Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher David Price (14) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles during opening day at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Adam Jones delivered a go-ahead two-run
double during a seventh-inning outburst that lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a
7-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the season opener for both American
League East members at Tropicana Field.
The Orioles scored five times to battle back from a 3-2 deficit, with Chris
Davis capping the big inning with a three-run homer off Rays reliever Jake
Matt Wieters belted a two-run shot against reigning AL Cy Young winner David
Price earlier in the game, part of a 2-for-3 performance for the Baltimore
catcher. Jones finished with three of the Orioles' 13 hits on the day.
Baltimore also received six solid innings from starting pitcher Jason Hammel
(1-0), with the former Ray yielding three runs and just three hits to win his
first career Opening Day assignment.
Price held the Orioles to two runs over six innings and left with a one-run
edge that McGee (0-1) squandered by being rocked for five runs and four hits
while recording only two outs.
Ben Zobrist went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI to pace the Rays
offensively, with Desmond Jennings also collecting a pair of hits that
included a run-scoring double.
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