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Baltimore at Tampa Bay

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Baltimore (36-34) «005000200781
Tampa Bay (28-44)0020200105110

Orioles 7, Rays 5

CBSSports.com wire reports
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Chris Davis got two extra bases thanks to technology.

Davis hit a replay-delayed grand slam and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-5 on Tuesday night.

Davis was awarded a slam off Erik Bedard (3-5) during a five-run third-inning after a video review showed his drive struck the foul pole. He reached second base on an opposite-field shot down the left-field line. The review that lasted 1 minute, 18 seconds revealed the ball hit the pole a few feet above the wall, and Davis was given a home run.

"I couldn't tell," Davis said. "I was hoping it would be fair and deep enough to where we could get at least one run in. I'll take a double, but at the same time if I can get a grand slam out of it I'll take that, too."

Orioles manager Buck Showalter thought he heard the ball strike the pole.

"The way things kind of echo here, you can hear it," Showalter said. "We have things in place to get it right."

Rays left fielder David DeJesus stayed in the game after he ran hard into a low fence near the foul pole while chasing Davis' homer.

"I was kind of lucky," DeJesus said. "I hit the wall first and then I just crumbled. But last year when I separated my shoulder, I went straight into the wall with my shoulder. I had no idea if it hit the wall or hit the pole."

The Orioles also got a two-run homer from Steve Pearce.

Sean Rodriguez and Desmond Jennings homered for Tampa Bay, which is 5-16 in its last 21 games.

The Rays pulled within 5-2 in the bottom of the third when Rodriguez and Jennings hit consecutive solo homers off Miguel Gonzalez (4-4). Jennings has four homers in 22 at-bats against the Baltimore right-hander.

Tampa Bay made it 5-4 on James Loney's two-run double during the fifth.

Baltimore went ahead 7-4 on Pearce's two-run drive in the seventh. Tampa Bay got one run back on Yunel Escobar's eighth-inning sacrifice fly.

Gonzalez, activated from the 15-day disabled list before the game, allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings. He had been out since May 31 due to a strained right oblique.

"I thought his stuff was pretty crisp, but the command wasn't what he's capable of," Showalter said.

Zach Britton pitched the ninth for his eighth save.

Bedard gave up five runs and four hits over four-plus innings.

"It really comes down to starting pitching drives the engine, and (Bedard) had a tough day," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "We actually played a good game, we just didn't pitch well tonight."

Notes

Davis has three career grand slams. ... Baltimore C Matt Wieters had season-ending right elbow ligament replacement surgery. The Orioles are hopeful he will be ready for opening day next year. ... Tampa Bay RHP Jeremy Hellickson (elbow) struggled in his third rehab start with Triple-A Durham, allowing seven runs and 12 hits in 2 2/3 innings. ... Baltimore INF Michael Almanzar (left knee) is scheduled play for the rookie-level GCL Orioles on Friday. ... The Rays signed RHP Brent Honeywell, taken 72nd overall in the 2014 draft. ... To make room on the roster for Gonzalez, RHP Josh Stinson was designated for assignment. ... Orioles RHP Kevin Gausman (2-1) and Rays RHP Alex Cobb (2-4) are the scheduled starters for Wednesday's series finale.

 
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Players of the Game
Baltimore

C. Davis
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
RBI 4
Tampa Bay

J. Loney
AB 4
R 0
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
 
Baltimore Orioles
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Nick Markakis, RF5120001 .301
Steve Pearce, DH3222211 .317
Adam Jones, CF3100112 .295
Chris Davis, 1B4114123 .225
Nelson Cruz, LF4000002 .300
   David Lough, LF0000000 .182
J.J. Hardy, SS4000010 .284
Manny Machado, 3B4010000 .234
Jonathan Schoop, 2B4110031 .224
Caleb Joseph, C4110011 .131
Miguel Gonzalez, P0000000 .000
   Ryan Webb, P0000000 .000
   Brian Matusz, P0000000 .000
   Darren O'Day, P0000000 .000
   Zach Britton, P0000000 .000
Totals3578649  
Batting
2B - Nick Markakis (14, Bedard), Steve Pearce (7, Ramos), Caleb Joseph (3, Boxberger)
HR - Steve Pearce (5, Boxberger), Chris Davis (12, Bedard)
RBI - Steve Pearce 2 (14), Chris Davis 4 (37)
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
DP - Machado-Schoop-Davis
E - Adam Jones (4, Dropped line drive)
PB - Caleb Joseph (1)
Baltimore Orioles
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Miguel Gonzalez (W,4-4) 5844252 4.41
Ryan Webb (H,11) 1.2000010 2.64
Brian Matusz (H,9) 0.1111010 4.21
Darren O'Day (H,9) 1200010 1.47
Zach Britton (S,8) 1000000 0.74
IBB - DeJesus by Miguel Gonzalez
Pitches-Strikes - Miguel Gonzalez 95-62, Ryan Webb 18-12, Brian Matusz 12-7, Darren O'Day 21-15, Zach Britton 6-5
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Miguel Gonzalez 6-4, Ryan Webb 3-1, Zach Britton 3-0
Batters Faced - Miguel Gonzalez 25, Ryan Webb 5, Brian Matusz 2, Darren O'Day 5, Zach Britton 3
Tampa Bay Rays
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Desmond Jennings, CF5111022 .241
   Ryan Hanigan, C0000000 .220
Matt Joyce, RF4120010 .270
   a-Jerry Sands, PH1000000 .250
Evan Longoria, DH5110001 .265
James Loney, 1B4012110 .279
Ben Zobrist, 2B-LF4110014 .256
David DeJesus, LF2020100 .268
   b-Logan Forsythe, PH-2B1010000 .195
Yunel Escobar, SS3001003 .246
Jose Molina, C3000011 .137
   c-Kevin Kiermaier, PH-CF1010000 .324
Sean Rodriguez, 3B4111023 .214
Erik Bedard, P0000000 .000
   Kirby Yates, P0000000 .000
   Brad Boxberger, P0000000 .000
   Grant Balfour, P0000000 .000
   Cesar Ramos, P0000000 .000
Totals37511528  
a-grounded out for Joyce in the 9th
b-singled for DeJesus in the 8th
c-singled for Molina in the 8th
Batting
2B - Matt Joyce (13, M. Gonzalez), James Loney (18, M. Gonzalez), Ben Zobrist (12, Matusz)
HR - Desmond Jennings (6, M. Gonzalez), Sean Rodriguez (7, M. Gonzalez)
SF - Yunel Escobar (2)
RBI - Desmond Jennings (20), James Loney 2 (33), Yunel Escobar (18), Sean Rodriguez (21)
Team LOB - 8
Tampa Bay Rays
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Erik Bedard (L,3-5) 4455231 4.33
Kirby Yates 2000130 0.00
Brad Boxberger 1222021 3.00
Grant Balfour 1100010 5.93
Cesar Ramos 1100100 4.01
IBB - Davis by Kirby Yates, Jones by Cesar Ramos
WP - Erik Bedard (3)
HBP - Jones (by Erik Bedard)
Pitches-Strikes - Erik Bedard 92-56, Kirby Yates 24-14, Brad Boxberger 19-13, Grant Balfour 17-12, Cesar Ramos 16-8
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Erik Bedard 2-7, Kirby Yates 1-2, Cesar Ramos 2-1
Batters Faced - Erik Bedard 19, Kirby Yates 7, Brad Boxberger 5, Grant Balfour 4, Cesar Ramos 5
Game Information
Attendance - 10803
Game Time - 3:31
Temperature - 72
Umpires - Home - Ron Kulpa, First Base - Pat Hoberg, Second Base - Ed Hickox, Third Base - Lance Barrett