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The Orioles Dominated The Rays Offensively And Defensively

In the third inning, Nick Markakis and Steve Pearce hit back-to-back home runs. In the fifth inning, Delmon Young, J.J. Hardy, and Chris Davis went back-to-back-to-back. Then, with a 9-1 lead, Adam Jones went and stole a home run from Evan Longoria and doubled-up Matt Joyce trying to tag up to second base.


Markakis put the Orioles on the board with a two-run shot and Pearce made it a 3-1 Baltimore lead. Two innings later Delmon Young blew the game open with a three-run home run. Hardy and Davis tacked on the final two runs with solo shots of their own. Davis really put a charge in his, hitting it 426 feet.

As if Tampa weren't already demoralized by then, Jones made his incredible double play the next inning and stole a three-run homer from Longoria. Instead of a 9-4 game, or at the very least, runners at the corners and one out, the Rays had a man on third with two outs. James Loney grounded to second on a 3-0 count and that was it for Tampa Bay.