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Chris Davis went yard twice, Mike Wright gets today's start and a Orioles' affiliate's trainer is honored as one of the best.

Chris Davis can hit a baseball a long, long way.
Chris Davis can hit a baseball a long, long way.
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About Last Night

Baltimore Orioles beat Toronto Blue Jays Chris Davis hits 2 homers | FOX Sports
"Chris Davis hit two home runs to take the major-league lead with 40, Matt Wieters and Adam Jones both connected and Baltimore beat the Toronto Blue Jays 10-2 on Friday night."

Obligatory Daily Roster Moves

Orioles place RHP Gonzalez on 15-day DL - Washington Times
"The Baltimore Orioles have placed Miguel Gonzalez on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, retroactive to August 31."

Orioles notebooks: Mike Wright returns, ready for start Saturday, plus injury updates - Baltimore Sun
"It (his left calf) feels great," Mike Wright said. "I was down there rehabbing and it was nice at first to get some time off, but I started losing my mind. It’s good to be back here and back competing. … I don’t feel it anywhere close as much as I used to and it doesn’t affect anything — my running, my jumping or anything.

Orioles bring up RP Jorge Rondon, LF Junior Lake : Fantasy News
"The Orioles have announced the promotions of reliever Jorge Rondon and left fielder Junior Lake from Triple-A Norfolk."

In Other News...

The 'curse' remains: Jays lose to Orioles with Trudeau in stands | CTV News
"The "leaders’ curse" remained intact. The AL East-leading Jays have now gone 0-3 with federal political leaders in the stands this season."

Meet the Man Who Saved Camden Yards' Old Warehouse - CityLab
"Baltimore was looking at sites for a new baseball facility at the time. One option: an area near the Inner Harbor with a vacant 1,116-foot-long brick warehouse that no one, not even the Orioles, seemed interested in saving. Eric Moss, however, looked at it and told himself, "that’s my Green Monster."

Shorebirds’ trainer Schuler named SAL Trainer of Year - DelmarvaNow
"The Delmarva Shorebirds, Class-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, announced that team athletic trainer Trek Schuler has been selected as the 2015 South Atlantic League Athletic Trainer of the Year."

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Calvin Maduro, Jimmy Haynes, and Tom Patton. They share it with 1638 - Louis XIV of France, King of France and of Navarre; 1846 - Jack Daniel, American distiller; 1921 - Jack Valenti, Long time president of the Motion Picture Association of America; 1927 - Paul Volcker, American economist; 1929 - Bob Newhart, American stand up comedian and actor; 1940 - Raquel Welch, American actress, author and sex symbol; 1942 - Werner Herzog, German film director, producer, screenwriter, actor and opera director; and 1946 - Freddie Mercury, British musician, singer and song writer.

On this day in Orioles history, in 1995: "Cal Ripken ties Lou Gehrig's all-time mark by appearing in his 2,130th consecutive game. The Orioles shut out the Angels behind Scott Erickson by a score of 8 - 0."  Anything else notable is better forgotten.

Also on this day....

1666 - Londoners desperately attempt to halt fire

1774 - First Continental Congress convenes

1836 - Sam Houston elected as president of Texas

1877 - Crazy Horse killed

1972 - Massacre begins at Munich Olympics

And on a completely unrelated note, if you haven't seen this goal by Maryland in OT versus #1 UCLA at Ludwig Field last night (filled with +8,000 fans for a record), well, go click and watch it. Awesome stuff.

Consider this your discussion space for UFC 191: Johnson vs Dodson 2. It's gonna be an awesome fight.