St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Adam Jones delivered a go-ahead two-rundouble during a seventh-inning outburst that lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a7-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the season opener for both AmericanLeague East members at Tropicana Field.

The Orioles scored five times to battle back from a 3-2 deficit, with ChrisDavis capping the big inning with a three-run homer off Rays reliever JakeMcGee.

Matt Wieters belted a two-run shot against reigning AL Cy Young winner DavidPrice earlier in the game, part of a 2-for-3 performance for the Baltimorecatcher. 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 hisfirst career Opening Day assignment.

Price held the Orioles to two runs over six innings and left with a one-runedge that McGee (0-1) squandered by being rocked for five runs and four hitswhile recording only two outs.

Ben Zobrist went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI to pace the Raysoffensively, with Desmond Jennings also collecting a pair of hits thatincluded a run-scoring double.


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