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Orioles manager Dave Trembley was in a particularly good mood for obvious reasons.

Trembley on jumping on A's ace Brett Anderson early: "The predicament that we've been in early, it's important for us to get up early on anybody. They really haven't been our cup of tea no matter who we're facing. We've been facing Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale since the start of the season. They've been reincarnated every time we've played."

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Trembley on breaking the nine-game losing streak: "We're starting the pennant drive. We won. The other stuff is a wash, it's a flush. You can't do anything about it. It's done, over with. All you can control is today. And we'll try to control what we're going to do tomorrow."

Trembley on using Jim Johnson for two innings after he blew save Saturday: "I thought you had to go with the guy with the best stuff. He needed to pitch. Wigginton hits a home run and gives him a little cushion, but if he's going to be the guy that pitches late in the game, you got to give it to him. All the mixing and matching, sometimes enough is enough with that. You have to go with what you think is the best arm. I thought he was the best arm today against their hitters."

Nolan Reimold on getting the green light on 3-0 before lacing a two-run double in the fifth: "You always give your hot hitters the green light on 3-0. Sometimes that's the only time you know you're going to see a fastball. He gave it to me, and it was a good situation. I'm glad he didn't catch it at the wall."

Obviously, Reimold was joking about the hot hitters part.

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