Well, this time there was no blown lead. Or comeback.
The Orioles lost 5-4 at Kansas City Sunday and Buck Showalter will inherit a team on Tuesday night with a three-game losing streak and 3-14 record since the All-Star break.
It was Juan Samuel’s final game as interim manager and he finished with a record of 17 and 34 since he took over on June 4th.
Kevin Millwood fell to 2-11, 6.05 as he gave up five runs and 11 hits over 5 2/3. Millwood has given up 5 ER or more in five straight starts.
He allowed three runs in the first inning and has now given up at least two runs in the opening inning of 11 of his last 12 starts.
Luke Scott and Ty Wigginton hit solo homers for the Orioles, who went 1-6 on their road trip to Toronto and KC.
Nick Markakis added an RBI double as the Orioles fell to 14-40 on the road and 32-73 on the season.
The Orioles allowed five runs or more for the 13th time in the last 15 games.
The O’s are off tomorrow when Buck Showalter will be introduced as their new manager at a Noon press conference that you can see live on MASN.
The O’s host the Angels Tuesday to start a seven-game homestand.