Orioles top pitching prospect Zach Britton's first pitch was an 89 miles per hour fastball that Tampa Bay Rays leadoff man B.J. Upton fouled straight back.

Upton would up grounding out on a diving play by third baseman Mark Reynolds. Britton struck out the next batter, fooling Elliot Johnson on a 92 miles per hour sinker. Ben Zobrist, who the Orioles can't seem to get out this series, doubled into left center field. Manny Ramirez then smoked a liner but it was right at Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy, who caught it for the final out of the bottom of the first.

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Britton wasn't that sharp, but he did a good job dealing with his nerves in the first. He threw first-pitch strikes to three of the four hitters that he faced and he found the strike zone with 11 of his 18 pitches.

Orioles are up 1-0 thanks to Matt Wieters' RBI bloop single in the first.

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