Written by Michael Williams
Nate McLouth -LF
J.J. Hardy - SS
Chris Davis RF
Adam Jones - CF
Matt Wieters - C
Jim Thome - DH
Mark Reynolds - 1B
Ryan Flaherty - 2B
Manny Machado - 3B
Wei-Yin Chen - LHP (12-10, 4.11 ERA)
Desmond Jennings - LF
B.J. Upton - CF
Ben Zobrist - SS
Evan Longoria - 3B
Jeff Keppinger - 1B
Ben Francisco - DH
Sam Fuld - RF
Ryan Roberts - 2B
Chris Gimenez - C
Alex Cobb - RHP (10-9, 4.18 ERA)
Chen allowed two on after two down. Hitting 94mph. Facing Keppinger who hits .500 against him. 1-1 count. Jeff flied out.
Wei-Yin worked the second with two ks and a fly out.
Zobrist hit a solo home run on a 3-1 fastball down the middle.
Orioles 0 Rays 1
Adam Jones pulls a hamstring, but Matt Wieters homered to tie the game.
Orioles 1 Rays 1
Manny made an error and Chen allowed a hit to right. McLouth caught a fly ball buth the throw went to home, too late. Keppinger singled on a turf hit over Reynolds and Jimenez doubled to bring in two off of Ayala. Only one of the runs was earned.
Upton doubled in the eighth off Strop to lead off the inning. He advanced to third on a ground ball back to Pedro. Longoria worked a full count with one down. He walked. Troy Patton releived. A ground ball to Reynold was just shy of being a double play. The fifth run scores.
Orioles 1 Rays 4
Farnsworth entered the game instead of Rodney because of it no longer being a save situation.
Hardy singled and Longoria threw it in the stands. Chris Davis homered. Above the Catwalk.
Now Rodney is in. Still no outs. Adam Jones singled. So did Wieters. Joes is the lead runner, with a pulled hammy. Jim Thome at the plate. Down 0-2. He struck out. One down, runners at first and second. Mark Reynolds at bat. 0-2. He struck out. Chavez pinch hits. 1-1. 1-2. he grounds out.
Orioles lose 5-3
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