Luke hot

That's two home runs in less than 24 hours for Luke Scott, who has tied Aubrey Huff for the team lead with 14. He also tied today's game, 1-1.

Jeremy Guthrie collected his first major league hit, a double, and was picked off by catcher Wil Nieves.

Didn't George Brett get picked off after his 3,000th hit?

Guthrie has allowed three earned runs or fewer in 13 of his 18 starts this year, and two or fewer in nine of them. He's holding down another opponent today and waiting for a little more offensive support.

More numbers: The Orioles, as you know, are 1-11 on Sundays. They've been outscored 64-32. They've lost by one run in five games, by four runs in three, by five runs in two and by six runs in one.

Tough decision for manager Dave Trembley: Do you pinch-hit for Guthrie in the top of the eighth or let him lead off the inning?

Jay Payton is going to hit.

Do you agree with that choice?

Guthrie's pitch count stood at 99.

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