Posted August 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Wei-Yin Chen allowed five hits in seven innings, Chris Davis had two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Saturday. Chen (10-6) struck out four and walked one, improving to 4-1 in his past six road starts. After Pedro Strop gave up a single in the eighth, closer Jim Johnson pitched the ninth in a non-save situation to complete a six-hitter. The Orioles took a 4-0 lead on Davis' two-run single in the fourth off Jeremy Hellickson (6-7). Davis has driven in 12 runs during a nine-game hitting streak. Hellickson lasted just four innings, allowing four runs and eight hits. The right-hander struck out four and walked four. Matt Wieters put the Orioles ahead 1-0 on a first-inning RBI single. Baltimore had gone 0 for 22 with runners in scoring position in its previous two games. Nick Markakis made it 2-0 with a run-scoring single in the second. He drove in Nate McLouth, who had a leadoff double. McLouth had his contract purchased from Triple-A Norfolk before the game. Tampa Bay had two on with one out in the fourth, but Chen struck out Carlos Pena and got a foul pop fly from Sean Rodriguez. Wieters walked and swiped second for his second stolen base of the game and third this season with two outs in the third. He was thrown out by right fielder Sam Fuld attempting to score on Wilson Betemit's single. Notes: Orioles manager Buck Showalter said season-ending surgery performed on 2B Brian Roberts to repair a torn labrum in his right hip went well and that the infielder could ready for spring training next year. ... Tampa Bay 3B Evan Longoria, out since May 1 because of a partially torn left hamstring, will be evaluated Monday. Rays manager Joe Maddon has not ruled out Longoria rejoining the team during a three-game series against Toronto that starts on Tuesday. ... Baltimore RHP Jason Hammel (right knee) could resume throwing off a mound in about 10 days. ... To make room on the roster for McLouth, the Orioles designated OF Endy Chavez for assignment.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Orioles call up McLouth, DFA Chavez

The Baltimore Orioles promoted outfielder Nate McLouth from Class AAA Norfolk while designating outfielder Endy Chavez for assignment, MLB.com reported Saturday. Chavez hit just .190 with a .222 on-base percentage in 47 games. McLouth started Saturday night's game against the Tampa Bay Rays. He signed with Baltimore after getting released by the Pirates in early June. He...

Ripken Jr. speaks about mother's kidnapping

Cal Ripken Jr. spoke publicly Friday about his mother's kidnapping, which occurred last week. The Hall of Fame infielder said he does not know why his 74-year-old mother, Vi, was kidnapped at gunpoint from her home outside Baltimore, blindfolded and driven around for nearly 24 hours. She was found unharmed in her car near her home early the next morning, according to ESPN.com...

Rays look for more of the same vs. Orioles

After Jeremy Hellickson went without a victory for more than two months, he's been superb in winning each of his last two starts. The Baltimore Orioles' Wei-Yin Chen is coming off a gem of his own. In what could be a low-scoring affair, Hellickson takes the mound against Chen as the Rays continue a three-game set with the visiting Orioles on Saturday night. Hellickson...

The door is open

Will the Orioles walk through it. Let's face it, when you look at the numbers the Orioles probably don't belong where they are right now. There are a million reasons why the Orioles should not be here, yet they are four games over .500 and sit a mere 1.5 games back in the wild card. After a disappointing effort in last night's 2-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays, a game that...

Hellickson outdueled by Chen in Rays' loss

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Wei-Yin Chen allowed five hits in seven innings, Chris Davis had two RBIs, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Saturday. Chen (10-6) struck out four and walked one, improving to 4-1 in his past six road starts. After Pedro Strop gave up a single in the eighth, closer Jim Johnson pitched the ninth in a non-save situation to complete...

Small Moves: Endy Chavez and Xavier Nady

Busy weekend for those of you who follow the players of the 2006 Mets team as two of the Mets fan favorites from that season are on the move. First, the Orioles designated Endy Chavez for assignment in order to make room for Nate McLouth. Buck Showalter, the Orioles Manager, is quoted in MLB Trade Rumors saying that the GM will try to do something with Endy. You may recall that there...

The Weekend That Was & Looking Forward

The Baltimore Orioles came up in the Tampa Bay area, taking two consecutive contests in their three-game set. Amazingly, for a team that has had pitching issues and troubling scoring runs for much of the summer, the Orioles are hanging in there within the playoff hunt. They are pulling out the close contests, winning the one-run games, and getting contributions from seemingly...

Price looks for win No. 15 against the Orioles

Based on his recent success against the Baltimore Orioles, David Price has a good chance to become the majors' first 15-game winner. Undefeated since the middle of June, the Tampa Bay Rays left-hander can achieve that feat Sunday in St. Petersburg with a third straight winning start over the Orioles. Price (14-4, 2.64 ERA) is 6-0 with a 2.08 ERA in eight starts since losing...

Orioles 1, Rays 0(10)

Taylor Teagarden broke out of a long slide with an RBI double in the 10th inning that led the Baltimore Orioles over the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0 on Sunday. Joel Peralta (1-4) walked Mark Reynolds with one out in the 10th and threw a called third strike past Omar Quintanilla. Teagarden, in a 1-for-25 slide, lined a two-out drive to left-center. Luis Ayala (3-3) got three outs in the...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.