Adam Jones drove in two with a double during a four-run first inning Tuesday night, and the Baltimore Orioles hung on to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-5.
Chris Tillman pitched into the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles hit three homers while spoiling Tampa Bay’s debut under rookie manager Kevin Cash with a 6-2 victory on Monday.
Chris Tillman has been selected to start the Baltimore Orioles’ opener at Tampa Bay on April 6.
Bud Norris’ spring has been forgettable. In his fifth start, which won’t count in the official statistics because the Baltimore Orioles’ game with the Tampa Bay Rays was canceled by rain after 3 1/2 innings, Norris was not sharp.
Ravens fans are pitching in their two cents after a big win against the Buccaneers.
Booger McFarland, co-host of The Booger & Anthony Show on 98.7 FM in Tampa Bay, joined Vinny & Rob to give us some insight behind enemy lines.
Nelson Cruz hit his second homer of the game in the 11th inning and drove in seven runs, and the AL East-leading Baltimore Orioles avoided a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Sunday.
A pitch sailed that away from catcher Nick Hundley cost the Baltimore Orioles a game.
Alex Cobb and two relievers combined on a six-hitter for Tampa Bay’s AL-best 19th shutout this season, and the Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-0 Friday night.
J.J. Hardy singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 Thursday night to lengthen their lead in the AL East.
Chris Davis hasn’t helped compensate for the offensive or defensive loss at third base, as he’s slumping on both sides of the ball.
“He’s been very inconsistent. That’s the best way to put it,” said Coleman. “They just need to hope that he trends upward soon and maybe that he makes some place at third as well.”
The Baltimore Orioles had their worst pitching performance of the season, and afterward there was plenty of blame to pass around.