It's only the third inning (now the fourth)

I've repeated that sentence so many times, I felt like writing it in a headline.

I'm both Doug and Wendy Whiner.

It's actually the bottom of the third. Somebody please slow down the pace so I can get caught up.

The Rays were kind enough to run into another out. They did, however, increase their lead to 5-2.

Alfredo Simon has thrown 22 pitches in 1 2/3 innings. He needs to keep going or Chris Jakubauskas will have to replace him and manager Buck Showalter will be scrambling for Tuesday night starter in Toronto.

Brad Bergesen's next turn at Triple-A Norfolk falls on Tuesday. Keep it in mind.

As long as I referenced the farm, Brandon Waring homered and drove in five runs in Game 1 of Double-A Bowie's doubleheader in Portland, Maine. The Baysox won, 10-7.

Waring collected three hits to raise his average to .188. He has eight home runs.

Mike Ballard allowed seven runs and seven hits in five innings.

Steve Johnson will start Game 2. He didn't miss a turn after being hit on the right forearm during his last start.

Instant update: Adam Jones doubled into right-center field with two outs in the third and was awarded home plate on a two-base throwing error by Rays second baseman Sean Rodriguez. Rays 5, Orioles 3.

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