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O's end skid
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Orioles 8, Rays 4
Adam Eaton went five-plus innings and gave up four runs on Monday night. (Chris O'Meara/AP)
The O's ended their six-game slide behind the offensive prowess of Nick Markakis, who smacked a three-run homer in the first, and Brian Roberts, who scored the go-ahead run and delivered a two-run blast in the eighth for extra insurance.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (10-16)
Won 1
Baltimore 8, Tampa Bay 4   TB
Tampa Bay (11-16)
Lost 1
May 4, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
3 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 0   8 11 1
Tampa Bay
1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0   4 6 2
Standings thru 5/4/09  |  Recap: BAL | TB  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Rays stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 4 3 2 2 1 0 2 .315
Jones, Ad, CF 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .344
Markakis, RF 5 2 3 3 0 0 1 .370
Mora, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 .256
Huff, 1B 4 0 0 1 0 1 1 .279
Wigginton, DH 5 1 2 1 0 1 0 .213
Scott, LF 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .270
  Pie, LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .164
Zaun, C 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .152
Izturis, C, SS 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 .241
Totals 37 8 11 8 3 8 13  

BATTING
2B: Scott (6, Kazmir), Wigginton (2, Nelson, J), Markakis (10, Nelson, J).
HR: Markakis (4, 1st inning off Kazmir, 2 on, 0 out), Roberts, B (3, 8th inning off Nelson, J, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Scott 2; Izturis, C; Roberts, B 5; Wigginton 3; Zaun 2; Markakis 7.
RBI: Markakis 3 (27), Izturis, C (9), Huff (23), Wigginton (10), Roberts, B 2 (9).
2-out RBI: Izturis, C; Wigginton.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mora 2; Roberts, B; Izturis, C; Scott 2.
SAC: Izturis, C.
SF: Huff.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Roberts, B (4, 3rd base off Nelson, J/Navarro, D), Markakis (1, 2nd base off Nelson, J/Navarro, D).
CS: Jones, Ad (1, 3rd base by Kazmir/Navarro, D).

FIELDING
E: Izturis, C (4, throw).
DP: (Roberts, B-Izturis, C-Huff).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Upton, B, CF 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .152
Crawford, C, LF 4 0 0 0 1 0 3 .306
Longoria, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 2 2 .360
Pena, C, 1B 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 .276
Aybar, W, DH 4 1 2 1 0 0 3 .194
Zobrist, RF 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 .268
Iwamura, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 0 4 .286
Bartlett, SS 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 .363
Navarro, D, C 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .160
Totals 33 4 6 4 5 4 20  

BATTING
2B: Zobrist (5, Eaton), Pena, C (5, Eaton).
HR: Longoria (8, 1st inning off Eaton, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett; Aybar, W 2; Longoria 4; Pena, C 2; Zobrist 2.
RBI: Longoria (31), Bartlett 2 (10), Aybar, W (2).
2-out RBI: Longoria.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Navarro, D; Aybar, W; Bartlett; Longoria; Crawford, C 2.
GIDP: Aybar, W.
Team RISP: 1-for-16.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crawford, C (18, 2nd base off Baez/Zaun).

FIELDING
E: Pena, C 2 (5, fielding, fielding).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Eaton 5.0 5 4 4 2 2 1 7.18
Baez (W, 2-1) 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2.30
Johnson, J 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.45
Sherrill 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 4.63
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Kazmir (L, 3-3) 6.1 7 6 6 2 7 1 6.00
Nelson, J 1.1 4 2 2 1 0 1 3.55
Balfour 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 7.00

Eaton pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.

WP: Baez.
HBP: Jones, Ad (by Kazmir).
Pitches-strikes: Eaton 97-53, Baez 23-13, Johnson, J 16-9, Sherrill 26-15, Kazmir 106-69, Nelson, J 26-14, Balfour 15-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Eaton 10-2, Baez 3-0, Johnson, J 1-0, Sherrill 1-1, Kazmir 5-5, Nelson, J 2-1, Balfour 1-1.
Batters faced: Eaton 23, Baez 7, Johnson, J 3, Sherrill 5, Kazmir 30, Nelson, J 9, Balfour 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Baez 1-0, Nelson, J 2-2, Balfour 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Ted Barrett. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Andy Fletcher.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:55.
Att: 12,658.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
May 4, 2009
May 4, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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