• Brian Roberts (hamstring strain) continues to progress in baseball activities, running on Friday and throwing from 90 feet -- up from 75 -- although there's no timetable for his return.
• The O's improved to 5-0 on Thursdays this season, with Sunday (0-4) the only day of the week they have yet to record a win.
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