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Chris Tillman could hardly get an out against the Yankees while the Orioles’ offense couldn’t stop making outs.

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Chris Tillman leaves the mound after being taken out of the game in the second inning after giving up nine runs against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. 
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Good morni.... ah, forget it. It’s not a good morning if you reflect even for a moment on the dumpster fire that was last night’s loss to the Yankees. Take a few more moments to read the links then please, move on to something more pleasant in your day?

Judge, Yankees batter Orioles 16-3 for 4th straight win | FOX Sports
Aaron Judge hit his major league-leading 19th home run and New York connected five times in all, battering Chris Tillman and the Baltimore Orioles 16-3 on Saturday night for their fourth straight win.

Orioles have plenty of cause for concern after worst loss of season - Baltimore Sun
“I wasn’t trying to slow anything down,” Chris Tillman said. “The more I was trying to make a pitch, I felt like just kept missing too much plate. I kept trying to throw strikes, getting ahead, and you’re missing right over the heart of the plate and that’s a good team. They put a lot of good swings on some bad pitches.”

Orioles notes: Buck Showalter more confident Manny Machado can avoid DL stint - Baltimore Sun
"Manny's good," Buck Showalter said. "He improved again. It looks like he's got a chance to miss the DL. It's just a matter of when. See if he might be available tonight. Who knows? But it's encouraging that there's been improvement. We'll see."

Orioles activate Welington Castillo, designate Francisco Pena for assignment - Baltimore Sun
Orioles catcher Welington Castillo was activated from the 10-day disabled list and immediately inserted into the starting lineup for Saturday’s game against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Orioles' Zach Britton: Throws 25-pitch bullpen Saturday -
Zach Britton (forearm) threw a 25-pitch bullpen Saturday and is getting close to facing live hitters.

Birthdays and History

There’s no a single current or former Oriole player born today. It is, however, the birthday of famous people including first female member of teh U.S. House of Representatives Jeannette Rankin 1880; NFL Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi 1913; actor Gene Wilder 1935; race car driver and commentator Jackie Stewart 1939; ZZ Top drummer (and only member without a beard) Frank Beard 1949; NFL Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana 1956; Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage 1969; WNBA player Diana Taurasi 1982; and actor Shia LaBeouf 1986.

On this day in Baltimore baseball history...

1995 - Lee Smith sets a major league record with a save in his 16th consecutive appearance, pitching a scoreless ninth inning to preserve the Angels' 5 - 4 victory over the Orioles. Smith breaks the mark of 15 straight set by Doug Jones in 1988.

1999 - The Orioles defeat the Braves‚ 6 - 2‚ as Albert Belle's streak of 392 consecutive games - the longest such active streak - is ended. Belle is benched by Baltimore manager Ray Miller for failing to run out a ground ball.

On this day in world history...

1776 - In America, the Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain.

1936 - The Presbyterian Church of America was formed in Philadelphia, PA.

1942 - The U.S. and the Soviet Union signed a lend lease agreement to aid the Soviets in their effort in World War II.

1981 - The first major league baseball player's strike began. It would last for two months.

1982 - Steven Spielberg's movie "E.T." opened.

1993 - Steven Spielberg's movie "Jurassic Park" opened.

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