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Wei-Yin Chen pitched seven strong, Adam Jones was the hero, and Evan Longoria should get out of the way next time.

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Longoria called out for interference, Rays fall to Orioles - USA Today
"Evan Longoria and the Tampa Bay Rays couldn't get out of their own way. Longoria was called out for batter's interference in the eighth inning, negating an apparent stolen base, and the Rays wound up losing to the Baltimore Orioles 2-1 Saturday night."

Orioles notebook: Top pitching prospect Hunter Harvey shut down again - Baltimore Sun
"Orioles right-handed pitching prospect Hunter Harvey, who has been dealing with arm injuries for more than a year, has been shut down with a reoccurrence of discomfort in his right elbow and forearm area while pitching on the first day of instructional league in Sarasota, Fla., according to manager Buck Showalter." Can we just go ahead and schedule the Tommy John surgery now and avoid the Christmas rush?

Baysox take Game 5 to claim first Eastern League crown - Baltimore Sun
"Reading, holding a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five Eastern League title series, called over to the Bowie clubhouse manager before Game 4 on Friday and asked whether the Fightin Phils could buy Bowie's champagne and beer. The Baysox politely declined the request." Karma can be an unkind lady.

Steve Melewski: Dan Duquette on Bowie's title and more after Baysox win Eastern League championship
"The staff here did a great job and we have some real gritty players here that learned how to win," Dan Duquette said. "We had some good veteran players here along with some prospects to help the club."

Charity Ticket offer | Baltimore Orioles
Donate at least $10 to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Ronald McDonald House Charities, and you can buy 50% off tickets for the series against the Toronto Blue Jays from September 28 to October 1. It's part of a coordinated effort between the Orioles, the charities, and Gov. Larry Hogan.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Steve Lombardozzi, Dave Gallagher, and Roric Harrison. They share this birthday with  1878 - Upton Sinclair, Baltimore native and writer of "The Jungle"; 1917 - Red Auerbach, NBA coach/GM ; 1929 - Anne Meara, comedian/actress and mom to Ben; 1934 - Sophia Loren, actress; 1948 - George R. R. Martin, famous procrastinator and American fantasy and sci-fi author; 1951 - Guy Lafleur, NHL Hall of Famer; 1964 - Crispin Glover, actor; 1966 - Nuno Bettencourt, guitarist for Extreme; 1967 - Gunnar Nelson, vocalist for Nelson.

On this date in Orioles history....

1958 - Recently-acquired Orioles knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm pitches a 1 - 0 no-hitter against the New York Yankees at Memorial Stadium, with the only run coming on a home run by battery mate Gus Triandos. It will be the last time in the 20th century the Yankees will fail to get a hit in a game.

1998 - Cal Ripken, Jr. takes himself out of the starting lineup and does not play in the Baltimore Orioles' loss to the New York Yankees, ending his consecutive games played streak at 2,632. After nearly 16 years, Ripken says he decided the time was right to end the streak, which began on May 30, 1982.

2002 - Mike Bordick of the Baltimore Orioles sets a major league record playing his 102nd successive game at shortstop without committing an error. Rey Ordóñez, playing SS for the New York Mets, had established mark from 1999 through 2000.

Also on this day in history...

451 - Roman General Flavius Aetius defeats Attila the Hun at The Battle of the Catalaunian Plainsat (Chalons-sur-Marne) halting Hun invasion of Roman Gaul

622 - Islamic Prophet Muhammed/Abu Bakr arrives in Jathrib (Medina)

1519 - Ferdinand Magellan starts 1st successful circumnavigation of the world

1854 - Battle of the Alma: first major battle of Crimean War. British and French alliance defeat the Russians

1990 - Both Germanys ratify reunification

2001 - In an address to a joint session of Congress and the American people, U.S. President George W. Bush declares a "war on terror".

We will provide a separate discussion space for NFL Week 2 (thanks, ZK!) but you can certainly discuss your utter lack of surprise at Tito Ortiz losing last night in a Bellator light heavyweight title fight.