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April 19, 2011

O's grab a 3-0 lead, their first lead in 39 innings

Matt Wieters line-drive single in the second inning, which drove in Adam Jones from second base, gave Baltimore its first lead in game since April 14. That drought -- a span of 39 innings -- dates back to the eighth inning of the series finale against the Yankees, when the Orioles led 5-4 before Kevin Gregg gave up a game-tying home run to Jorge Posada.

The Orioles scored two more times in the second inning to take a 3-0 lead, getting two more runs on a 2-out single from Brian Roberts, a hit that drove in Mark Reynolds and Matt Wieters.

Baltimore has not scored more than three runs in a game since that April 14 game against the Yankees.

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