Five-run seventh inning sends O's past Rays

5:21 PM, Apr 2, 2013   |    comments
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St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - Adam Jones delivered a go-ahead two-run double during a seventh-inning outburst that lifted the Baltimore Orioles to a 7-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in the season opener for both American League East members at Tropicana Field.

The Orioles scored five times to battle back from a 3-2 deficit, with Chris Davis capping the big inning with a three-run homer off Rays reliever Jake McGee.

Matt Wieters belted a two-run shot against reigning AL Cy Young winner David Price earlier in the game, part of a 2-for-3 performance for the Baltimore catcher. Jones finished with three of the Orioles' 13 hits on the day.

Baltimore also received six solid innings from starting pitcher Jason Hammel (1-0), with the former Ray yielding three runs and just three hits to win his first career Opening Day assignment.

Price held the Orioles to two runs over six innings and left with a one-run edge that McGee (0-1) squandered by being rocked for five runs and four hits while recording only two outs.

Ben Zobrist went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI to pace the Rays offensively, with Desmond Jennings also collecting a pair of hits that included a run-scoring double.

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