ST. Evan Engram Giants Jersey . PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Nelson Cruz put on quite a show on Sunday. Cruz hit his second homer of the game in the 11th inning and drove in seven runs, and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles avoided a three-game sweep with a 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. "Nelson has been spoiling us at a high level all year as a teammate and a player," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. After Nick Hundley drew a one-walk in the 11th, Cruz drove the next pitch from Cesar Ramos (2-6) over the wall in centre for his 39th homer. Cruz has 101 RBIs this season. Baltimore trailed 4-2 before Cruzs bases-loaded triple against Joel Peralta in the ninth. Tampa Bay tied it at 5 in the bottom half on pinch-hitter Sean Rodriguezs run-scoring grounder off closer Zach Britton. Brad Brach (6-1) worked a scoreless 10th before Andrew Miller got three outs for his first save. Baltimore increased its margin in the division to 9 1/2 games over the New York Yankees, who lost 2-0 to Kansas City. "It wasnt a pretty victory but we got it done and thats the important thing," Cruz said. "You dont want to think about the standings too much but we are in pretty good shape and we just have to remain focused." Evan Longoria, James Loney, David DeJesus and Kevin Kiermaier homered for the Rays. Tampa Bay had gone deep three times in its previous 15 games. The Rays went 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position. Orioles outfielders Adam Jones and Nick Markakis were out of the starting lineup, receiving a break from the artificial turf at Tropicana Field. Shortstop J.J. Hardy missed his second consecutive game due to back spasms. Jones had a pinch-hit single in the ninth. Longoria and Loney hit consecutive homers off Bud Norris in the first. Longoria has 39 RBIs in 47 games since the All-Star break. DeJesus made it 3-0 with his fourth career inside-the park homer during the fourth. Left fielder Alejandro De Aza had the ball knocked out of his glove when centre fielder David Lough ran into his teammates arm. The ball ended up around the foul line, which allowed DeJesus to easily reach home. Norris gave four runs and eight hits in six innings. Cruzs two-run shot off Jeremy Hellickson made it 3-2 in the sixth. Hellickson allowed two runs and four hits over 5 1-3 innings. "It does feel like a lot of our losses came like this," Hellickson said. Tampa Bay has lost 14 of 22 since reaching .500 after dropping 18 games under the break-even mark. The Rays went ahead 4-2 on Kiermaiers sixth-inning homer. TRAINERS ROOM Orioles: Hardy expects to play in Monday nights game at Boston. Rays: CF Desmond Jennings (sore left knee) might miss the rest of the season. The outfielder missed his 10th straight game. ... SS Yunel Escobar was out of the lineup due to flu-like symptoms. CRUISIN CRUZ Cruz is the first Baltimore player with seven RBIs in a game since Luke Scott against Seattle on July 7, 2009. He is the first player with at least seven RBIs to account for all of his teams RBIs since Colorados Jason Giambi on May 19, 2011, at Philadelphia. In 18 previous games against the Rays this season, Cruz had two homers and seven RBIs. UP NEXT Orioles: RHP Miguel Gonzalez (8-7) and Boston RHP Joe Kelly (1-1) are the scheduled starters Monday night. Rays: After an off day, RHP Chris Archer (8-8) is scheduled to go against New York RHP Hiroki Kuroda (10-8) on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Wayne Gallman Jersey . The former world No. 1 Djokovic, who is the top seed here despite being ranked No. 2, snuck past 35-year-old Czech showman Radek Stepanek in four high- quality sets, 6-4, 6-3, 6-7 (5-7), 7-6 (7-5), on Centre Court. Djokovic appeared relieved when he converted on his first match point by swatting a cross-court forehand winner that just caught the line to end an affair that featured only two service breaks. Davis Webb Womens Jersey . -- The Denver Broncos retired John Elways No.TORONTO -- In the hours leading up to baseballs trade deadline, Toronto Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos heard small bits of news about moves around the American League but didnt have time to digest them. "Youre not really spending time to sit back and analyze what your competitions doing and things like that," Anthopoulos said. "Youre so focused on what were trying to get done." Ultimately, while the landscape around them changed with trades both major and minor, the Blue Jays did nothing before Thursdays non-waiver deadline. The chase for the AL East continues after the Baltimore Orioles burnished their bullpen and the New York Yankees beefed up their infield while Toronto stood pat. "We werent going to do deals that we didnt think were going to make us better," Anthopoulos said on a conference call. "I know probably everyone would like to make a splash and add players, but to add players to make the team worse just to say we did something, that wouldnt make a whole lot of sense for us." Entering Thursdays action, the Blue Jays held one of the ALs two wild-card spots. They were 2 1/2 games back of Baltimore and three games ahead of New York. On deadline day, the Orioles added left-handed reliever Andrew Miller from the Boston Red Sox, who had their own fire sale by also sending Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics, John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals and Stephen Drew to the Yankees. New York also got infielder Martin Prado from the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ace left-hander David Price left the division as the Tampa Bay Rays sent him to the Detroit Tigers in a three-way deal that also included the Seattle Mariners. As part of the return, the Rays got centre-fielder Austin Jackson from Detroit. Refusing as usual to discuss specific names, Anthopoulos said the Blue Jays "got the prices on most if not all the players that got moved." He also said, in general terms, that young and established players on the major-league roster were asked for by other teams in trade talks. Undoubtedly starters Marcus Stroman and Aaron Sanchez came up at some point, and the Blue Jays understandably did not want to part with either of their top pitching prospects. Anthopoulos said the team was open-minded but unwilling to discuss pulling from its 25-man roster. "To be talking about those guys, youd be filling one hole and then youd create a new hole," he said. Jose Bauutista told reporters in Houston before Thursday nights game against the Astros that he had "mixed feelings" about the Blue Jays inaction at the trade deadline. Evan Engram Youth Jersey. "Of course its a little disappointing that we somehow werent able to get anything done, but everyone around us thats in contention -- and even some teams that arent in contention like the Red Sox -- somehow figured it out," he said. "Maybe they believe enough in our talent that they didnt feel like they wanted to break up our group and sacrifice our talent and what weve got going." In recent weeks, Bautista and other players made similar comments in favour of Anthopoulos adding to this team. "In terms of players wanting to improve the club, I expect that," Anthopoulos said. "We want to improve the club. I wouldnt expect anything less. Theres a great group of guys in that clubhouse that are very competitive, that want to win." Amid reports that financial limitations prevented Anthopoulos from making trades, the GM stressed that the biggest payroll in franchise history wasnt a hindrance. "We absolutely had the financial resources to add at this trade deadline," Anthopoulos said. "Any deal that we felt was a good baseball deal, the finances were certainly there for us. That has never been a problem." One problem of late for the Blue Jays has been injuries. They expect to have Edwin Encarnacion, Brett Lawrie of Langley, B.C., and Adam Lind back in the lineup sooner rather than later, which could give them a post-deadline boost. Anthopoulos also didnt rule out making a trade within the next month, though the need to put players on waivers could make that more difficult. "Maybe some things get done in the next month here," he said. "Im not going to promise or guarantee that. Were definitely not going to stop being active and going over the wire and probably going to make some claims and things like that, see if we can add a player or two, and well see where things go." Playing "armchair quarterback" a half-hour after the deadline passed, Anthopoulos judged "off the cuff" that contending teams improved by adding some great players. 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