Baltimore Orioles defeat Tampa Bay Rays, 8-7

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- On a night when the Orioles' young phenom pitcher was at his most effective, their veteran second baseman hit a grand slam and their sleep-deprived closer had to hold on for four outs, it was perhaps baseball's most understated offensive weapon that halted the Orioles' five-game losing streak in an 8-7 win against the Tampa Bay Rays.

A two-out walk.

A two-out walk by the free-swinging Felix Pie, who had two strikes against him before shifting ...