Birkins' early exit, six runs fell O's

Starter can't record an out against Jays

Blue Jays 8 Orioles 3

September 16, 2007|By Jeff Zrebiec | Jeff Zrebiec,Sun reporter

TORONTO -- Before leaving Rogers Centre on Friday night, Orioles pitcher Kurt Birkins found the team's video coordinator to request a tape of that night's game, which provided hard evidence as to how a soft-tossing left-handed pitcher, such as himself, could silence the Toronto Blue Jays' offense.

Birkins took in Brian Burres' seven shutout innings again yesterday morning before formulating a game plan for his start. He apparently didn't take good enough notes.

Baez injured Tear in elbow ends reliever's 2007 season, puts 2008 in doubt. Pg 13D

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