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3-run 9th propels Orioles over Rays 8-5

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It had been a long road for Caleb Joseph and the Baltimore Orioles since they won a series away from Camden Yards. Joseph homered, then singled to start a three-run ninth inning Sunday that led the Orioles over the Tampa Bay Rays 8-5.  The O’s hadn’t won a road set since April 18-20 at Cincinnati. “It’s been that long?” Joseph asked. “Time goes by quickly so you don’t really recognize that you’re that deep into not winning a road series.…

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Orioles avoid dubious mark with 8-3 win over Rays

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Dylan Bundy helped Baltimore avoid a dubious pitching record, throwing seven solid innings as the Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 8-3 Saturday. The Orioles had given up at least five runs in 20 straight games, matching the major league mark set by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies. Bundy (8-6) allowed three runs and five hits in seven innings. Relievers Donnie Hart and Mychal Givens combined to keep the Rays scoreless over the final two innings. Jose Alvarado (0-3) walked the…

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Evan Longoria, Shane Peterson lead Rays rout of Orioles

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Evan Longoria and Shane Peterson drove in four runs apiece to back the pitching of Chris Archer and lead the surging Tampa Bay Rays to a 15-5 victory over the struggling Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Peterson and Derek Norris hit two-run homers off Ubaldo Jimenez (2-3) as Orioles pitchers allowed at least five runs for the 20th consecutive game, tying a major league record set by the 1924 Philadelphia Phillies. Longoria had a two-run single during Tampa Bay’s four-run…

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Rays hold off Red Sox 5-4

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Alex Cobb took a one-hit shutout into the seventh inning before tiring, Evan Longoria hit a homer over the Green Monster completely out of Fenway Park and the Tampa Bay Rays held off the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Friday night. Coming off a 3-6 home stand, the Rays rebounded with just their second win in six games in Fenway this season. Boston’s Xander Bogaerts singled to extended hitting streak to 15 games, the majors’ current longest active streak. He…

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Orioles hit 3 HRs off Chris Archer in 6-3 victory over Rays

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Adam Jones hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the seventh inning, Hyun Soo Kim and Jonathan Schoop also went deep, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 6-3 on a cold, damp Monday night at Camden Yards. All three home runs were off Chris Archer (2-1), who gave up five runs, six hits and five walks in 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander didn’t allow a long ball in his previous four starts this season. Baltimore trailed 3-1 before…

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Bengals hand Steelers a playoff victory

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A one-sentence summary of the Cincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Wild Card game would read: Chris Boswell kicked a 35-yard field goal with 14 seconds remaining to give the Steelers a comeback 18-16 win over the Bengals in Cincinnati on Saturday night. Those who watched the game know that a great deal more happened over the previous 59 minutes and 46 seconds. Especially the final 1:36. The game will be remembered for the mental toughness of Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger…

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