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Orioles honor Murray with statue

Eddie Murrays speech was the briefest of all the Orioles Hall of Famers. Barely lasting nine minutes, he took most of the time to thank friends and familymostly familyfor their support during his career.On Saturday, Murray joined Frank Robinson, Earl Weaver and Jim Palmer, whose statues were unveiled earlier this season. His statue has the switch-hitter, posing left-handed.Murrays speech to the fans gathered by the left field flag court was preceded and occasionally interrupted by the familiar chant: Ed-dddie, Ed-dddie. You cost me about 20 at-bats early in my career, Murray jokingly told the crowd.You messed me up.Murray enjoys the statue, but doesnt want to make a big deal over it, even if he grew emotional during his speech.You knew it was coming, he said. You still get a little speechless in seeing it.Murray doubts hell come to look at the statue located in the left field flag court. Hes just not that way, but hell probably be back for the final two unveiling ceremonies, Cal Ripkens on Sept. 6 and Brooks Robinsons on Sept. 29On Saturday, he was joined by Brooks Robinson, Palmer, Ripken and Weaver and his former high school teammate, Ozzie Smith.Ive never seen anyone more determined or more confident when the game is on the line, Smith said.Orioles executive vice president of baseball operations Dan Duquette, manager Buck Showalter and several of his players, including Adam Jones and Jim Thome, a onetime teammate in Cleveland, were all at the ceremony.I cant remember a conversation with him until here, Showalter said.He appreciated his unwillingness to socialize with his opponent.He brought an edge to his team, Showalter said.Murray played his first 12 seasons for the Orioles before forcing a trade to the Los Angeles Dodgers.He said he wasnt sorry he did.I cant say sorry. My dad got to see me play an awful lot in L.A., Murray said.Notably shy with the media, Murray said he didnt regret not sharing more of himself with the media.Playing was more important. If I didnt play well, you wouldnt want to talk to me, Murray said.The on-field ceremony to honor Murray was delayed by more than an hour by rain. The large crowd stayed.That statue is pretty cool, Murray said. It looks like me.

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Orioles Roundup: O's get swept by Red Sox

Orioles Roundup: O's get swept by Red Sox

The Baltimore Orioles are now on a five-game losing streak after getting swept by the Boston Red Sox over the weekend.

Here's the latest news about the Orioles, who are now 21-50:

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In adding to his All-Star caliber season, Trey Mancini hit his 15th home run of the season on Friday. Mancini is averaging .305/.358/.564 this season with the aforementioned 15 home runs and 34 RBI.

RHP Luis Ortiz was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after surrendering four runs on four hits over 3 1/3 innings of work on Friday. He has a 10.80 ERA and a 2.70 WHIP.

To add to the Orioles' pitcher woes, RHP David Hess is being moved the starting rotation into the bullpen. He is 1-9 on the season with a 7.20 ERA in 13 starts and one relief appearance.

Dwight Smith Jr. (concussion) will go out on a short rehab assignment before rejoining the Orioles later this week.

Mychal Givens gave up the game-tying solo home run in the ninth inning to blow the save in Sunday's 10-inning loss to the Red Sox. The 29-year-old right-hander has converted just 6-of-11 save opportunities this year and owns an undesirable 5.28 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 29 innings.

Hanser Alberto went 3-for-6 with a pair of RBI singles in Sunday's loss to the Red Sox. The infielder is hitting .310/.327/.384 with three home runs and 16 RBI over the course of 56 games played. 

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Marcus Walden blew his second save of the season by allowing one run over 1 2/3 innings in Sunday's win. In 39 2/3 innings this season, Walden is pitching to a 2.50 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 43/10 K/BB ratio and has gone 1-of-3 in save chances.

Marco Hernandez went 1-for-5 with a solo home run in Sunday's 10-inning win over the Orioles. Hernandez has now picked up six hits (four of the extra-base variety) in 24 at-bats since being called up from Triple-A on June 8.

Chris Sale delivered another dominant performance in Saturday's victory over the Orioles, racking up 10 strikeouts over six innings. Sale now has a 3.49 ERA to go with a 0.97 WHIP and 130/21 K/BB ratio across 90 1/3 innings. 

Injuries

RP Josh Lucas: Shoulder, 10-day IL

SP Andrew Cashner: Knee, sidelined

OF Dwight Smith Jr.: Concussion, 7-Day IL

OF DJ Stewart: Ankle, 10-Day IL

SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL

SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL

Coming Up

Monday 6/17: Orioles @ Oakland Athletics, 10:07 p.m. ET, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Tuesday 6/18: Orioles @ Oakland Athletics, 10:07 p.m. ET, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Wednesday 6/19: Orioles @ Oakland Athletics, 3:37 p.m. ET, Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum

Source: Rotoworld

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Orioles welcome home military service member with surprise first pitch

Orioles welcome home military service member with surprise first pitch

The Orioles helped make one family's Father's Day a day that they will never forget. 

Specialist Addam Bostwick from Fort George G. Meade United States Army installation surprised his father, former Marine Stephen Bostwick, with a special ceremonial first pitch Sunday afternoon at Camden Yards.

Stephen, who is a four-year veteran of the US Marine Corps, was expecting an Orioles player to catch the first pitch, was shocked to see Addam, who had been deployed in Afghanistan for four months, surprised his father.

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