Texas Rangers defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-4

There are certain responsibilities that come with being a staff ace, and Jeremy Guthrie, though still relatively new to the role, has not shied away from any of them.

He would be the first to acknowledge that when given a multi-run lead early in the game, he's expected to put up zeros and preserve it.

However, it's a task the right-hander is struggling with. Ten days after letting a seven-run lead over the Boston Red Sox slip away, Guthrie contributed to a four-run adva...

Stepping up

For the third consecutive game, the Orioles needed a long reliever to come in and keep the Rangers off the scoreboard, and for the third consecutive time they got it. Dennis Sarfate entered in the sixth with two on and two out and induced a groundout. He then pitched two more scoreless innings. He continued the trend started by Brian Bass (3 2/3 scoreless innings) on Saturday and Danys Baez (three scoreless innings) on Sunday. In two of those three games, th...