Rays 4, Orioles 1
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Evan Longoria's flair for the dramatic on the final night of the season ended Baltimore's bid to force a one-game tiebreaker for the AL East title.
Instead, the Orioles were left to begin their first playoff appearance in 15 years on the road against two-time defending league champion Texas.
Longoria homered three times and the Tampa Bay Rays shut down the Orioles 4-1 Wednesday night at Tropicana Field, where Longoria also ended last season with a bang.
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