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.
|Tampa Bay Rays|
|Johnny Damon, LF||3||0||1||0||0||0||1||.286|
|Desmond Jennings, PR-LF^CF||2||1||1||0||0||0||0||.200|
|Sean Rodriguez, SS||3||1||1||0||0||1||1||.429|
|Tim Beckham, SS||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||.400|
|Evan Longoria, 3B||3||0||1||1||0||0||0||.429|
|Justin Ruggiano, LF||2||0||1||1||0||0||0||.333|
|Manny Ramirez, DH||3||1||1||1||0||1||1||.571|
|a- Chris Carter, PH-DH||0||0||0||1||0||0||0||.500|
|B.J. Upton, CF||3||1||1||1||0||0||1||.143|
|Daniel Mayora, 3B||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|Felipe Lopez, 2B||2||0||0||0||0||0||1||.600|
|Ray Olmedo, 2B||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||.000|
|Casey Kotchman, 1B||2||0||1||0||1||0||0||.500|
|Leslie Anderson, PR-1B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Kelly Shoppach, C||2||1||1||1||0||0||1||.250|
|b- Nevin Ashley, PH-C||1||0||0||0||0||1||1||.000|
|Brandon Guyer, RF||2||1||0||0||1||1||1||.167|
|c- J.J. Furmaniak, PH-RF||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|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|
|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|
|Andy Sonnanstine (L,0-1)||2||6||6||6||0||1||5||27.00|
|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|
|Brian Roberts, 2B||3||2||2||0||0||0||0||.667|
|Robert Andino, 2B||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||.000|
|Nick Markakis, RF||3||2||3||4||0||0||0||1.000|
|Nick Green, SS-LF||2||0||0||0||0||2||0||.000|
|Luke Scott, LF||3||0||0||0||0||2||2||.000|
|Matt Angle, CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.333|
|a- Josh Bell, PH-1B||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Vladimir Guerrero, DH||2||1||1||2||0||0||0||.600|
|b- Ryan Adams, PH-DH||0||1||0||0||1||0||0||.000|
|Mark Reynolds, 3B||3||0||0||0||0||2||1||.000|
|Brendan Harris, 3B||1||1||1||0||0||0||0||.667|
|Adam Jones, CF||3||1||1||1||0||1||0||.167|
|Tyler Henson, RF||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.000|
|J.J. Hardy, SS||3||1||1||0||0||0||0||.500|
|Brandon Snyder, 1B||1||0||1||2||0||0||0||.500|
|Pedro Florimon, SS||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||.000|
|Matt Wieters, C||3||1||1||1||0||1||0||.333|
|Michel Hernandez, C||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||.000|
|Jake Fox, 1B||2||2||2||2||0||0||0||.500|
|Randy Winn, LF-CF||2||0||0||0||0||2||2||.000|
|a-grounded out for Angle in the 8th|
|b-walked for Guerrero in the 7th|
|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|
|Jeremy Guthrie (W,1-0)||2||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00|
|Rick VandenHurk (H,1)||2||2||1||1||1||0||0||4.50|
|Mark Hendrickson (H,1)||1||2||1||1||0||2||1||9.00|
|David Riske (H,1)||0.2||3||2||2||0||1||2||27.00|
|Alberto Castillo (H,1)||0.1||0||0||0||0||1||0||0.00|
|Jason Berken (H,1)||1||2||2||2||1||0||0||18.00|
|Raul Rivero (H,1)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||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|
|Attendance - 7497|
|Game Time - 2:41|
|Temperature - 72|
|Umpires - Home - Tim Welke, First Base - John Hirschbeck, Second Base - Jeff Kellogg, Third Base - Bill Welke|