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The Orioles fell behind by a run in the top of the second inning on an RBI single by Twins outfielder Michael Cuddyer, but Melvin Mora launched a game-tying shot into the upper bullpen off starting pitcher Glen Perkins.

And I mean launched. The ball traveled 432 feet and was used briefly to re-route some satellite phone calls before it came down. The ball would have put a dent in Eutaw Street if Melvin had hit it that far to the opposite field.

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The Orioles took the lead later in the inning on a two-out RBI single by Cesar Izturis and might have gotten more if Delmon Young had not done a nice job running down a gap shot by Brian Roberts.

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