Oakland Athletics defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-5

A recap of the Orioles' 6-5 loss to the Athletics yesterday:

O'S RALLY, THEN FALL

The Orioles hadn't had a lead in the series in 26 innings when they scored three times in the eighth inning off A's reliever Andrew Brown to turn a two-run deficit into a 5-4 lead. Brian Roberts, who started the game on the bench, tied the game with a two-run, two-out single with the bases loaded. Melvin Mora then gave the Orioles the lead with a double down the right-field line. But th...

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The second the ball left Mark Ellis' bat, Orioles reliever Lance Cormier knew it was landing somewhere in the left-field seats at McAfee Coliseum. His only hope was that it would hook to the left of the foul pole and go for a long strike, rather than a devastating walk-off home run.

With the way this road trip has gone for the Orioles, there shouldn't have been any doubt. Ellis' 10th-inning drive clanked off the foul pole, and the Oakland Athletics po...