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Coffee Companion (4/23): Hat trick of homers against Orioles, why Phelps returned, and more

Last night's thunderstorms matched the gloom Orioles fans likely felt on their couches as the series opener with the Blue Jays progressed, so you’re forgiven for not reading up on the rest of the night's action. That's why blogger/reporter Jon Meoli writes the Coffee Companion -- where every morning, Monday through Friday, he'll run back the biggest sports headlines from the previous day.

Three-run shots

- Blue Jays fans threw hats into center field late in Tuesday’s game, marking their “hat trick” of three-run home runs in their