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Manny Machado blasted his 22nd home run of the season on Friday, powering the Orioles to a come-from-behind 8-7 victory over the Tigers.

The Orioles fell behind 6-0 after the first four innings, but never gave up. Adam Jones clobbered a three-run homer in the fifth inning to cut the deficit to two runs, then Machado's two-run shot in the sixth put the O's on top to stay. Machado finished the night 2-for-3 plus a walk with a pair of runs scored and two RBI. He is now slashing a mighty impressive .293/.364/.518 with 22 homers and 54 RBI on the year.
Jul 31 - 10:52 PM

Zach Britton slammed the door on the Tigers in the ninth inning on Friday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a one-run advantage.

Britton did allow a hit, but nothing more was to come of it. He has been outstanding this season, compiling a 1.71 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 48/9 K/BB ratio over his 42 innings while converting 27 of his 28 save chances.
Jul 31 - 10:47 PM

Wei-Yin Chen was hit hard in a no-decision against the Tigers on Friday, surrendering six runs on 10 hits in just 3 1/3 innings of work.

Despite getting knocked around the field, Chen did manage to punch out six without issuing a walk in the brief outing. It was easily the worst start of the year for the 30-year-old southpaw, who had surrendered more than three runs just once in his first 19 starts. Even after this debacle, he'll carry an impressive 3.24 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 102/26 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's start against the Athletics in Oakland.
Jul 31 - 10:42 PM

Mike Wright was forced to leave Friday's game against the Tigers with a left calf cramp.

Wright was called in early to replace a struggling Wei-Yin Chen, then was forced to become a spectator himself after working a scoreless inning. He should be considered day-to-day.
Jul 31 - 8:51 PM

Orioles designated INF/OF Chris Parmelee for assignment.

He was sent out to create a spot on the active roster for the newly-acquired Gerardo Parra. The 27-year-old blasted three home runs in his first two games with the Orioles, but hit just .182/.217/.318 with one homer, six RBI and a 26/3 K/BB ratio in 30 games since.
Jul 31 - 7:10 PM

Orioles acquired OF Junior Lake from the Cubs in exchange for RHP Tommy Hunter.

Lake has shown power in spurts with the Cubs but is a career .241/.283/.380 hitter over parts of three seasons. He doesn't ever figure to have a big role in Baltimore.
Jul 31 - 6:48 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk.

He's taking Tommy Hunter's spot on the roster and will pitch out of the bullpen. Wright holds a 5.16 ERA over 29 2/3 innings for the big club this season.
Jul 31 - 4:51 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Mychal Givens from Double-A Bowie.

He's taking Bud Norris' spot on the roster. Givens has made just one appearance with the O's this season but boasts a 1.79 ERA with 77 strikeouts over 55 1/3 frames at Bowie.
Jul 31 - 3:02 PM

Orioles acquired OF Gerardo Parra from the Brewers for RHP Zach Davies.

Two months later, the Orioles have replaced Alejandro De Aza with another Alejandro De Aza, but one who happens to be in the midst of a career season. Or, at least, a career three months so far. Parra was hitting .328/.369/.517 for Milwaukee, a huge improvement over his .265/.316/.387 lines from the previous two seasons. He's never played in the AL before, so he's facing a transition, and most likely, he'll begin to revert to something closer to his career numbers. That still probably makes him the Orioles' best option in left field against right-handers. He's just not really likely to be a difference maker.
Jul 31 - 12:55 PM

Orioles designated RHP Bud Norris for assignment.

Norris lost his rotation spot earlier this month and holds a 7.06 ERA on the season. The Orioles should be able to find a trade partner for him, although they'll surely have to eat some of his $8.8 million salary.
Jul 31 - 12:44 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are "closing in" on a trade for Gerardo Parra in exchange for pitching prospect Zach Davies.

CBS Sport' Jon Heyman says the deal is done, pending physicals. Parra has turned into a nice trade chip for Milwaukee by batting .328/.369/.517 with nine homers and nine stolen bases this season. The O's are also after Ben Revere as they look to remake their corner outfield spots.
Jul 31 - 10:30 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman believes that the Orioles are the "best bet" to acquire Gerardo Parra from the Brewers.

It's been reported that they're also after Ben Revere, as they could use help at both corner outfield spots. Parra entered the season as a highly paid fourth outfielder but has turned into a nice trade chip for the Brewers by batting .328/.369/.517 with nine homers and nine stolen bases.
Jul 31 - 9:28 AM

Miguel Gonzalez surrendered five runs and 10 hits in 3 1/3 innings Thursday against the Tigers.

It's the third time in six starts that Gonzalez has allowed at least five runs. On the other hand, he's pitched well and won each of the other three outings in that span. He's not all that much of a fantasy starter, but he's still helping the Orioles.
Jul 30 - 11:30 PM

Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer, four RBI and a walk Thursday against the Tigers.

Davis has six homers in 13 games since the All-Star break and 25 overall. It's not nearly the same kind of season he had in 2013, not with his .244 average, but it's is a big improvement on what he did last year.
Jul 30 - 11:28 PM

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Orioles have emerged as a strong possibility to acquire Gerardo Parra from the Brewers.

The Orioles continue to believe that they are in the thick of the race for one of the Wild Cards in the American League, and Parra would certainly be an upgrade both offensively and defensively. As the O's don't have the necessary prospects to land any of the top outfielders on the market, Parra seems like a tremendous fit.
Jul 30 - 10:23 PM

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