Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 3

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, May 12, 2012 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 77°
Umpires - Home Plate - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Gerry Davis, Second Base - Phil Cuzzi, Third Base - Greg Gibson,
Attendance - 32862

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 20-14 13-3 7-11 L3
Baltimore 22-12 11-7 11-5 W2

Recap


Orioles 5, Rays 3: Adam Jones drove in a pair of runs and Baltimore took advantage of five Tampa Bay errors, extending its lead over the slumping Rays in the American League East.

Brandon Guyer put the Rays in front with a solo home run in the top of the second inning, but he gave that run back by committing an error on Steve Tolleson’s RBI double in the bottom of the frame, allowing the Orioles to take a 2-1 lead. A bases-loaded single by Adam Jones in the fifth made it a three-run game.

Tampa Bay, which has lost six of its last seven, got back to within one on Luke Scott’s two-run base hit in the sixth but could not complete the comeback. Bill Hall tacked on an insurance run for the Orioles with an eighth-inning solo homer.

Winning pitcher Brian Matusz (2-4) went 5 2/3 innings, yielding three runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out five. Luis Ayala and Pedro Strop kept the Rays off the bases through the eighth to set the table for Jim Johnson, who recorded his 11th save.

Matt Moore (1-3) took the loss after giving up four runs, three of them unearned, in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out six but walked four.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Matusz improved to 4-2 in seven career starts against the Rays. ... Hall, who had not homered since May 18 of last year, was making his Baltimore debut after his contract was purchased from Triple-A Norfolk earlier in the day. ... Strop has thrown 10 consecutive scoreless innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Baltimore
Matt Moore Player Brian Matusz
Loss W/L Win
4.1 IP 5.2
6 Strikeouts 5
4 Hits 7
2.08 ERA 3.18
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Baltimore
Chris Gimenez Player Adam Jones
1 Hits 2
0 RBI 2
0 HR 0
1 TB 2
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 7 1 10 .206 12 8 3 1 1 5
Baltimore 6 1 11 .200 15 12 4 5 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Orioles have a W/L % of .619 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 .462 after a loss.
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