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After an inspiring walkoff win and a much needed day off, the Orioles head north to face the powerful, maple syrup fueled death machine known as the Toronto Blue Jays offense. The Jays went on an outrageous 21-6 tear in August after their trade deadline bonanza and have had the O's number all season, but as bad as the Birds have been in one run games this season, the Jays have been considerable worse. So there's that.

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On this day in 1960, the Orioles extended their win streak to seven with a win over the Yankees behind the strong performance of Chuck Estrada, who took a no no into the seventh. In 1982, Jim Palmer won his eleventh straight as he one hit the Twins. 2012 seems like decades, but on this day in that year, the O's stomped all over the Blue Jays 12-0. A roof malfunction at Rogers Centre led to a rain delay, but the O's made it rain doubles.

It's the birthday of human windmill Bobby Dickerson. "Deadline" Doyle Alexander celebrates a birthday today. In addition to being the centerpiece of the trade that brought Rick Dempsey, Scott McGregor and Tippy Martinez to the O's, at various points in his career he was also traded for John Smoltz, Duane Ward and Frank Robinson. Momentary farmhand Pat Neshek celebrates a birthday today. Eddie Waitkus would be 96.