Baltimore 2, Tampa Bay 1

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, June 2, 2012 4:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Victor Carapazza, First Base - Chris Guccione, Second Base - Tim Tschida, Third Base - Jeff Nelson,
Attendance - 21693

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 30-23 14-13 16-10 W1
Tampa Bay 30-23 18-11 12-12 L1

Recap


Orioles 2, Rays 1
: Brian Matusz outdueled Jeremy Hellickson and Endy Chavez homered as visiting Baltimore snapped a six-game slide and jumped back into a tie for first place in the American League East.

Matusz (5-5) allowed a run on two hits in 7 1/3 innings while striking out seven and walking three for the Orioles.

Hellickson (4-2) was charged with two runs - one earned - and four hits in 6 2/3 frames while striking out eight for the Rays, who have dropped four of five.

The Tampa Bay defense, which ranks 13th in the AL in fielding percentage, let Hellickson down in the seventh. Mark Reynolds reached with a one-out double and moved to third when Ryan Flaherty reached on catcher’s interference by Jose Lobaton.

The Rays brought in Jake McGee to face Robert Andino, who sent a ground ball to third. Drew Sutton charged to make the play but threw the ball away, allowing Reynolds to score the go-ahead run.

Baltimore struck first in the third, when Chavez ripped a 2-1 pitch into the right-field seats for his first homer.

Tampa Bay manufactured the tying run in the fifth. Sean Rodriguez led off with a double, moved up on a groundout and scored on Sutton’s fielder’s choice, sliding headfirst to beat the tag.

Jim Johnson worked a perfect ninth for his 17th save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Hellickson has one win in his last seven starts despite posting a 2.60 ERA in that span. … The Orioles are the only team in the AL worse than Tampa Bay in fielding percentage, and escaped damage in the bottom of the eighth despite an error as Pedro Strop got Ben Zobrist to ground into an inning-ending double play with the bases loaded. … Baltimore on Saturday designated IF/OF Bill Hall for assignment and acquired 1B/OF Steve Pearce, who had been playing for the New York Yankees' Triple-A affiliate.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Tampa Bay
Brian Matusz Player Jeremy Hellickson
Win W/L Loss
7.1 IP 6.2
7 Strikeouts 8
2 Hits 4
1.23 ERA 1.35
Hitting
Baltimore   Tampa Bay
Mark Reynolds Player Ben Zobrist
1 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.333 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 5 1 10 .156 9 11 1 1 1 1
Tampa Bay 2 0 3 .069 8 7 1 4 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Rays have a W/L % of .613 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Orioles have a W/L % of .586 after a win and .542 after a loss.
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