Baltimore Orioles defeat Toronto Blue Jays, 8-5

Guthrie back in the rotation It took about three weeks, but Jeremy Guthrie was able to make one more start for the Orioles before the end of the season.

Unable to pitch because of a strained oblique, Guthrie shut out the Toronto Blue Jays through four innings, facing one batter more than the minimum, before the defense let him down in the fifth and caused him to exceed his pitch count. The Blue Jays scored three runs in the inning and added two more in the sixth off rel...

Jeremy Guthrie could have packed his belongings and returned to his Las Vegas home, his body aching and his pride a little bruised. The 2007 season brought enough personal achievements to satisfy most rookie pitchers, even as it threatened to end sooner than the schedule dictated. There wasn't much reason for Guthrie to keep pushing himself as the Orioles tried to avoid last place, except he wanted to take the ball one more time before letting go.

A strained oblique kep...