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After winning back to back series for the first time since July, the Orioles will look to extend their string against the visiting Red Sox. From just about top down, this is a pretty different squad than from when last we saw our unkempt divisional brethren from the north. Tonight's game features the "what is and what will never be" matchup of Kevin Gausman and Eduardo Rodriguez.

Steve Melewski: After first playoff series win ever, Bowie Baysox will play for Eastern League title
Go you Baysox!

Reimold gets fifth straight start leading off | CSN Mid-Atlantic
Old Moldy's doing his best to become a guy that Buck likes.

What To Do About Jonathan Schoop - Baltimore Sports and Life Something needs to be done about Jonathan Schoop?

Ned Yost must get control of his team | Baseball Essential
You know it. I know it. Unfortunately, Yost doesn't seem to know it.

David Ortiz 500th Home Run Ball Returned By Orioles Fan, Report Says " CBS Boston
Should've ransomed it for a new dugout phone.

On this day in 1976, Dennis "El Presidente" Martinez made his major league debut, becoming the first Nicaraguan to play in the major leagues. On this day in 1987, Cal Ripken Sr. ended Cal Ripken Jr.'s consecutive inning streak at 8,243 during an 18-3 drubbing at the hands of the Blue Jays.

It's the birthday of Delmon Young (right in the middle of Rosh Hashanah...go figure) and Chad Bradford.