Saturday, September 4, 2010

Birds Drop Three Straight Under Buck

For the first time since Buck Showalter took over as manager, the O's lost three straight games, falling 4-1 to the visiting Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.

Rays' starter Matt Garza, "...shoved it down the Orioles' throats," as the Birds managed just a run on a sacrifice fly against him. Garza had told the media earlier that he was ready to face the Birds' bats, and he backed it up over 5 2/3 innings.

O's starter Kevin Millwood was tagged with his fifteenth loss of the season, as he allowed four runs on seven hits and five walks over 5 2/3 frames. The bullpen allowed just two hits from then on, but the damage had been done.

Offensively, the O's managed just seven hits and went 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position.

Jeremy Guthrie is tasked to stop the slide on Saturday night...the O's (49-86) need one win to reach 50 on the season, while Showalter needs just one victory to reach 900 for his career...

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