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Orioles Down Rays

Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) – Nick Markakis smashed a two-run homer and Matt Wieters supplied a two-run double, as the Baltimore Orioles beat Tampa Bay, 8-4, in the middle installment of a three-game series at Camden Yards.

Jeremy Guthrie (9-13) gave up two runs on six hits in seven strong innings for Baltimore, which snapped a three-game skid and won for the fifth time in its last eight tries.

It was the 900th career win for Orioles manager Buck Showalter.

Matt Joyce belted a solo home run and added an RBI double for the Rays, who fell 2 1/2 games behind the first-place Yankees in the American League East. New York beat Toronto on Saturday for the club’s season-high eighth straight victory.

James Shields (13-12) was victimized for six runs and eight hits in just 4 1/3 innings.

09/04 22:01:29 ET

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