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Hyun Soo Kim has his first MLB RBI, and Mychal Givens has ice water in his veins.

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Hyun Soo Kim
Hyun Soo Kim
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Chris Davis homers, has 4 hits; Orioles beat Royals - USA Today
"Chris Davis homered and had four hits, Manny Machado extended his hitting streak to 16 games and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Saturday night."

Orioles reliever Mychal Givens comes through in the clutch with game-changing escape act - Baltimore Sun
"Mychal Givens struck out both hitters with his devastating slider, a pitch that comes from an unconventional low arm angle and sweeps across the plate. Perez ended his eight-pitch at-bat flailing at the pitch and Infante swung through a full-count slider over the inner half of the plate."

Steve Melewski: Kim gets first career RBI (Orioles win 8-3)
"The Orioles scored first tonight and their rally included the first major league RBI for Hyun Soo Kim. Starting for the first time since April 13, Kim hit a soft single into center off Royals starter Kris Medlen. It gave the Orioles a 2-0 lead."

MLB news and rumors for April 23: Orioles place Gallardo on DL -
"Orioles: Placed Yovani Gallardo on the disabled list due to shoulder and bicep tendinitis. Kevin Gausman should replace him in the rotation. In the interim, Brian Matusz was activated from the disabled list." Shoulda left him there after what we saw last night...

Happy Birthday if it's yours, but I'm sad to say you share it with no one who's ever played for the Orioles. You do share it with 1533 William I of Orange; 1934 Shirley MacLaine, actress; 1942 Barbra Streisand, American singer; 1963 Billy Gould, rock bassist (Faith No More); 1964 Cedric the Entertainer; 1982 Kelly Clarkson, American singer; 1997 Lydia Ko, New Zealand professional golfer, and younger than my kid. I'm old.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history... nothing much happened. Weird.

On this day in world history...

1479 BC Thutmose III ascends to the throne of Egypt, although power effectively shifts to Hatshepsut (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty).
1184 BC The Greeks enter Troy using the Trojan Horse (traditional date).
1877 Russo-Turkish War, 1877-1878: Russia declares war on the Ottoman Empire.
1898 Spanish-American War: Spain delares war after rejecting US ultimatum to withdraw from Cuba
1916 Easter Rising of Irish republicans against British occupation begins in Dublin
1967 Vietnam War: American General William Westmoreland says in a news conference that the enemy had "gained support in the United States that gives him hope that he can win politically that which he cannot win militarily."
1981 IBM-PC computer introduced

Consider this your discussion space for NCAA Womens' Tennis - Maryland at Wisconsin.