Old Friend Jeremy Guthrie Helps Orioles Chip Away At Rays

Jeremy Guthrie - Former Orioles SPThough he hasn’t pitched in Baltimore since 2011, Jeremy Guthrie was a hero among Orioles fans on Monday night. On the O’s off-day, Guthrie led the Kansas City Royals to an 11-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays allowing his former club to inch closer to the Rays in the AL East and move to within two games of a Wild Card spot.

Guthrie earned the win, his 13th of the season, with a five inning outing in which he surrendered one run on six hits.

While you were watching Orange Is The New Black on Netflix (I hear that’s a good show, by the way), Miguel Cabrera was inching closer to Chris Davis‘ home run mark. Cabrera belted his 43rd long-ball, but couldn’t help the Orioles as the A’s topped Detroit 8-6.

At least Guthrie did his part.

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of BaltimoreSportsReport.com and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.