Right-hander Kevin Gausman went 3 1/3 innings Sunday night for Triple-A Norfolk, allowing two runs on five hits, walked two and struck out one, throwing 70 pitches, 41 of them strikes. Gausman was making his first start since June 19. He worked as a reliever in his last stint with the Orioles and pitched four relief innings in his first outing back with Norfolk last Sunday. … Nate McLouth led off each game of the Texas series with a base hit following his first-inning leadoff single to open Sunday's game. … After scoring seven runs in the first three innings Saturday, the Orioles own a plus-61 run differential. They have been outscored by 49 runs in innings four through six but own a plus-20 run differential in the seventh inning and beyond. … The Orioles sent right-hander Scott Feldman to Kansas City ahead of the team on Sunday. He will start Monday's series opener against the Royals.