Toronto Blue Jays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-5

He had seven hits in his first 25 at-bats (.280) after being recalled before going 0-for-4 last night, and many of his outs were hit hard.

Fahey said he has been working with hitting coach Terry Crowley to shorten his swing, allowing him to wait longer before committing to pitches.

"Whenever your swing is shorter, you have a lot more time to let the ball get there and react to it, and you're not worrying about crushing the balls," he said. "I'm just trying to hit line d...

A recap of the Orioles' 6-5 loss to the Blue Jays last night:

Another close shave

The Orioles played their 90th complete game yesterday and, amazingly, their 51st that was decided by two runs or fewer. With the 6-5 loss, they dropped to 17-17 in one-run games and 23-28 in ones decided by two runs or fewer. The Orioles could have avoided the drama, but rookie reliever Jim Johnson allowed two runs in the bottom of the eighth.

Getting it out of the way

Orioles rig...

I like Orioles manager Dave Trembley, and I'm hoping that he lives a long and happy life, which means keeping his blood pressure down, controlling his temper, not overreacting to every little call that goes against his ballclub. The usual checklist.

That said, I want Trembley to blow his stack.

Just once. And real soon. For two straight nights, Trembley maintained his cool when he could have gone all Earl Weaver on the home plate umpire. Did the pre-game spread inclu...

TORONTO - Orioles ace Jeremy Guthrie's final outing of the first half mirrored much of his season.

He pitched well, barely yielded any runs and still came up empty when the Toronto Blue Jays surged back against the Orioles' bullpen to win, 6-5, and complete a three-game sweep at Rogers Centre.

Guthrie, who is tied for first in the American League in quality starts, left after seven innings with a 3-2 lead. The Orioles added two runs in the top of the eighth to go ahe...