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Chris Gomez extended his hitting streak to a career-high 15 games.

Miguel Tejada, expected to be named the team's MVP tomorrow, has an 11-game hitting streak.

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Corey Patterson has 44 stolen bases, tying him with Al Bumbry for third place on the Orioles' all-time single-season list.

Twins reliever Matt Guerrier earned his first career victory, snapping a streak of 89 winless appearances that was the longest among active pitchers.

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In the ultimate coincidence, and an extremely disturbing one, Jay Gibbons fouled a ball over the protective screen behind home plate in the ninth inning that struck his wife, Laura, on her left side.

Gibbons has been perhaps the most vocal Oriole when it comes to complaining about the team's refusual to raise the screen. Wives and small children sit in a section directly behind the plate and are in constant danger.

Laura appeared to be OK, though a little shaken up, as an usher escorted her to the first aid station. Gibbons showered quickly, dressed and was leaving the clubhouse as reporters entered. He didn't know that his wife was hit until returning to the dugout, where players had lined the top step to check on her.

Look for Gibbons to vent tomorrow. And, hopefully, for the Orioles to finally do the right thing by Opening Day 2007.

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