Olson Carries First-Place Orioles Past Rays 7-4

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By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 29, 2008 11:04 PM CDT
Tampa Bay Rays' B.J. Upton is unable to catch a two-run home run hit by Baltimore Orioles' Aubrey Huff during the sixth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 29, 2008, in Baltimore.    (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
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(Newser) – Garrett Olson took a shutout into the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles ended the Tampa Bay Rays' six-game winning streak with a 7-4 victory Tuesday night in a surprising duel for first place in the AL East. Aubrey Huff homered and Melvin Mora had two RBIs for the Orioles, who broke a tie atop the division with Tampa Bay.

Both teams usually reside in the lower tier of the standings, but each has gotten off to an unexpected solid start while Boston, the New York Yankees and Toronto have struggled. Recalled from Triple-A Norfolk before the game, Olson (1-0) gave up two runs and four hits in 6 2-3 innings, walking five and striking out six.