1. Least of outside the East. Starting with the good, the Orioles lead the American League East with a 21-13 record in the division. Now the bad -- the Orioles are 8-13 against everyone else. Tonight begins a run of five series out of the division in the next six sets, including the one-game makeup at the Washington Nationals on Thursday. The Orioles need to perform better outside the division, and they have an opportunity with their first series against a sub-.500 team since May 19-21 against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Pirates are in last place in the National League Central, but are playing a little better of late, going 12-9 since a 14-22 start with double-digit runs in each of their past two wins.