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Sunday Bird Droppings: The losing continues

Chris Tillman goes short, the bullpen can’t go long, and more relievers may be on the way.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at Kansas City Royals
Adam Jones did his best, on and off the field.
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KC 4, BAL 3 May 13, 2017 | The Kansas City Star
Nathan Karns fanned 12 Orioles in five innings, the first Royals pitcher who has ever accomplished that feat.

Orioles bullpen getting back to full strength; dissecting impact of Davis' home runs - Baltimore Sun
“Yeah, I think we should be back on our feet tomorrow with everybody,” Buck Showalter said. “Darren was dealing with a little something, but it looks as if that’s behind him. Brad, I just wanted to give him three days, regardless. That’s hard to do the way we’re constituted down there right now. We’ll see. … If we can get a little deeper in the games with our starters, that will work its way out.”

Orioles' Buck Showalter knows he might need seventh reliever soon - Baltimore Sun
"I have a pretty good idea of how we're probably going to end up," Buck Showalter said. "A lot of that had to do with April with the off-days and everything. When, if, I think it's a little of both. The last couple of nights are a pretty good example of why we're going to end up at seven [relievers]."

Orioles' Adam Jones speaks out about Boston incident at Negro Leagues museum
"I want the opportunity to be able to further this great game of baseball that has helped me and countless friends of all races," Adam Jones said. "Whatever happened in Boston was very unfortunate. But I think that it can start a conversation in terms of people need to help police people. Situations like that should not occur."

Birthdays and History

Happy Birthday to former Orioles “El Presidente” Dennis Martinez and original Oriole Les Moss, one of the St. Louis Browns who helped bring MLB to Baltimore in 1954. They share this birthday with famous people including musician Jack Bruce 1943; film producer/director George Lucas 1944; film producer/director Robert Zemeckis 1952; singer David Byrne 1952; guitarist C.C. DeVille 1962; actress Cate Blanchett 1969; and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg 1984.

Today in Baltimore baseball history... nothing of note happened, apparently.

Today in world history...

1607 - An expedition led by Captain Christopher Newport went ashore at Jamestown, Virginia. The group had arrived at the location the day before. This became the first permanent English colony in America.

1643 - Louis XIV became King of France at age 4 upon the death of his father, Louis XIII.

1897 - "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa was performed for the first time. It was at a ceremony where a statue of George Washington was unveiled.

1897 - Guglielmo Marconi made the first communication by wireless telegraph.

1913 - The Rockefeller Foundation was created by John D. Rockefeller with a gift of $100,000,000.

1942 - The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was established by an act of the U.S. Congress.

1948 - Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion proclaimed the independent State of Israel as British rule in Palestine came to an end.

1973 - Skylab One was launched into orbit around Earth as the first U.S. manned space station.

1998 - The final episode of the TV series "Seinfeld" aired after nine years on NBC.

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