Lessons painful in rout by Rays

O's Ortiz, Loewen are pounded in loss

Devil Rays 14 Orioles 7

July 22, 2006|By DAN CONNOLLY | DAN CONNOLLY,SUN REPORTER

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Even in a humiliating late July blowout loss to the basement-dwelling Tampa Bay Devil Rays, the Orioles can glean key baseball lessons.

Orioles rookie Adam Loewen, for instance, learned last night that he needs to keep hitters guessing the second time through the order.

O's@Devil Rays Tonight, 7:15, Ch. 13, 1090 AM Starters: Orioles' Rodrigo Lopez (6-10, 6.44) vs. Devil Rays' Tim Corcoran (4-1, 2.48)

Ortiz's starts

A late replacement for Erik Bedard last night, right-hander Russ Ortiz failed to record an out against the Devil Rays. Here's how Ortiz has fared in his four starts with the Orioles.

Date Opponent IP H R ER BB K NP W/L Result

7-1 @Atlanta 4 1/3 9 3 3 4 1 92 ND O's win, 7-4

7-6 @White Sox 5 8 7 6 2 1 93 L O's lose, 11-8

7-18 Oakland 2 2/3 3 3 3 0 2 45 ND O's lose, 5-4

7-21 @Tampa Bay 0 5 6 6 1 0 34 L O's lose, 14-7

Tot. .....................12 25 19 18 7 4 264 0-2

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