How it happened: The Orioles' lone offense was provided by second baseman Ty Wigginton, who sent a Dallas Braden pitch off the face of the second deck in left field for a two-run homer. That cut the A's lead to 4-2, but the Orioles botched numerous chances to pull closer, hitting into inning-ending double plays in both the seventh and eighth innings.
He said it::"We're a much better ballclub than we've played. We have experienced, proven hitters that are right now going through a difficult time. But sooner or later they will break out." -- Dave Trembley, Orioles manager
You said it: "It's a mess and an embarrassment and I don't blame the fans for being sick and tired of this team. I know I am." -- DC, commenting on Orioles Insider