Baltimore Orioles defeat Minnesota Twins, 7-3

LIZ GOES CAREER LONG: : Orioles starter Radhames Liz (6-5) threw eight shutout innings against the Twins, the longest outing of his brief career.

He had lasted just eight innings total in his previous two starts. He has won both of his games against Minnesota this season.

TWO HOME RUNS TWICE: : Nick Markakis and Oscar Salazar each had a two-run homer and a solo shot, with Markakis' homers coming in the first and fifth and Salazar's in the second and fourth. The previous...

At the outset of this season, one of the Orioles' primary goals was to identify younger players for the future.

The losing record and last-place finish would be tolerable if proper building blocks were established. So the frustration level of Orioles manager Dave Trembley boiled over the past few weeks, not because of the continual losses, but because borderline major leaguers were getting ample opportunities and few were seizing them.

Yesterday, after the Orioles be...