Nick Markakis RF BAL 3 Months

Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with an RBI double and a run scored in Thursday's win over the Blue Jays.

Markakis had a 14-game hitting streak snapped on Monday, so he hopes to start anew with his performance against the Jays. He scored after leading off the first inning with a single, then doubled in an insurance run in the bottom of the seventh. Markakis is having a fine season, slashing .305/.363/.423 with six home runs and 28 RBI at the top of the Orioles' lineup.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 3 Months

Nick Markakis went 1-for-5 with a two-run home run in Thursday's loss to the Rangers.

Markakis put the Orioles on the board, going deep off of Colby Lewis in the third inning for his fifth homer of the season. The outfielder is having another productive season, slashing .306/.363/.420 with 23 RBI atop the Orioles' lineup.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 4 Months

Nick Markakis went 2-for-3 with a homer and two walks in the Orioles' 6-5 defeat of the Rangers on Wednesday.

Markakis has hit in nine straight games, scoring runs in seven of them. It doesn't look like he'll ever again be a 20-homer threat, but he's batting .300, he's getting a ton of at-bats at the top of the Orioles lineup and he's attempting some steals again after being a non-factor there the last two years, making him a fair fourth or fifth outfielder in mixed leagues.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 4 Months

Nick Markakis went 3-for-6 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

Markakis' three singles raised his batting average to .304. He's got an eight-game hitting streak in which he's 13-for-35 (.371) with four doubles and six runs scored. The outfielder appears to be feeling better after missing Saturday's game with a stiff neck.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 4 Months

Nick Markakis is back in the Orioles' lineup Sunday.

Markakis missed Saturday's contest with a stiff neck. He's in the DH spot Sunday but should be ready for outfield duty soon.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 4 Months

Nick Markakis didn't start Saturday due to a stiff neck.

"It kind of loosened up during the latter part of BP," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. It sounds like Markakis has a good shot to return to action Sunday. He's hitting .300/.353/.396 for the Orioles this season.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 4 Months

Nick Markakis had a nice night at the dish in Friday's win over the Indians, going 4-for-5 with a double and a run scored.

With the strong night, Markakis is now hitting a healthy .306/.358/.399 on the season to go along with three homers and three steals. He's been a very useful option in mixed leagues thus far.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 4 Months

Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 in Thursday's win over the Royals.

All three hits were singles, boosting the average up to .302. While the high average is nice, the Orioles would also like to see a little more power out of their corner outfielder, as Markakis is currently sitting on a meager .389 slugging percentage. He put up a career-worst .356 SLG last season.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 5 Months

Nick Markakis went 2-for-5 with a solo home run as the Orioles defeated the Pirates in 10 innings on Thursday.

Markakis took Pirates reliever Bryan Morris out to right field for his second home run of the season. He had homered in the first half of Thursday's double-header as well. The power display was nice to see as he entered the day with a .360 slugging percentage, but it's now up to .417.

Nick Markakis RF BAL 5 Months

Nick Markakis will make his first start of the season at first base on Saturday.

With Chris Davis sidelined, the O's are forced to get creative with their lineup as they don't have a true backup at the position on the roster. Markakis has played just three major league games at first base in his career, all during the 2011 season.