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The O's lost, Chris Davis gets robbed again, and the local media weighs in on national rumors about Buck and Dan.

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Hill pitches 2-hit shutout and fans 10, Red Sox beat Orioles - USA Today
Rich Hill kept up his startling comeback, pitching a two-hitter and striking out 10 as the Boston Red Sox beat the Orioles 7-0 Friday night.

Orioles observations on Chris Davis getting robbed again, Kevin Gausman's struggles - Baltimore Sun
First baseman Chris Davis was yet again robbed of a home run Friday night -- this takeaway coming with two outs in the ninth inning of the Orioles’ 7-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. It has been an all-too-common occurrence, marking the fifth time this season that Davis has had a home run taken away by an over-the-fence catch.

Nats' Jonathan Papelbon suspended three games for hitting Orioles' Manny Machado - Baltimore Sun
Washington Nationals reliever Jonathan Papelbon received a three-game suspension and undisclosed fine from MLB for "intentionally throwing a pitch in the head area" of third baseman Manny Machado during the ninth inning of Wednesday’s 4-3 Orioles victory at Nationals Park.

Schmuck: If Duquette-Showalter relationship is prickly, it might not be a bad thing - Baltimore Sun
Peter Schmuck read the same stuff we did over this past week, and decided to write about it.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Doug Sisk, and Dave Duncan. Famous people born today include 1181 - Saint Francis of Assisi, 1888 - T. S. Eliot, 1897 - Pope Paul VI, 1898 - George Gershwin, 1946 - Christine Todd Whitman, 1948 - Olivia Newton-John, 1947 - Lynn Anderson, country singer, 1962 - Melissa Sue Anderson, actress, 1967 - Shannon Hoon (Blind Melon), 1981 - Serena Williams, tennis champion.

On this day in Orioles history...
1956 - Charlie Beamon of the Orioles throws a 1 - 0 shutout against the Yankees in his first major league start.
1962 - The Orioles' Dave McNally makes his first major league start and shuts out the A's, 3 - 0.
1971 - Jim Palmer becomes the fourth member of the Orioles' pitching staff to notch his 20th victory, shutting out the host Indians, 5 - 0. Only one other team in major league history (the 1920 White Sox) boasted four 20-game winners.

Other stuff may have happened, but I ran out of time. Go O's!