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I'm still trying to process what happened in Texas last night. Corey Patterson had never hit a grand slam in his major league career. Rangers closer Neftali Feliz is headed to the All-Star Game. That kind of thing just doesn't happen to the Orioles, but it did and the result was one of the most uplifting victories in years.

Not that it changes the overall outlook of the team, but it's certainly nice to head into tonight's matchup against newly acquired Rangers ace Cliff Lee with the series split already guaranteed.

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We can talk about this more at noon on my "Sportsline" show on WBAL (1090AM) and WBAL.com. We'll also have Jamison Hensley stop by to give us a Ravens update. Give me a call.

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