Tampa Bay Rays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 11-6

The stark contrast between the Orioles and Tampa Bay Rays seemed to find a temporary detour early in last night's game at Camden Yards.

Considering how their respective seasons have gone, it's not surprising that both teams were rerouted. Or in the Orioles' case, routed.

After staking rookie starter Radhames Liz to five runs in their first turn at the plate and a six-run lead after their second, the Orioles wound up losing, 11-6, before an announced 13,632, helping t...

Double steal gone bad: : With one out and runners on first and third in the fifth inning, the Orioles tried a delayed double steal in a game in which they were leading by one run. Aubrey Huff, who was on first, took off, and when Rays catcher Dioner Navarro threw to second, Nick Markakis broke from third. But Akinori Iwamura's throw to the plate was perfect and Navarro tagged out Markakis. The Orioles didn't score in the inning.

Bierd's tough inning: : Orioles reliever ...

Jeremy Guthrie's season will end when the Orioles' does.

Guthrie, who hasn't pitched since Aug. 29 because of shoulder fatigue, will start Sunday's season finale against the Toronto Blue Jays after throwing a pain-free, 53-pitch simulated game yesterday.

"I was pleased and Guthrie was pleased, and I think we all were with how he came out and threw," Orioles manager Dave Trembley said. "His velocity was very good. His arm feels 100 percent, so he'll start the game on ...