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Orioles avoid sweep
Orioles 4, Devil Rays 2
Javy Lopez rounds third base after homering in the third inning. (Steve Nesius/AP)
 Mora's RBI single
 Hernandez's double
Erik Bedard tossed seven stellar innings, allowing two runs on three hits and three walks, while striking out nine, as Baltimore took the series finale. Melvin Mora and Jeff Conine hit RBI singles in the eighth to secure the win.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 23, 2006
BAL
Baltimore (45-55)
Won 1
Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 2   TB
Tampa Bay (41-58)
Lost 1
July 23, 2006
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Baltimore
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0   4 11 0
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0   2 3 0
Standings thru 7/23/06  |  Gameday  |  Orioles Stats  |  Devil Rays Stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B4110021.306
Mora, 3B4111010.282
Tejada, SS4120021.323
Conine, LF-1B4021012.264
Hernandez, C4031010.271
Millar, 1B3000102.250
  Markakis, RF0000000.276
Lopez, J, DH4111012.273
Patterson, CF3000022.283
Terrero, RF-LF3010011.156
Totals33411411111 

BATTING
2B: Conine (16, Kazmir), Hernandez (22, Kazmir), Tejada (22, Kazmir), Roberts (23, Switzer).
HR: Lopez, J (8, 3rd inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts 2; Mora; Tejada 3; Conine 3; Hernandez 4; Lopez, J 4; Terrero.
RBI: Lopez, J (30), Hernandez (66), Mora (52), Conine (36).
2-out RBI: Hernandez; Conine.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Conine.
GIDP: Millar.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Mora (6, 2nd base off Jackson/Paul).
CS: Terrero (2, 2nd base by Kazmir/Paul).
PO: Conine (2nd base by Kazmir).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crawford, LF4000032.309
Baldelli, CF4000021.289
Wigginton, 3B4110000.260
Cantu, 2B4011010.266
Gomes, DH3000101.227
Lee, 1B3100102.204
Hollins, RF3000012.215
Paul, C2000121.224
Perez, SS3011011.188
Totals3023231010 

BATTING
2B: Perez (5, Bedard).
3B: Cantu (1, Bedard).
TB: Wigginton; Cantu 3; Perez 2.
RBI: Perez (10), Cantu (39).
2-out RBI: Perez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hollins; Crawford; Lee.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Hollins (Hernandez at 3rd base), Crawford (Conine at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Paul-Cantu, Wigginton-Cantu-Lee).
Pickoffs: Kazmir (Conine at 2nd base).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bedard (W, 12-6)7.03223903.94
Ray (S, 24)2.00000102.81
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir 7.072211013.36
Switzer (L, 1-1)0.11110004.26
Jackson 1.23110107.52

WP: Bedard.
Pitches-strikes: Bedard 105-64, Ray 21-16, Kazmir 104-71, Switzer 8-5, Jackson 21-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Bedard 7-5, Ray 2-3, Kazmir 1-7, Switzer 0-1, Jackson 2-1.
Batters faced: Bedard 27, Ray 6, Kazmir 26, Switzer 2, Jackson 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Jackson 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Chuck Meriwether. 1B: Phil Cuzzi. 2B: Jerry Crawford. 3B: Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:32.
Att: 23,747.

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