Final

Series: Game 3 of 3

Baltimore won 3-0

Game 1: Friday, August 25
Tampa Bay0Final
Baltimore4
Game 2: Saturday, August 26
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Baltimore3
Game 3: Sunday, August 27
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Baltimore5

Devil Rays 4

(52-79, 18-48 away)

Orioles 5

(59-71, 36-34 home)

    1:35 PM ET, August 27, 2006

    Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore, Maryland 

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    TB 000211000 4 13 0
    BAL 000200111 5 13 0

    W: L. Hawkins (2-2)

    L: S. McClung (4-12)

    Orioles eye sweep of road-weary Devil Rays

    Tampa Bay (52-78) at Baltimore (58-71) 1:35 pm EDT

    BALTIMORE (Ticker) - The Baltimore Orioles can push the Tampa Bay Devil Rays' road losing streak to double digits in Sunday's finale of a three-game series.

    By taking Friday's opener, 4-0, and pulling out a 3-2 win Saturday, Baltimore handed Tampa Bay its eighth and ninth straight road losses.

    On Saturday, Ramon Hernandez knocked in the winning run in the ninth inning. Rookie Nick Markakis and Jeff Conine both hit solo homers for the Orioles, who have not swept a series since taking three from Kansas City on May 12-14.

    Rookie Adam Loewen (4-4, 5.57 ERA) takes the mound in search of his third straight winning start. The Canadian lefthander is coming off a 6-3 victory over Minnesota on Tuesday in which he struck out seven in eight innings, yielding a run and four hits without a walk.

    In his lone appearance against the Devil Rays on July 21, Loewen was reached for five runs and six hits in four frames of relief.

    Tampa Bay will counter with rookie J.P. Howell (0-1, 10.80), who is stepping into the rotation for injured lefthander Scott Kazmir (shoulder). Howell was recalled from Class AAA Durham.

    In his last major league start August 6 against Boston, the lefthander struck out seven but did not factor in the decision of a 7-6 win in 10 innings. He gave up five runs - four earned - and five hits in 4 2/3 frames.

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    Gameday Matchup

     Tampa BayBaltimore
    W-L61-10170-92
    Night43-7447-59
    Grass17-5160-79
    Current StreakL4L1
    Last 103-74-6

    Pitching Matchup

    Tampa BayBaltimore
    J. Howell
    1-3, 5.10 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/28 at CLE
    5.0 IP, 2 ER
    Dec = ND
    A. Loewen
    6-6, 5.37 ERA

    Last Game:
    9/30 at BOS
    5.1 IP, 4 ER
    Dec = ND

    Gameday Lineups

    NO.Tampa BayBaltimore
    1. R. Baldelli, CF B. Roberts, 2B
    2. B. Upton, 3B N. Markakis, RF
    3. D. Navarro, C M. Mora, 3B
    4. G. Norton, RF M. Tejada, SS
    5. J. Cantu, 2B J. Conine, DH
    6. D. Hollins, CF K. Millar, 1B
    7. T. Lee, 1B C. Patterson, CF
    8. B. Zobrist, SS B. Fahey, LF
    9. K. Witt, DH C. Widger, C