The mountain was too high
The Orioles just staged a laser show against Rays closer Troy Percival, but the opportunity to win the game got away in the top of the ninth inning when the Rays scored four times off Bob McCrory.
Brian Roberts and Felix Pie hit back-to-back home runs and the Orioles scored four times in the bottom of the ninth, but six runs was a little too much to ask. Just an aside, but maybe Pie needs to get food poisoning more often. He was forced back into the lineup by the injury to Adam Jones and went 2 for 2, including the 400-foot shot in the ninth.