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WATERS WOWS 'EM: : After pitching eight shutout innings against the Los Angeles Angels in his major league debut Aug. 5, Orioles left-hander Chris Waters had just one quality start in his next seven outings. However, he threw another gem last night, shutting out the the Blue Jays on four hits and two walks.

TAKE TWO:: The Orioles are close to becoming the first team in major league history to have three players with at least 50 doubles. With his first-inning two-base hit, Nick Markakis raised his season total to 46, leaving him two behind Brian Roberts and Aubrey Huff. Roberts hit his 48th double in the third.

EJECTION: : It started seemingly as a civil conversation and ended with plate umpire Rob Drake ejecting Melvin Mora. Mora, who was contesting a called third strike in the third inning, flung his bat back onto the field before heading to the clubhouse.

TWIN KILLING:: The Orioles had several chances to break the game open but couldn't stay out of double plays. Ramon Hernandez bounced into one with the bases loaded and one out in the third, Roberts did the same in the fourth with men on first and second and one out, and Adam Jones did it with a man on first and nobody out in the sixth.

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