"We've had some good things at third base from he and Wilson and Ryan [Flaherty] and some things from all three of them that haven't been as good as they're capable," Showalter said. "It's the nature of the game. We want to keep the versatility in play, just like last night, probably like tomorrow."
Reimold fools teammates
When left fielder Nolan Reimold reached his glove over the left-field fence on Kurt Suzuki's ball in the fifth inning and brought it back without reacting, his teammates assumed the ball has gone over the fence.
But when Reimold took a step away from the fence and took the ball out of his glove, he fooled both Showalter and Hunter.
"He got me," Hunter said. "I was actually asking for another ball. I was like, 'Man, really?' He got me. He made the catch, and we laughed about it in the dugout."
As the crowd reacted, Reimold gave a sheepish smile as he threw the ball back into the infield.
"I couldn't tell if the fans were yelling because he caught it or because they had a souvenir there," Showalter said. "That was a pretty smooth deke. I can't tell you I really appreciated it at my age. "
Around the horn
Sunday's win was Showalter's 999th as a major league manager. … Markakis tallied his first outfield assist of the season. … Reimold extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a leadoff double in the first inning. … With his third-inning single, second baseman Robert Andino has reached base in 15 of 20 games this season. … Showalter said he wants to give Betemit time in the outfield soon. … Markakis and catcher Matt Wieters were feeling better Sunday after not playing the field Saturday because of flu symptoms.