Jim JohnsonThree up. Three down.

That’s the standard for Baltimore Orioles closer Jim Johnson these days. Tuesday in Arlington was no exception. Johnson relieved setup man Pedro Strop and recorded three straight outs on 15 pitches to earn his 38th save of the season.

With that save, Johnson tied Rays closer Fernando Rodney for the Major League lead. Rodney has blown two saves this year, Johnson has blown three.

JJ continues his quest for the Orioles club record in saves, 45, set by Randy Myers in 1996.