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“All this stuff has been done in different ways before,” Maddon said. “When something new comes out, people, some enjoy it, some frown upon it, some don’t get it and that’s OK.”

Notes: Baltimore 2B Brian Roberts continues not to feel well and was out of the lineup for the second straight game. … Orioles RHP Jake Arrieta has decided not to have surgery for a bone spur near his right elbow after getting a second opinion from Dr. Lewis Yocum. … Baltimore RHP Rick VandenHurk, a native of the Netherlands, has organized a series of free youth baseball clinics in his home country and Belgium during November. Teammates Adam Jones and Jeremy Guthrie are among those scheduled to take part. … Uehara extended his club record of not walking a batter to 30 straight appearances. He has struck out 41 since his last walk on July 16.