Tampa Bay 7, Baltimore 3

Aug. 19, 2002 at 10:02 PM

BALTIMORE, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Randy Winn's infield hit kept alive a seven-run second and Paul Wilson pitched eight strong innings as the Tampa Bay Devil Rays opened a season-high 13-game road trip Monday night with a 7-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles.

Ben Grieve and Chris Gomez hit back-to-back homers with one out in the second, but Orioles starter Travis Driskill (8-6) was one out away from ending the inning when he failed to get his glove down on Winn's grounder.

Carl Crawford and Aubrey Huff followed with singles to make it 3-0 and third baseman Tony Batista's throwing error allowed another run to score. Huff came home on a wild pitch before Steve Cox blasted a full count offering onto Eutaw Street beyond the right field wall for his 15th homer.

It capped the first three-homer inning in team history.

Righthander Wilson (6-8) gave up three runs and five hits with a walk and four strikeouts as he improved to 4-1 against Baltimore this season.

Travis Harper worked around a walk in the ninth in a non-save situation as the Devil Rays extended their lead in the season series to 9-7.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Electronics certification company makes hoverboard burst into flames
Eli Manning explains pout after Denver Broncos' Super Bowl score
Duke's Grayson Allen trips Louisville player
Nicola Griffin to appear in Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue at 56
Larry Sanders considering NBA comeback