Baltimore Orioles defeat New York Mets, 6-4

BALTIMORE - Pitching coach Dan Warthen feels Johan Santana adequately addressed the mechanical flaw in his delivery during a between-starts bullpen session Wednesday at Camden Yards.

To get Santana's fastball to stop cutting unintentionally, they worked to get the ace's left hand out of his glove quicker, so Santana's arm acts less like a "catapult" during his motion.

Santana, who allowed a career-high nine runs against the Yankees Sunday, next faces the Rays Saturday a...

BALTIMORE - Pedro Feliciano had been nearly automatic against lefty batters this season, holding them to a .125 average. The southpaw's success ended abruptly Wednesday night.

Feliciano, summoned into a tie ballgame with consecutive lefties due up in the seventh inning and one out, gave up a single to Nick Markakis and two-run homer to Aubrey Huff. Those proved the decisive runs as the Mets lost to the Orioles, 6-4, at Camden Yards. The Mets, who have 99 games left, rem...

SEARCHING FOR A WIN

Koji Uehara left Wednesday's game after the fifth inning with a 4-2 lead and again ended up with a no-decision. Uehara, who allowed two runs on seven hits, is 0-4 with five no-decisions in his past nine games. Wednesday's potential win evaporated quickly when reliever Brian Bass entered in the sixth and allowed a one-out homer to Gary Sheffield and two singles and a walk before being pulled. Mark Hendrickson then walked Alex Cora with the bases loade...

It was Orioles rookie catcher Matt Wieters, who received the curtain call and the post-game shaving-cream pie in the face after getting his first major league home run and RBI on one second-inning swing. It was right fielder Nick Markakis, who tied a career high with four hits and helped manufacture a run with a rare stolen base.

However, the decisive swing Wednesday night - and the most positive development for the Orioles - was delivered by first baseman Aubrey Huff. ...