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Matt Wieters gave us all a birthday present, and T.J. McFarland could use some good news out of his upcoming MRI.

Matt Wieters brought his own birthday gift.
Matt Wieters brought his own birthday gift.
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Orioles recap: Matt Wieters' three-run homer in ninth gives Birds 3-1 win over Angels - Baltimore Sun
Matt Wieters homered with two outs in the ninth to give the Orioles a 3-1 win over the Angels. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, guys.

Wieters on birthday blast: "I think I'll remember this one" - Steve Melewski
"It was good to get a win. Gaus (Kevin Gausman) threw the ball great and at least we took him off the hook for a loss. He threw the ball too well to get a loss. It’s a tough win, but a good win." Any win is a good win, Matt Wieters.

Showalter with updates on McFarland and Hardy - Steve Melewski
T.J. McFarland is heading to Baltimore for an MRI on his left knee tomorrow, and J.J. Hardy is coming along nicely in his rehab.

Don't Be Surprised By The Orioles’ Success - Today's Knuckleball
Another overview of what the Orioles are doing right.

Bundy's got game beyond baseball - School of Roch
Dylan Bundy is trying hard to dispute the notion he's some redneck hick. Apparently, he's the best chess player in the clubhouse, although he'll tell you Brady Anderson is better.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Rick van den Hurk, John Bale, and Jose Mesa. They share it with famous people including 1813 Richard Wagner, German composer; 1859 Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes; 1907 Laurence Olivier, English actor; 1930 Harvey Milk, American politician and gay rights activist; 1942 Ted Kaczynski, the "Unabomber"; 1943 Tommy John, pitcher and surgical patient; 1950 Bernie Taupin, lyricist for Elton John; 1970 Naomi Campbell, model/actress; and 1987 Novak Djokovic, world #1 tennis player.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1959 - Baltimore's Hoyt Wilhelm one-hits the Yankees, 5 - 0, with Jerry Lumpe's single in the 8th the spoiler. Switch-hitter Mickey Mantle hits righty against Wilhelm and does no better than he has been lefty. On May 28th, Wilhelm will beat the Yankees again, 5 - 0.

1964 - Baltimore edges the Twins, 6 - 5, scoring two runs in the 9th for the victory. Twins reliever Gerry Arrigo allows a two-out home run to Sam Bowens, his second home run of the game, then throws three balls to John Orsino before being lifted for Bill Fischer. Fischer throws a strike to Orsino who then hits his next pitch for the winning home run. It is Fischer's last major league game: on the 24th he is placed on the voluntarily retired list.

On this day in world history...

334 BC The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus

1570 1st atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps

1843 1st wagon train with 700 - 1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon

1939 Adolf Hitler & Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"

1946 First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico

Consider this your discussion space for NCAA Women's Lacrosse - Massachusetts vs Maryland.