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Ubaldo did Ubaldo things and got Ubaldo results. And Hyun Soo Kim is feeling comfortable enough to have some fun with his manager.

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Gomes, Salazar Lead Indians Past Orioles 11-4 " CBS Baltimore
Ubaldo Jimenez did what he's done most (but not all) of this season and stunk up the joint. If you want to know more, go ahead and click, but honestly, this was over barely after it started.

Showalter on Kim, Gallardo and Machado - School of Roch
It seems Hyun-Soo KIm has a bit of a sense of humor about his role this year. Buck Showalter related this exchange with Kim's interpreter, Danny Lee. "I was talking to Danny yesterday," Showalter said. "I said, ‘How’s he doing?’ I always ask what’s going on. He said, ‘Oh, he’s playing with me, acting like he’s tired and doesn’t know if he can play again.’'

After his latest struggles, what is next for Ubaldo Jimenez? - Steve Melewski
The easy solution would be to swap Ubaldo Jimenez for Vance Worley into the bullpen and start Worley. But in probably less than two weeks, Yovani Gallardo comes back and we do this all over again...

Yovani Gallardo's simulated game a success, slated to start rehab assignment on Thursday - Baltimore Sun
Yovani Gallardo threw three simulated innings Saturday, but when the batters are Paul Janish, first-base coach Wayne Kirby and coach Einar Diaz, I'm not sure you can all that game conditions. No offense, Wayne.

How are you liking the decision to keep Matt Wieters now? -
Me? You asking me? I still hate it, why do you ask?

Orioles minor league report: Mike Yastrzemski on a tear at Triple-A - Baltimore Sun
Since moving up to AAA, Mike Yastrzemski has 15 hits, including five doubles, two homers and a triple, and batted .405/.477/.757. But where do you put him on the 25-man roster? Because you know Joey Baesball isn't going anywhere, and neither is Pedro Alvarez.

Happy Birthday to former Orioles Jerry Hairston, Jr., Eric Davis, Fred Holdsworth, and Dyar Miller. They share it with famous people including 1630 Charles II, King of England; 1736 Patrick Henry, "Give me liberty or give me death"; 1903 Bob Hope, comedian; 1917 John F. Kennedy, 35th US President; 1953 Danny Elfman, composer; 1958 Annette Bening, American actress; 1967 Noel Gallagher, English pop musician (Oasis); and 1984 Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...
1896 - Baltimore leaps past Cincinnati in the National League race with a 4 - 1 defeat of the Reds.

1967 - Orioles 1B Mike Epstein and P Frank Bertaina are traded to the Senators for P Pete Richert.

1970 - The Orioles' Mike Cuellar strikes out 4 batters consecutively in the 4th inning of a 2 - 0 win over California. He allows 4 hits and Boog Powell supplies the offense with a two-run homer.

On this day in world history...

1453 Constantinople, capital of the Eastern Roman Empire falls to Muhammad II (Turks); ends the Byzantine Empire

1592 Battle of Sacheon: Korean navy led by Admiral Yi Sun Shin repels a Japanese fleet - first use of Korean Turtle ship

1660 On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end

1851 Sojourner Truth addresses 1st Black Women's Rights Convention (Akron)

1953 Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition

Consider this your discussion space for the NCAA Women's Lacrosse Championships: Maryland vs North Carolina.