"The X-rays showed I had no broken bones,'' Reynolds said, "and that's all I cared about."
Reynolds got hit by a pitch in his left hand in the second inning but stayed in the game (and went on to steal second base).
Reynolds and Adam Jones, who also has been playing on a sore ankle, got praise from Duquette for their durability.
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"That's the culture of this team, led by Jones,'' Duquette said. "That's how you become a top quality major leaguer."
Markakis, Roberts provide support
Despite being sidelined by injuries, Orioles right fielder Nick Markakis and second baseman Brian Roberts were both with the team in Texas.
The two longest tenured Orioles were unable to play, but their presence has given the team a boost, Showalter said. The club still holds out hope that Markakis (broken left thumb), the team's best hitter in the second half, could rejoin the team if the Orioles advance to the World Series. Roberts is slated to be fully recovered from hip surgery in time for spring training.
"They would have been a part of this," Showalter said. "I know how much it means to both of them. My heart really tugs at me every time I see them in the clubhouse.
"And Nick, no guy can drink more milk than Nick Markakis has trying to heal a bone overnight. He's got it all going on. I'll tell you, it's been a rallying cry in our clubhouse. We've done the math on Nick. If we could somehow get through this and get later into October, Nick has got a chance to play. I can't tell you how special that would be to everybody."
Markakis received one of the loudest cheers from Orioles fans perched above the team's dugout during batting practice.
Around the horn
Of the 25 players on the Orioles' wild-card roster, seven previously played for the Rangers: Endy Chavez, Chris Davis, Tommy Hunter, Darren O'Day, Pedro Strop, Taylor Teagarden and Quintanilla. … Ten of the Orioles on Friday's roster already had postseason experience. For Jim Thome, Friday's game marked his 16th postseason series. The other nine O's with postseason experience had combined to play in 22 postseason series before Friday. None have won a World Series.
Baltimore Sun reporter Dan Connolly contributed to this article.Orioles Insider | Live scores | Photos | Baseball app