New York Mets defeat Baltimore Orioles, 6-4

BALTIMORE - Francisco Rodriguez gave a modest fist pump even Brian Bruney could find tolerable.

And the Mets put a shellacking at Yankee Stadium behind them with a 6-4 win over the Orioles Tuesday night in their first visit to Camden Yards in eight years.

Not that Jerry Manuel enjoyed a nerve-free ninth on the eve of his one-year anniversary as manager.

Manuel tried to stay away from his closer last night, first telling himself he would use Bobby Parnell with a four-...

Orioles manager Dave Trembley wanted starter Jeremy Guthrie to get through the first inning of Tuesday night's 6-4 loss to the New York Mets without giving up any runs.

Guthrie did that.

And he cruised through the second and third, too, escaping his danger zone this season - the first third of a game, in which batters had hit a collective .318 against the right-hander heading into Tuesday.

But in a season in which nothing seemingly can go right for Guthrie, a pote...

Rough night for B-Rob

Orioles second baseman Brian Roberts, who was 11-for-22 with four walks in the homestand, went hitless in five at-bats, ending his six-game hitting streak. The key at-bat came in the fifth, when he struck out with the bases loaded and two out. He did pick up an RBI with a bases-loaded groundout in the ninth. In the field, he botched a potential double-play ball that ignited the Mets' four-run rally in the fourth.

punchout with a fist

In the s...