Worth noting

Worth noting

• With a win Saturday night, the Orioles would reach 50 victories on the season, the earliest they have arrived at that mark since 2005, when they won their 50th contest on July 18.

• Southpaw Wei-Yin Chen (age 27) and former Orioles shortstop and current broadcaster Mike Bordick (47) celebrated their birthdays on Saturday.

• Right fielder Nick Markakis is batting .343 (12-for-35) with four doubles and five runs scored in eight games since returning from the disabled list.