O's: Respectable trip
The Orioles salvaged a 4-5 record on the nine-game trip, which has to be considered respectable under the circumstances. They should have won last night, which would have put them in position for a winning trip against three pretty good teams, but they can take some consolation in outscoring the Rays, White Sox and Twins, 36-34, in the nine games.
Not looking for moral victories anymore, but they were competitive almost every day. Three of the five losses were by one run and a fourth was by two runs. The Orioles also won a couple of close ones.
The most important thing about tonight's game was another strong start by Jeremy Guthrie, who has been outstanding on the trip. Maybe he has worked something out, which would be very good news for the Orioles as they look toward next season.