Baltimore Orioles defeat Minnesota Twins, 3-2

A recap of the Orioles' 3-2 win over the Twins yesterday: Nick the Stick Nick Markakis had two hits, including a two-run homer in the third inning, for his 17th multi-hit game this year.

The right fielder extended his hitting streak to eight games, a span in which he is batting .406 (13-for-32) and has had five multi-hit games. The home run against Scott Baker was Markakis' fifth in 18 career games against the Twins.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Orioles manager Dave Trembley has acknowledged repeatedly that he was once Garrett Olson's biggest critic. He believed the young left-hander nibbled around the plate too much, that he had the pitches but not the command or confidence needed to succeed in the majors.

Olson's seven starts last season often bordered on the disastrous, and when the season mercifully ended, he had won just one game and posted an ERA that neared 8.00.

Yesterday, in the Oriol...