• The Orioles enter Friday's game against the White Sox having made only 40 errors in their first 139 games. That puts them on pace to make 47 this season, which would set a Major League record. The 2003 Mariners hold the record for fewest errors in a season with 65.
• Adam Jones' home run in Thursday's 3-1 win gave him 30 homers and 100 RBIs this season. He became just the 13th player in franchise history to reach those two milestones in one year. Chris Davis is already there this year, and the last time two players did it the same season was in 1996, when Brady Anderson and Rafael Palmeiro achieved the milestones.
• Cal Ripken Jr., played in his historic 2,131st consecutive game game 18 years ago Friday. He broke Lou Gehrig's record for consecutive games played, a mark many thought could never be broken. Ripken's Minor League team, the Aberdeen IronBirds, plays in its first playoff game in franchise history Friday.
Jeff Seidel is a contributor for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.