Baltimore Orioles defeat Kansas City Royals, 3-2

More in control Returning from a six-game suspension, Daniel Cabrera looked like a different pitcher for the Orioles - except for the part about not winning.

Cabrera left after seven innings with a 2-1 lead, but Kansas City Royals pinch hitter Mark Grudzielanek homered off reliever Jamie Walker leading off the eighth. Cabrera allowed six hits, walked three and struck out five. He mixed his pitches better, using his breaking ball and changeup more than manager Dave Tremb...

If there were a lesson for Orioles pitcher Daniel Cabrera to ponder while he served a recent six-game suspension, it might have included the wisdom of throwing strikes instead of throwing behind a batter's head. You're more likely to win games that way.

Cabrera didn't lose his composure last night, and he didn't lose a game. But he's still looking for that elusive first victory in more than a month. Not everything is in his control, even when he's maintaining his own.
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