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Monday Bird Droppings: Where the O's last homestand is set to start

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The Orioles escaped from New York with one win. Now, as hopes fade, they return home. In today's links, the Orioles look to be spoilers, the Showalter September mojo, and more.

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Wins are nice, even if they only seem to serve a limited purpose. I prefer them to losses, for sure. The Orioles continue to evade mathematical elimination, but, y'know...

Wrapping up a 6-4 win - School of Roch
No more Aaron Judge this year!

Orioles can play spoiler role against Red Sox (Sep 18, 2017) | FOX Sports
It's come to this. There was a time when this is all we had.

Despite disliking expanded rosters and his club's awful recent play, Buck Showalter is historically successful in September - BaltimoreBaseball.com After the collapses of the Dark Years, September in 2010 and 2011 were surprising. "Win in September? You can do that?"

2017 MLB season may lack 20 win pitcher Kill the win.

On this day in 1991, Cal Ripken hit his 30th homer of the year, bolstering his case for an eventual MVP award.

It's the birthday of Harvey Haddix.