Baltimore Orioles defeat Los Angeles Angels, 16-6

Seldom-used Orioles left fielder Felix Pie on Friday night became the fourth player in franchise history to hit for the cycle and the first to apologize afterward.

In the Orioles' 16-6 thumping of the Los Angeles Angels - a game in which Orioles heralded rookie right-hander Chris Tillman earned his first career victory - Pie accomplished what only Aubrey Huff, Cal Ripken Jr. and Brooks Robinson before him had done in an Orioles uniform.

Batting eighth, Pie doubled in...

Even if the Orioles' second-half swoon continues, president of baseball operations Andy MacPhail said Friday, manager Dave Trembley's job is secure through the end of the 2009 season.

"I have no intention of making any changes in-season," MacPhail said. "We'll address the option when the year ends."

Trembley, whose club is 155-212 since he took the helm of the Orioles on an interim basis in June 2007, has a club option for 2010. MacPhail said a decision probably won'...