Toronto Blue Jays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 5-1

Recaps of the Orioles' 5-1 and 7-1 losses to the Blue Jays yesterday:

In control - again

In yesterday's regularly scheduled game, Blue Jays right-hander Roy Halladay improved his career record against the Orioles to 18-4 with a 2.86 ERA by limiting them to one run in seven innings. Manager Cito Gaston left him in the game for 119 pitches despite a big lead. Halladay scattered seven hits, walked one and struck out six. The only run off him came in the sixth inning whe...

Orioles manager Dave Trembley went back to his apartment late Tuesday and watched a replay of his team's 10-8 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays earlier in the night. It certainly didn't look any better the second time around.

"We have to understand also that there's a certain amount of up and down and peaks and valleys and [club president Andy MacPhail] has said it, there are going to be moments that are painful," Trembley said.

"I went through a painful one [Tuesday] ni...

Meanwhile, Guthrie's fastball was hitting 96 and 97 mph on the stadium's radar gun in the early innings. His pitch count rose to 53 through the third, and he trailed 1-0 after consecutive singles by the last two batters in the lineup, Adam Lind and McDonald, and Marco Scutaro's ground ball.

By the end of the fifth, Guthrie had thrown 80 pitches and the bullpen remained quiet. But with the weather turning ominous, Alex Rios singled, stole second and scored on Overbay's s...