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Don't expect these this early again.

Jones gives Orioles over Phillies with walk-off homer -
"Adam Jones was stuck in a 0-for-18 slump when he stepped into the batter's box in the 12th inning of a tie game against the Phillies on Saturday. He ended the slide in a big way."

Steve Melewski: Jones talks about his walk-off homer that beat Philly
"I think we just enjoy playing longer than nine innings," Jones said. "We enjoy the overtime. I don't know man, think we have played the most innings by any team. If we don't win it in nine, we'll win it in 12, 15 or 17. We'll play 25, as long as we get the W, I don't care."

Orioles option Miguel Gonzalez to make room for Tommy Hunter | News
Buck Showalter: "We're in a mode here where you're trying to give us the best chance to win, and Jake as a starter isn't it right now. But we hope it will be again."

Steve Melewski: Jake Arrieta talks about moving to the bullpen
"My thought process has been way too in-depth, and I've got way too much going on in my head right now trying to tweak so many things mechanically rather than going out there and just feeling comfortable and executing pitches. And, that's what I'm going to be able to do out of the bullpen."

Baltimore Orioles Brian Roberts Expected Back Tuesday - Call to the Pen
"After missing the majority of the 2011 season due to the effects of a major concussion, Brian Roberts is set to make his season debut on Tuesday."

Wieters still trying to improve - Carroll County Times
"Orioles catcher Matt Wieters spoke with Times staff writer Jake Rill about his hot start, learning the new pitchers, winning his first gold glove, and becoming a leader on the team."

Jamie Moyer turns in scoreless debut for Orioles' Triple-A club - MLB - Sporting News
"Jamie Moyer made a good first impression with the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday night. The 49-year-old lefthander got the win for Triple-A Norfolk against Buffalo, allowing one hit and striking out five in five scoreless innings."