Jeff Niemann lasted 5 1/3 innings and gave up six runs on six hits. (Gail Burton/AP)
By Bill Chastain / MLB.com
Starter Jeff Niemann was touched for five runs in the first inning, four of them on a Melvin Mora grand slam. He also gave up first-inning doubles to Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis. The Rays could never get much offense going, collecting five hits off Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie.
BATTING 2B: Roberts, B (2, Niemann), Markakis (2, Niemann). HR: Mora (1, 1st inning off Niemann,
3 on, 0 out). TB: Roberts, B 3; Jones, Ad; Markakis 3; Huff; Mora 4; Wigginton; Izturis, C. RBI: Markakis
(7), Mora 4 (7), Jones, Ad (4). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis, C; Wigginton; Markakis 2. Team
RISP: 3-for-8. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Roberts, B (2, 3rd base off Niemann/Navarro).
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