Tampa Bay Rays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 14-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - The signs of another long and grueling September had already been evident long before Jeremy Guthrie suddenly resembled every other Orioles starter and Melvin Mora limped off the field with the assistance of head athletic trainer Richie Bancells.

How bad will things get for the Orioles over the next four weeks if their top starter buckles under the biggest workload of his young career and one of their most productive hitters is out of the lineup f...


Orioles pitchers entered last night with an American League-high 547 walks, so it wasn't surprising to see an Orioles pitcher walk four straight batters. It was surprising that Oriole was Jeremy Guthrie. The right-hander had walked four or more in only three of his first 28 starts this season, but by the second inning, he had already issued five free passes, including four straight two-out walks in the second.


Orioles pitching coach Ric...