Good news on two levels

Adam Jones hit his ninth home run tonight, a two-run shot into the second deck that gave the Orioles a 5-3 lead in the sixth inning.

Kevin Millwood has blanked the Padres since that infuriating first inning. He's thrown 86 pitches through the fifth.

Down on the farm, Nolan Reimold went 2-for-4 with a double, walk and run scored in Triple-A Norfolk's 10-3 win over Toledo.

Reimold's average is up to .217. Looks like he's heating up.

Jeff Salazar homered twice and drove in four runs. Paco Figueroa was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs. I already told you about Josh Bell's home run.

Troy Patton improved to 5-7 with a 4.74 ERA after allowing one earned run (three total) and six hits in five innings. Armando Gabino tossed three scoreless innings and Cla Meredith lowered his ERA to 13.50 with a perfect ninth that included two strikeouts.

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