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Don't know that you could ask much more of Jeremy Guthrie, who worked into the eigthth inning and gave up just one run while he was on the mound. He was charged with three because Placido Polanco threw his bat at a tough pitch by reliever Cla Meredith with two outs and drove in the runs that made the difference in the game, but Guthrie gave up only a solo homer to Magglio Ordonez and five other hits on the way to his 11th loss -- this one largely undeserved.

The Orioles couldn't do anything against Detroit starter Edwin Jackson until Adam Jones launched a two-run homer off him in the ninth. The O's kept it interesting again by putting two more runners on against closer Fernando Rodney before he struck out Gregg Zaun looking to record his 22nd save.

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Just another loss, but compared to some of the other losses in this post-All-Star tailspin, it can best be described as non-descript.

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