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Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2009-04-29

Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2009-04-29
--CF Adam Jones is using the opposite field to his advantage, particularly at Camden Yards. The right-handed hitter slugged a solo shot to lead off the ninth inning onto the flag court in right field, his fourth homer of the season.

--SS Cesar Izturis hit his third double of the year in the same contest in which his brother, Angels DH Macier Izturis, accomplished the same feat. The Orioles sibling gave way to reserve Robert Andino in the ninth inning, after going 2-for-3.

--LHP Rich Hill was pleased with his first rehab start, calling it a "really good performance." The former Cubs prospect threw three innings, allowing one run with three strikeouts with Class A Frederick. Hill is likely to pitch at Class AAA Norfolk on Wednesday, and manager Dave Trembley needs Hill to throw 90 pitches before he returns to Baltimore.

BY THE NUMBERS: 27 -- Consecutive games, through April 26, in which Nick Markakis had reached base. Markakis had a 13-game hit streak entering the final game of the team's series with Texas.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "At times he's looked very good and at times, I think the word is 'hesitant.' You've got to want the ball." -- Manager Dave Trembley on LF Felix Pie's defensive prowess.

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Added: April 29, 2009

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