Orioles: Rough up Rays in opener
good team win. Ham went out there and battled for us. He was able to get us through six innings and turn it over to the bullpen, which is the recipe we want to use."
Despite giving up a two-run homer to Wieters in the first inning and not being particularly sharp in his second career opening day start, Price departed with a 3-2 lead after the Rays scored twice in the sixth.
Ben Zobrist hit a solo homer for Tampa Bay in the fourth, then put his team ahead with a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Desmond Jennings drove in the Rays' other run with a sixth-inning double.
Showalter put the game into the hands of his trusted relievers after the five-run seventh. Darren O'Day allowed an unearned run in the eighth before Johnson, last year's major league saves leader, finished the combined six-hitter.
Both teams enter the season with expectations of contending for the AL East title.
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