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Manager Dave Trembley clearly was relieved after tonight's 3-2 victory over the Oakland A's, for a number of reasons.

He was relieved to see David Hernandez bounce back from his two shortest major league outings of the season with a solid 6 2/3 innings during which he gave up just six hits and struck out six.

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Trembley also had to be relieved after getting a string of successful relief efforts by Matt Albers, Danys Baez and Jim Johnson, who combined to give up just one hit over 2 1/3 innings. Johnson recorded his fourth save in seven attempts.

Then there was the other thing Dave was relieved about -- the fact that the Orioles held on to win the one-run game on a night when Brian Roberts made a horrible baserunning mistake that cut short the fifth-inning rally that put the O's ahead.

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"I told him after the game that I'm glad we won,'' Trembley said, "because if we hadn't, that might have put me over the edge."

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