Jeremy Guthrie pitched six scoreless innings and gave up five hits on Saturday. (Gail Burton/AP)
By Spencer Fordin / MLB.com
Things could not start much better for Jeremy Guthrie or the O's. The top of the order gave Guthrie a five-run lead after the first inning and the starter never looked back, blanking the AL champion Rays over six innings and allowing only five hits as Baltimore improved to 4-1 on the season.
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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