On Sunday morning, Hunter, who said he knew he had a chance to go the final three innings and get the save when he entered Saturday's game, brushed off questions about the milestone.

"It's cool. But we won. That's basically what it is," said Hunter, who kept a ball from the save as a souvenir. "I want to win. I want to win. Even as a starter or in the bullpen doing whatever you can to win. That's what it's all about. Holding it up at the end of the year, and that's our goal."

Gausman takes loss for Bowie

Orioles pitching prospect Kevin Gausman, the team's 2012 first-round draft pick, allowed three runs, one of them earned, in five innings for Double-A Bowie in a 7-2 loss to Akron on Sunday.

The 22-year-old right-hander allowed six hits and walked one batter while striking out three.

In four starts for Bowie this season, his first as a professional, Gausman is 1-2 with a 4.71 ERA. He has allowed 26 hits in 21 innings, but walked just one batter. He has racked up 21 strikeouts.

Around the horn

Right-hander Steve Johnson (lat) threw a side session in Sarasota on Saturday and will pitch in a minor league rehab game Wednesday for Triple-A Norfolk. … Right-hander Oliver Drake (Navy), who was shut down with a shoulder injury last year, will throw live batting practice on Tuesday. … Triple-A first baseman Travis Ishikawa broke his nose while breaking up a double play Saturday. Tampa Bay Rays shortstop prospect Hak-Ju Lee tore ligaments in his left knee in the collision and could miss the rest of the season. … Former Oriole Mike Bordick, who works with the organization's infielders when he is not broadcasting games for MASN, may go down to Sarasota next week if Brian Roberts (hamstring) is ready to resume baseball activities. … The Orioles hosted their first Little League Day of the year Sunday. More than 8,000 local youths took part in a pre-game parade around the warning track. … Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. was at the game to broadcast for TBS.





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