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O's go deep to down Rays
Kazmir, Rays drop opener
Southpaw Scott Kazmir allowed six runs in four-plus innings, and the Devil Rays fell to the host Orioles on Opening Day. Jonny Gomes and Travis Lee each homered for Tampa Bay.
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Orioles 9, Devil Rays 6
Miguel Tejada (left) celebrates with Melvin Mora after Mora's fifth-inning homer. (Nick Wass/Getty Images)
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Four homers power Orioles
Miguel Tejada, Luis Matos, Melvin Mora and Jeff Conine each hit a home run as the Orioles won their sixth straight Opening Day game. Rodrigo Lopez picked up the win for Baltimore.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: April 03, 2006
TB
Tampa Bay
Baltimore 9, Tampa Bay 6   BAL
Baltimore
April 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Tampa Bay
1 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0   6 7 1
Baltimore
0 2 1 0 4 1 1 0 X   9 14 1
Standings thru 4/3/06  |  Recap: TB | BAL  |  Gameday  |  Devil Rays stats  |  Orioles stats
Tampa BayABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, J, SS22200001.000
Ordaz, SS2000000.000
Green, SS0000000.000
Crawford, LF3000001.000
Cantu, 2B3012000.333
Huff, 3B4000011.000
Gomes, DH4221011.500
Lee, 1B4112000.250
Hall, C4000000.000
Hollins, RF3000000.000
Gathright, CF2110100.500
Totals31675123 

BATTING
2B: Lugo, J (1, Lopez, R).
HR: Gomes (1, 2nd inning off Lopez, R, 0 on, 0 out), Lee (1, 6th inning off Lopez, R, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Lugo, J 3; Cantu; Gomes 5; Lee 4; Gathright.
RBI: Cantu 2 (2), Cantu 2 (2), Gomes (1), Gomes (1), Cantu 2 (2), Lee 2 (2), Lee 2 (2), Lee 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Lee 2.
S: Crawford.
SF: Cantu.
Team LOB: 1.

BASERUNNING
CS: Gathright (1, 2nd base by Lopez, R/Hernandez, R).

FIELDING
E: Crawford (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Cantu-Green-Lee, Huff-Cantu).

 
BaltimoreABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Roberts, 2B4010104.250
Matos, L, CF-LF4211114.250
Mora, 3B4121101.500
Tejada, M, SS5221004.400
Gibbons, RF5011011.200
Gomez, 1B0000000.000
Millar, 1B4221001.500
Markakis, RF0000000.000
Conine, LF4111022.250
Patterson, CF0000000.000
Lopez, J, DH3111100.333
Hernandez, R, C30321001.000
Totals3691495417 

BATTING
2B: Millar (1, Kazmir), Gibbons (1, Lugo, R).
3B: Lopez, J (1, Kazmir).
HR: Tejada, M (1, 3rd inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 1 out), Matos, L (1, 5th inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out), Mora (1, 5th inning off Kazmir, 0 on, 0 out), Conine (1, 7th inning off Lugo, R, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Roberts; Matos, L 4; Mora 5; Tejada, M 5; Gibbons 2; Millar 3; Conine 4; Lopez, J 3; Hernandez, R 3.
RBI: Lopez, J (1), Lopez, J (1), Hernandez, R 2 (2), Hernandez, R 2 (2), Tejada, M (1), Tejada, M (1), Matos, L (1), Matos, L (1), Mora (1), Mora (1), Millar (1), Millar (1), Hernandez, R 2 (2), Gibbons (1), Gibbons (1), Conine (1), Conine (1).
2-out RBI: Lopez, J; Hernandez, R 2; Gibbons.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matos, L; Roberts; Millar.
GIDP: Tejada, M.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Matos, L (1, 2nd base off Kazmir/Hall).

FIELDING
E: Lopez, R (1, throw).

 
Tampa BayIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Kazmir (L, 0-1)4.086634313.50
Childers, J 1.02111009.00
Lugo, R 1.132210113.50
Camp 1.21000000.00
 
BaltimoreIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lopez, R (W, 1-0)7.07651226.43
Hawkins (H, 1)1.00000000.00
Ray (S, 1)1.00000000.00

Kazmir pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

WP: Kazmir.
Pitches-strikes: Kazmir 104-66, Childers, J 26-15, Lugo, R 28-15, Camp 11-6, Lopez, R 90-64, Hawkins 14-11, Ray 16-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Kazmir 4-4, Childers, J 2-1, Lugo, R 1-3, Camp 4-1, Lopez, R 11-7, Hawkins 2-1, Ray 1-2.
Batters faced: Kazmir 22, Childers, J 6, Lugo, R 8, Camp 5, Lopez, R 28, Hawkins 3, Ray 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Childers, J 1-1, Camp 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Marvin Hudson.
Weather: 65 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 7 mph, R to L.
T: 2:48.
Att: 46,986.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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