Tampa Bay Rays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-4

Getting untracked All the momentum that Steve Trachsel built up in his first two Orioles starts went out the window last night when he was pounded in the Orioles' 6-4 loss to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

Trachsel took a one-hit shutout into the fourth inning, but never made it out of the inning. He allowed six runs on six hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings. In the process, his ERA jumped about 2 1/2 runs to 5.19.

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Orioles saw the good Steve Trachsel in his first two starts. He changed speeds, kept hitters off balance and threw strikes, easily pitching well enough to win both games.

He won neither, a victim of some tough luck. Last night, Trachsel was in fine form for the first three innings, before the bad Trachsel surfaced. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays knocked the veteran right-hander out of the game in a six-run fourth inning and then held on to secure a...