Cesar Izturis belted a solo home run in the fifth inning on Tuesday vs. the O's. (AP)
By Spencer Fordin / MLB.com
Brian Matusz confirmed the confidence placed in him, delivering a sparkling start in his MLB debut. He received plenty of support from Nick Markakis and Cesar Izturis, who both homered and collected three RBIs on the night.
BATTING 2B: Roberts, B (38, Washburn), Markakis (33, Miner). HR: Izturis, C (2, 5th inning off
Washburn, 0 on, 2 out), Markakis (13, 6th inning off Washburn, 1 on, 0 out). TB: Roberts, B 2; Markakis 7; Huff;
Mora; Wigginton; Wieters; Izturis, C 6. RBI: Markakis 3 (76), Wieters (14), Izturis, C 3 (18), Mora (28). 2-out
RBI: Izturis, C 3; Mora. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts, B; Wigginton; Markakis. GIDP:
Jones, Ad; Izturis, C. Team RISP: 4-for-11. Team LOB: 7.
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