Adam Jones, Chris Davis and J.J. Hardy were presented their American League Silver Slugger awards during a pregame ceremony Thursday. … Nelson Cruz became the fifth player in club history Wednesday to homer in his first two games as an Oriole, joining Frank Robinson (1966), Rafael Palmeiro (1994), Pete Incaviglia (1996) and Sal Fasano (2005). … Former Orioles reliever and current Red Sox closer Koji Uehara turned 39 Thursday. … Right-hander Edgmer Escalona (shoulder tightness) still hasn't resumed throwing but has continued shoulder strengthening exercises. … Triple-A Norfolk outfielder Quintin Berry will fly to Boston on Friday to receive his 2013 World Series ring as part of the Red Sox's home-opener ceremonies. … Red Sox left fielder Jonny Gomes batted leadoff Thursday for the first time since Aug. 26, 2007, only the second time in his career he's batted first.