The open date couldn't come at a better time for Orioles catcher Ramon Hernandez, who had to be sore after a night in which he showed he could play fullback. Who would have expected that after watching him avoid contact at home plate for the past month? Hernandez decked Rays second baseman Akinori Iwamura to break up a possible double play in the sixth inning. The hit was a borderline cheap shot, and Hernandez paid a price later in the game when Trever Miller drilled him in the hip.
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