Baltimore Orioles defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 5-2

There weren't many heads in Camden Yards at 4 p.m. yesterday, when Miguel Tejada trudged out of the home dugout and into the batting cage.

But all the heads swung in his direction. Whatever Tejada does for the Orioles and with the Orioles gets a longer look than what anyone else does, from the distance of his drives to his hustle down to first to the extra batting practice he takes.

It's actually kind of refreshing to hear so much less about Tejada running out ground ba...

Odd double steal

The Orioles scored a run in the fifth inning in a most unusual manner. With Corey Patterson on third base, Brian Roberts broke too soon for second and got caught in a rundown after Toronto starter Dustin McGowan stepped off the rubber. Roberts kept glancing at Patterson while trying to stay alive, waiting for him to break for home. It finally happened as shortstop Royce Clayton, who also was checking Roberts, flipped the ball to McGowan covering first. ...

Brian Roberts broke for second, but after realizing that the only thing that awaited him there was an out, he pivoted and retreated back to first base. Caught in a rundown, Roberts retraced his steps several times, moving back and forth between the bases, while shooting glances at Orioles teammate Corey Patterson, who crept farther and farther off third base.

Finally, when Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Royce Clayton flipped the ball to pitcher Dustin McGowan near first ba...

Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo summoned Daniel Cabrera into his office yesterday and inquired whether the right-hander intentionally hit Troy Glaus in the fifth inning of Monday night's game. Cabrera denied it, and Perlozzo was satisfied with the response.

"I've got no reason to believe he would," Perlozzo said. "It certainly wasn't a situation to do that. He was having a hard enough time finding the plate.

"I asked him point-blank whether he hit [Glaus] on purpose and...