Orioles avoid sweep by Rays

Orioles avoid sweep by Rays

Garrett Atkins drove in a pair of runs to help the Baltimore Orioles defeat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Thursday and avoided a three-game sweep.

Baltimore won the game as +140 underdogs, while the nine runs went UNDER the posted over/under (9.5).

Brian Matusz tossed five innings for the win, allowing two earned runs with seven strikeouts.

Mike Ekstrom gave up three earned runs in less than an inning of relief in the loss.