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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Chance Sisco leads the way as the O's clobber Mike Clevinger

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Baltimore Orioles Roundup: Chance Sisco leads the way as the O's clobber Mike Clevinger

With a victory Saturday, the Baltimore Orioles could string together their first winning streak since May 4-6 and capture its first series since April 22-24.

Player Notes: 

The Orioles' activated LHP John Means from the 10-day injured list. Means rejoined the Orioles' rotation on Friday in a start against the Indians after missing less than two weeks with a strained left shoulder. He allowed just one hit over five scoreless frames Friday in his return from the disabled list against the Indians.

C Chance Sisco had a monster night at the plate on Friday against the Indians, going 3-for-5 with a homer, a career-high five RBI, and three runs scored.

OF Anthony Santander finished 3-for-4 with a homer, a walk, four RBI, and two runs scored in Friday’s blowout win over the Indians.

RP Josh Lucas, who strained his shoulder a couple of weeks back, threw a bullpen session Friday. Lucas figures to need a rehab assignment before returning. 

Injuries: 

RP Josh Rogers: Elbow, out indefinitely 

RP Josh Lucas: Shoulder, out indefinitely 

OF DJ Stewart: Ankle, possibly early July

RP Alex Cobb: Back, 2020

SP Nate Karnes: Arm, out indefinitely 

DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, out indefinitely 

Coming Up:

Saturday 6/29: Orioles vs Indians, 4:05 p.m., Camden Yards

Sunday 6/30:  Orioles vs Indians, 1:05 p.m., Camden Yards

Tuesday 7/1: Orioles at Rays, 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field

Source: Rotoworld

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Orioles clean house, fire 11 members of scouting and front office departments

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Orioles clean house, fire 11 members of scouting and front office departments

Baltimore Orioles executive vice president and general manager Mike Elias is dedicated to altering the direction of the organization and that was reciprocated Friday with the firing of 11 members of the scouting and front office departments.  

"We're in a period of change right now with the industry and we're in a period of change right now with the Orioles," Elias said. "Sometimes to make changes you've got to make changes."

Among those relieved were baseball operations director Tripp Norton, scouts Dean Albany, Jim Howard, John Gillette, Nathan Showalter, and Buck Showalter. 

Elias acknowledged the uphill battle ahead of filling numerous voids but insists it's just a part of the job 

"We're going to be very busy bringing people into this organization," he said. "This is just the organization moving along and adapting to the sport today."

Just one day removed from a judge confirming that the Orioles owe the Nationals nearly $300 million, Elias insisted this move isn't to save money.

"There are changes going on in the scouting business in terms of greater availability of information in general, video and data," Elias said. "There are instances where we will replace people's roles kind of man for man, head for head, spot for spot, but there's other instances where we're reconfiguring the way the scouts go about their business."

The O's will look completely different from this point out and players won't be the only changes.

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Watch this kid’s adorably wholesome reaction to getting a foul ball at Wednesday’s Orioles game

Watch this kid’s adorably wholesome reaction to getting a foul ball at Wednesday’s Orioles game

One of the most awesome things about sports is that some aspects are universally great. Getting a ball at a baseball game is one of them.

Whether you catch it on the fly, off a ricochet or just pick it up off the ground, finding that baseball in your hand is one of the best feelings for any fan. Seeing another fan experience that joy is heart-warming.

Enter this young fan at the Orioles game Wednesday night who scooped up a DJ Stewart foul ball.

This is the type of candid, wholesome, unfiltered reaction that only kids can provide. Every kid at every game dreams about getting a ball. Seeing this particular kid snag a ball at Camden Yards just brings all the feelings.

Oh, and the Orioles have won two games in a row. Not that that's a big deal or anything.

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