Now that Baltimore's longest skid of the season has ended, the Orioles hope to begin a run in the right direction.
The Orioles look to win consecutive games for the first time in two weeks Sunday when they conclude their series with the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field.
Brian Matusz allowed a run and two hits over 7 1-3 innings to help Baltimore (30-23) snap its six-game losing streak with a 2-1 victory Saturday. Mark Reynolds, who had one of Baltimore's five hits, scored the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning on third baseman Drew Sutton's throwing error.
"It's nice to go out there and get back on the winning side of things," Matusz said after the Orioles' third victory in 12 games since winning five in a row May 15-19.
Though the Orioles moved back into a first-place tie with Tampa Bay (30-23) in the AL East, their offense is still struggling. They are batting .222 while averaging 2.3 runs over the last seven games.
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