Texas Rangers defeat Baltimore Orioles, 5-1

Brian Roberts has played in 1,000 games as an Oriole, but he experienced a first in Friday night's series opener against the Texas Rangers.

Seeking to shake up his lineup and offer Nick Markakis more protection with Adam Jones out, Orioles manager Dave Trembley moved Roberts from first to third in the order. It was the first time since college that Roberts has hit third and the first time in his Orioles career that he batted anywhere but first, second or ninth.

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Over six uneven innings, Orioles rookie starter Chris Tillman didn't make a great argument that the club should abandon its plans to shut him down after a few more starts.

It's also fair to question how much gas is left in the tank of Tillman's teammates. Tillman allowed five earned runs, and the Orioles' new-look lineup was shut down by Scott Feldman and Neftali Feliz as the Texas Rangers took the series opener, 5-1, at Camden Yards on Friday before an announced 15,557...