Today’s pitchers: Guthrie vs. O’Sullivan

RHP Jeremy Guthrie (7-12, 5.43) today makes his 24th start of this season, his 13th at home and the 5th of his career vs. the Angels.

Guthrie has lost four straight decisions. He is 0-4, 6.75 over those last four starts.

Guthrie has been hurt by the long ball this year, allowing an AL-high 27 homers. He has given up at least one homer in 17 starts and eight times has allowed at least two homers in a game.

Guthrie, 2009 season:
First half: 6-8, 5.35 in 18 starts
Second half: 1-4, 5.67 in 5 starts

Guthrie has allowed 38 of his 83 runs on the year in the first two innings of his starts. The Orioles are 8-15 this year in his 23 starts.

In 12 home starts, he is 4-6, 4.84.

Guthrie vs. Los Angeles:
2009: 0-1, 6.43, one start (7IP, 9H, 5R-ER, 2 HR July 2nd)
Career: 1-2, 4.15 in five games, four starts

RHP Sean O’Sullivan (3-1, 5.12) today makes his 8th Major League start of the season, his 5th on the road and the 2nd of his career vs. the Orioles.

O’Sullivan is 0-1, 9.31 over his last two starts. On the season, he has allowed 44 hits, including seven homers, in 38 2/3 innings.

Right-handed batters hit .346 against him while lefties bat .239. The Angels are 6-1 when he starts this year.

The 21-year-old has two quality starts among his seven so far and, in four road starts, is 3-1, 3.47.

He pitched a no-hitter for Triple-A Salt Lake vs. Sacramento on July 28th. In 12 Triple-A starts this year, he went 6-3, 5.66.

He has one career start vs. the Orioles and did not get a decision on July 4th at Los Angeles. Over 5 2/3 innings, he gave up nine hits and four runs, throwing 94 pitches.

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