First-inning woes: : In both games of the doubleheader, the Orioles allowed runs in the first inning, something they have done 67 times this season and in 19 of their past 30 games. The Orioles lost the first game, 12-2.
Olson's disaster: : Left-hander Garrett Olson managed two outs in the first inning of Game 2 before being pulled in the shortest start of his career. Olson allowed six runs on five hits, a walk and hit a batter in two-thirds of an inning.
Struggling again: : Brian Burres allowed three runs in an inning during the first game, continuing what has been an ugly return from the minors. In his five appearances since being recalled from Triple-A, Burres had given up 20 hits, 10 walks and 17 earned runs in 12 1/3 innings (12.41 ERA). He pitched again in Game 2, and was a little better - allowing one run on three hits in 1 2/3 innings.
Start fast, end slow: : With two outs in the first inning of Game 1, the Orioles scored a run against Twins starter Scott Baker (9-4). The Orioles then managed one more hit, a single, in the next five innings against Baker. By the time the Orioles scored again, in the seventh, they were down 7-1.