Millar Carries Orioles Past Toronto

Baltimore stands alone atop the AL East as Albers cruises
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Apr 14, 2008 10:11 PM CDT
Toronto Blue Jays pitcher Dustin McGowan delivers against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning of a baseball game.   (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
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(Newser) – Kevin Millar homered and drove in three runs to back a fine pitching performance by Matt Albers, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3 Monday night. Adam Jones tied a career high with three hits for the Orioles, who won their sixth straight home game and broke a first-place tie with Toronto in the AL East.

Millar hit an RBI single in the first inning and a two-run homer in the fifth. Serving as Baltimore's cleanup hitter since the offseason trade of Miguel Tejada, Millar entered with a .227 batting average, one home run and four RBIs. Albers allowed one run, five hits and a walk in five innings to earn his first AL win.