ENGLEWOOD, Colo. Air Max Shop Online Italia . -- Fantasy football owners and Denver Broncos fans can rest easy: Peyton Manning is back. Manning returned to practice Thursday after the Broncos held him out a day earlier because of a minor ankle injury he sustained in Denvers loss at Indianapolis last weekend. It was his first skipped practice since joining the Broncos 19 months ago, the result of the pounding he took in his homecoming at Indianapolis last weekend along with the coaches desire to give him a days rest as the midpoint of the season approaches. "Yeah, I thought he looked fine," coach John Fox said after Thursdays practice. "He was good, he was his normal self," offensive co-ordinator Adam Gase concurred. Joining Manning on the practice field, at least on a limited basis, was right tackle Orlando Franklin, who missed last weeks game with a sprained left ankle. With Franklin sidelined, Louis Vasquez made his first career start at right tackle, but he and fellow fill-in tackle Chris Clark were unable to hold the edge consistently against the likes of Robert Mathis. Manning was knocked down 10 times and sacked a season-high four times. Manning had only been sacked twice in the previous five games with Clark filling in admirably for All-Pro left tackle Ryan Clady, who went on season-ending IR with a foot injury in Week 2. Chris Kuper filled in at right guard last week but hes missed practice all week with a sore ankle, so the Broncos (6-1) will likely juggle their O-line again Sunday when they host the Redskins (2-4). One possibility is moving Vasquez back to right guard and inserting eighth-year pro Winston Justice at right tackle and helping him out with two tight-end sets. Manning was one of eight starters who skipped Wednesdays workout, most of whom returned Thursday. Gase said he had "very little concern" about Manning missing practice and was pleased at how backup quarterback Brock Osweiler performed in his place. Everyone was glad to see Manning back under centre, however. Wide receiver Eric Decker (toe), who also returned to practice Thursday, said the day of rest was a welcome break from the grind of the season. "Being able to recharge and get ready for game week is huge," Decker said. Notes: CB Champ Bailey (foot) sat out practice again Thursday. Fox, who usually says injured players are "day-to-day," said Bailey is "week-to-week" after aggravating his sprained left foot Sunday night. He missed the first five games after getting hurt in the preseason. Air Max 97 In Offerta . Playing in his fourth major league game, Polanco broke a tie in the 13th inning with his first homer, helping Pittsburgh to an 8-6 victory over the Miami Marlins after the Pirates had a ninth-inning meltdown. Kd Scarpe Basket Scontate . The rookie is rewarding their faith with a stellar first season. MacKinnon had a goal and two assists, Jamie McGinn had two goals and an assist, and Colorado beat the Buffalo Sabres 7-1 on Saturday. ST. 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 hhomers off Bud Norris in the first. Air Max Plus Saldi Sconti . 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. ' ' '