chris Tillman looked like a different person, Adam Jones showed signs of shaking off his July swoon and Manny Machado continued to be awesome. A guy could get used to that. The O's are off today, but their road trip continues with potentially crucial stops this week in New York and Tampa.

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On this day in 1993, Ben McDonald tossed a one hitter and Harold Baines homered as the first place O's shutout the Royals 7-0. In 2001, the Howard Street Tunnel fire claimed another game as public safety concerns forced the O's to postpone another game in their series against the Angels.

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