Brian Roberts had never been the recipient of a postgame shaving cream pie — the ones Orioles center fielder Adam Jones now ceremoniously delivers to unsuspecting daily heroes while they do interviews on the field after big wins.

That changed after Tuesday's 8-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Camden Yards.

Roberts played in his first major league game in nearly 13 months — his long, winding recovery from multiple concussions finally landing back at his rightful place atop the Orioles lineup. And despite three home runs by the Orioles in the win — which put them in a tie for second place with the Tampa Bay Rays, one game behind the division-leading Yankees — Roberts was the hero.