About Last Night
Gonzalez suffers another loss as A's beat Orioles 5-0 - USA Today
"Marcus Semien hit a two-out, three-run home run in the sixth inning to help Chris Bassitt earn his first win this season, and the Athletics beat the Orioles 5-0 on Tuesday night."
Obligatory Daily Roster Move
School of Roch: Orioles and Athletics lineups (McFarland recalled)
"The Orioles recalled left-hander T.J. McFarland from Triple-A Norfolk, giving the Orioles seven relievers, and optioned Tyler Wilson."
In Other News...
School of Roch: Chris Davis following his own act from 2013 (and other notes)
"Chris Davis is on such a roll these days, he's resembling the 2013 version of himself. Davis belted a three-run homer in the first inning [Monday night] to point the Orioles toward a 9-2 victory in Oakland. He's collected six home runs and 19 RBIs in his last 10 games."
Orioles continue to linger as the overlooked team in AL wild-card race - CBSSports.com
"Even with Tuesday's loss to the Athletics (OAK 5, BAL 0), the Orioles are now 8-3 in their last 11 games, climbing from 5 1/2 games back of the second wild-card spot to just one game back. They're also tied with the Jays in the loss column. Did the O's feast on a weak schedule? Oh, sure. They beat up on the Braves and depleted Tigers for five of those 11 wins, but hey, those are the games you're supposed to win."
With Playoff Chase Heating up, Baltimore Orioles Have 12th Toughest Schedule Remaining | Orioles 101 | Sports Media 101
The headline is pretty much why you should read this article, but I guess you really don't have to.
Birthdays and Such
Happy Birthday to former Orioles John Wasdin and Nelson Briles. They share it with John Huston, Neil A. Armstrong, Vern Gosdin, Loni Anderson, Rick Derringer, Pat Smear, Tawney Kitaen, Patrick Ewing, Adam Yauch, and Jonathon Silverman.
1901 - Burt Hart punches John Haskell and will be banned for life as a result his assault on the umpire. The Oriole first baseman will play only 58 games in his major league career.
1990 - Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan are rained out in Cooperstown, NY. The ceremony will be conducted the following day at a local high school.
1994 - Baltimore P Ben McDonald one-hits Milwaukee, winning by a score of 4 - 0. McDonald fans nine and walks four in his masterpiece, allowing only a 4th-inning single to Dave Nilsson.