Baltimore Orioles defeat Kansas City Royals, 5-2

Just after Tuesday night's game had ended, Orioles manager Dave Trembley met his starting pitcher for the next night's game on the top step of the dugout and told Daniel Cabrera two things.

First, Trembley said, "Thank goodness June is done," a reference to Cabrera's 0-3 record and 7.06 ERA in five starts last month. And then Trembley got to the one message that he really wanted to sink in. "Hey, you know, our bullpen's pretty beat up," Trembley told Cabrera. "You've go...

A recap of the Orioles' 5-2 victory over the Royals last night:

Coming to the rescue

The Orioles' bullpen needed a break. Daniel Cabrera needed a victory. Both missions were accomplished. Looking for his first win since May 20, Cabrera shook off a home run by the first batter of the game, David DeJesus, and turned in a sterling performance. He retired 14 straight batters before DeJesus singled in the eighth. He threw 77 pitches through seven innings and 85 through ei...