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Rays' rally falls short in loss in frigid Baltimore

Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado scores an insurance run on a wild pitch by Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, right, during the eighth inning on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS) 1183171

Baltimore Orioles' Manny Machado scores an insurance run on a wild pitch by Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Erasmo Ramirez, right, during the eighth inning on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. (Kenneth K. Lam/Baltimore Sun/TNS) 1183171

BALTIMORE — After Saturday's game was delayed then postponed by inclement weather that included some snow, the Rays were just pleased to be playing Sunday, even with a first-pitch temperature of 44 degrees.

But they didn't have much to be happy about, losing 5-3 to the undefeated Orioles.

Jake Odorizzi, the southern Illinois boy pitching in short sleeves, put the Rays in an early hole, giving up four runs in a 22-pitch second made messier by the defense, and they could not quite escape.

They got close, including an eighth-inning bid down one where the Rays (2-4) loaded the based against reliever Darren O'Day only to have Hank Conger strike out.

The big second inning started when Pedro Alvarez led off with a single on a ball Logan Forsythe grabbed in short right, but his hurried throw was just too wide for stretched-out first baseman Steve Pearce to hang on to.

An out later, Jonathan Schoop laced a ball to left that Corey Dickerson, making his first start in the outfield, slid to stop and misplayed, allowing Alvarez to score.

Odorizzi then tried, and failed, to backhand a slow roller by Hyun Soo Kim, putting O's on first and third with one out. That hurt when Joey Rickard, the Rule 5 pick from the Rays, delivered a sac fly to make it 2-0. It made it much worse when Manny Machado lashed a 1-and-2 pitch over the left-centerfield fence.

The Rays came back, though.

Dickerson, who homered twice in the first three games, went deep again, with a solo shot in the fourth. The Rays got two more in that inning, but Kevin Kiermaier, swinging 2-and-0, popped out to short.

They got another chance in the fifth, scoring two more with two outs. With Forsythe on second, Evan Longoria single in one run. Then after a catcher's interference during Dickerson's at-bat, former Oriole Steve Pearce singled to right for his first Rays RBI.

The Rays are off today — their third day without a game in the past five — then open a six-game homestand on Tuesday at the Trop, where it will be 72 degrees, like it or not.

Rays' rally falls short in loss in frigid Baltimore 04/10/16 [Last modified: Sunday, April 10, 2016 10:00pm]
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