Tampa Bay Rays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 8-6

Homer unhappy The ball leaves Jeremy Guthrie's hand, and then it leaves the ballpark.

And much too often for his liking. Guthrie served up two more home runs last night, a bases-empty shot by Josh Wilson leading off the third and a three-run drive by B.J. Upton later in the inning that gave Tampa Bay a 4-3 lead. Guthrie allowed four homers in his first 15 games. Since then, he has surrendered 19 in 14 outings. Teams have hit two or more in four of Guthrie's past five st...

When the 10-game homestand started with a victory early last week, the Orioles were seven games under .500 with an upcoming stretch that allowed them to still harbor thoughts of a winning season.

They were just five days removed from enjoying back-to-back series wins over the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, an uplifting run that factored in the club's decision to extend the contract of manager Dave Trembley through next season.

But when the homestand came to a m...