That alone should have been the cause of great celebration in the Orioles' dugout. They had gone 29 innings without an extra-base hit before No.9 hitter Cesar Izturis just lined a double down the right-field line off former University of Maryland standout Brett Cecil. That streak dated back to Garrett Atkins' third-inning homer against the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday.

And then miraculously, the Orioles also scored a run in the sixth inning as Julio Lugo followed Izturis' double with a single to left field to tie the game at one.

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It was the Orioles' first run in 16 innings, dating back to their two-run seventh inning against the A's on Thursday night.

Thay apparently weren't satisfied with the one run. Nick Markakis just gave the Orioles a 2-1 lead with a single to left off Cecil, who had only given up one hit heading into the sixth.

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