Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 3

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, May 11, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Greg Gibson, First Base - Victor Carapazza, Second Base - Gerry Davis, Third Base - Phil Cuzzi,
Attendance - 26669

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Tampa Bay 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
Baltimore 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 7 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 20-13 13-3 7-10 L2
Baltimore 21-12 10-7 11-5 W1

Recap


Orioles 4, Rays 3
: Nick Johnson’s first home run in more than two years lifted Baltimore into sole possession of the American League East lead.

Johnson, who began this year mired in an 0-for-26 slump and came into the night batting .122, greeted reliever Joel Peralta (0-2) with a two-out, two-run homer to right field in the seventh inning, giving the Orioles their first lead of the night.

Baltimore closer Jim Johnson retired three straight in the ninth to save the win for Darren O’Day (3-0), who pitched a scoreless seventh inning. Pedro Strop held the lead with a perfect eighth.

Tampa Bay, which entered the evening tied with the Orioles atop the division, took a 3-1 lead with two runs in the fourth inning, scoring once on an RBI single by Elliot Johnson and again when Carlos Peña was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Baltimore got solo home runs from Adam Jones leading off the second inning and Nick Markakis with two out in the sixth.

Tampa Bay starter Jeremy Hellickson, who departed just before Johnson’s decisive blast, was charged with three runs while allowing five hits in 6 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one.

Dana Eveland also allowed three runs on five hits in his six innings of work for the Orioles, working around six walks.

GAME NOTEBOOK
: Johnson’s last home run came on May 5, 2010 against his current team, a solo shot while he was playing with the New York Yankees. ... The Orioles lead the major leagues with 53 homers. ... The six walks were the most handed out by Eveland since 2008.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Baltimore
Jeremy Hellickson Player Dana Eveland
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.2 IP 6.0
6 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 5
4.05 ERA 4.50
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Baltimore
Elliot Johnson Player Nick Johnson
1 Hits 2
1 RBI 2
0 HR 1
1 TB 5
.333 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 5 0 6 .167 13 3 2 6 0 0
Baltimore 7 3 16 .241 7 7 4 2 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Orioles have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .692 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Rays have a W/L % of .667 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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