BALTIMORE -- At the All-Star break last year, the Orioles had a record of 53-43, but they were in third place, 4 ½ games out of first place.
BALTIMORE – Before Saturday’s game, Buck Showalter talked about the difficulty of facing pitchers few, if any of his players had ever seen.
BALTIMORE – Ubaldo Jimenez will go on the disabled list on Sunday with a sprained right ankle. Jimenez said he injured the ankle by misstepping in a parking lot.
BALTIMORE – With a four-day All-Star break, the Orioles decided that Miguel Gonzalez needed to keep pitching, so he was optioned to Norfolk.
BALTIMORE -- Matt Wieters very much missed being with the Orioles the past few weeks. On Thursday, he was around the team for the first time since his June 17 Tommy John surgery.