BALTIMORE, April 10 (UPI) -- Melvin Mora drove in three runs Friday to help stake Baltimore to a four-run lead and the Orioles held on to defeat Tampa Bay 5-4.
Tampa Bay had beaten the Orioles 12 straight times.
Mora singled in two runs in the first inning to overcome an early 1-0 deficit and then produced an RBI single during the Orioles' three-run fifth.
Mark Hendrickson (1-0) got the win by allowing one run on six hits over 5 1/3 innings. Baltimore then survived two late homers by Tampa Bay, which produced all its runs on long balls.
Evan Longoria, who hit a solo shot in the first inning, added a two-run blast in the eighth. He has four homers in the young season.
Dioner Navarro added a solo home run with one out in the ninth, but George Sherrill struck out both Ben Zobrist and Akinori Iwamura to grab his second save and bring the Orioles their third win in four outings.
Andy Sonnanstine (0-1) gave up all five runs on eight hits with four walks in 4 2/3.