Oakland Athletics defeat Baltimore Orioles, 4-2
The Orioles said after Monday night's loss that it was just another game, one that would not derail the momentum they had built through the first three weeks of the season.
By the time they took the field yesterday, they vowed that the one-run loss that featured several missed opportunities in the ninth inning would be long forgotten.
However, for much of a 4-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics yesterday before 14,452 on a beautiful afternoon at Camden Yards, the Orioles pl...
Already under scrutiny for bunting Monday with the tying run on third base, Melvin Mora booted a potential double-play ground ball in the first inning yesterday that allowed a run to score. He also failed to cover third base while venting about his mistake, allowing Eric Chavez to move up, and a sacrifice fly increased Oakland's lead to 2-0. Mora twice slammed his glove on the dugout floor after the inning, then hit into a double play in his first at-bat.