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Hernandez plays hero
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Orioles 3, Rays 2
Daniel Cabrera got the no-decision after the home run in the eighth. (Joe Ranze/AP)
Ramon Hernandez launched a home run to left field in the top of the ninth, after reliever Jamie Walker allowed a game-tying home run to the Rays' Carlos Pena for the second straight night. Starter Daniel Cabrera gave up one run on five hits in 6 2/3 innings in the no-decision.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (7-4)
Won 1
Baltimore 3, Tampa Bay 2   TB
Tampa Bay (5-6)
Lost 1
April 12, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   3 6 1
Tampa Bay
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0   2 7 1
Standings thru 4/12/08  |  Recap: BAL | TB  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Rays stats
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B4120022.300
Mora, 3B3000021.225
Markakis, RF3010001.333
Millar, 1B4000022.225
Huff, DH4110001.268
Scott, LF4000012.375
  Payton, LF0000000.211
Hernandez, R, C4122000.194
Jones, CF4000011.235
Hernandez, L, SS2000100.250
Totals323621810 

BATTING
2B: Roberts (5, Hammel), Huff (4, Hammel).
3B: Hernandez, R (1, Hammel).
HR: Hernandez, R (2, 9th inning off Wheeler, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Roberts 3; Markakis; Huff 2; Hernandez, R 7.
RBI: Hernandez, R 2 (7).
2-out RBI: Hernandez, R.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Roberts; Scott.
GIDP: Markakis.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Markakis (3, 2nd base off Hammel/Riggans), Roberts (4, 3rd base off Hammel/Riggans).

FIELDING
E: Roberts (1, fielding).
DP: (Roberts-Hernandez, L-Millar).
Pickoffs: Bradford (Upton at 1st base).

 
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Iwamura, 2B4010121.250
Crawford, LF4000013.204
Pena, 1B3111111.225
Upton, CF3120100.300
Hinske, DH4010002.296
Longoria, 3B3011100.333
Haynes, RF4000014.227
Riggans, C4000010.192
Johnson, SS3010000.200
  a-Gomes, PH1000000.286
Totals332724611 

a-Flied out for Johnson in the 9th.

BATTING
HR: Pena (6, 8th inning off Walker, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Iwamura; Pena 4; Upton 2; Hinske; Longoria; Johnson.
RBI: Longoria (1), Pena (13).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske.
GIDP: Haynes.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
CS: Upton (1, 2nd base by Bradford/Hernandez, R).
PO: Upton (1st base by Bradford).

FIELDING
E: Riggans (1, throw).
DP: (Johnson-Iwamura-Pena).

 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Cabrera, D 6.25113405.94
Walker (BS, 2)0.11110019.00
Bradford (W, 1-1)1.01001102.08
Sherrill (S, 5)1.00000100.00
 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hammel 7.05221604.15
Howell 1.00000203.18
Miller 0.20000004.15
Wheeler (L, 0-1)0.11110011.59

Walker pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Mora (by Hammel), Markakis (by Howell).
Pitches-strikes: Cabrera, D 107-63, Walker 10-7, Bradford 16-9, Sherrill 12-8, Hammel 103-65, Howell 17-11, Miller 8-6, Wheeler 8-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Cabrera, D 9-7, Walker 0-1, Bradford 1-0, Sherrill 0-2, Hammel 8-7, Howell 1-0, Miller 0-2, Wheeler 0-1.
Batters faced: Cabrera, D 28, Walker 2, Bradford 4, Sherrill 3, Hammel 27, Howell 4, Miller 2, Wheeler 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Walker 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Hickox. 1B: CB Bucknor. 2B: Joe West. 3B: Ed Rapuano.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:51.
Att: 19,295.

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