BALTIMORE – As the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays begin a scheduled three-game series on Monday night, two games separate the five teams in the AL East.
BALTIMORE – Manny Machado had a good day running in Sarasota, Fla. Machado sprinted six times at 90 feet on Monday, and that went well.
BALTIMORE – On his 31st birthday, Steve Pearce got his first start of the season, the final Orioles position player to be granted one.
BALTIMORE – Buck Showalter says he has no worries about Tommy Hunter’s psyche. Hunter suffered his first blown save of the season on Saturday night after converting his first three chances.
BALTIMORE – Brian Matusz is back after missing two days due to illness. Matusz isn’t sure exactly what the illness was: “They never said.”