The searing line drives turned into meekly hit fly balls. The Orioles' frenetic activity on the base paths morphed into a series of slow walks back to the dugout with the bat in hand.
A day after scoring 19 runs and collecting 31 hits in a doubleheader sweep of the Phillies, the Orioles were shut down by Ryan Madson, a former reliever who entered the game with a 6.40 ERA.
Orioles@Braves Tonight, 7:35, Ch. 13, 1090 AM Starters: Orioles' Daniel Cabrera (4-5, 5.11) vs. Braves' Chuck James (1-0, 1.40)