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Bergesen a little better, Roberts has uneventful day, Orioles' middle of lineup breaks out

The Orioles currently lead the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 today heading into the bottom of the seventh inning.

In his return to the lineup, second baseman Brian Roberts went 0-for-2 with a strikeout and a walk. He saw a total of 10 pitches and swung at one of them, but he looked comfortable.

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The hitters behind him, however, are enjoying a pretty nice day. Adam Jones went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI. Nick Markakis went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Luke Scott and Mark Reynolds had two hits each.

Meanwhile, starter Brad Bergesen had a better day. He allowed a plethora of hard-hit balls and was in trouble often, but he surrendered just the two earned runs on eight hits and a walk over five innings. He got out of a bases-loaded jam in the fifth by retiring Manny Ramirez on a flyout to right field. He threw 74 total pitches, 50 for strikes.

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