...last night’s walk-off loss was the first for the Orioles on Opening Day?
According to Elias, the St. Louis Browns, who later moved to Baltimore, lost to Detroit in 13 innings in the 1914 opener.
Kevin Millwood struck out five Rays in his Orioles debut last night, the highest total by one of the club’s starters in the opener since Pat Hentgen totaled six on April 2, 2001 against Boston. Dave McNally holds the record with 13 against Cleveland on April 7, 1970.
Brian Roberts was held hitless on Opening Day for the first time since 2004. He had gone 8-for-17 (.471) during a five-year Opening Day streak.
The Orioles hit three solo homers last night, the fifth time in franchise history they’ve totaled three or more on Opening Day (1964, 1973, 1982 and 2006). They blasted four in 1982 and 2006.