|Published:||Jul 20, 2010 12:04 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 21, 2010 5:48 AM EDT|
BALTIMORE (AP) â€” Rookie Wade Davis allowed one run over eight innings in another sparkling performance against the Baltimore Orioles, Evan Longoria had two hits during a seven-run third inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rolled to an 8-1 victory Monday night.
Jason Bartlett drove in two runs for the Rays, who are 4-0 against the Orioles at Camden Yards and 6-1 overall. Tampa Bay owns the best road record in the majors (30-16) despite losing two of three at Yankee Stadium over the weekend.
Davis (7-9) gave up seven hits, walked one and struck out three. The right-hander is 9-11 in his brief big-league career, but in three starts against Baltimore he's 3-0 with an 0.75 ERA.
Davis has won two straight starts after losing a career-high five consecutive decisions.
Cesar Izturis had two hits and drove in the lone run for the Orioles, who have lost four straight â€” the last two by a combined 18-2 score.
Orioles starter Chris Tillman (1-4) surrendered eight runs, seven hits and four walks in 2 2-3 innings. He also hit a batter.
Tampa Bay got a second-inning run when John Jaso drew a leadoff walk and scored on a two-out double by Ben Zobrist, who had one RBI over his previous 12 games.
The Rays sent 11 batters to the plate in the third. Matt Joyce doubled in a run and B.J. Upton drew a bases-loaded walk before Bartlett hit a two-run single and Sean Rodriguez drove in a run with a safety squeeze.
Carl Crawford then chased Tillman with a run-scoring triple, and Longoria greeted Matt Albers with an RBI single.
Baltimore used a walk and singles by Craig Tatum and Izturis to get a run in the fifth.
NOTES: The start of the game was delayed by rain for 28 minutes. ... Orioles DH Luke Scott went 1 for 3 after being activated from the DL before the game. ... Tampa Bay improved to 24-12 against AL East foes, 14-4 on the road. ... Baltimore fell a season-high 34 games under .500 (29-63) for the second time.