Written by Michael Williams
The 2013 Baltimore Orioles open today in Tampa at 3:10 PM
Desmond Jennings CF,
Sam Fuld RF,
Ben Zobrist 2B,
Evan Longoria 3B,
Matt Joyce LF,
Yunel Escobar SS,
James Loney 1B,
Jose Molina C,
Kelly Johnson DH.
David Price SP
Adam Jones doubled and Wieters homered,
Zobrist got a 3-2 cookie and hammered it.
Two runs on a walk, single, bunt, and a sacrifice fly in the sixth off Hammel.
Orioles 2 Rays 3
Brian and Nick singled, but with two outs and two strikes on Adam Jones, it appeared that the Orioles would again strand the runners. They did not. A solid baseclearing double and an intenional walk to Matt Wieters set up the Huck Smash. Earl would have been pleased.
Orioles 7 Rays 3
A walk by O'Day, a throwing error by Matt Wieters and a sacrifice fly scored the fourth run for the Rays.
Jim Johnson, with a save oportunity, gave up a lead off single to Longoria. Then a strike out. Then a ground ball double play. Of course.
Hammel with the win, Johnson with the save.
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