With his single in the first inning Monday, right fielder Nick Markakis extended his hitting streak to 10 straight games. He has hit safely in 15 of 16 games in August. From Aug. 7 through Sunday, he was 14-for-36 with three doubles, six runs, six walks and one RBI. In the month of August, Markakis was hitting .400/.486/.567 entering Monday's game. … Catcher Caleb Joseph had thrown out 16 of 39 potential basestealers through Sunday and his 41 percent caught-stealing percentage is the second-best in baseball among catchers with at least 10 attempts, trailing only the St. Louis Cardinals' Yadier Molina (16-for-34, 47.1 percent). … Low-A Delmarva third baseman Drew Dosch set a franchise record for hits in a season (152), passing current Shorebirds manager Ryan Minor, who had 150 hits in 1997. … Double-A Bowie groundskeeper Matt Parrott was named the Eastern League Diamond Pro Sports Field Manager of the Year, voted on by field staff and umpires. He also won the award in 2011. …The Orioles announced Monday that fans who make a deposit for 2015 season tickets will receive access to postseason tickets this season. Fans who place a nonrefundable $250 (for 13-game plans), $500 (for 29-game plans), or $1,000 (for full-season plans) deposit per seat for next season will be guaranteed the opportunity to purchase playoff tickets this year before the general public, the team said. The deposit must be placed by Sept. 15 at 11:59 p.m. For more information, go to Orioles.com/postseason.