Power only for Reimold
Nolan Reimold, making just his fourth start of the season, isn't wasting his time hitting singles when he does get in the game. With doubles in his first two at-bats, Reimold has three doubles and a home run with just one single so far this season.
Rickard turns one around
Over the course of his first week-plus in the majors, outfielder Joey Rickard showed the ability flick out his bat and hit balls on the outer half of the plate into right field. Given that proficiency, it's only natural teams are starting to challenge him inside.
In the third inning, Rickard showed he could handle that, too. Rangers starter tried to go inside with a fastball and Rickard lined it to left field, one-hopping the fence there to drive in the Orioles' first run of the game.
More wacky defensive plays
A night after turning an impressive 5-4-6 double play, the Orioles got another unique putout involving shortstop Hardy, third baseman Manny Machado, and second baseman Schoop.
With no outs in the fifth inning, Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus grounded into the third base hole. The ball got past Machado, and Hardy got to it but had no play at first. However, Odor left second base and was caught in a rundown, put out 6-4-5.
That inning ended with another heads-up defensive play. A ground ball by center fielder Delino DeShields bounced off Tillman's foot and went to Schoop, who had no play. But Andrus rounded third too hard, and Schoop back-picked him for the final out of the inning.