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Independence Day Orioles game thread: at Angels, 4:07

The Orioles and Tom Eshelman will try to declare independence from losing for one day as they wrap up the series against Los Angeles on July 4.

Baltimore Orioles vs Kansas City Royals, 2014 American League Championship Series

Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world, and you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. “Mankind” — that word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests.

Perhaps it’s fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom. Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution. But from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist.

And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared, in one voice: “We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight!” We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive!

Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!

Orioles Lineup

1. Ryan McKenna CF

2. Austin Hays RF

3. Trey Mancini 1B

4. Ryan Mountcastle DH

5. Ramón Urías SS

6. DJ Stewart LF

7. Pat Valaika 2B

8. Austin Wynns C

9. Domingo Leyba 3B

Angels Lineup

1. David Fletcher 2B

2. Shohei Otani DH

3. Jared Walsh 1B

4. Anthony Rendon 3B

5. Phil Gosselin LF

6. José Iglesias SS

7. Kurt Suzuki C

8. Taylor Ward RF

9. Juan Lagares CF