Jeremy Guthrie’s six hit shutout lifted the Orioles over the Texas Rangers in a three game set this weekend in Baltimore. The O’s ace improved to now 10-13 with 4.96 ERA after getting the win. It’s the first time his ERA dipped below five since May 30th and he has now allowed one run or less in three of his last four starts.
Baltimore has three shutouts on the season and the O’s starters have an ERA of 3.28 in their last 16 starts.
With the shutout, the Orioles won their second series since the All Star break.
The bats were hot in the series. Chad Moeller had two hits, one of which was a two run double. Jeff Fiorentino went 2 for 3 in his first start since his call up from AAA Norfolk. Brian Roberts snapped his 5 for 41 stretch with a 2 for 5 night. He’s still looking for double number 50, stuck on 49.
The Orioles are now 56-81 on the year, 34-37 at home, and open up a five game road trip in Boston and New York.