The Orioles announced today that manager Dave Trembley's contract was getting extended through the 2008 season.
The Orioles then went out and suffered a 30-3 drubbing at the hands of the Texas Rangers. The 30 runs is a modern Major League record.
Stats of note:
The Orioles actually led this game 3-0 after three innings. Then the Rangers kicked a field goal and tacked on a safety in the 4th. They added three field goals in the 6th, a touchdown, PAT and field goal in the 8th, and two more field goals in the 9th.
The Orioles made 252 pitches in their nine innings, 11 short of the nine-inning record (since 1957) of 263 pitches made by Oakland in a 20-4 loss to Detroit on April 13, 1993 (as the home team, the A's pitched eight innings).
The Rangers had four different players with at least four RBIs, including Jarrod Saltalamacchia AND Ramon Vazquez EACH driving in seven.
.... and this is the first game of a double-header.
Update: Other records tied or set:
Most batters in a 9-inning game, AL, tied - 65, 8/28/92 by Milwaukee vs. Toronto
Most at bats in a 9-inning game, AL, tied - 57, same as above
Most players scoring 2 or more runs in a game, AL, tied - 9, last done 6/4/94 by Minnesota vs. Toronto
Most players with 2 or more hits in an AL game, tied - 9, by many
Most RBIs in one game, MLB record - 30
Biggest margin for pitcher earning save - 27 (old record was 19 by Stan Belinda on 9/4/99)
It was the ninth time a major league team scored 30 runs, the first since Chicago set the major league scoring record in a 36-7 rout of Louisville in a National League game on June 28, 1897, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Prior to the game, the Rangers Pythag record was 56-68 and Baltimore was 63-60. After the game, the Rangers went to 59-66 and the Orioles dropped to 60-64.
ESPN News reported that this was 1st occurence of one team scoring 9 or more in 2 different innings in same game.