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B.J. Upton hit a tiebreaking two-run double, Matt Moore won for the first time after losing four straight decisions and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-4 on Sunday.
Upton gave the Rays a 4-2 lead with a two-out hit off Jake Arrieta (2-7) in the fifth. Arrieta walked three during the inning.
Moore (2-5) allowed two runs and seven hits over six innings. The left-hander had four losses in five starts since beating Seattle on May 1.
Matt Wieters and Mark Reynolds homered for the Orioles, who have lost seven of eight. Arrieta, 0-5 over his last six starts, gave up four runs, two hits and four walks in 4 2-3 innings.
The Rays extended the lead to 8-2 during a four-run sixth, aided by a pair of Baltimore errors.
Wieters made an errant throw from behind the plate attempting to pick off Ben Zobrist at third. After Elliot Johnson hit an RBI single, another run scored when third baseman Steve Tolleson misplayed Jose Molina's grounder. Carlos Pena added a sacrifice fly.
Tampa Bay took a 2-1 lead in the fourth when Matt Joyce drove in Pena with a sacrifice fly. Upton also scored from second on the play when Baltimore center fielder Adam Jones made a bad throw attempting to get Upton out at third.
Reynolds tied it at 2 on an RBI single in the fifth. He also had an eighth-inning solo shot.
Wieters put the Orioles up 1-0 on a second-inning leadoff homer. Baltimore then failed to score any additional runs despite having two on with no outs. Steve Pearce hit a fly ball and both Tolleson and Robert Andino struck out.
Wieters also had a run-scoring hit in the ninth.
NOTES: Orioles INF Wilson Betemit was out of the lineup because of a fever. ... Tampa Bay RHP James Shields (6-3) will pitch against New York LHP Andy Pettitte (2-2) in the opener of a three-game series Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Shields is 0-4 with a 4.18 ERA in his last five road games against the Yankees. ... Baltimore RHP Jason Hammel (6-2) and Boston LHP Jon Lester (3-4) are scheduled starters for Tuesday night's game at Fenway Park. ... The Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Steve Johnson and optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk. To make room for Johnson on the 40-man roster, LHP Zach Britton (left shoulder) was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day one.
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Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. Featured Game: Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 13:40 ET
2. Other Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game)
3. Today’s Complete Schedule
Featured Game: Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 13:40 ET
Regarding Which of These Teams Is in First Place
In terms of which — between the Orioles and the Rays, that is...
Yet another move was made by the Orioles on Saturday. They DFA'ed Bill Hall and got an older minor leaguer that seems to be doing decent in Triple-A this season, plus has some major league experience. Obviously, the Orioles need depth on the big league roster with the multitude of injuries, especially the loss of Nick Markakis (plus Nolan Reimold) ... and players who could...
In this edition of Rays Roundup: Despite a team-wide slump at the plate the Rays are still in first in the AL East, Ben Zobrist finally gets an extra-base hit and the team is on-pace to set team-record for errors. All of that and more inside.
After eight years of hospital trips and dozens of medications, 10-year-old Lindsey Duquette is having a life-changing operation on Monday. The surgery will give her a new kidney and hopefully a new lease on life, freeing her up from the ravages of a disease called Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis. The donor? Her father, Jim Duquette, 46, an MLB analyst and Sirius radio host who...
The Baltimore Orioles have acquired outfielder-first baseman Steve Pearce from the New York Yankees for cash.
The deal was announced Saturday before Baltimore played at Tampa Bay on Saturday night.
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Jake Arrieta – who started on the mound Sunday for Baltimore – has...
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Despite their slide...
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Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Tuesday, June 5 @ 7:10 PM
Jason Hammel, RHP (6-2, 3.06) vs Jon Lester, LHP (3-4, 4.79)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Wednesday, June 6 @ 7:10 PM
Wei-Yin Chen, LHP (4-2, 3.75) vs Josh Beckett, RHP (4-5, 4.26)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio