Final
  for this game

Sleeping offenses hope to wake up when Orioles face Devil Rays

May 10, 2007 - 2:39 PM Tampa Bay (14-19) at Baltimore (16-18) 7:05 pm EDT

BALTIMORE (Ticker) -- The Baltimore Orioles and Tampa Bay Devil Rays combined for just one run Wednesday night. Hopefully the bats will wake up Thursday when the Orioles go for a sweep of the Devil Rays.

Baltimore's Erik Bedard and Tampa Bay's James Shields battled through a scoreless draw for seven innings until Orioles designated hitter Aubrey Huff hit the game-winning homer in the 10th inning against Brian Stokes.

The Devil Rays did manage seven hits, but stranded 11 runners en route to losing for the third straight time. They have struggled offensively lately, managing three runs or less in their last five games.

Casey Fossum (2-2, 7.34 ERA) takes the mound for Tampa Bay. The lefthander is hoping to build off his last start, which was his best of the season.

The 29-year-old lefthander yielded just one run and five hits in six innings, but did not factor in the decision as the Devil Rays dropped a 5-2 decision to the Oakland Athletics last Friday. Fossum had surrendered 15 earned runs in 10 2/3 frames over his two previous starts.

The Orioles counter with Daniel Cabrera (2-3, 4.00). The righthander, who turns 26 on May 28, is coming off his finest outing of the season as well.

Cabrera allowed just one run and three hits in seven innings to pick up a win here Saturday in an 8-2 win against the Cleveland Indians.

Baltimore has been looking for consistency out of the young Dominican, who has been plagued by wildness at times. He has delivered so far in 2007, yielding three earned runs or less in five of his seven starts and lasting into the seventh five times.

Nick Markakis, who shares the lead in RBI for the Orioles with 20 with Melvin Mora, is hitting just .200 (6-for-30) in his last eight games.








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

    BATTERIES: TAM - CASEY FOSSUM, SHAWN CAMP (6TH), CHAD ORVELLA (7TH), TIM
    CORCORAN (8TH) AND DIONER NAVARRO
    BAL - DANIEL CABRERA, CHAD BRADFORD (7TH), JAMIE WALKER
    (7TH), DANY

    May 10 10:02 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY COREY PATTERSON SCORED CHRIS GOMEZ AND FREDDIE
    BYNUM.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, C PATTERSON ON SECOND, N MARKAKIS ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6
    BALTIMORE 11 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.274, 1-FOR-4, BB)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 10 9:52 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KEVIN MILLAR SCORED RAMON HERNANDEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, K MILLAR ON FIRST, C GOMEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6
    BALTIMORE 9 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: N MARKAKIS (.235, 4 HR, 20 RBI)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 10 9:47 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY COREY PATTERSON SCORED MELVIN MORA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C PATTERSON ON FIRST, J GIBBONS ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6
    BALTIMORE 8 BOTTOM, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: B ROBERTS (.271, 0-FOR-2, BB)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 10 8:43 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY B.J. UPTON (7) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT IN THE
    5TH OFF DANIEL CABRERA.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 6, BALTIMORE 7
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D YOUNG (.237, 0-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 10 8:30 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY ELIJAH DUKES (5) TO LEFT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 5TH OFF DANIEL CABRERA SCORED BRENDAN HARRIS AND ROCCO
    BALDELLI.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 5, BALTIMORE 7
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: C CRAWFORD (.293, 1-FOR-2)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 10 8:26 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    ERROR BY TY WIGGINTON ALLOWED JAY GIBBONS AND COREY
    PATTERSON TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, NONE ON, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    BALTIMORE 7 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: M TEJADA (.336, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 10 8:17 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY BRENDAN HARRIS SCORED CARLOS PENA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, B HARRIS ON SECOND, D NAVARRO ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 2
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: R BALDELLI (.231, 0-FOR-1)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 10 7:37 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CARLOS PENA SCORED B.J. UPTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C PENA ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 1
    BALTIMORE 5 TOP, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR TAMPA BAY: D NAVARRO (.198, 0 HR, 6 RBI)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 10 7:35 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY KEVIN MILLAR (3) TO LEFT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF CASEY FOSSUM SCORED RAMON HERNANDEZ AND AUBREY HUFF.
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0, BALTIMORE 5
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: J GIBBONS (.209, 2 HR, 9 RBI)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 10 7:22 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY AUBREY HUFF SCORED MIGUEL TEJADA.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A HUFF ON FIRST, R HERNANDEZ ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0
    BALTIMORE 2 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: M MORA (.248, 5 HR, 20 RBI)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 10 7:19 PM


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    AT BALTIMORE - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY MIGUEL TEJADA SCORED BRIAN ROBERTS.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M TEJADA ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: TAMPA BAY 0
    BALTIMORE 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR BALTIMORE: R HERNANDEZ (.293, 1 HR, 14 RBI)

    Rays vs. OriolesMay 10 7:16 PM