Bingo. No bridge building in Baltimore. The Orioles are going for it this year. The payroll is a franchise-high $107 million. The Duke invested $50 million (four years) in Wednesday's meatball starter, Ubaldo Jimenez, and another $8 million in Cheatin' Nelson Cruz, who won Monday's game with a homer off Jon Lester leading off the bottom of the seventh after the ceremonial playing of John Denver's "Thank God I'm A Country Boy,'' then hit a two-run shot in the fourth inning Wednesday night. Baltimore shortstop J.J. Hardy is a free agent at the end of this season. The contracts of Nick Markakis, Chris Davis, and Matt Wieters are all up at the end of next year.