BALTIMORE – For the moment, the Orioles have a five-man bench.
BALTIMORE – Miguel Gonzalez threw both fastballs and breaking balls on flat ground before Tuesday’s game. He wore a bandage on his right thumb to protect him from a blister.
MINNEAPOLIS – Two weeks ago, Pedro Strop threw a ball away in Oakland and was charged with the loss. Since then he’s pitched 4 2/3 hitless innings with just one walk.