Baltimore Orioles defeat Philadelphia Phillies, 2-1

PHILADELPHIA - -Over three days at Citizens Bank Park, Orioles manager Dave Trembley listened to loud cheers and resounding boos directed at the Philadelphia Phillies, who just eight months ago captured a World Series championship.

When pinch hitter John Mayberry's bid to tie the game off George Sherrill died in front of the left-field warning track to secure the Orioles' 2-1 victory Sunday, Trembley heard something else from an announced 45,256 - stunned silence.

"I...

Catching a break

Trying to hold a one-run lead in the final two innings, the Orioles got more steady relief work from Jim Johnson and George Sherrill, along with a favorable call from first base umpire Larry Vanover. With one out and nobody on in the eighth, Phillies leadoff man Jimmy Rollins hit a chopper down the first base line. Ty Wigginton fielded it but with his momentum carrying him in another direction, he whiffed on the tag of Rollins. Vanover thought otherwise...