Guthrie Ends Long Drought as O's Beat Angels

Righty gets first win since July '07; Sherrill picks up 11th save
By Mike Buss,  Newser Staff
Posted May 3, 2008 1:23 AM CDT
Guthrie Ends Long Drought as O's Beat Angels
Los Angeles Angels shortstop Erick Aybar, left, checks the call after forcing Baltimore Orioles' Jay Payton out at second in the seventh inning in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, May 2, 2008.    (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Jeremy Guthrie won for the first time in 16 starts, Nick Markakis and Melvin Mora each drove in two runs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Los Angeles Angels, 4-3 on Friday, to kick off a 10-game road trip. Guthrie (1-3) got his first win since beating the Yankees 4-2 at Baltimore on July 27.

On this night, the right-hander allowed two runs and three hits over seven innings with six strikeouts, and only one hit after the first inning. George Sherrill pitched a shaky ninth for his 11th save, tying the Angels' Francisco Rodriguez for the major league lead. Jered Weaver (2-4) gave up four runs and six hits over seven innings, struck out six and walked two. (More baseball stories.)

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