The Orioles started off hot but cooled off quickly, falling to the Tampa Bay Rays 11-6.
The Birds came out swinging, and were up 6-0 after two innings. Tampa Bay scored 11 unanswered runs from the fourth inning on, and the Rays swept the Birds in four games.
Nick Markakis went 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI. Markakis doubled in the fifth inning, and now has 48 on the year...both Markakis and Aubrey Huff need two more doubles to reach 50 for the season and join Brian Roberts to become the first trio of teammates ever to have 50 doubles each.
The O's (67-91) have one final series at home against the Toronto Blue Jays (83-75) before the season comes to an end. The Birds are off tomorrow and will send Chris Waters (3-4) to the mound on Friday. It looks like Jeremy Guthrie is well enough to make one final start this season; he's slated to pitch on Sunday...I'll be in the stands for the finale!