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Feeling Crawford's pain, but not Garza's

The entire pressbox just let out a collective gasp when replays of Carl Crawford getting hit in the groin on Jake Arrieta's pickoff attempt were played on the televisions.

Arrieta's throw was offline and it got Crawford in about the most painful of spots, and the Tampa Bay Rays speedster toppled to the ground. Orioles first baseman Ty Wigginton then picked up the ball and tagged him out, adding insult to injury.

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Crawford stayed on the ground for an extended period before walking slowly off the field. He did not come back in the game for the bottom of the first.

The Orioles just took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second on back-to-back-to-back homers by Luke Scott, Ty Wigginton and Adam Jones, all off Rays starter Matt Garza, who is unbeaten in six career starts at Camden Yards.

Scott's blast went 352 feet and landed on the flag court in right field. Wigginton's shot traveled 382 feet into the left-field seats and Jones' blast went an estimated 408 feet, also to left field.

The Orioles hadn't hit three straight homers since Jeff Manto, Mark Smith and Brady Anderson did it on Sept 5, 1995 against the California Angels at Camden Yards. That day was otherwise known for being Cal Ripken Jr.'s 2,130 consecutive game, tying Lou Gehrig.

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