MLB

more stats

Davis hits slam, O's beat Rays

St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Chris Davis smacked a grand slam to highlight a five-run third inning and the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays, 7-5, in the middle test of a three-game set.

Steve Pearce belted a two-run shot and scored two runs, while Miguel Gonzalez (4-4) allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks over five frames for the Orioles, who had dropped three of their last four games coming in.

"I'm getting to the plate pretty often, so it's a lot easier to hit when you're playing," Pearce said of reaching a new career high with five homers.

Zach Britton fired a scoreless ninth to notch his eighth save of the year.

Sean Rodriguez and Desmond Jennings cracked back-to-back homers in the third for Tampa Bay, which had won four of its last five tilts. Erik Bedard (3-5) surrendered five runs on four hits and two walks over four-plus innings to absorb the loss.

"In spite of the loss today, there's a lot of good things that did occur," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "We were right in that ballgame."

The O's jumped ahead with their five-run third.

Jonathan Schoop singled to begin the frame, Nick Markakis hit a one-out single and Pearce walked to load the bases. A wild pitch during Adam Jones' at-bat allowed Schoop to score before Jones was hit by a pitch.

Davis then sliced a towering fly ball down the left-field line. David DeJesus appeared to be on the verge of tracking it down, but he ran into the wall and Davis stood at second with an apparent double. But the call was overturned following a review after replays showed that the ball hit the foul pole.

The Rays cut into the gap with two runs in the home third and two more in fifth.

Rodriguez and Jennings led off the third with back-to-back solo shots to left. In the fifth, Matt Joyce hit a one-out double, Evan Longoria singled and both scored when James Loney whacked a double into the left-field corner to trim the deficit to 5-4.

Baltimore, however, tacked on a pair of runs in the seventh after Caleb Joseph doubled to start the frame and Pearce launched his two-run blast to left two batters later to stake the O's to a 7-4 cushion.

Yunel Escobar's sacrifice fly in the eighth trimmed the margin to 7-5.

Game Notes

Baltimore was 2-for-7 with runners in scoring position, while Tampa Bay finished 3-for-10 ... Davis' homer was his 12th of the season.

06/18 01:46:34 ET

  • CFB: Maryland at Syracuse

    Today at 12:25 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MLB: Detroit at Kansas City

    Today at 12:30 pm on FOX50

  • SEC: Florida at Alabama

    Today at 3:30 pm on WRAL-TV

  • High School Wrap Up Show

    Today at 9:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • Logan Zone with Steve Logan

    Today at 10:00 am on 99.9 The Fan

  • SEC: Florida at Alabama

    Today at 3:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • CFB: NC State vs. Presbyterian

    Tonight at 6:00 on WRAL-FM

Scoreboard
Local
12:30pm Today
DUKE
TULA
3:30pm Today
ECU
UNC
6:00pm Tonight
TOWSN
NCCU
 
6:00pm Tonight
NCSU
PRES
 
Final
CHC 5
LOS 14
Final
BAL 3
BOS 5
Final
PIT 4
MIL 2
Final
NYY 5
TOR 3
Final
TAM 3
CWS 4
Final
MIA 2
WAS 3
Final
ATL 0
NYM 5
Final
COL 15
ARI 3
Final
MIN 5
CLE 4
Final
KAN 1
DET 10
Final
HOU 5
SEA 10
Final
STL 2
CIN 1
Final
OAK 3
PHI 1
Final
ANA 3
TEX 12
Final
SDP 5
SFG 0
1:05pm Today
KAN
DET
 
1:05pm Today
CHC
LOS
 
4:05pm Today
OAK
PHI
 
4:05pm Today
NYY
TOR
 
4:10pm Today
COL
ARI
 
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
BOS
 
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
MIL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIN
CLE
 
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
NYM
 
7:10pm Tonight
HOU
SEA
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
7:15pm Tonight
STL
CIN
 
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
SFG
 
9:05pm Tonight
ANA
TEX
 
Final
SFLA 17
UCONN 14
12:00pm Today
WISC
BGU
12:00pm Today
MSU
EMICH
12:00pm Today
VT
GT
12:00pm Today
PITT
IOWA
12:00pm Today
RICE
ODU
12:00pm Today
UGA
TROY
12:30pm Today
SYR
MD
12:30pm Today
DUKE
TULA
2:00pm Today
COL
HAW
2:00pm Today
AKR
MARS
3:30pm Today
WAKE
ARMY
3:30pm Today
KU
CMICH
3:30pm Today
ALA
UF
3:30pm Today
FIU
LOU
3:30pm Today
ECU
UNC
3:30pm Today
NAVY
RUTG
3:30pm Today
SMU
TEXAM
3:30pm Today
MICH
UTAH
3:30pm Today
BYU
UVA
4:00pm Today
WYO
FATL
4:00pm Today
MIZZ
IND
4:00pm Today
PSU
UMASS
4:00pm Today
MINN
SJST
4:00pm Today
ILL
TXST
6:00pm Tonight
WASH
GASTATE
7:00pm Tonight
SMISS
APPST
7:00pm Tonight
TOL
BST
7:00pm Tonight
OHIO
IDAHO
7:00pm Tonight
CIN
UMO
7:00pm Tonight
MEM
MTST
7:00pm Tonight
LSU
MSST
7:00pm Tonight
ARK
NILL
7:00pm Tonight
ARKST
UTST
7:30pm Tonight
SALABAMA
GASO
7:30pm Tonight
WVU
OKLA
7:30pm Tonight
VANDY
SCAR
8:00pm Tonight
FSU
CLEM
8:00pm Tonight
NEB
MIAMI
8:00pm Tonight
NMST
NMU
8:00pm Tonight
HOU
UNLV
10:00pm Tonight
ARZ
CAL
10:30pm Tonight
BSU
LALAF
10:30pm Tonight
WASU
OREG
10:30pm Tonight
ORST
SDST
6:00pm Tonight
TOWSN
NCCU
 
6:00pm Tonight
NCSU
PRES