Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Matt Joyce's two-run double was the go-ahead
hit in a six-run ninth inning, as Tampa Bay rallied past Baltimore, 10-6, in
the middle test of a three-game set from Camden Yards.
Jim Johnson (1-4) entered with a two-run lead, but Kelly Johnson's one-out
homer made it 6-5. Jose Lobaton and Yunel Escobar both walked and a Desmond
Jennings single loaded the bases. Joyce stepped in and roped a double to the
gap in right center for a 7-6 contest, and Darren O'Day came on, only to be
greeted with a Ben Zobrist RBI double.
Evan Longoria reached second on a hot shot behind first base, and James Loney
drew a free pass ahead of Luke Scott's walk which forced in Zobrist to make it
10-6. Johnson then grounded into a double play to end the threat.
Josh Lueke stranded a runner on second to close out the contest. Alex Torres
(1-0) tossed four hitless relief innings for the win.
Joyce ended with three hits, including a two-run homer and five RBI for the
Rays, who won their second straight in the series and eight of 10 overall.
Adam Jones slugged a two-run homer and drove in three for the Orioles, who saw
their franchise-record 109-game win streak when leading after seven innings
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