Baltimore Orioles defeat Pittsburgh Pirates, 9-6

A recap of the Orioles' 9-6 win over the Pirates last night: Burres settles down Orioles left-handed starter Brian Burres had a rough go early on, with the Pirates sending eight batters to the plate in both the second and third innings.

Burres pitched a perfect first and had a 1-0 lead to work with after one inning, but the Pirates scored twice against him in the second and four times in the third, with the big blow coming on a three-run homer by Jason Michaels. But ...

It took 29 years for the Orioles to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in Baltimore. Rather than receive a championship trophy and a parade downtown, they settled for a return to .500 and a long-awaited win for their beleaguered starting pitcher.

A clock can only be turned back so far.

Left-hander Brian Burres settled down after falling behind by five runs, retiring 10 of the final 11 batters he faced, and Brian Roberts and Melvin Mora delivered clutch hits in the sixth inn...