MLB: Baltimore 6, Tampa Bay 2

Sept. 14, 2011 at 10:12 PM

BALTIMORE, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Chris Davis put Baltimore in front with a three-run homer in the fourth Wednesday and the Orioles went on to defeat Tampa Bay 6-2.

The Rays lost their second in a row after winning five straight and remained four games behind Boston in the race for the American League wild-card berth. The Los Angeles Angels trail the Red Sox by 4 1/2.

All of the Baltimore runs came on homers. Nolan Reimold hit a solo shot in the third to put the Orioles in front, but Tampa Bay grabbed the lead in the fourth on a two-run double from Matt Joyce.

Vladimir Guerrero then reached on an infield single with one out in the bottom half of the fourth and moved to third on a double by Matt Wieters. Davis followed with a homer to left off losing pitcher Wade Davis (10-9).

Wieters added his third homer in as many games, a two-run blast in the eighth.

Jeremy Guthrie (8-17) equaled a career best with 10 strikeouts and gave up two runs on three hits in seven innings for the victory.

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news from
Related UPI Stories
share with facebook
share with twitter
Trending Stories