After throwing seven shutout innings Friday in the Orioles' 4-2, Opening Day win over the Minnesota Twins, right-hander Jake Arrieta wasn't proclaiming himself as the club's ace going forward.
"I don't know if I would necessarily say I am the No. 1 guy at this point in time," said the 26-year-old right-hander. "We were all aware it could have been a number of guys selected as the Opening Day starter."
His goal, he said, was to show his teammates that he could be trusted with the lofty assignment.
"I just wanted to set the tone and be a guy that some of other guys can look at it and say, 'OK, we know that when he takes the...