For the first time in a quite a while, Jeremy Guthrie looked like a stopper as he pitched seven solid innings, only giving up a run, as he the Orioles finished off the Twins, 5-1. Overall, it was a solid effort by the team, and instead of finding themselves in an another close game that would end up in a loss, they put their opponents away early and for good.
Guthrie – the defacto ace and lone veteran in the starting rotation of the Baltimore Orioles – has struggled mightily this year with his command and the gofer ball; however, he was effective on the mound and focused. Minnesota scored only in the fourth inning off a Justin Morneau RBI-double; however, they were not able to do much more damage than that.
Baltimore jumped on Minnesota starter Nick Blackburn in the first inning as Nolan Reimold drove in a run with an infield single, and then they scored again thanks a throwing error by Orlando Cabrera to first base that plated Luke Scott.