Baltimore Orioles defeat Texas Rangers, 10-9

EASY AS PIE When Felix Pie launched his first home run as an Oriole into the right-field seats in the fifth inning, he couldn't wait to get back to the dugout to celebrate.

He sprinted around the bases, reaching home in about the time it took his blast off Scott Feldman to get over the wall. It was Pie's fourth career home run. He also tied a career high with three hits.

QUITE AN INNING

The top of the fourth started with a four-pitch walk to Gregg Zaun and ended w...

ARLINGTON, Texas - When the top of the fourth inning finally ended on Monday and the Orioles' offense had flexed its muscles one more time in this young season, Koji Uehara jogged out to the mound and offered congratulatory fist bumps to Ty Wigginton and Aubrey Huff.

There was no need for a translator. The appreciation and admiration shown by the Japanese pitcher was obvious. On a night when Uehara had all sorts of problems with the Texas Rangers' lineup, the offense th...

Monday night: The Orioles played their first regular-season game since the 1972 season with "Baltimore" on their road jerseys.

The announcement: After years of clamoring by fans, the Orioles announced in November that they would put "Baltimore" back on the team's road jerseys. They unveiled the new jerseys at the Gallery at Harborplace, using Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Jeremy Guthrie and other players as models.

Why now?: After 11 straight losing seasons, the club ne...