Fred Lewis

Orioles power past Reds, 7-5, to win series

Orioles power past Reds, 7-5, to win series

In their rubber match against the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon, the Orioles committed two errors, left seven runners on base, walked two batters with the bases loaded and nearly coughed up a five-run lead.

And they still won, 7-5, before a boisterous announced crowd of 27,809 at Camden Yards.

That, in the holy name of Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver, is what the home run can do.

"Guys in here kept saying the ball flies when it gets hot. I'm definitely seeing it now," said first baseman Derrek Lee, whose Weaver-pleasing, three-run homer in the fourth gave the Orioles a 4-0 lead. "It's fun to hit when, if you get it in the air, you know it has a...