Worth noting

• Baltimore leadoff hitters entered Friday leading the American League in on-base percentage, and the O's were one of just five teams whose leadoff hitters had walked more than they had struck out.

"You can't look at the leadoff position the same way it used to be," Showalter said. "You look for a guy with a little pop, a guy who take walks and a guy who steals bases. Rickey Henderson is in the Hall of Fame. There aren't many like him any more."

Rick Eymer is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.