05/29 21:00 CDT Hardy's 9th-inning single lifts Orioles past Rays 2-1
Hardy's 9th-inning single lifts Orioles past Rays 2-1
By DAVID GINSBURG
AP Sports Writer
BALTIMORE (AP) --- J.J. Hardy's single drove in the winning run with two outs
in the ninth inning, Chris Davis homered and the Baltimore Orioles beat Tampa
Bay 2-1 on Friday night to extend the Rays' losing streak to six games.
Travis Snider led off the ninth with an infield hit off Brandon Gomes (1-2).
With two outs, Davis greeted Xavier Cedeno with a single that advanced
pinch-runner Everth Cabrera to third. Hardy then lined a single to left against
As the sellout crowd of 45,505 roared its approval, the Orioles mobbed Hardy
between first and second base.
The Rays loaded the bases with no outs in the ninth against Darren O'Day (1-0),
who worked out of the jam by striking out Steven Souza Jr. and Asdrubal Cabrera
before getting Jake Elmore to ground into a force at third base.
Souza homered for the Rays, who have lost their last three games in the ninth
or 10th inning.