ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay left fielder Damon Hollins
lost track of the outs in the seventh inning Saturday and threw a
live ball into the stands, helping the Baltimore Orioles beat the
Devil Rays 4-3.
Hollins made a nice running catch, partially falling over the
wall down the left-field line, on Eric Byrnes' foul ball with one
out and David Newhan on second. Newhan tagged up and advanced to
third after the catch, then was awarded home to make it 4-2 after
Hollins started running toward the dugout and threw the ball into
the seats.Hollins was charged with an error on the play.Rodrigo Lopez (15-12) allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1-3
innings to snap a personal three-game losing streak. B.J. Ryan
pitched the ninth for his 36th save in 41 opportunities.Sal Fasano and Melvin Mora homered for the Orioles. Baltimore
has only four multihomer games since Sept. 1.Mark Hendrickson (11-8) had his franchise record seven-game
winning streak snapped despite pitching the Devil Rays' first
complete game of the season.Hendrickson allowed eight hits in his first loss since July 20.
It was the first complete game by a Tampa Bay pitcher since Rob
Bell pitched one at Detroit last Oct. 1.Gil put the Orioles up 1-0 with an RBI double in the third.
Fasano made it 2-0 one inning later with his career-high 10th homer
of the season.The Devil Rays tied it at 2 in the fourth on Jorge Cantu's
run-scoring single and a sacrifice fly by Jonny Gomes.Mora gave Baltimore a 3-2 lead on a sixth-inning homer. He has
homered in six of his last 10 games.Pinch-hitter Eric Munson got the Devil Rays within 4-3 on a
sacrifice fly in the eighth.
Orioles C Javy Lopez was out of the starting lineup because
of food poisoning. ... Tampa Bay LF Carl Crawford (sore left wrist)
pinch ran in the ninth. He had missed three straight games. ...
Fasano's homer was his first since July 24, which also came at
Tampa Bay. ... Cantu extended his franchise record for RBI to 117.