Worth noting

Worth noting

• The Orioles and Rays split their 18-game series last year. That ended up 9-9, and the two teams now have a 120-120 career record against each other.

• J.J. Hardy has turned things up a notch this week. He began the week with a .187 average and has gone 11-for-23, increasing it to .238. He's hit in 16 of his last 17 games.

• Adam Jones has gotten off to a fast start this season. He's reached base in 29 of his 32 games and already has a pair of 10-game hitting streaks.

• Ravens safety Ed Reed took batting practice with the Orioles. He also stayed in center field while the Orioles hit and threw out the game's first pitch.

• Former Orioles player Luke Scott was the Rays designated hitter and batted fourth on Friday. Scott, who is hitting .247 with seven home runs and 22 RBIs for Tampa Bay this season, was a member of the Orioles from 2008 through 2011. He was named Most Valuable Oriole in 2010, hitting .284 with 27 home runs and 72 RBIs.

• Showalter said Friday that Chris Davis and Mark Reynolds could be options in left field, with normal starters Nolan Reimold and Endy Chavez both on the disabled list.