Arizona Diamondbacks defeat Baltimore Orioles, 8-3

Marathon fourth Orioles right-hander Steve Trachsel isn't known for working at a rapid pace.

One opposing player referred to him this year as "the human rain delay." The roof was closed at Chase Field yesterday, but Trachsel upheld his reputation in the fourth inning when he threw 34 of his 90 pitches. The crowd booed each time he threw to first base or stepped off the rubber. Their only satisfaction came from the Diamondbacks scoring three times to take a 5-0 lead.


PHOENIX -- The previous six days had been difficult enough that the last thing the Orioles needed was a long stay on the field to think about all that had transpired on the road trip.

But in a grueling fourth inning at Chase Field yesterday, when Steve Trachsel threw 38 pitches and the Orioles lost any chance of a series victory and a winning West Coast swing, there was ample opportunity for reflection.

The Arizona Diamondbacks' three-run fourth gave them a five-run ...