Tampa Bay at Baltimore

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    SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - The ball was flying for Manny Ramirez - and the Baltimore Orioles.

    Ramirez hit his first spring training home run for Tampa Bay, and the Baltimore Orioles connected off Andy Sonnanstine five times in two innings Tuesday during a 12-6 win over the Rays. Nick Markakis homered twice for Baltimore.

    Markakis, Vladimir Guerrero and Adam Jones homered in the first, and Jake Fox and Markakis went deep in the second as the Orioles played their first game at remodeled Ed Smith Stadium.

    Johnny Damon was 1 for 3 as Tampa Bay's leadoff batter.

    Sonnanstine gave up six runs in two innings. He has never given up more than four homers in any of his 117 regular-season appearances.

    "That was a good way to kick it off and get the first day out of the way," Markakis said.

    Ramirez and B.J. Upton hit back-to-back homers in the sixth for Tampa Bay.

    Sonnanstine gave up six runs in two innings. He has never given up more than four home runs in his 117 major league appearances.

    "I came in looking to throw strikes," Sonnanstine said. "A lot of them caught a little bit too much of the plate. Me being a strike-thrower worked against me today."

    Baltimore starting its projected opening-day lineup, except for first baseman Derrek Lee, who is recuperating from offseason surgery on his right thumb.

    Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie pitched two perfect innings.

    "It was nice to be back out there. Everything felt like it left off at the end of last season," Guthrie said.

    He won seven of his last 10 decisions last year after Buck Showalter became manager on Aug. 3.

    "It was a lot of fun," Showalter said. "You couldn't have scripted it any better."

    Baltimore moved its spring training base to Sarasota last year, and since the end of spring training last season, the ballpark was completely modernized.

    "It's awesome. It's a great facility," Markakis said. "It's going to help out in the long run."

    Showalter treated the day as a special one, making sure all his available regulars could play, but said that it was one of the few times during spring training that might happen.

    "There's some potential there," Showalter said. "It wasn't just adding statistics. It was adding a presence."

    Baltimore added four runs in the fourth as Matt Wieters, Fox, Brian Roberts and Guerrero drove in runs.

    NOTES: Rays manager Joe Maddon said he'll probably bat Damon second during the season, with C John Jaso leading off, but hasn't ruled out using Damon as an occasional leadoff hitter. ... Lee took batting practice for the third straight day. He said he was eager to play, and Showalter said he will rely on Lee to tell him when he's ready to play for the first time. ... RHP Justin Duchscherer thinks that his injured left hip is improving. "I'm just hoping it was a one-day cranky hip," Duchscherer said. He complained of pain Saturday. ... Maddon hopes that RHP Jeremy Hellickson (strained hamstring) will be able to pitch in about 10 days.

     
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    Tampa Bay Rays
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Johnny Damon, LF3010001 .286
        Desmond Jennings, PR-LF^CF2110000 .200
    Sean Rodriguez, SS3110011 .429
        Tim Beckham, SS2000000 .400
    Evan Longoria, 3B3011000 .429
        Justin Ruggiano, LF2011000 .333
    Manny Ramirez, DH3111011 .571
       a- Chris Carter, PH-DH0001000 .500
    B.J. Upton, CF3111001 .143
        Daniel Mayora, 3B1000001 .000
    Felipe Lopez, 2B2000001 .600
        Ray Olmedo, 2B2000010 .000
    Casey Kotchman, 1B2010100 .500
        Leslie Anderson, PR-1B1000000 .000
    Kelly Shoppach, C2111001 .250
       b- Nevin Ashley, PH-C1000011 .000
    Brandon Guyer, RF2100111 .167
       c- J.J. Furmaniak, PH-RF1000001 .000
    Totals3569625  
    a-hit a sacrifice fly for Ramirez in the 7th
    b-struck out for Shoppach in the 6th
    c-hit into fielder's choice for Guyer in the 8th
    Batting
    2B - Johnny Damon (1, Hendrickson), Evan Longoria (1, VandenHurk), Justin Ruggiano (2, Berken)
    HR - Manny Ramirez (1, Riske), B.J. Upton (1, Riske), Kelly Shoppach (1, Hendrickson)
    SF - Chris Carter (1)
    RBI - Evan Longoria (2), Justin Ruggiano (2), Manny Ramirez (2), Chris Carter (2), B.J. Upton (1), Kelly Shoppach (2)
    SB - Sean Rodriguez (1, 2nd base off VandenHurk/Wieters)
    Team LOB - 6
    Tampa Bay Rays
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Andy Sonnanstine (L,0-1) 2666015 27.00
    Rob Delaney 1.2544030 9.82
    Cesar Cabral 1.1000020 9.00
    Chris Archer 1000030 0.00
    Matt Bush 1222210 9.00
    R.J. Swindle 1000020 0.00
    WP - Rob Delaney (1)
    Pitches-Strikes - Andy Sonnanstine 18-15, Rob Delaney 17-16, Cesar Cabral 8-8, Chris Archer 9-9, Matt Bush 15-7, R.J. Swindle 7-7
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Andy Sonnanstine 2-3, Cesar Cabral 2-0, R.J. Swindle 1-0
    Batters Faced - Andy Sonnanstine 12, Rob Delaney 10, Cesar Cabral 4, Chris Archer 3, Matt Bush 7, R.J. Swindle 3
    Baltimore Orioles
    HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
    Brian Roberts, 2B3220000 .667
        Robert Andino, 2B2000020 .000
    Nick Markakis, RF32340001.000
        Nick Green, SS-LF2000020 .000
    Luke Scott, LF3000022 .000
        Matt Angle, CF1000000 .333
       a- Josh Bell, PH-1B1000000 .000
    Vladimir Guerrero, DH2112000 .600
       b- Ryan Adams, PH-DH0100100 .000
    Mark Reynolds, 3B3000021 .000
        Brendan Harris, 3B1110000 .667
    Adam Jones, CF3111010 .167
        Tyler Henson, RF1000001 .000
    J.J. Hardy, SS3110000 .500
        Brandon Snyder, 1B1012000 .500
        Pedro Florimon, SS0000000 .000
    Matt Wieters, C3111010 .333
        Michel Hernandez, C0000100 .000
    Jake Fox, 1B2222000 .500
        Randy Winn, LF-CF2000022 .000
    Totals36121312212  
    a-grounded out for Angle in the 8th
    b-walked for Guerrero in the 7th
    Batting
    2B - Brian Roberts (1, Delaney), Brandon Snyder (1, Bush), Matt Wieters (1, Delaney)
    HR - Nick Markakis 2 (2, Sonnanstine, Sonnanstine), Vladimir Guerrero (1, Sonnanstine), Adam Jones (1, Sonnanstine), Jake Fox (1, Sonnanstine)
    SF - Vladimir Guerrero (1)
    RBI - Nick Markakis 4 (4), Vladimir Guerrero 2 (3), Adam Jones (1), Brandon Snyder 2 (2), Matt Wieters (1), Jake Fox 2 (2)
    2-OUT RBI - Nick Markakis (1), Adam Jones (1), Brandon Snyder 2 (2)
    Team LOB - 3
    Baltimore Orioles
    PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
    Jeremy Guthrie (W,1-0) 2000010 0.00
    Rick VandenHurk (H,1) 2211100 4.50
    Mark Hendrickson (H,1) 1211021 9.00
    David Riske (H,1) 0.2322012 27.00
    Alberto Castillo (H,1) 0.1000010 0.00
    Jason Berken (H,1) 1222100 18.00
    Raul Rivero (H,1) 1000000 0.00
    Armando Gabino 1000000 0.00
    HBP - Ashley (by Raul Rivero)
    Pitches-Strikes - Jeremy Guthrie 8-8, Rick VandenHurk 13-8, Mark Hendrickson 11-9, David Riske 15-10, Alberto Castillo 3-3, Jason Berken 9-5, Raul Rivero 5-3, Armando Gabino 3-3
    Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jeremy Guthrie 3-2, Rick VandenHurk 1-5, Mark Hendrickson 1-0, Jason Berken 2-1, Raul Rivero 3-0, Armando Gabino 1-2
    Batters Faced - Jeremy Guthrie 6, Rick VandenHurk 9, Mark Hendrickson 5, David Riske 5, Alberto Castillo 1, Jason Berken 6, Raul Rivero 4, Armando Gabino 3
    Game Information
    Attendance - 7497
    Game Time - 2:41
    Temperature - 72
    Umpires - Home - Tim Welke, First Base - John Hirschbeck, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Bill Welke