At first, it looked like the Orioles were intent on punishing their front office for not making any deals at the non-waiver trade deadline.
Miguel Gonzalez struck out eight batters and Jim Johnson notched his first save since his meltdown.
Wei-Yin Chen struck out 12 batters, leading the way to a 6-1 win for the birds.
The Orioles followed up Friday night’s heartbreaker with a frustrating 6-1 loss to the Oakland A’s Saturday night at Camden Yards.
The Orioles lost a tough game to the Athletics Friday night.
The Orioles got on the board first against Rays starter James Shields (L, 6-9) in the fifth. Markakis singled with one out. Shields hit Hardy with a pitch, and walked Jim Thome, loading the bases for Adam Jones.
22 year old L.J. Hoes has been one of the most pleasant surprises for the Orioles in 2012.
Chen (L, 8-6) delivered the Orioles seventh consecutive quality start, giving up 3 runs on just 4 hits through 6.2 innings.
Miguel Gonzalez pitched well for the Orioles in their 10-2 win over the Indians