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Here's a stat that will put a smile on the face of your pitching coach. Orioles pitchers have not surrendered a walk since Jeremy Guthrie walked Jim Thome with one out in the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game. So, when Koji Uehara retired Marlon Byrd on a foulout for the first out of the seventh, the O's staff had gone 20 innings without allowing a base on balls.

And counting...

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Instant update Uehara has just been removed from the game with two outs and no one on base in the seventh. He allowed a homer to Hank Blalock to start the inning and leaves working 6 2/3 innings and giving up two runs on four hits. No walks. Six strikeouts.

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