Tampa Bay Rays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 10-9

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Orioles pitching coach Rick Kranitz didn't want to hear about Rocco Baldelli's game-winning ninth-inning double, or the Tampa Bay Rays' latest walkoff victory.

In fact, Kranitz was in no mood for just about anything, including excuses from a pitching staff that is struggling to execute the most fundamental part of its job. In a deflating 10-9 defeat yesterday that ended when Carlos Pena scored all the way from first base on Baldelli's one-out doub...

BULLPEN WOES: : In the two games this series, Orioles relievers have allowed 11 earned runs, 13 hits and eight walks in nine innings. Rocky Cherry was one of the prime culprits yesterday. He gave up a walk, then the game-winning double to Rocco Baldelli in the ninth inning.

NO. 30 FOR HUFF: : Aubrey Huff has made a habit of hurting his former team, so it perhaps was fitting that his 30th home run came against the Rays. Drilling Andy Sonnanstine's pitch for a three-run h...