Aubrey Huff

He loves Baltimore.

I think Baltimore loves him a lot more these days.

Huff has his second two-homer game of the season, and eighth of his career. He's totaled eight homers and 21 RBIs in his last 20 games.

Is this guy trying to make the All-Star team?

I disagreed with the decision to remove Garrett Olson in the sixth after Kevin Millar's error prevented the second out from being recorded, but another writer in the press box thought it was the right move because Olson was about to implode.

Olson had struck out Miguel Olivo and induced a grounder from Mark Teahen that Millar fumbled. His pitch count stood at 89, and another left-handed batter was coming to the plate.

Adam Loewen allowed three straight singles to reduce the Orioles' lead to 7-6 and load the bases.

Mark Grudzielanek singled off Chad Bradford to tie the game, and Alex Gordon's sacrifice fly has moved Kansas City ahead, 8-7. More updates to follow.

Has anyone seen Lance Cormier? He threw four scoreless innings in relief of Olson Saturday night in Washington, allowing one hit and walking a batter. Hasn't surfaced since that night. I'm pretty sure his arm has recovered.

The back-to-back triples by Adam Jones and Brandon Fahey were the first by the Orioles since Aug. 4, 2000 at Tropicana Field.

Quick quiz: Name the two batters. Answer to follow.

Jay Gibbons is hitting .311 with four homers, 15 RBIs and a .607 slugging percentage in 15 games for the Long Island Ducks.

I missed this transaction: The Astros signed former Oriole Val Majewski from the independent Newark Bears on June 21 and assigned him to Double-A Corpus Christi. Majewski was batting .368 with 47 RBIs.  

Ivanon Coffie and Luis Matos had the back-to-back triples at Tropicana Field, in a game that lasted 15 innings and provided Jason Johnson with his first victory in nine decisions.

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