Guess it was going too good to be true. George Sherrill looked like he was going to deliver a rare suspenseless save after he came on to get the club out of a jam in the eighth and retired the first two batters of the ninth.
No such luck. Sherrill had two strikes on Ian Kinsler before giving up a single to left, then jumped ahead of Michael Young before giving up an opposite-field two-run homer that brought the Rangers from behind.
Now, you can look back on that bases-loaded, one-out situation that could have broken the game open in the fifth or a couple of other opportunities to add a run or two. Before you lay it all on Sherrill, consider that the Orioles left nine runners on base -- all of them after scoring three runs in the fourth inning.
Tough night. Instead of an uplifting series opener and a great victory for Koji Uehara, the the O's open another four-game weekend series with a very deflating loss. O's fans can only hope the club responds better than it did in Boston last weekend.