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Back at Camden Yards, Brian Matusz took the mound with the temperature a sizzling 95 degrees. It's so hot that even the Florida reporters are starting to wilt, though that might have something to do with the extra workload today.

It's been a very eventful day for both the Marlins and the Orioles. The Fighting Fish have a new manager -- albeit an interim one -- and the Orioles interviewed one managerial candidate and lost another.

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Tonight, Job One for Matusz is to be as efficient as possible. He threw 22 pitches in the first inning and faced five batters, but got through a perfect second with just eight pitches. Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco threw 14 pitches in the first inning -- one of them behind Nick Markakis.

After warning both benches about inside pitches last night, you might have thought that the umpiring crew would have intervened after that pitch whistled behind the knees of Markakis, but there was no reaction at all. Maybe they figured the ball just slipped out of Nolasco's hand.

Instant update: Apparently, a couple more balls just got away from Nolasco. Luke Scott and Adam Jones just hit home runs on consecutive pitches to give the Orioles a 2-0 lead.

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