Showalter said right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez is still preparing to pitch out of the bullpen, as he did Saturday when he threw four innings of relief. But the manager has not ruled him out of the starting rotation after the group's upcoming turn. Prior to his last outing, Jimenez hadn't pitched out of the bullpen since his major league debut in 2006. … The Orioles have spent all 26 days of August in first place in the AL East. From 1998-2013, the Orioles spent nine total days in the lead from Aug. 1 until the end of the season. … The Oriole Advocates will host their annual cardboard to leather collection before Saturday's 7:05 p.m. game. Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used baseball equipment, which will be distributed to youth throughout the world. Financial donations also will be accepted. … Country music star Phil Vassar, an Orioles fan, attended Tuesday's game.