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Orioles complete three-game sweep with 3-1 win over Rays
Orioles complete three-game sweep with 3-1 win over Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- It was just more than two weeks ago when Steve Pearce sat hunched over his locker in Toronto, thinking his days with the Orioles were over. Since then, Pearce has been on an amazing roster roller-coaster -- designated for assignment, placed on release waivers, claimed off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays, given free agency after denying the claim, and ultimately back in the same Orioles clubhouse. Thrust into a starting role to replace injured slugger Chris Davis, Pearce might have made the two biggest plays of the night to lead the Orioles to a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in front of an announced 11,076 at Tropicana Field. Pearce provided the biggest hit of...

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