The O's took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on Matt Wieters' third home run of the year, an opposite field shot that appeared to take hardly any effort at all on his part. Unfortunately that would be it for the O's as Sabathia shut them down for the rest of the game, with Joba Chamberlain pitching the 9th inning for the save.
Guthrie started the game looking great, breezing through the first three innings. In the fourth inning, however, he made a few bad pitches and was the victim of some shoddy defense by Ty Wigginton. Alex Rodriguez led off the inning with a single and after a Robinson Cano fly out, Jorge Posada hit a ground ball to Wigginton. The ball went in and out of Wiggy's glove. He was still able to get the out at first, but A-Rod moved to second. If he'd fielded cleanly he could have gotten A-Rod at 2nd and maybe the double play (it was Posada running, after all). That brought Guthrie's arch-nemesis, Nick Swisher, to the plate. Swisher singled to right field, scoring A-Rod and tying the score at one. Unfortunately Guthrie couldn't get his act together after that. The #8 hitter, Brett Gardner, singled up the middle leaving Randy Winn to hit a three run HR to center field. Yes, Randy Winn. Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and Robinson Cano went 1-for-16 and Randy Winn hit a three run HR.
With the O's down 4-1, Guthrie settled back down. It was too late, though, as the Orioles wouldn't score again. The rest of the game was pretty boring with no more offense for either team.
Put this one in the loss column, and they'll come back tomorrow trying for a win with Brian Matusz on the mound.