Baltimore 5, Tampa Bay 4

Date - Tuesday, April 16, 2013 7:05 PM
Location - Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Gerry Davis, First Base - Mark Carlson, Second Base - Mike Muchlinski, Third Base - Brian Knight,
Attendance - 14670

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Tampa Bay 4-9 3-3 1-6 L4
Baltimore 7-6 2-2 5-4 W1

Recap


Orioles 5, Rays 4: Matt Wieters hit a home run and Nick Markakis had two hits and an RBI as host Baltimore claimed the opener of a three-game series between American League East rivals. 

Manny Machado and Ryan Flaherty also drove in runs for the Orioles, who have won three of four meetings with Tampa Bay this season. The Rays have lost seven of their last eight games and totaled 14 runs during that stretch. 

Desmond Jennings led off the game with a home run for Tampa Bay, but the offense didn't do much more until touching up reliever Pedro Strop in the eighth. Kelly Johnson's solo shot and Evan Longoria's two-run blast pulled the Rays within 5-4.

Orioles starter Jake Arrieta (1-0) labored through five innings, but held the Rays to one run on three hits. He struck out seven but also issued five walks. Jim Johnson worked a perfect ninth for his sixth save in as many opportunities. 

Rays right-hander Roberto Hernandez (0-3) gave up five runs - three earned - on five hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out seven but dropped to 1-4 all-time at Camden Yards. 

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Orioles have won 97 consecutive regular-season games when leading after seven innings. … The Rays had hit five home runs in their first 12 games before going deep three times Tuesday. … Tampa Bay SS Yunel Escobar went 0-for-4 to lower his average to .089. 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Tampa Bay   Baltimore
Roberto Hernandez Player Jake Arrieta
Loss W/L Win
5.1 IP 5.0
7 Strikeouts 7
5 Hits 3
5.06 ERA 1.80
Hitting
Tampa Bay   Baltimore
Matt Joyce Player Nick Markakis
2 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
3 TB 2
.500 Avg .667

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Tampa Bay 6 3 16 .188 11 9 4 6 0 1
Baltimore 6 1 12 .200 18 8 4 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Baltimore will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Orioles have a W/L % of .429 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Tampa Bay will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Rays have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .375 after a loss.