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Coming off a sweep of the Nats in Washington, the Orioles hope the trend continues in Boston. The O's have already won the season series against the Red Sox, but a little part of me can't help but think that with the O's hanging on to playoff hopes by the slimmest margin that the Red Sox don't want a little payback for 2011. So be it.

School of Roch: Buck Showalter: "I still like our storyline"
Adam Jones on the mend, Buck's fighting the good fight...

Tension building inside Orioles organization | FOX Sports
Every iteration of this story is more amusing than the last.

Ryan Mountcastle among Orioles at instructs | orioles.com
Itchy Xu, people. Itchy Xu.

Ranking the 30 Minor League Systems Statistically | FanGraphs Baseball
It ain't purty, but, hey...Baysox title

Janish may have found a home in Baltimore for 2016 | CSN Mid-Atlantic
"Paul Janish has filled a need for the Orioles, and it's likely that he'll return to the team in 2016."

Camden Depot: It Is Time To Suspend All HBPs Equally Suspension equality now!

On this day in 1965, the O's edged the Angels 2-1. Steve Barber allowed one run in eight innings, but Stu Miller vultured his 13th win of the season. Miller was worth 4.3 bWAR over 67 games in relief that season.

Yesterday's winning pitcher Tyler Wilson turns 26 today. We always prefer to remember the good times provided to us by another of today's birthday boys, Brad Bergesen. Former farmhand Chris Piersoll celebrates a birthday today as does would be Duquette reclamation project Joel Pineiro.