ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Adam Jones hit a go-ahead, two-run single with two outs in a four-run eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Thursday night.
Baltimore, which began the night 5 1/2 games behind Houston for the AL's second wild card, trailed 3-0 when Jonathan Schoop singled leading off the eighth against Alex Colome (6-5), who relieved Matt Moore at the start of the inning. Pinch-hitters Gerardo Parra and Steve Clevenger singled with two outs, with Clevenger's hit driving in Baltimore's first run, and Manny Machado singled to cut the deficit to 3-2.
After a wild pitch and an intentional walk to Chris Davis, Jones followed with a two-run single.
Chaz Roe (4-2) pitched 1 1-3 hitless innings, and Darren O'Day retired three straight batters for his third save.