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The Orioles officially recalled starting pitcher David Hernandez from Double-A Bowie to face the Yankees tonight -- using the roster space created by the deal yesterday that sent utilityman Oscar Salazar to the San Diego Padres -- but will not make the corresponding move to make room for new reliever Cla Meredith until he joins the team tomorrow.

Bad stat of the day: In their last 24 road games against American League East teams, the Orioles are 2-22 (1-11 this year). That, my friends, isn't easy to do. The last time the O's won a road series against a division rival was July 28-30 against the Yankees. So, I guess, if they don't win this series at Yankee Stadium, there's really no such thing as the law of averages.

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