Detroit Tigers defeat Baltimore Orioles, 3-2

DETROIT -- Even after another loss, the Orioles continued to talk about how it is still early, how nothing that has happened in the past 10 days will wreck a season that looked promising such a short time ago.

There are, after all, still 134 games left to play.

Their viewpoint would be much easier to accept if the Orioles didn't continue to lose games in predictable and frustrating fashion. Trying to salvage one game in the series and a road trip that went horribly wron...

Deserving better

Orioles pitcher Steve Trachsel, who was expected to be one of the weaker links of the rotation, has been one of the club's most reliable starters. Yesterday, he allowed three earned runs in seven solid innings but got the loss anyway, as Craig Monroe broke a sixth-inning tie with a bases-empty home run. Trachsel became the first Orioles starter to pitch seven innings since he did it April 12, which was 18 games ago. Orioles starters have gone seven inni...