Wrap-up: Rays 8, Orioles 6, 10 inn.

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April 14, 2010|By From Sun staff reports

How it happened: Orioles starter Brian Matusz cruised into the eighth inning with a shutout bid and 3-0 lead intact. He gave up four runs in the eighth, however, and Jim Johnson surrendered an additional one as the Rays took a 5-3 lead. Luke Scott tied it up for the Orioles with a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning, and the game went into extras. Orioles reliever Matt Albers came on for the 10th inning, issuing straight walks before allowing a three-run blast by Carlos Pena that gave Tampa Bay an 8-5 lead. Ty Wiggton added his second home run of the game in the bottom of the inning, a solo shot, but that's as close as the Orioles would get as they fell to 1-7 this season.

He said it:: "All the losses sting, but this one, we had this one, 3-0 looking pretty good and then to come back and lose it again, it's tough. It's not easy, but this game is over so you have to come back and be ready tomorrow."

You said it: "it really cant be much worse. I know its gotta be hard as a player, but just about everyone on that team needs to be put on notice. Im not in the clubhouse, but it seems like they all need a good kick in the pants. Its about time they get ticked off enough to win a game. I dont think they realize that they are being paid good money to win ball games. Its there job." -- Tom, commenting on Orioles Insider

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