Orioles rally from 4-run deficit to beat Rays 5-4

Tampa Bay Rays hat

BALTIMORE (AP) – J.J. Hardy and Michael Bourn came through with RBIs in the eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Friday night.

The final out came when Mike Mahtook was cut down at the plate trying to score from first base on a single into the left-field corner by Alexi Ramirez.

Pedro Alvarez and Chris Davis homered for the Orioles, who began the day two games behind first-place Boston in the AL East and tied with Toronto for the two AL wild cards.

Baltimore closed to 4-3 before completing the comeback in the eighth against wild reliever Brad Boxberger (4-2).

Two walks and a hit batter loaded the bases for Hardy, who tied it with an infield single. Bourn followed with a fly ball to left field.

Brad Brach (9-3) worked the eighth and Zach Britton got three outs for his 44th save.

Evan Longoria hit his career-high 34th homer for the last-place Rays.

WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s