PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) Delmon Young drove in two runs to continue his spring tear for a Baltimore Orioles’ split-squad and the Tampa Bay Rays’ ninth-inning rally fell short as the AL East rivals tied 4-4 Wednesday night.
Young’s two-out double in the fourth scored Steve Pearce, and Steve Lombardozzi then singled Young home.
Young added a sliding catch into foul territory in the sixth to end a two-on, two-out Rays threat.
Evan Longoria hit a sac fly in the first inning to score Matt Joyce and a RBI single in the fourth to score James Loney. Wil Myers was hit by a pitch in the seventh and Wilson Betemit drove in pinch-runner Spencer Edwards.
The Rays are a Grapefruit League best 15-6-4 this spring.