Edwin Jackson settled down after allowing five runs in the first inning. (Rob Carr/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
The Rays couldn't clinch the AL East with a Red Sox win over the Indians, but Tampa Bay's victory put it one step away. Akinori Iwamura led the charge against the Orioles, and the Rays were able to take advantage of weak Baltimore pitching to notch a four-game sweep.
a-Struck out for Roberts, B in the 9th. b-Struck out for Markakis in the 9th.
BATTING 2B: Scott (29, Jackson, E), Markakis (48, Jackson, E), Castro, Ju (6, Miller, T). TB:
Scott 2; Jones, A 2; Roberts, B 2; Castro, Ju 2; Markakis 4; Salazar, O; Hernandez, Ra; Huff. RBI: Huff (108),
Salazar, O (15), Scott 3 (65), Markakis (87). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Salazar, O; Jones, A. GIDP:
Jones, A. Team RISP: 5-for-10. Team LOB: 6.
BASERUNNING SB: Roberts, B (40,
2nd base off Jackson, E/Navarro, D). CS: Markakis (7, home by Jackson, E/Navarro, D).
Liz (3, throw), Castro, Ju (5, fielding). Outfield assists: Markakis (Navarro, D at 2nd base).