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Brian Roberts kept this game alive all by himself, bouncing that ground-rule double into the bullpen and then getting a great jump to put the tying run on third base with nobody out against Angels' closer Brian Fuentes. Okay, give Adam Jones for fighting off a 1-2 pitch to tie the game with a sacrifice fly, but you know what I'm saying.

Who knows what's going to happen, but the Orioles added to a fine offensive afternoon by pinning a blown save on the Angels' closer. Roberts now has 45 doubles in the club's 117 games, which puts him on pace for 62 over a full season. Only five players in major league history have had as many as 62 doubles in a season. The record, set by Earl Webb in 1931, is 67.

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Extra-inning update: Ty Wigginton, who got some grief from me in my Sunday column for his approach with RISP and less than two outs, just reached on a check-swing single to right. He's got three hits -- two of them kind of fluky -- but I'm still giving both him and Roberts credit for showing me up today.

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