Orioles End Losing Streak

Hernandez homer in ninth downs Rays
By Mitch Pritchard,  Newser User
Posted Apr 13, 2008 12:01 AM CDT
Tampa Bay Rays third basemen Evan Longoria hits an RBI single against the Baltimore Orioles in the sixth inning last night in St. Petersburg, Fla. It was Longoria's first major league hit.    (AP Photo/Joe Ranze)
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(Newser) – Ramon Hernandez hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the ninth inning to lead the Baltimore Orioles past the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 last night. Hernandez, who also had a run-scoring triple, gave Baltimore a 3-2 lead on his two-out homer off Dan Wheeler (0-1). The Orioles stopped a three-game losing streak. Chad Bradford (1-1) worked a scoreless inning for the victory.

Carlos Pena homered for the second straight day off Orioles reliever Jamie Walker, a solo shot in the eighth that tied it at 2. Pena has three homers and seven RBIs in the first two games of the three-game series. Evan Longoria, taken third overall in the 2006 amateur draft by Tampa Bay, went 1-for-3 with a walk in his major league debut.