Evan Longoria got the green light on a 3-0 fastball from Brian Matusz and hit a towering fly ball that hit halfway up the center field fence for a double in the first inning. The scary thing is, he hit it near the end of the bat and didn't really square it up. It was just a high fly ball that almost didn't come down.

Matusz put himself in position to get hurt by both Longoria and Ben Zobrist, who followed with a solid double down the left field line to give the Rays the early lead. The Orioles highly-regarded rookie fell way behind Longoria with two outs and nobody on, and fell behind Zobrist 2-0 to put him into a couple of nice hitting counts.

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