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Wake N’ Blog For August 5th: Sure, It’s Not A Slice Of Cake From The Wedding Of King Edward VIII To Wallis Simpson, Circa 1937, But It’ll Do

wake-n-blogMLB Roundup. Jarrod Washburn’s stint with the Detroit Tigers did not get off to a good start, as he yielded six earned runs in 5 1/3 innings in Detroit’s 8-2 loss to the Orioles. Albert Pujols hit a grand slam in the 10th inning as the Cardinals beat the Mets 12-7 in extra innings. Evan Longoria hit two homers, including a walkoff two-run shot in the bottom of the 13th to lead the Rays to a 4-2 victory over the Red Sox. [ Scoreboard]

National Hockey League. Jeremy Roenick, currently on the San Jose Sharks roster, is expected to announce Thursday that he is calling it quits after a 20-year NHL career. The nine-time All-Star will leave the game as the third-ranked U.S. born player with 1,216 points (513 goals, 703 assists), behind only Mike Modano and Phil Housley. []

PGA Championship. 100 of the world’s top 101 are expected to be in the field of the PGA Championship when it kicks off August 13th at Hazeltine National. [Star Tribune]

Oh yeah, the military? Yeah, they make good cake. Army Colonel Henry A. Moak, Jr., during his retirement ceremony at the Pentagon after a distinguished career, ate a 40-year-old piece of C-ration canned pound cake that he received as a Marine helicopter pilot in Vietnam in 1973. How did it taste? “Good,” said Moak. Botulism be damned! [AOL News]