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    Even as the Price is Right: Orioles Still Prevail in Opener, 7-4

    Written by Tim Cooke

    Even as the Price is Right, Orioles still prevail 7–4 in opener

    Orioles - 7 Rays - 4

    WP: Jason Hammel (1–0) LP: Jake McGee (0–1) SV: Jim Johnson (1)

    Line Up’s and Pre-Game Notes

    1. Nick Markakis - RF
    2. Manny Machado - 3B
    3. Adam Jones - CF
    4. Matt Wieters - C
    5. Chris Davis - 1B
    6. JJ Hardy - SS
    7. Nolan Reinold - LF
    8. Steve Pearce - DH
    9. Brian Roberts - 2B
      Jason Hammel - RHP

    1. Desmond Jennings - CF
    2. Sam Fuld - RF
    3. Ben Zobrist - 2B
    4. Evan Longoria - 3B
    5. Matt Joyce - LF
    6. Yunel Escobar - SS
    7. James Loney - 1B
    8. Jose Molina - C
    9. Kelly Johnson - DH
      David Price - LHP

    Before the game, Buck Showalter told reporters about his outlook on the 2013 season.

    “We talked about it yesterday. This is a journey we’re all getting ready to take together again. There will be plenty of ups and downs, and just try to make sure you’re bringing a positive energy every day.”

    Game Highlights

    • Jason Hammel went 6 innings, allowing three earned runs on three hits, striking out two. Hammel didn’t have his best stuff from the outset but still managed to put up a quality outing.
    • Matt Wieters lead the offensive attack going 2–3 with a two-run home run in the first. He also doubled and walked twice (once intentional). He saw 13 pitches in his second at bat, fouling off eight before being walked. His home run off of David Price was the Orioles first ever off the Rays left-handed pitcher.
    • Adam Jones went 3–5 with two doubles and drove in the tying and go ahead runs in the top of the 7th.
    • Chris Davis hit a three-run home run in the 7th to secure the win for the Orioles.
    • Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless 9th inning for his first save. Box Score

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