Veteran right-handed reliever Heath Bell, who signed a minor league deal with the Orioles last month and was pitching at Norfolk, exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and became a free agent. Bell was 2-0 with a 4.22 ERA in 102/3 innings with Norfolk. … After Sunday's loss, the Orioles are 9-13 in day games this year and 3-6 at home during the day. … The Orioles have made at least one error in five straight games, their longest streak since making errors in seven straight games from May 4-10, 2012. … With his first-inning single, Nick Markakis extended his hitting streak to 13 games. He is hitting .407 (25-for-59) in the first inning this season. … Chris Davis moved to third base in the ninth inning Sunday, marking his first appearance there since the final game of the 2011 season. … Brad Brach's five walks Sunday were the most by an Orioles reliever since Eddy Rodriguez issued five on July 2, 2004.