Toronto Blue Jays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 10-1

Litsch's dominance: : Toronto right-hander Jesse Litsch evened his career record against the Orioles at 3-3 with an excellent final start.

He allowed just three hits, one walk and one run in seven innings. He is 5-2 since he returned from the minors Aug. 14.

Doing Wells: : Toronto designated hitter Vernon Wells ended the 2008 season in strong fashion. He hit a solo homer in the first and a three-run shot in the fifth, the 18th multi-home run game of his career. He also ...

Team MVP: : Aubrey Huff, DH-1B. Booed in every at-bat on the Orioles' first homestand after his comments about the city in a radio interview, Huff rediscovered his stroke and established himself as the power-hitting cleanup hitter the Orioles have lacked. He finished with 32 homers and 108 RBIs and was near the top of most AL offensive rankings.

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Best victory: : The Orioles had their share of comebacks early in the season, but one of them stood out, perhaps because ...

Ten months after using an expletive on a national radio show to describe Baltimore, and six months removed from being booed lustily on Opening Day at Camden Yards, Orioles designated hitter Aubrey Huff completed a bizarre but highly successful season by being named the 2008 Most Valuable Oriole yesterday.

Huff was presented with the Louis M. Hatter MVO Award by club president Andy MacPhail, who fined him an undisclosed amount last year after Huff's controversial and ris...

Some of the Orioles headed out of town last night and others will follow in the coming days as the process of forgetting the brutal end of this 2008 season begins in earnest.

But before boarding their planes or packing their cars, the Orioles had to digest one more drubbing by one of their American League East rivals. A 10-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays before an announced 19,554 yesterday provided a fitting conclusion to the season and a final piece of evidence to clu...

Though it went unsaid by the Orioles' front office, this season was never about wins and losses, or where the team finished in the American League East standings. Year One of club president Andy MacPhail's major rebuilding project was always going to be measured by individual progress and organizational development.

When the Orioles' 11th consecutive losing season came to a merciful end yesterday and another pivotal offseason began, team officials were left to sort thro...