Oakland Athletics defeat Baltimore Orioles, 4-2

OAKLAND, Calif. -- When the Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels on Friday to start their 10-game road trip, they were three games over .500 and just a game out of first place in the American League East.

The fall has been quick, and at times brutal. A short pre-game meeting, called by manager Dave Trembley, didn't stem the tide last night, and the Orioles are below .500 for the first time since losing Opening Day.

Starter Brian Burres was not sharp and the Orioles' o...