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What's at stake tonight?

After taking the first two games of the three-game series in Boston, the Orioles can do something that they haven't done against the Red Sox in 16 years: sweep a series at Fenway Park.

The Orioles haven't swept a three-game series on Yawkey Way since June 10-12, 1994, and that certainly was on their mind after completing last night's victory.

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"We have to turn our attention to trying to get tomorrow's [game] so we can get all three," said Orioles first baseman Ty Wigginton, who has driven in the game-winning run in three straight games. "That ought to be our sole goal right now."

With a 9-8 record against the Red Sox this season, a victory tonight would give the Orioles their first outright season series win against them since 2004 when they went 10-9. As it is, the Orioles have already won more games against Boston this season than they had the previous two seasons combined.

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"I know it was pretty bad here," said second baseman Brian Roberts. "We've never had a whole lot of success here in a long time. It's been good to just play good baseball. When you are in close games and your pitchers are throwing the ball the way that ours are, we feel like we have a chance late in the game."

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