Baltimore Orioles at Pittsburgh Pirates
Sorry I didn't have this up yesterday... My ISP had a major melt-down and I couldn't access anything outside of their system.
W: K. Wells (5-4); L: B. Chen (5-4)
HR: BAL — M. Tejada (17)
Not a great series for Baltimore fans. The Orioles breezed into town expecting some easy wins — after all, for the last several years the Pirates have had a terrible home record and an even worse interleague record — but in the end they wound up humbled by a tough loss and a blowout. Then again, the sports talk stations out here kept bringing up the 1971 and 1979 World Series as indications that the Pirates were inherently superior to the O's, as if games played sixteen years ago have any bearing on the current state of either team.
And you know what? That win puts us into third, and only two games under .500. June's going to be a very interesting month for Pirates fans... Or a very disappointing one.
I'd also like to say, on the record, that the Orioles' uniforms are very orange. Traffic cone orange. It almost looks like the names and numbers on the backs of their jerseys are spelled out with caution tape.