• Nate McLouth stole his 30th base on Saturday, becoming the ninth Oriole to steal 30 or more in a season and give the Orioles their 19th season with at least one player to hit that mark. Second baseman Brian Roberts has a club-record four 30-steal seasons.
• Roberts got the day off from starting Monday in favor of infielder Alexi Casilla. Casilla entered Monday 16-for-31 off Sabathia, and Showalter said this was a good spot to give Roberts a breather with the team having just one more schedule off-day.
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