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Dylan Bundy gets his first win, Adam Jones really doesn't want to talk about strikeouts, and Ashur Tolliver beats some pretty steep odds just to pitch again after shoulder surgery, let alone make it to the bigs.

"Look, I have this crazy idea about the lineup, BUT IT JUST MIGHT WORK!"
"Look, I have this crazy idea about the lineup, BUT IT JUST MIGHT WORK!"
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Davis, Machado lead Orioles to 6-4 win over Indians | FOX Sports
Manny Machado had himself a night, going 4 for 5, while Mark Trumbo hit yet another homerun. I think that's like 734 so far this season, but I might be wrong.

Machado has four hits, Bundy gets first win as losing streak ends - Steve Melewski
Friday night marked Dylan Bundy's first MLB win, a week shy of five years after he was drafted 4th overall by the O's in 2011.

Orioles reliever Ashur Tolliver beat tall odds to come back from shoulder surgery, impress in debut - Baltimore Sun
Four year ago, Ashur Tolliver wasn't given even 50/50 odds he'd ever pitch again after shoulder surgery. Buy some lottery tickets, Ashur.

Adam Jones on Orioles' batting order shuffle: 'Let's see if we can get some guys hot' - Baltimore Sun
Adam Jones has been getting just a LITTLE testy with the media the last day or so in response to questions about the team's hitting, and that trend continued yesterday. Although I don't blame him at all - it was a four game rough patch, with 110+ games still to play. As he said earlier this year, "Sometimes, you just suck."

Orioles ‘Baltimore RBI Program’ Returns " CBS Baltimore
Working with the Baltimore City Recreation and Parks Department, the Orioles and MLB will support numerous baseball and softball programs in the city for kids through the Baltimore RBI program. Good to see.

Orioles Host 30th Annual Food & Funds Drive At Camden Yards " CBS Baltimore
The O's start a 10-game stretch of home games on Mondaay against Boston. "The homestand will feature the 30th annual OriolesREACH Food & Funds Drive presented by MASN and WJZ-TV to benefit the Maryland Food Bank at Oriole Park during the weekend series against the New York Yankees from June 3 through June 5."

Macari, Oriole softball edge Eudora 1-0 at State - Sports - Butler County Times Gazette - El Dorado, KS
It is the editorial policy of this blog to celebrate the success of all teams Orioles, and the Salina, KS Orioles are to be commended for their Class 4A-Div. I state tournament win. Go O's!

Happy Birthday to former Oriole Daniel Cabrera. Oh, what could have been... Anyway, he shares today as his birthday with famous people including 1524 Selim II, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire; 1660 George I, King of England; 1759 William Pitt the Younger, English Prime Minister; 1888 Jim Thorpe, Olympic champion and good at just about every sport invented by 1912; 1910 T-Bone Walker, American blues guitarist; 1938 Jerry West, NBA superstar and model for NBA logo; 1944 Rudy Giuliani, Mayor of New York; 1945 John Fogerty, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter; 1949 Wendy O. Williams, American musician and fasion icon; 1968 Kylie Minogue, Australian singer; 1971 Marco Rubio, U.S. senator; 1985 Colbie Caillat, American folk singer-songwriter; and 1986 Michael Oher, NFL lineman and focus of "The Blind Side".

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1968 - American League owners agree to divide the circuit into two divisions and reduce its schedule to 156 games. The following divisional alignment is set for the 1969 season: Eastern Division: Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees, Washington Senators. Western Division: California Angels, Chicago White Sox, Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Oakland Athletics, Seattle Pilots.

On this day in world history...

585 BC Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians at war with the Medes leads to a truce. One of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated.

1431 Joan of Arc is accused of relapsing into heresy by donning male clothing again, providing justification for her execution

1588 Spanish Armada under the Duke of Medina-Sidonia departs Lisbon to invade England

1830 US Congress authorizes native Indian to be removed from all states to the western prairie

1936 Alan Turing submits "On Computable Numbers" for publication, in which he set out the theoretical basis for modern computers.

1972 White House "plumbers" break into the Democratic National Headquarters at Watergate in Washington D.C.

Consider this your discussion space for the NCAA Mens' Lacrosse National Semifinals: Maryland vs Brown. And good luck to Terps' baseball as they try and stay alive in the Big Ten tournament against Iowa at 10 a.m. this morning!