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MLB: Tampa Bay 4, Baltimore 3

Aug. 19, 2013 at 11:55 PM   |   Comments

BALTIMORE, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Matt Joyce pounded a go-ahead two-run homer Monday and the Tampa Bay Rays kept the heat on in the American League East with a 4-3 win over Baltimore.

The score was tied 2-2 in the fourth when Joyce smacked the first pitch he saw from Orioles starter Chris Tillman onto the porch in right field, putting the Rays ahead to stay.

Evan Longoria ripped a solo homer for the Rays, who came into the contest trailing American League East-leading Boston by one game.

David Price (7-5) surrendered 10 hits and walked two in five innings but pitched well enough to earn the decision, yielding two runs while striking out six.

Fernando Rodney allowed a hit and a walk in the ninth but fanned Danny Valencia and induced Nate McLouth into a game-ending groundout, notching his 28th save.

Matt Wieters went 3-for-5 with a solo homer and two RBI for the third-place Orioles, who started the night three games out of an AL wild card spot.

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