Los Angeles Angels defeat Baltimore Orioles, 11-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. - - Jim Johnson has been so solid since assuming a setup role in the Orioles' bullpen that when he struggles, it becomes a topic of conversation around the club.

That has been the case his past two outings. In Wednesday's gut-wrenching loss to the Boston Red Sox, Johnson walked and surrendered a home run to the only batters he faced, a major reason the Orioles coughed up a four-run ninth-inning lead. In the Orioles' 6-4 victory over the Los Angeles Angel...


Orioles rookie right-hander David Hernandez (2-2) justified his spot in the rotation Friday, holding the Los Angeles Angels to three runs in 6 2/3 innings in his second career victory. Hernandez surrendered six hits and walked two before Jim Johnson and George Sherrill got the final seven outs.


The Orioles' top four hitters went a combined 1-for-16 in Thursday's series-opening loss, but they certainly were heard from Friday. Aubrey Huf...

ANAHEIM, Calif. - -The Orioles officially hit the midpoint of the 2009 season Saturday night with a defeat that could serve as a microcosm of a first half filled with frustrating losses.

There was the blown four-run lead, the failure of a rookie starter to get deep into the game and a slew of defensive miscues that simply cannot happen for a team expecting to win anywhere, nevermind in the home ballpark of one of baseball's better teams.

Orioles veteran second basema...