Baltimore Orioles defeat Kansas City Royals, 2-1

If I had told you on Opening Day that the three young starters at the heart of the Orioles' pitching staff would turn in five solid performances in their first two times through the rotation, would you have imagined the club could lose six of its first nine games?

Talk about a classic good news/bad news scenario.

The Orioles and their fans have to be thrilled with the way Erik Bedard, Daniel Cabrera and Adam Loewen have pitched from the first day of spring training. ...

Sporadic bursts of rain caused the Orioles to keep the tarp on their infield until less than an hour before last night's first pitch.

It took a lot longer to unwrap the offense.

Royals@Orioles Tonight, 7:05, MASN, 105.7 FM Starters: Brandon Duckworth (0-0, 0.00) vs. Erik Bedard (1-1, 6.94)

Hard-luck Trachsel

Wasn't Steve Trachsel supposed to be the biggest question mark in the Orioles' rotation? He has made two starts and he should be 2-0, not 0-0. Alex Rodriguez prevented him from getting a victory in his Orioles debut by hitting a grand slam off closer Chris Ray in the ninth inning at Yankee Stadium. Last night, the Orioles' cold bats were to blame. Trachsel has given up seven hits in 13 2/3 innings and has a 2.63 ERA, the second best among Orioles star...