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Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2009-04-30

Baltimore Orioles Notes, Quotes 2009-04-30
--OF Felix Pie is improving his defense in left field while continuing to struggle at the plate. Pie threw out Bobby Abreu at the plate in a game where he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and two runners left on base, his average dipping to .157.

--CF Adam Jones is using the opposite field to his advantage, particularly at Camden Yards. Tuesday, 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.

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 30, 2009

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