Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - J.J. Hardy hit a pair of two-run home runs
and drove in five as the Baltimore Orioles took down the Tampa Bay Rays, 9-2,
in the opener of a three-game set.
Matt Wieters added three hits and two RBI, while Chris Davis slugged a solo
homer for the Orioles, who were coming off a split in a four-game series
against the Yankees.
Jason Hammel departed in the fourth inning due to a right knee injury. Steve
Johnson (3-0) earned the win with four outs of scoreless relief.
Ryan Roberts and Elliot Johnson both went deep for the Rays, who had won two
of three against Texas over the weekend.
Matt Moore (10-10) was pulled after just four frames, charged with four hits
and three runs -- two earned -- with three walks.
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