Like all of you, I can't wait to see what Chris Waters can do for an encore today after Tuesday night's unbelieveble eight-inning performance against the Angels. Apparently, his new teammates feel the same way as they try to complete a sweep of the three-game series against the Rangers.

"We've got to continue this tomorrow,'' Kevin Millar said after the O's second nine-run offensive explosion. "Hopefully, H2O will come through for us."

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So, Waters apparently has a new nickname to go along with his first major league victory.

Millar singled in the first run of last night's game, and it would have been two RBI if Nick Markakis had not froze between second and third. Nick was apologetic, but that didn't stop Millar from comically throwing him under the bus.

"Nick did a great job of freezing on that line drive to right field to stay out of the double play,'' Millar said.

The RBI single Millar gave him three hits in his first six at-bats of the series and four RBI, but he went hitless with three strikeouts in his final four at-bats of the game.

"You get tired of driving in runs sometimes,'' he said.

Not Markakis. He hit a three-run homer in the second inning and has 10 RBI in the last five games. Or Melvin Mora, who had four more RBI last night and has 73 for the season.

Early lineup hint: Look for rookie Lou Montanez to make his second major league start and spell Luke Scott in left field today against Rangers left-hander Matt Harrison.

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