Los Angeles Angels defeat Baltimore Orioles, 9-6

WALKING FINE LINE Orioles pitchers issued eight walks, and half of those base runners came around to score.

Four of the walks were handed out by starter Rich Hill, who lasted 5 1/3 innings. Matt Albers relieved him and surrendered two walks in two-thirds of an inning. Chris Ray then entered a tie game with the bases loaded and no outs in the seventh inning and walked the only two batters he faced, bringing in two runs.

WIETERS WOWS THEM

Orioles catcher Matt Wieter...

While his Orioles teammates were bound for Seattle after Sunday's 9-6 loss to the Los Angeles Angels, reliever Chris Ray was returning to Baltimore to have team doctors look at his right shoulder.

Ray entered a 6-6 game in the seventh inning Sunday with the bases loaded and no outs, and walked both batters he faced.

"My arm slot was down," Ray said after the game. "I could feel it. I just couldn't get [my arm] up. That's why everything was going off the outside corne...

ANAHEIM, Calif -. - If nothing else over the past two days at sun-drenched Angel Stadium, the Orioles succeeded in putting on clinics on how to blow four-run leads in the middle innings.

On Saturday, it was two defensive miscues, coupled with an all-around implosion by a tiring bullpen that resulted in a disheartening defeat. In Sunday's 9-6 loss in front of an announced 35,912, Orioles pitchers lost touch with the strike zone at the most inopportune times as a chance t...