Baltimore Orioles defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 4-2

Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts will spend the All-Star break in Baltimore, trying to rid himself of an upper respiratory infection that has dogged him for the entire month.

Pitching coach Rick Kranitz will return to his Arizona home to relax and smoke some cigars, while manager Dave Trembley will head back to Daytona Beach, Fla., where his wife, Patti, has assembled an extensive to-do list.

If their minds wander to baseball, their final memory of an up-and-down...

While the Orioles were deciding Friday afternoon about whom to cut to make room for the activation of shortstop Cesar Izturis, infielder Oscar Salazar was nervous.

Very nervous.

"He was in here real early and he walked by my office about four times because I think he thought it was going to be him," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said.

When Salazar learned that pitcher David Hernandez would be sent to the minors - at least temporarily - he relaxed, and then brought...

Here's the most depressing thing the Orioles take into the All-Star break: Ravens training camp opens in 14 days.

And you know what that means.

That means in a little more than two weeks, the Orioles become an afterthought to lots of sports fans in this town.

Suddenly talk radio will be filled with riveting discussions about the Ravens' backup tight end and whether the sixth-round draft choice can stick as a special teams guy.

You'll open this sports section ev...