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St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Brian Matusz pitched into the eighth inning to help the Baltimore Orioles nip the Tampa Bay Rays, 2-1, in the second contest of a three-game set.
Matusz (5-5) gave up just one run on two hits with three walks and seven strikeouts over 7 1/3 innings for the Orioles, who snapped a six-game losing streak.
Endy Chavez hit a solo home run while Mark Reynolds scored the winner in the seventh inning for Baltimore, which moved back into a tie for first place in the AL East with Tampa Bay.
Drew Sutton drove in the lone run of the game for the Rays, who have dropped five of seven. Jeremy Hellickson (4-2) gave up two runs -- one earned -- on four hits with a walk and eight strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.
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