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Litsch's dominance: : Toronto right-hander Jesse Litsch evened his career record against the Orioles at 3-3 with an excellent final start. He allowed just three hits, one walk and one run in seven innings. He is 5-2 since he returned from the minors Aug. 14.

Doing Wells: : Toronto designated hitter Vernon Wells ended the 2008 season in strong fashion. He hit a solo homer in the first and a three-run shot in the fifth, the 18th multi-home run game of his career. He also had two singles for his second four-hit game of the season and 15th of his career.

One last start: : Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie, who hadn't pitched since Aug. 29 because of a fatigued shoulder, wanted to pitch one more time before season's end. He got his wish, throwing 63 pitches in four innings in the finale. He allowed six hits and three earned runs and picked up his 12th loss of the season.

Short of 50: : The Orioles failed in their attempt to have the only trio in the history of baseball with 50 or more doubles in a season. Brian Roberts (51) got there, but Aubrey Huff and Nick Markakis each finished with 48.

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