In the end, the boys in orange and black would end losing to the A's by a score of 4-3 on the left coast on Saturday. Haren would show how solid he is as he struck seven in a little more than 6 innings of work. Alan Embree would earn the save, his tenth.
Thanks to a former Oriole, Jack Cust (who put the nail in the coffin for Baltimore), Oakland just won it's second game in about two weeks.
Corey Patterson once again continues his hot streak, as he went 2 for 5 with an RBI, and Kevin Millar doubled in 2 runs.
Steve Trachsel went a little more than five innings, and yielded four runs in the loss. This was his first start off the DL.
The Orioles try to hit paydirt again on Sunday as Jeremy Guthrie counters against Dallas Braden in the rubber game of the series.
David Steele of the Baltimore Sun believes that most outsiders who focus on Ripken's career miss the big picture of his body of work (as we all really know about the 'streak' now) and forget his accomplishments in the game.