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Joey Rickard paces Orioles past his former organization in 6-5, 11-inning victory over Rays

Joey Rickard paces Orioles past his former organization in 6-5, 11-inning victory over Rays

There’s just something about Joey Rickard and the Tampa Bay Rays.

Rickard paced the Orioles to a 6-5, 11-inning victory against his former organization Thursday night at Tropicana Field as Baltimore salvaged the finale of the three-game series. His 11th-inning double scored Chris Davis, who singled with two outs after entering in the eighth as a defensive replacement.

“Any coach is talking about staying aggressive in your zone,” Rickard said. “When you get a pitch to hit, don’t miss it. They have a good staff over there, so there’s not many and you have to be ready.”

Rickard, an outfielder the Orioles selected from Tampa Bay in the 2015 Rule 5 draft, has a career...

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