Final

Series: Game 2 of 3

Baltimore leads 2-0 (as of 10/1)

Game 1: Friday, September 30
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Tampa Bay6
Game 2: Saturday, October 1
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Game 3: Sunday, October 2
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Orioles 4

(73-88, 37-43 away)

Devil Rays 3

(67-94, 40-40 home)

6:15 PM ET, October 1, 2005

Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida 

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W: R. Lopez (15-12)

L: M. Hendrickson (11-8)

S: B. Ryan (36)

Too fan-friendly: Hollins' error leads to D-Rays defeat

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.

Game notes


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.

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