Brian Roberts put the lie to my earlier entry, launching the Orioles' fourth grand slam of the season off former teammate Lance Cormier in the sixth inning. To that point, the Orioles had put 10 runners on base and scored just one of them on a fielders choice, but Roberts' 12th homer changed the conversation.

Also to that point, Brian Brian Matusz was pitching a very solid game, but could not keep the Rays under wraps in the bottom of the sixth. He gave up a three-run homer to Ben Zobrist to make it a one-run game, but it still was a positive outing that featured seven strikeouts and no walks.

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