Adam Jones gave the Orioles a 3-0 lead with a three-run shot off the foul pole in left field in the third inning. It was his third homer off Andy Sonnanstine in 10 at-bats.
Brian Matusz repeatedly escaped trouble in the first three innings before imploding in the fourth. He just gave up five runs, including a grand slam to Kelly Shoppach, and it could have been worse had Adam Jones not gunned down B.J. Upton at the plate trying to score on Carl Crawford's flyout.
Matusz gave up six hits and walked a batter in the Rays' five-run fourth. The grand slam was just Shoppach's second home run of the year. On the pitch before, Matusz thought that he had Shoppach struck out. But he didn't get the call by home plate umpire Brian Knight and then Shoppach drove his 2-2 pitch into the left-field seats.
It was an 89 miles an hour fastball that Shoppach hit. Matusz has consistently been hitting 88 or 89 on the stadium radar gun.