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At age 53, former Orioles slugger Rafael Palmeiro hits 1st home run in return to baseball

Rafael Palmeiro still has power, even at 53.

After hitting more than 500 home runs in the major leagues, the former Orioles slugger went deep Monday night for the first time in his return to baseball with an independent team.

He connected in the fifth inning for the Cleburne Railroaders, who went on to a 4-3 loss in 11 innings against the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks.

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Orioles schedule second 'Bark at Oriole Park' event for July 25

The Orioles announced Tuesday that fans are invited to bring their dogs to games on Wednesday, July 25, and Wednesday, Sept. 12, with the purchase of a special ticket package, as the Orioles celebrate the first “Bark at Oriole Park” events at Camden Yards.

The Sept. 12 event had been previously announced, but a second mid-summer date has been added because of high demand.

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Having rediscovered his form, Orioles reliever Givens rescues Monday's game in middle innings

The Orioles' Mychal Givens entered Monday night's game against the White Sox in the sixth inning with two runners in scoring position and nobody out, and he escaped the jam and pitched another scoreless inning, too.

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Throws by Orioles' Mancini spotlight development in left field amid defensive challenges

Orioles outfielder Trey Mancini grabbed a piece of the league lead with two outfield assists in Monday's 3-2 win over the Chicago White Sox, giving him six for the year and keeping the Orioles ahead in the tense middle innings.

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Three homers, solid pitching help Orioles to fifth road win of year, 3-2 over White Sox

Three solo home runs against the White Sox were enough to give the Orioles, who had just five hits overall, their fifth road win of the season.

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Orioles notes: Darren O'Day elbow absence 'has gone a little longer than we thought'

Orioles reliever Darren O'Day has seen the absence caused by his hyperextended elbow extended far beyond what the team previously thought, and manager Buck Showalter said there's "nothing imminent."

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