Los Angeles Angels defeat Baltimore Orioles, 11-6

Millar's new 'do Orioles first baseman Kevin Millar said he was "sick of hitting like a blond-headed blond." So he shaved off his dyed-blond hairdo after Friday's batting practice and then hit two homers in the game.

He's convinced the power accompanied the new look. "Worth it to get my stroke back," he said. "If I hit .380 the next two months and hit 10 homers, I'll shave my eyebrows next year. I'll look like Mona Lisa in spring training." Not everyone liked the decisi...

Not wanting to lean so heavily on his bullpen again last night, uncertain whether it would hold up under the weight, Orioles manager Dave Trembley issued a plea of sorts to rookie pitcher Radhames Liz.

"Liz better give us some innings," Trembley said before taking the field for batting practice. "Otherwise, I'll be asking a little bit too much of some people."

It was asking a lot of Liz, who had gone six full innings only once in his previous six starts, and he fell ...

A recap of the Orioles' 11-6 loss to the Angels last night:

Fewer than six again

Orioles starter Radhames Liz was pulled in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and two outs and the Orioles trailing 6-3. It was the sixth time in his past seven starts that he failed to get through six innings. He's not alone. Orioles starters have pitched six innings only twice in 10 games since the All-Star break and have an ERA of 8.35 in that span. Liz was charged with six runs o...