Detroit Tigers defeat Baltimore Orioles, 4-2

DETROIT - -In a season in which little seemingly has gone right for Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie, the enigmatic right-hander posted one of his best outings of the year Wednesday night, cruising through seven innings while pitching the way he did much of 2008.

Typically of Guthrie's 2009 campaign, however, it wasn't enough.

Detroit's Edwin Jackson was even more dominant, and the Tigers broke through against the Orioles' bullpen in a three-run eighth for a 4-2 victor...

DETROIT - -It's basically what Orioles reliever Chris Ray has waited for.

His outing Tuesday night against the Detroit Tigers, in which he pitched a career-high 2 2/3 innings and allowed just one hit, was probably the best he has felt since before he had Tommy John ligament-reconstruction surgery on his elbow in 2007.

"I felt really good," he said. "It feels kind of like I was in a zone. I didn't feel like I was going out there trying to throw as hard as I could."