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Davis homers and Hunter gets the save as Orioles beat Rays, 4-2

Davis homers and Hunter gets the save as Orioles beat Rays, 4-2

Needing three critical outs to squeeze out a much-needed victory, the Orioles used three pitchers in the ninth inning — none of them being American League saves leader Jim Johnson — to close out their 4-2 win over the division-rival Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday night. But the play that might have saved the baseball season in Baltimore will likely go overlooked in the box score.

Manager Buck Showalter often talks about the trust he has in his players, and the faith they have in each other. He wants them playing aggressively, and the way the Orioles recorded the final out Wednesday was a prime example.

With runners at the corners with two outs in the ninth inning and...

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