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A unique spin on the high jump...
A unique spin on the high jump...
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The Orioles are now 3.5 games back of the Twins for the second wild card spot and can tie the Blue Jays for second place in the division with a win tonight. Trades continue to be made, but most of the action so far seems to be on the pitchers. One wonders what today might bring...

School of Roch: The road trip, Markakis back in Baltimore and more on tonight's game
There will be, uhhh...emotions.

Orioles will find out more about Pearce on Monday | Comcast SportsNet Baltimore
If you've been wondering what's up with Steve Pearce, today is your lucky day.

Reds trade Cueto; Bruce, Byrd, Chapman, Leake next to go? - CBSSports.com
Dayn Perry lists the O's as a potential match for a number of soon to be shipped off Reds.

O's might be deadline sellers, which makes sense.(Sports on Earth)
A mere series win over the patchwork Rays probably shouldn't change your perspective on this matter, whatever it may be.

For Tides' shortstop Paul Janish, a labor of glove | HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com
The gloveman waits...

On this day in 1959, Gene Woodling drove in all of the O's runs in 5-2 win over Detroit. He did the same in the previous day's 4-0 win. In 1973, Jim Palmer's no hit bid was broken up in the 8th as the O's cruised to a 9-0 win. In 1999, major league baseball staged it's absurd Turn Ahead the Clock night in which participating teams wore ridiculous, futuristic uniforms.

Happy birthday, Ryan Flaherty! Orioles Hall of Fame occupant Rich Dauer also celebrates a birthday today as does cult hero Floyd "Honey Bear" Rayford, Baysox manager Gary Kendall and Preston Guilmet.