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O's put Yankees series behind them

DETROIT (AP) -- The Baltimore Orioles quickly put an awful series
against the New York Yankees behind them.

Miguel Tejada and Luis Matos homered, and Baltimore snapped a
seven-game losing streak with a 7-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers
on Friday night.

B.J. Surhoff went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Orioles, who
bounced back with a win after being outscored 41-17 in a three-game
series against the Yankees.

"Always good to get out of it (the losing streak)," Javy Lopez
said. "Always good to win."

The Tigers had 10 hits, a night after tying a team record with
27 in a 17-7 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Baltimore starter Eric Dubose (4-3) allowed three runs and six
hits in five-plus innings. He walked five and struck out five.

Jorge Julio gave up Eric Munson's RBI single in the ninth then
loaded the bases with two outs. He induced Carlos Pena to ground
out sharply to first for his eighth save.

"That's what you don't want to do," Orioles manager Lee
Mazzilli said. "You don't want to do that. But it was a win."

Pena thought he had the winning hit.

"We don't have control what happens after we hit the ball," he
said. "I thought I accomplished what I set out to do, which was
hit the ball hard, and I did that."

Jason Johnson (3-6) faced his former team for the first time
since leaving as a free agent in the offseason, allowing six runs
and eight hits in 4 2-3 innings.

"I don't think he was as sharp as he has been. It happens,"
Detroit manager Alan Trammell said.

The Orioles took a 1-0 lead in the third on Rafael Palmeiro's
sacrifice fly, which scored Melvin Mora. Mora singled, stole second
and moved to third on Tejada's groundout to third.

Baltimore went up 3-0 in the fourth on Matos' fifth home run of
the season. Larry Bigbie reached on an infield single before Matos
drove a pitch from Johnson into the left-field stands.

Designated hitter Chris Shelton's first major league home run
brought Detroit to 3-2 in the fourth. He lined a pitch from Dubose
an estimated 426 feet to left-center, scoring Craig Monroe, who led
off with a double.

But Baltimore came right back with three in the fifth.

Tejada hit a solo home run, Bigbie tripled in Palmeiro, who
walked, and Surhoff hit a run-scoring single.

Lopez singled in a run in the sixth to make it 7-2.

The Tigers loaded the bases against Dubose with no outs in the
sixth. Buddy Groom relieved and got out of the jam, giving up just
a sacrifice fly to Omar Infante.

Monroe drove in a run with a fielder's choice in the seventh.

Game notes
Detroit catcher Ivan Rodriguez was ejected in the third
inning after being called out on strikes and arguing with home
plate umpire Paul Schrieber. Rodriguez argued with Schrieber after
the call but went back to the dugout after Detroit manager Alan
Trammell came out to argue. He was thrown out when he continued
shout from the dugout. Rodriguez then charged out of the dugout and
had to be restrained by both Trammell and third-base coach Juan
Samuel. Rodriguez threw his batting helmet out onto the infield
before leaving the field. ... Mora stretched his hitting streak to
10 games by going 2-for-5 (19-for-41). ... Pena reached based for
the seventh consecutive time when he walked in the second inning.
He was 6-for-6 on Thursday in the Tigers' win in Kansas City. He
was called out on strikes in his next at-bat, in the fourth. ...
Bigbie's triple in the fifth was only Baltimore's second of the
season. ... Detroit's Carlos Guillen was 4-for-5, the third
four-hit game of his career. The last was May 29, 2003.