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Big homers boost O's
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Orioles 8, Rays 7
Brian Roberts hits Baltimore's fourth grand slam of the season. (Steve Nesius/AP)
Brian Roberts drilled his fourth career grand slam and Nolan Reimold connected on a three-run homer, leading the Orioles over the Rays. Brian Matusz, who allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings, notched his second win in his fourth big league start.
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Series at a glance:
BAL
Baltimore (49-72)
Won 1
Baltimore 8, Tampa Bay 7   TB
Tampa Bay (65-55)
Lost 1
August 20, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Baltimore
0 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 0   8 11 1
Tampa Bay
1 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0   7 12 1
Standings thru 8/20/09  |  Recap: BAL | TB  |  Gameday  |  Orioles stats  |  Rays stats
Baltimore AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Roberts, B, 2B 5 1 2 4 0 0 0 .292
Izturis, C, SS 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 .264
Scott, DH 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 .269
Markakis, RF 4 1 2 0 1 0 1 .308
Reimold, LF 4 2 1 3 0 1 4 .273
  Jones, Ad, CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285
Aubrey, 1B 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 .333
Wigginton, 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .259
Moeller, C 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .200
Pie, CF-LF 3 2 1 0 1 0 1 .247
Totals 39 8 11 8 4 6 14  

BATTING
2B: Aubrey (1, Wheeler, D).
HR: Roberts, B (12, 6th inning off Cormier, 3 on, 2 out), Reimold (11, 7th inning off Springer, 2 on, 0 out).
TB: Scott 2; Izturis, C; Reimold 4; Aubrey 2; Roberts, B 5; Wigginton; Markakis 2; Pie.
RBI: Izturis, C (23), Roberts, B 4 (56), Reimold 3 (36).
2-out RBI: Roberts, B 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Reimold 2; Wigginton.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Wigginton (4, fielding).
DP: (Roberts, B-Izturis, C-Aubrey).

 
Tampa Bay AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Bartlett, SS 5 1 3 0 0 2 0 .344
Crawford, C, LF 5 1 1 0 0 1 3 .321
Longoria, 3B 5 3 2 0 0 2 2 .276
Zobrist, 2B 4 1 2 4 0 2 2 .289
Burrell, DH 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 .232
Aybar, W, 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .263
  Gross, RF 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 .260
Kapler, RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .239
  a-Pena, C, PH-1B 2 0 1 2 0 1 1 .213
Navarro, D, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .221
  b-Zaun, PH-C 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .254
Upton, B, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .239
Totals 39 7 12 7 0 11 14  

a-Struck out for Kapler in the 6th. b-Grounded out for Navarro, D in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Longoria 2 (34, Matusz, Matusz), Zobrist (17, Matusz).
HR: Zobrist (21, 6th inning off Matusz, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Bartlett 3; Longoria 4; Crawford, C; Burrell 2; Pena, C; Zobrist 6; Navarro, D.
RBI: Zobrist 4 (65), Gross (33), Pena, C 2 (79).
2-out RBI: Zobrist; Pena, C 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Burrell; Upton, B; Longoria.
GIDP: Crawford, C.
Team RISP: 4-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Navarro, D (4, 2nd base off Matusz/Moeller), Bartlett (22, 2nd base off Johnson, J/Moeller).

FIELDING
E: Longoria (12, throw).

 
Baltimore IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matusz (W, 2-2) 5.1 7 4 4 0 7 1 6.75
Mickolio (H, 1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Baez 0.1 2 3 0 0 1 0 4.15
Hendrickson (H, 2) 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.64
Johnson, J (S, 5) 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.86
 
Tampa Bay IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Shields (L, 7-10) 5.2 7 4 1 2 5 0 3.81
Cormier 0.1 1 3 3 2 0 1 3.11
Springer 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 4.08
Choate 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.37
Wheeler, D 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.40

Cormier pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

Pitches-strikes: Matusz 91-60, Mickolio 34-21, Baez 17-10, Hendrickson 6-4, Johnson, J 15-9, Shields 106-71, Cormier 22-8, Springer 14-11, Choate 18-9, Wheeler, D 14-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Matusz 2-3, Mickolio 0-2, Baez 1-0, Hendrickson 1-0, Johnson, J 2-0, Shields 7-6, Cormier 1-0, Springer 1-2, Choate 4-0, Wheeler, D 1-0.
Batters faced: Matusz 22, Mickolio 6, Baez 4, Hendrickson 2, Johnson, J 5, Shields 27, Cormier 4, Springer 4, Choate 5, Wheeler, D 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Hendrickson 3-3, Johnson, J 1-0, Cormier 3-3, Springer 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 72 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:24.
Att: 15,870.
Venue: Tropicana Field.
August 20, 2009
August 20, 2009

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