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Orioles get much-needed 5-4 win over Rays without needing to swing for fences

Orioles get much-needed 5-4 win over Rays without needing to swing for fences

Before the Orioles sealed their 5-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays with one of their most dramatic endings of the season Friday night, they spent most of the game frustrated at the plate.

The Orioles ended up rallying from an early four-run hole, taking the lead against the Rays bullpen with a resilient two-run eighth inning, before the game ended with Matt Wieters' tag at the plate beating Mikie Mahtook on Alexei Ramirez's hit down the left-field line.

Left fielder Michael Bourn scooped the ball off the wall and Manny Machado fired a pinpoint throw home to extend closer Zach Britton's save streak to 44. But it was the way the Orioles bucked their trend of winning games...

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