Baltimore Orioles defeat Los Angeles Angels, 6-2

BURRES BATTLES He very rarely makes it look easy.

In fact, things can get downright frightening when Brian Burres is pitching. But he often seems to be one step ahead of the hitter and capable of making a pitch when he has to. In five tough innings last night, Burres allowed seven base runners, but only one run. Vladimir Guerrero crushed an RBI double off him in the first, but Burres got him out the next two times, forcing the slugger to strand three base runners in the...

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- To a man, the Orioles all but brushed aside their three-game sweep of the Kansas City Royals, suggesting that the real test started last night with a four-game series against the hot Los Angeles Angels. For one night against one of baseball's best, the Orioles measured up.

Starter Brian Burres and the bullpen dodged trouble throughout. Brian Roberts frequently set the table with three hits and Nick Markakis cleared it with three RBIs. That carried the...