BALTIMORE – A week ago, Nick Markakis said that he might prefer four days off to his first All-Star Game appearance. Now that he’s third among outfielders, his stance has softened…a little.
BALTIMORE – Now, there are four. After the third week of All-Star balloting results, the Orioles have four players who are leading in the balloting for the All-Star Game.
Jacoby Jones is on such a roll right now that he's drawing loud ovations with the Orioles also.
BALTIMORE – The Orioles are used to playing long games. In 2012, they played many long ones, but this year, Thursday’s night was the longest yet.