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    American League Game Summary - Baltimore at Tampa Bay



    (Saturday, September 21st)

    Final Score: Tampa Bay 5, Baltimore 1

    St. Petersburg, FL (Sports Network) - After crossing the plate with the winning run in Friday night's 18-inning marathon, Desmond Jennings drove in four runs for the Tampa Bay Rays in a 5-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday in the second of a four-game set.

    Jennings went 2-for-3 with a three-run homer in the fifth and an RBI triple in the seventh for the Rays, who have won three of their last four and sit atop the AL wild card standings.

    Alex Cobb (10-3) was on his way to a shutout in the ninth, but David DeJesus misplayed a fly ball in left field to allow Chris Davis to reach third and Adam Jones quickly brought him home with a single to right. Cobb was lifted after 8 1/3 innings and was charged with the one run on five hits while fanning 12 batters.

    "You can't put into words how appreciative you are when you're on the mound and these guys after an 18-inning game when you're in bed sleeping while they're putting together a win, and they come out with the same intensity for you the next day," Cobb said.

    Miguel Gonzalez (10-8) picked up the loss after only surrendering two hits, one of which was Jennings' home run. The Orioles now sit 3 1/2 games out of the final wild card spot in the American League.

    "Everybody was engaged and ready to play today," O's manager Buck Showalter said. "No excuses."

    After the nearly seven-hour marathon that ended at about 2 a.m. local time on Friday, the teams had a quick turnaround with a 1 p.m. start and neither squad seriously threatened until the fifth.

    Gonzalez walked Jose Molina and Yunel Escobar to start the inning. After DeJesus flied out to left, Jennings lifted a fastball into the seats in left to give the Rays a 3-0 edge.

    Tampa Bay added to its lead in the seventh. Escobar tripled to center off Francisco Rodriguez with one out and scored when Jennings dropped a line drive into center for another triple with two away. Ben Zobrist then singled up the middle to plate Jennings for a 5-0 edge.

    Baltimore managed only a pair of singles and two walks through eight innings against Cobb before Davis' gift triple with one out in the ninth. After Jones singled him home, Fernando Rodney retired Nick Markakis and J.J. Hardy on grounders to end the game.

    Game Notes

    Gonzalez walked five batters ... Cobb is now 7-0 at home ... The Rays lead the season series, 11-6 ... Jennings' four RBI are a career high ... Tampa Bay went 3-for-10 with runners in scoring position.

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