J.J. Hardy (left) knocked in the game-winning RBI in the seventh inning.
Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) -
J.J. Hardy broke a tie game with an RBI single in the seventh inning and the Baltimore Orioles held on to top the Tampa Bay Rays, 5-4, in the finale of a four-game AL East series.
Baltimore bounced back from a three-game sweep at the hands of the Cubs over the winning by taking three of four from their division rivals.
Steve Pearce hit a solo homer for the first-place Orioles, who extended their lead to seven games over the Yankees.