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O's 8, Rays 4: Magic!

Nick Markakis hit a first inning, three-run homer, and Brian Roberts iced it with a two-run shot in the eighth inning, leading the O's to an 8-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays on the road. The homers are Markakis' fourth and Roberts' third.

To quote the great Lou Brown of Major League, "We won yesterday. If we win today, that's two in a row. If we win tomorrow, that's called 'a winning streak.' It has happened before."

Adam Eaton (5 IP, 4 ER) has his season ERA at 7.18 now. Danys Baez (2 IP, 0 ER) got the win, with his ERA dropping to 2.30. Jim Johnson and George Sherrill closed it out after the Orioles scored four runs combined in the seventh and eighth innings.

Roberts and Markakis also stole bases, for you small ball fanatics.

I still really have nothing new to say, and I apologize. The front three in the order (Roberts, Jones, Markakis) are doing what the can to carry the team, but nobody else is hitting a whole lot, though Huff is doing, y'know, OK.

Game time tomorrow is 4:08.