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Chris Davis sent the faithful home happy, Junior Lake is gone before we really realized he was here, and Oriole-themed weddings are a thing that is happening.

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Chris crushed. Twice.
Chris crushed. Twice.
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About Last Night

Chris Davis hits 2 HRs to carry Orioles to walk-off win over Athletics - USA Today
"Chris Davis hit two home runs, the second a tiebreaking shot with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning off switch-pitcher Pat Venditte, to give the Orioles a 4-3 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night."

School of Roch: Buck Showalter: "Without a doubt, that was fun"
"We've had a lot of people, obviously Chris (Davis), dialing up what we need, enough to get us over the hump. I thought probably one of the keys tonight was Miggy (Miguel Gonzalez). That was a makeup outing there. That's where you just find a way to get through it. To think he was going to give us seven innings and keep us engaged." - Buck Showalter

Obligatory Daily Roster Moves

Orioles release OF Travis Snider on Saturday : Fantasy News
"The Orioles have officially released outfielder Travis Snider. Snider was designated for assignment back on August 7 after hitting a disappointing .237 with three home runs in 69 games for Baltimore."

Orioles option OF Junior Lake to Triple-A on Saturday : Fantasy News
"The Orioles optioned outfielder Junior Lake back down to Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday. Lake went 2 for 14 after being recalled last week, in his first stint with the Orioles."

In Other News

Monday will be decision day for Orioles on C Matt Wieters : Fantasy News
"Buck Showalter has stated that he will look Monday into placing Matt Wieters on the disabled list if the right hamstring strain that has kept him sidelined since Tuesday has not improved, per"

School of Roch: Notes on Monday starters, Pearce, Harvey, Wright and more
"A young boy asked Orioles executive vice president Dan Duquette about the chances of the club re-signing its top free agents. Duquette said the Orioles should be able to keep some of them, and he made it clear that Chris Davis is a priority."

Mets' Lucas Duda hoping to return Tuesday vs. Baltimore Orioles |
"Lucas Duda said Saturday that he'll likely be available to pinch-hit for the remainder of the weekend series against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but he doesn't expect to realistically start until Tuesday, when the Mets travel to Baltimore to face the Orioles."

Newlyweds celebrate with Baltimore Orioles-themed wedding -
"Newlyweds Jonah and Christina Rock went O-bove and beyond for their wedding on Saturday. The wedding had a Baltimore Orioles theme. The bridesmaids all wore orange dresses while the groomsmen wore black and orange tuxedos." With video, of course, because you gotta see this.

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Bret Barberie, Gene Brabender, and Gene Woodling. They share today's birthday with Emperor Hongxi of China; college football coach Amos Alonzo Stagg; AFL-CIO president George Meany;NFL Hall of Famer Frank Gifford; five-time tennis major champion Tony Trabert; Kathie Lee Gifford; Film Director James Cameron; actress Angela Bassett; sportscaster and UMd alum Bonnie Bernstein.

On this day in Orioles history in 1996, "Trailing, 2 - 0, the Orioles score 14 runs over the final three innings to defeat the Athletics, 14 - 3, in the first game of a doubleheader. Rafael Palmeiro drives home six runs for Baltimore, and each member of the starting lineup, with the exception of leadoff man Roberto Alomar, gets at least two hits. The Orioles stroke 19 hits for the second day in a row off Oakland pitching. Baltimore also takes the nightcap, 5 - 4 in 10 innings."

Also in history today...

1691 - Yorktown, VA was founded.

1743 - Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton).

1896 - Gold first discovered in Klondike, found at Bonanza Creek, Alaska by George Carmack.

1945 - Puyi, the last Chinese emperor and ruler of Manchukuo, was captured by Soviet troops.

1946 - Direct Action Day - riots in Calcutta between Muslim and Hindus kill over 4,000 over demand for Pakistan separate state.

2008 - Usain Bolt sets a new 100 metres dash world record of 9.69 seconds at the Beijing 2008 summer olympics.

2012 - Julian Assange, Wikileaks founder, is granted political asylum by Ecuador.

Consider this your discussion space for the final round of the PGA Championship. Alas, the lads from Delmar, MD didn't fare too well last night and their season has reached its end. Still, if you're a Little League player and your last two games are on ESPN, you know you had a good season.