Baltimore Orioles defeat Cleveland Indians, 3-2

The Orioles had long begun preparations for their game last night when the club's top executives summoned reporters into a small room adjacent to the home clubhouse at Camden Yards and delivered a somber announcement.

Adam Loewen would miss much of the season with a stress fracture in his left elbow, a revelation that cast a reeling team into even more despair.

As Loewen's roommate and best friend, Nick Markakis took the news harder than most. And it was he who stepped ...

As the pain in his left arm became worse, Orioles pitcher Adam Loewen knew something wasn't right. He just had no idea how much of his season would be lost.

Perhaps all of it.

A bone scan taken yesterday morning confirmed that Loewen has a stress fracture in his left elbow, an injury that will require a minimum of eight weeks' rest before he can begin a throwing program.

The Orioles placed him on the disabled list yesterday (retroactive to Wednesday), purchased re...

Perfect 10

Though the Orioles struggled to cash in on chances throughout the game, they made up for it in the 10th inning. Jay Payton led off the inning with a single, and Corey Patterson's bunt turned into a crucial hit when Indians pitcher Tom Mastny muffed the throw to first base, allowing Payton to advance to third. After Mastny walked Brian Roberts, outfielder Nick Markakis made him pay. Markakis lined a single to right field to drive in the winning run.

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