Cleveland Indians defeat Baltimore Orioles, 9-6

Burres burns out After striking out the side in the first and taking a lead into the fourth inning, first-time Orioles starter Brian Burres was cruising.

Then things turned ugly as Burres allowed three straight singles and a walk with one out. A single by Grady Sizemore drove in another run and Burres was yanked in favor of reliever Kurt Birkins. Jason Michaels ripped Birkins' first pitch for a double, driving in two runs charged to Burres. Burres surrendered five runs ...

On the same day that Roger Clemens signed with the New York Yankees to bolster a rotation that's been ravaged by injuries, the Orioles sent Brian Burres to the mound as a means of repairing their own.

One guy is headed to the Hall of Fame. The other could be going back to the bullpen.

Indians@Orioles

Today, 12:35 p.m., MASN, 105.7 FM Starters: Fausto Carmona (2-1, 3.76) vs. Steve Trachsel (1-3, 4.08)