facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Tampa Bay 6, Baltimore 2

May 6, 2011 at 11:26 PM

BALTIMORE, May 6 (UPI) -- Brandon Guyer hit a two-run homer in his first major league plate appearance Friday, starting the Tampa Bay Rays on their way to a 6-2 win over Baltimore.

Guyer was brought up from Class AAA Durham to take the roster spot left vacant when pitcher Jeff Niemann went on the 15-day disabled list. He did not take the bat off his shoulder while working a 3-1 count against Zach Britton and then hit the next pitch over the wall in left to give the Rays a 3-0 lead.

Tampa Bay got a two-run home run from Johnny Damon in the ninth en route to its second straight win.

James Shields (3-1) got the victory, giving up a run on three hits in 7 1/3 innings. He did not allow a hit until the fourth.

Britton (5-2) surrendered three runs in 5 1/3 innings.

The Rays were swept by Baltimore in a three-game series early in the season as part of an 0-6 start. Tampa Bay has rallied to stand only one game behind the division-leading New York Yankees in the American League East.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
New York Knicks, Afflalo agree to terms
Sacramento Kings trade Stauskas, Landry, Thompson to Philadelphia 76ers
NFL notebook: Richardson, Gates, McClain suspended four games
Venable, San Diego Padres pass St. Louis Cardinals
Wimbledon: Brown knocks off Nadal