The Orioles' 3-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels on Friday night at Camden Yards was, in one sense, what Major League Baseball wants from its teams nowadays: Crisp play, a couple of longballs and nine innings that are completed in less than 2 1/2 hours.
But don't tell Orioles manager Buck Showalter that the pitchers' duel between lefty Wei-Yin Chen and Angels master craftsman Jered Weaver was great baseball.
Because the end result was far from pleasurable for Showalter and his last-place Orioles.
“The people who think it's a good game are just trying to get out of here before three hours,” Showalter said. “We're trying to win here. Anything that ends with an ‘L' on our...