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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Adam Jones keyed a seventh-inning rally with a two-run, go-ahead double and Chris Davis followed with a three-run homer Tuesday to help the Baltimore Orioles open the season with a 7-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.
Matt Wieters homered early off AL Cy Young Award winner David Price. Wieters later drew an intentional walk from reliever Jake McGee (0-1) before Davis' towering shot over the right-field wall broke open the game and silenced a sellout crowd of 34,078 at Tropicana Field.
Jason Hammel (1-0) allowed three runs and three hits in six innings. Jim Johnson pitched a scoreless ninth for a save.
Despite giving up a two-run homer to Wieters in the first inning and not being particularly sharp in his second career opening-day start, Price departed with a 3-2 lead after the Rays scored twice in the sixth.
Ben Zobrist hit a solo homer for Tampa Bay in the fourth, then put his team ahead with a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Desmond Jennings drove ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Can the O’s roll their hot finish from last year into the new season? The grass has been cut, the limestone has been set perfectly down the lines, and the plate has been cleaned. In just a few hours, the fans will pack the seats to kick off the start of Major League Baseball’s 2013-2014 season. Nothing beats Opening Day. The stadiums will be filled to capacity with optimism...
Top Baltimore Orioles pitching prospect Dylan Bundy is
dealing with a mild elbow issue, according to Steve Melewski of MASN Sports.
General manager Dan Duquette confirmed the injury in a text
"Dylan has some mild tightness in his right elbow which
he is resting until it's resolved, which we expect will be in a couple of
The Rays finished third and with a record of 90-72 in the A.L. East last season. To start the season, the Rays have placed designated hitter Luke Scott (right calf strain) on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 24, designated C Stephen Vogt and C Robinson Chirinos for assignment and reassigned C Craig Albernaz to the minor leagues. The Rays have selected the contracts...
The Tampa Bay Rays and Baltimore Orioles embrace heightened expectations that accompany success within the rugged AL East, which again figures to be one of the most balanced divisions in baseball.
The teams begin the season Tuesday at Tropicana Field, each brimming with confidence and eager to set the tone for achieving a goal of playing deep into October.
''We feel we...
The Rays and Orioles are currently opening up their seasons at Tropicana Field, and Rays star third baseman Evan Longoria is already making absolutely absurd plays at third base.
After making a terrific play defensively in the top of the fifth, Longoria ended the inning with what is definitely the top web gem we've seen so far in the first two days of the MLB season.
Matt Joyce led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a towering home run against Tommy Hunter, giving the Tampa Bay Rays an 8-7 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night.
Shelley Duncan hit a three-run homer and Ben Zobrist had a pair of RBI singles for the Rays, who twice came from behind before wasting a late two-run lead.
Fernando Rodney (1-0) blew a save opportunity...
Here's your very first 2013 installment of Free Agent Frenzy. We're going to call this one the I Can't ****ing Believe That Guy is Still Out There edition, since that's what always happens in March. The masses forget about some useful players, and you get to swoop in before Opening Day to rescue them.
Also, please note that it's perfectly OK to make roster moves...
The Baltimore Orioles offered All-Star catcher Matt Wieters a multi-year contract extension recently, but there is no evidence that a deal is "anywhere close" to being reached, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Heyman notes that it's believed that the offer is for at least five years, but the monetary terms remain unknown. He adds that the ceiling for long...