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Coffee Companion (7/11): Orioles hold on against Nats

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Last night's Orioles game was a lot like the Scores Hockey game last night, in that we got out to an early lead and won a close one. So, there you go. This is the Coffee Companion, where we recap the previous day's local sports headlines.

- The Orioles earned a split in the home portion of the Beltway series with a 4-3 win over the Nationals, where again Buck Showalter walked Bryce Harper to attack the rest of the lineup.

- Wei-Yin Chen is happy he has nine wins, which are ultimately meaningless but let’s go with it.

- The team sent Bud Norris to Double-A Bowie to get him a start during the All-Star break next week, after Norris labored in his return from the disabled list Wednesday.

- The Babe Ruth 100th Anniversary auction, featuring rare memorabilia from Ruth’s career, will be held Saturday at the Sports Legends Museum.

- It rained yesterday in Norfolk. A lot.

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