Baltimore 1, Tampa Bay 0

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Temperature - Indoors
Umpires - Home Plate - Ed Hickox, First Base - Ted Barrett, Second Base - Mark Carlson, Third Base - Angel Hernandez,
Attendance - 13460

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Baltimore 93-68 47-34 46-34 W1
Tampa Bay 89-72 45-35 44-37 L1

Recap


Orioles 1, Rays 0: Red-hot Chris Davis homered for the sixth consecutive game to back 6 1/3 scoreless innings from Miguel Gonzalez as visiting Baltimore kept its division title hopes alive.

Gonzalez (9-4) won his third straight start, allowing two hits and striking out seven to outduel James Shields and keep the Orioles one game behind the American League East-leading New York Yankees with one to play.

Davis supplied the game's only run with a towering fourth-inning blast to center off Shields - his seventh homer during the six-game streak - and Baltimore remained tied for the wild card lead with Oakland and Texas.

Brian Matusz and Darren O'Day bridged the gap to closer Jim Johnson, who worked around a one-out walk in the ninth for his major league-leading 51st save as the Orioles improved to 74-0 this season when leading after seven innings.

Shields (15-10) absorbed the loss despite pitching a gem, striking out a career-high and franchise-record 15 batters and allowing only two hits in his third complete game of the season. He fanned seven of the last nine batters he faced. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: Davis' six-game home run streak tied the club record held by Reggie Jackson and Ken Williams and moved him past Adam Jones for the team lead with 33. ... Shields has fanned 25 Orioles over 15 innings in his last two starts against Baltimore. ... Gonzalez, who has a string of 13 1/3 scoreless innings at Tropicana Field, became the second Orioles rookie to beat all four AL East opponents since division play began in 1969.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Baltimore   Tampa Bay
Miguel Gonzalez Player James Shields
Win W/L Loss
6.1 IP 9.0
7 Strikeouts 15
2 Hits 2
0.00 ERA 1.00
Hitting
Baltimore   Tampa Bay
Chris Davis Player Chris Gimenez
1 Hits 1
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
4 TB 1
.333 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Baltimore 2 1 5 .069 1 15 1 0 0 0
Tampa Bay 2 0 2 .069 12 9 0 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Tampa Bay will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Rays have a W/L % of .589 after a win and .507 after a loss.
  • Baltimore will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Orioles have a W/L % of .576 after a win and .580 after a loss.