Baltimore Orioles defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 7-2

Orioles right-hander Koji Uehara is expected to go on the disabled list with a hamstring strain and will be replaced in the rotation by another of the Orioles' young guns.

Right-hander David Hernandez, who is 3-1 with a 2.91 ERA at Triple-A Norfolk, is slated to make his major league debut Thursday at 7:05 p.m. against the Detroit Tigers, a baseball source confirmed.

Assuming things go as planned, Hernandez will be the second of three rookies to debut this homestand....

Jason Berken, a 25-year-old pitcher the Orioles drafted in 2006, persevered through five innings to win his major league debut. Adam Jones and Nolan Reimold, two-thirds of the Orioles' outfield of the future, each slammed two-run home runs.

And Orioles fans who stayed home and watched the game on television - and that was pretty much everyone - learned from president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail that they will have to wait only until Friday to witness the much-a...

The new wave already was rolling in, so Orioles president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail probably figured there was no sense trying to hold back the tide - or top prospect Matt Wieters - any longer.

"It's time," he said.

MacPhail surprised just about everyone with his announcement during the second inning of Tuesday night's MASN telecast, telling broadcasters Gary Thorne and Buck Martinez that Wieters will be coming up Friday to make his major league debut agai...