The Orioles drew 31,532 for the second home game of the season on Saturday night, which is quite a step up from the crowd of 12,451 that attended the second home game of 2011. That puts the Orioles almost 20,000 ahead of last year's pace.

To be fair, last year's second game was on a Wednesday night and Saturday night's gametime temperature was one degree warmer.

When Nick Markakis homered on Saturday night, it was the eighth time in his career that he has homered in consecutive games.

Ronnie Paulino's four-hit Orioles debut was impressive, but it fell short of his first start for the Mets last year. He had five hits in that game.

Rule 5 draftee Ryan Flaherty made his major league debut as a defensive replacement at third base in the ninth inning. He got a nice ovation.