BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Orioles third baseman Manny Machado went 4-for-4, including his third homer of the season, and the Orioles are off to their best start in nearly 50 years with a 5-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
The Orioles took both games against their AL East rivals after Saturday's game was postponed because of rain. Baltimore improved to 5-0 for the first time since 1970.
Baltimore right fielder Mark Trumbo had a pair of singles and is 9-for-19 on the season for Baltimore. Brad Brach (1-0) got the win by throwing 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief, while closer Zach Britton picked up his second save with a perfect ninth.
Rays right-hander Jake Odorizzi (0-1) struggled early but settled down. He allowed four runs on nine hits with four strikeouts and no walks over six innings. Corey Dickerson had a pair of hits, including his third home run for Tampa Bay.
Machado led off the eighth with a double and scored with two outs on a wild pitch by Erasmo Ramirez to boost the lead to 5-3.
Right-hander Vance Worley made his Orioles debut and allowed three runs on seven hits with five strikeouts and one walk over just 4 2/3 innings.
The Orioles took a 4-0 lead in the second as Odorizzi struggled with his command on a cold day. A double by Jonathan Schoop scored Pedro Alvarez, who got his first hit after starting the season 0-for-12. Joey Rickard followed with a sacrifice fly. Machado then hit a towering, two-run homer to left-center.
Dickerson pulled the Rays to within 4-1 on a solo shot into the right-field bleachers on a 3-1 pitch by Worley in the fourth. Tampa Bay has homered in 20 straight games dating back to last season -- extending a franchise record.
A pair of two-out singles by Evan Longoria and Steve Pearce pulled the Rays to within 4-3 in the fifth, ending Worley's day. Prior to Pearce's hit, Matt Wieters was called for catcher's interference against Dickerson, which extended the inning.
NOTES: Orioles CF Adam Jones (ribs) missed his third consecutive game. Jones opened the season with two hits in his first 10 at-bats with two RBIs. It is uncertain when he will return. ... Rays 1B Steve Pearce was in the lineup for the first time against his former team. It was also Pearce's second start of the season. ... Baltimore LF Hyun Soo Kim made his regular-season debut. The South Korean outfielder struggled throughout spring training, batting just .178.