Not surprisingly, Miguel Tejada was back in the lineup for the 807th consecutive game Tuesday night. The Baltimore Orioles shortstop hurt his left shoulder while sliding into home in the third inning of Monday's victory against the Boston Red Sox.

"I'm okay, just feeling a little pain but not too much," Tejada said.

Tejada's current consecutive-games streak is the longest in the majors.

"For me, it makes me proud because I work hard and I'm consistent," Tejada said. "I'm not looking for a particular number. I love to play this game."

Heading Home

Third base coach Tom Trebelhorn said he likely will continue to be aggressive in sending players home despite having two thrown out Monday. With two outs early in the game, Trebelhorn said, he won't hesitate to send someone home.

"In the second inning, you have another 18 outs," Trebelhorn said. "A bang-bang play at home with two outs is a good play. . . .

"Coming into this series, we hadn't had too many two-out hits." . . .

Injured starting pitcher Erik Bedard will fly to Baltimore on Friday to be examined by Charles Silberstein. Bedard was placed on the disabled list last week because of a sprained left knee. . . .

Manager Lee Mazzilli said he likely will stop alternating catchers every day, instead giving Geronimo Gil and Sal Fasano several consecutive games each. . . .

David Newhan, who hit a grand slam Monday, likely will be in the lineup more frequently, according to Mazzilli. . . .

Second baseman Brian Roberts and Tejada were the leading all-star vote-getters at their respective positions in the first results released by Major League Baseball.