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Devil Rays make first trip of the season to Camden Yards

May 8, 2007 - 1:39 PM Tampa Bay (14-17) at Baltimore (14-18) 7:05 pm EDT

BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- The Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Baltimore Orioles will try to avoid falling too far out of the American League East race when they meet in the opener of a three-game series on Tuesday.

One week into May, the Devil Rays are 6 1/2 games behind the Boston Red Sox in the East and the Orioles, who have lost 11 of 14 games, are seven games off the pace.

Jae Seo (1-2, 8.19 ERA) gets the start for Tampa Bay and will try to build on his last outing. The righthander allowed two runs and seven hits in six innings last Wednesday but did not get a decision in the team's 4-3 win over the Minnesota Twins.

It was a much needed rebound for Seo, who had allowed six runs in 1 1/3 innings to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on April 26.

Jeremy Guthrie (1-1, 5.87) is the likely starter for the Orioles, who have had trouble keeping starting pitchers healthy this season. Already without Kris Benson and Jaret Wright, the Orioles lost Adam Loewen to the disabled list last week with a stress fracture in his elbow.

Guthrie has appeared in seven games for the Orioles this season, including one start. In a loss to the Oakland Athletics on April 24, he allowed one earned run and four hits in five innings.

The Baltimore bullpen has been struggling. After allowing runs in just eight of 17 games to start the season, the Orioles' bullpen has given up runs in 12 of the last 15 games and has a 6.80 ERA in that span. In Monday's 10-1 loss to the Cleveland Indians, the bullpen allowed nine runs and eight hits in three innings.

Tampa Bay's B.J. Upton has a nine-game hitting streak and is batting .471 (16-for-34) with three home runs and seven RBI during that span. Upton leads the American league with a .371 batting average.

Tampa Bay leads the majors with 12 come-from-behind victories this season.

The Orioles have won two of three meetings with Tampa Bay this season.






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    Rays vs. OriolesMay 8 10:04 PM


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    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    TAMPA BAY 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 11 0
    BALTIMORE 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 x 8 13 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: TAM - JAE SEO, TIM CORCORAN (4TH), CHAD ORVELLA (6TH), SHAWN CAMP
    (7TH), JAE KUK RYU (8TH) AND DIONER NAVARRO
    BAL - JEREMY GUTHRIE, CHAD BRADFORD (7TH), DANYS BAEZ

    May 8 9:59 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIGUEL TEJADA SCORED COREY PATTERSON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M TEJADA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    BALTIMORE 8 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: R HERNANDEZ (.306, 0-FOR-3, BB)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 8 9:48 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JAY GIBBONS (2) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN THE
    8TH OFF JAE KUK RYU.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3, BALTIMORE 7
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: C PATTERSON (.233, 0-FOR-1, BB, SAC)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 8 9:40 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY AUBREY HUFF SCORED MIGUEL TEJADA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, A HUFF ON SECOND, R HERNANDEZ ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    BALTIMORE 6 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: M MORA (.254, 1-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 8 9:23 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY BRENDAN HARRIS SCORED CARLOS PENA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B HARRIS ON FIRST, D NAVARRO ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 3
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: R BALDELLI (.235, 0-FOR-3)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 8 9:09 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY DIONER NAVARRO SCORED B.J. UPTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, D NAVARRO ON FIRST, C PENA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: B HARRIS (.338, 1-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 8 9:06 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    TRIPLE BY JAY PAYTON SCORED MELVIN MORA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J PAYTON ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 1
    BALTIMORE 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J GIBBONS (.198, 1-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 8 7:56 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY NICK MARKAKIS (4) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF JAE SEO SCORED JAY GIBBONS.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 1, BALTIMORE 4
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: M TEJADA (.339, 1-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 8 7:40 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY CARLOS PENA SCORED TY WIGGINTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C PENA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 1
    BALTIMORE 2 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D NAVARRO (.205, 0 HR, 5 RBI)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 8 7:32 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MELVIN MORA SCORED NICK MARKAKIS AND RAMON
    HERNANDEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M MORA ON FIRST, A HUFF ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0
    BALTIMORE 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J PAYTON (.304, 1 HR, 6 RBI)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 8 7:23 PM