Cleveland -- The Orioles were already having a bad week when they arrived at Jacobs Field yesterday for their last series of the first half of the season. They had been outscored by 18 runs in three straight losses to the Chicago White Sox. And a rotation that had thrived for a time looked lost again.
Kris Benson seemed as good a bet as anyone to ease his team's pain. He had been the Orioles' most consistent starter for most of the season.