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Roger Bernadina

Notebook: Nate McLouth boosts Orioles with speed at top of lineup

Relievers usually don't throw regular side sessions because they're on call daily, but Patton said he wanted to start after struggling with command of his fastball.

In the eighth inning of Thursday night's win over the Washington Nationals, Nate McLouth broke his bat and hit a pop fly into shallow right field that fell between second baseman Danny Espinosa and right fielder Roger Bernadina.

McLouth rounded first base and sprinted to second without hesitation, reaching safely for a one-out double. He scored one batter later on third baseman Manny Machado's double down the left field line to give the Orioles an...