St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles aren't likely to forget this series win.
Adam Jones delivered a go-ahead two-run single to punctuate a three-run seventh inning that lifted the Orioles to a 4-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday.
For the second day in a row, the Orioles closed out a win in the top of the ninth inning as the home team in an away stadium.
They won the final two games of the three-game set, which was moved to St. Petersburg because of the recent riots in Baltimore.
Zach Britton recorded a four-out save, stranding a runner after entering the game in the eighth inning, then working around a leadoff walk in the ninth.
Orioles starter Wei-Yin Chen threw six innings, giving up two runs on seven hits and two walks.
Tampa Bay starter Nathan Karns threw five shutout frames, allowing just two hits and a walk.
James Loney hit a solo homer for the Rays, who have dropped four of their last six.
Travis Snider hit a leadoff single to spark Baltimore's three-run rally in the seventh. Manny Machado kept the inning alive with a two-out walk and Jimmy Paredes delivered a tying double after Kevin Jepsen replaced Steve Geltz (1-1) on the mound.
Adam Jones followed with his single to center, giving the Orioles their 4-2 lead.
Earlier, Loney lined an 0-2 fastball over the right-field wall with two outs in the second inning for his second homer of the season.
Logan Forsythe led off the top of the fourth inning with a drive to center but was thrown out trying to stretch the hit into a triple when he slid past the bag at third base and was tagged. It proved costly, as Evan Longoria followed with a walk and Joey Butler singled, but the Rays failed to score.
Kevin Kiermaier hit a leadoff single in the fifth, went to second on Brandon Guyer's base hit and scored on Forsythe's two-out single to give the Rays a 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the sixth, singles by Machado, Jones and pinch-hitter Rey Navarro produced a run for the Orioles, with Machado coming home on Navarro's hit to right.
Tommy Hunter (1-1) threw a perfect seventh inning to earn the win for the Orioles ... The Rays start a three-game series in Boston on Monday ... The Orioles will play their next six games in New York -- two against the Mets starting on Tuesday and then four against the Yankees.