According to Elias, the Orioles and Oakland A's have not been above .500 at the same time after the All-Star break since 1992. … Reliever Kevin Gregg, who was designated for assignment on Tuesday, cleared waiver and was released. He can sign with any team for the prorated league minimum. Infielder Ryan Adams, also designated Tuesday, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk. Neither move was a surprise. … An error on Orioles' first baseman Mark Reynolds on Sunday against the Yankees was overturned by Major League Baseball. New York's Robinson Cano was credited with a double. … Orioles minor leaguers Steve Bumbry and Robbie Widlansky will participate in World Baseball Classic qualifying games; Bumbry for England and Widlansky for Israel. … As part of a "random acts of kindness" promotion, roughly 100 full-time Orioles employees, including 11 players, will be giving out tickets this week to fans showing their Orioles' support by wearing team merchandise or colors. The tickets will be for this upcoming homestand. … Friday was Star Wars Night at the Oakland Coliseum.