The O’s scored a dozen runs in the sixth inning of a 15-6 victory against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, as they were known at the time.
The Orioles’ eighth and ninth hitters, Geronimo Gil and Mike Bordick, started the sixth inning with back-to-back jacks against Travis Phelps. The remainder of the runs in the inning were scored on singles and doubles by the likes of Jeff Conine, Tony Batista, Jay Gibbons, Bordick, David Segui, and Conine (again).
The offensive outburst got Sidney Ponson off the hook after he allowed six runs in four innings of work for the Orioles. Rodrigo Lopez got the win with four innings of scoreless relief.