Orioles Hit 3 Homers In Season-Opening Win Over Rays
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Chris Tillman pitched into the seventh inning, and the Baltimore Orioles hit three homers while spoiling Tampa Bay’s debut under rookie manager Kevin Cash with a 6-2 victory on Monday.
Tillman allowed one run and four hits, struck out four and walked three in 6 2-3 innings. He was working on a shutout in his second career opening day start before Evan Longoria led off the bottom of the seventh with a home run.
Alejandro De Aza, Steve Pearce and Ryan Flaherty connected for the defending AL East champions, and Travis Snider had three hits in his Baltimore debut.
De Aza fouled off sixth straight pitches at one point during a 10-pitch at-bat that produced his two-run homer off Chris Archer in the fifth. Pearce led off the sixth with a drive to left against Archer, who allowed four runs and six hits over 5…
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