Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay 2

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, July 26, 2012 12:35 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 84°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gary Darling, First Base - Paul Emmel, Second Base - Jerry Meals, Third Base - Scott Barry,
Attendance - 21301

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 51-48 28-25 23-23 L1
Baltimore 52-47 24-24 28-23 W1

Recap


Orioles 6, Rays 2: Chris Davis homered and drove in four in support of Chris Tillman, who pitched strong into the seventh inning to help host Baltimore avoid a three-game sweep.

Adam Jones added a two-run single during a five-run fifth inning and Nick Markakis recorded a pair of hits for the Orioles, who moved back into sole possession of second place in the American League East.

Baltimore finally got to James Shields (8-7) in the fifth, breaking open a scoreless contest when Jones sent a bases-loaded single into the hole between shortstop and third base. Matt Wieters walked to reload the bases and Davis made Shields pay, hammering a changeup the opposite way to the wall in left-center for a bases-clearing double.

Tillman (3-1) went scoreless through six innings and was lifted after surrendering a two-run double to Sam Fuld in the seventh. The 24-year old right-hander was charged with two runs on five hits while walking four and striking out five in six-plus innings.

Shields worked through the sixth, allowing five runs on six hits while walking five and striking out 10. The veteran right-hander has allowed at least four earned runs in six of his last seven starts.

Davis tacked on an insurance run in the seventh, sending a towering solo blast - his 14th - out to center off Burke Badenhop.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Orioles will have a chance to jump back into wild card contention this weekend when they host a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics, who currently hold one of the two wild card spots. … The Rays reportedly intend to bring back 3B Evan Longoria (hamstring) as soon as next week to serve as the designated hitter. … Baltimore recalled LHP Dana Eveland and optioned INF Steve Tolleson to Triple-A on Thursday.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Baltimore
James Shields Player Chris Tillman
Loss W/L Win
6.0 IP 6.0
10 Strikeouts 5
6 Hits 5
7.50 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Baltimore
Sam Fuld Player Chris Davis
3 Hits 2
2 RBI 4
0 HR 1
4 TB 6
.750 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 7 0 10 .219 18 8 2 4 1 0
Baltimore 7 1 11 .226 11 11 6 5 0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Orioles have a W/L % of .549 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against LA Angels. The Rays have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .511 after a loss.