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Hardy, Jones, Wieters finalists for Gold Glove Awards

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Hardy, Jones, Wieters finalists for Gold Glove Awards

On Tuesday night, three Orioles will have the opportunity to take home a Gold Glove Award. J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones and Matt Wieters are all finalists for the honor.

Hardy, who has never won a Gold Glove, is competing with Texas’ Elvis Andrus and Seattle’s Brendan Ryan. He had just six errors in a career high 158 games. In 2011, he had the same number of errors in 29 fewer games.

Jones won a Gold Glove in 2009 when outfielders were grouped and not voted on by positions.

That year, he had nine assists and five errors. In 2012, Jones had seven assists and eight errors.

He faces stiff competition from the Angels’ Mike Trout and the Tigers’ Austin Jackson.

Wieters is looking to repeat. For the third straight year, Wieters improved his percentage of runners caught attempting to steal. In 2012, it rose to 39 percent while the number trying to steal fell from 92 to 83. He had a career high 10 errors.

Detroit’s Alex Avila, Chicago’s A.J. Pierzynski and New York’s Russell Martin, are Wieters’ challengers.

Nick Markakis, who won a Gold Glove as a right fielder, is not a finalist.

The winners will be announced on ESPN2 at 9:30 p.m.

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Orioles Roundup: Trey Mancini's two home runs power O's past Nationals

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Orioles Roundup: Trey Mancini's two home runs power O's past Nationals

The Orioles earned a Beltway Series split with a 9-2 win over the Nationals Wednesday night. Here's the latest Orioles news. 

Player Updates:

Trey Mancini launched two home runs, drove in three runs, and scored three more in the victory. The 27-year-old now has 19 homers on the season. 

LF Anthony Santander and 3B Rio Ruiz chipped in with two RBI apiece, the O's scoring eight unanswered runs off the Nats bullpen in the seventh and eighth innings. 

Gabriel Ynoa earned his first win of the season after pitching 4.1 innings of one-run ball out of the bullpen, Mychal Givens picking up his eighth save. Starter Aaron Brooks went just 2.2 innings, allowing one run on two hits and two walks. 

Injuries:

SP Dylan Bundy: Knee, 10-day Injured List

RP Josh Rogers: Elbow, 10-day Injured List

OF DJ Stewart: Ankle, 10-day Injured List

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-day Injured List

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-day Injured List

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-day Injured List

Coming Up:

Friday 7/19: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Saturday 7/20: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Sunday 7/21: Orioles vs. Red Sox, 1:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Source: Rotoworld

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We can’t stop staring at these Bowie Baysox commemorative moon landing jerseys

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We can’t stop staring at these Bowie Baysox commemorative moon landing jerseys

One of the coolest things about Minor League Baseball is the creativity that comes with it.

The stadiums. The ice cream deals. The interesting mascots. And most importantly, the uniforms.

The Bowie Baysox, the Double-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles, released special uniforms they will be wearing on Saturday for the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing.

And, oh wow, are they something. Take a look.

On the front of the uniform, you can see the image of where lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the lunar surface of the moon. On the back, a satellite view of the moon is pictured, with the player's number on top of it. Both the number and the cursive "Baysox" on the front are filled in with the American flag.

If you're looking for some to do on Saturday, go support the Baysox and their Moon Landing uniforms. If only there was a jersey giveaway.

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