Brad Bergesen allowed four runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings. (Gail Burton/AP)
By Spencer Fordin / MLB.com
The O's made things interesting in the ninth inning, scoring four times to close the gap, but they couldn't ultimately overcome a large Rays lead. More pressing for the O's, however, was the loss of Adam Jones to a right hamstring strain.
a-Flied out for Moeller in the 8th. 1-Ran for Jones, Ad in the 4th.
BATTING 2B: Wigginton (4, Niemann), Roberts, B (9, Niemann), Izturis, C (5, Percival), Huff (10, Percival). HR: Wigginton (2, 2nd inning off Niemann, 0 on, 1 out), Roberts, B (5, 9th inning off Percival, 1 on, 0 out), Pie (2,
9th inning off Percival, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Izturis, C 3; Jones, Ad 2; Roberts, B 6; Wigginton 7; Mora; Markakis; Huff 3; Pie 5. RBI: Wigginton (11), Jones, Ad (26), Roberts, B 2 (15), Pie (3), Mora (13). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Mora; Markakis 2; Moeller 2. GIDP: Markakis. Team RISP: 4-for-7. Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING SB: Izturis, C (7, 2nd base off Niemann/Navarro, D), Roberts, B (5, 3rd base off Niemann/Navarro, D). CS: Huff (2, 2nd base by Niemann/Navarro, D).