The Birds regained control of their bats with 14 hits against the Minnesota Twins today.

Mike Costanzo had four, but the Twins scored two in the 8th inning to win 8-7.

Designated hitter Chris Heintz was 3-for-3 with a double.

Daniel Cabrera gave up five runs (two earned) in only 1 2/3 innings worked.

Chris Tillman got the loss, he allowed two runs (one earned) in the 8th inning.

Orioles center fielder Alex Jones left the game in the top of the third with back tightness, but the Baltimore Sun is reporting that jones said he was fine.