• Maddon believes the Orioles and Rays are in the midst of a budding rivalry.
"I think it's building into somewhat of a rivalry right now, in a good way because it's based on on-field performance. Both sides want to win. I've enjoyed it. It's been like that, even last year. I think they beat us, 10-8, last year, but a lot of closely contested games. It's good for our division, it's good for baseball."
• The Rays won their first one-run game of the season Wednesday night after going 21-27 in one-run games in 2012. Last year's total included a 1-6 mark in one-run games against the Orioles.
Bill Chastain is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.