Trouble with long ball
Jeremy Guthrie turned in another fine performance, but home runs hurt him in the end. Guthrie pitched eight innings and allowed only four hits, but Casey Kotchman's two-run homer in the fourth inning gave the Angels a 3-2 lead, and Mike Napoli's bases-empty shot in the eighth extended that lead to 4-2. The Orioles were was unable to overcome the deficit, and Guthrie lost for the first time since he permanently entered the starting rotation May 8.
Bats go silent in mid-game
Jay Payton hit a two-run home run in the second inning to give the Orioles a 2-0 lead, but the bats were kept quiet after Payton's 380-foot shot. The offense failed to get another hit until the eighth inning. The only other base runners came in the fourth, when Kevin Millar led off with a walk, and the fifth, when Chris Gomez walked and advanced to second on a wild pitch by Angels starter John Lackey.