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Nelson Cruz's seven RBIs lead Orioles to 7-5 win over Tampa Bay Rays
Nelson Cruz's seven RBIs lead Orioles to 7-5 win over Tampa Bay Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Orioles didn’t play their best baseball this weekend, but after a 7-5 win over the Tampa Bay Rays in 11 innings Sunday afternoon, they left Tropicana Field still holding the same lead they had in the American League East when they arrived here. They could thank designated hitter Nelson Cruz, who drove in all of the Orioles’ runs with a two-homer, seven-RBI game, for salvaging a win in the finale of a three-game series that included more than its share of strange moments down to the final pitch. With 20 games left in the regular season, the Orioles’ magic number is down to 12 as they head to Fenway Park for a three-game series against the...

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