Baltimore Orioles defeat Texas Rangers, 9-1

A recap of the Orioles' 9-1 win over the Rangers last night

DOUBLE HIS PLEASURE

The Orioles jumped on Texas starter Luis Mendoza in the second, loading the bases to start the inning and taking a 3-0 lead when second baseman Brian Roberts smacked a double down the right-field line. The double was Roberts' 41st of the season, best in the American League. Roberts has surpassed 40 doubles in four of the past five seasons and has a good shot at passing his career high of ...

The Orioles recalled relief pitcher Rocky Cherry yesterday to fill the roster spot vacated when Chad Bradford went to the Tampa Bay Rays in a waiver deal.

Cherry, who has pitched well at Triple-A Norfolk, will be given a chance to earn a permanent spot in the bullpen, manager Dave Trembley said.

Initial speculation had suggested the Orioles would call up a reliever to replace Bradford temporarily but would then recall right-hander Hayden Penn to start tomorrow or ear...

Start after start this season, Orioles right-hander Jeremy Guthrie has pitched the kind of baseball that usually leads to wins.

In the first three months, however, his teammates often failed to reciprocate with the necessary run support.

The sides have forged a more equal partnership of late, and that trend continued last night against the Texas Rangers.

Guthrie pitched seven superb innings, and Kevin Millar slugged two home runs to lead an ample offensive attack ...