Oakland Athletics defeat Baltimore Orioles, 4-3

Play It Again -- Athletics 4, Orioles 3 NOT SO GOOD RETURN Making his first start since June 29 after a stint on the disabled list, Steve Trachsel allowed four runs on nine hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings.

It was a typical Trachsel outing as there were many base runners. He did a decent job of damage control. But he got into trouble by allowing a leadoff hit in four of the six innings that he started. It certainly wasn't a performance that would open the eyes o...

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The crucial seventh-inning at-bat ended with mild-mannered Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts yelling at plate umpire Mike Winters, saying repeatedly, "That's not even close."

Roberts eventually gave up the argument and trudged to the visiting dugout, convinced he should have been on first base with the bases loaded, one out and the Orioles just one hit off a tiring Dan Haren away from tying the game or taking the lead.

There was no telling how t...