Lopez battery loses its charge

O's starter yields 3 HRs in 1st loss since pairing

Blue Jays 6 Orioles 3

June 15, 2006|By JEFF ZREBIEC | JEFF ZREBIEC,SUN REPORTER

TORONTO -- Orioles starter Rodrigo Lopez's revival landed north of the border last night with a resounding thud, one loud line drive after another ripping off the Toronto Blue Jays' bats and his personal catcher, Javy Lopez, powerless to do anything about it.

The first two batters Lopez faced hit home runs and before his shortest outing of the season was finished, he would surrender an additional long ball, resorting to the mistake-prone pitcher that the Orioles saw for the first seven weeks of the season and didn't want to see again. Lopez allowed six runs and seven hits in his first loss since May 20, a 6-3 Toronto victory at Rogers Centre.

Orioles@Blue Jays

Today, 12:37 p.m., Comcast SportsNet, 1090 AM Starters: Orioles' Daniel Cabrera (4-2, 4.13 ERA) vs. Blue Jays' Ted Lilly (5-7, 4.46)

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