BALTIMORE (Ticker) --
broke out of his slump in a big way, driving in four runs to lead the
to a 9-5 victory over the
Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Gibbons' offensive contributions enabled the Orioles to break out of their slump as they snapped a season-high eight-game losing streak.
"Most times when you break a streak like this, it's a struggle," Orioles manager
said. "And it certainly was."
Gibbons snapped an 0-for-12 skid in the first inning with an RBI double that gave the Orioles an early 2-0 lead. In the third, Gibbons hit a three-run homer to put Baltimore ahead 6-0.
"Six of our last eight games in the losing streak could have gone either way," Gibbons said. "We got no breaks. Hopefully, we can forget about it."
also homered for the Orioles. It was Bigbie's first homer since August 12 and just his second since July 27.
(1-1) earned his first win since joining the Orioles in a trade from the
San Francisco Giants
on July 31. The lefthander allowed three runs and nine hits in 5 2/3 innings with two walks and four strikeouts.
"I could be better," Moss said. "Overall, I am satisfied, but it is more important we win as a team. I hope this will be a stepping stone in the right direction."
Tampa Bay's first two runs against Moss came in the fifth on back-to-back homers by
. Sandberg added an RBI double in the sixth.
had a run-scoring groundout in the seventh and
knocked in another run with a single, but Tampa Bay got no closer than 8-5.
(9-7) lasted only 3 2/3 innings, allowing eight runs and four hits. He tied a season high with six walks and has not won in three starts since August 4.
"When he is good, he is good," Tampa Bay manager
said. "He struggled tonight. He walked six. It wasn't good."