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Orioles hit three home runs in 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
Orioles hit three home runs in 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter has said that as long as rookie Jonathan Schoop — like every young player growing into his role — plays well defensively, he can live with the infielder's struggles at the plate. Showalter also knows that Schoop has the ability to hit a ball in a way that can raise eyebrows and change the outcome of a game. And even though Schoop was in a 2-for-17 slump, he came up with the biggest hit of the game Wednesday, a go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the seventh inning to lead the Orioles to a 4-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in front of an announced 11,282 at Tropicana Field. “He's a strong young man...

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