BALTIMORE (AP) J.J. Hardy did what the Tampa Bay Rays could not: Come up with a clutch hit in the ninth inning.
Hardy's single drove in the decisive run with two outs, Chris Davis homered and the Baltimore Orioles won 2-1 on Friday night to extend the Rays' losing streak to six games.
Travis Snider led off the ninth with an infield hit off Brandon Gomes (1-2). With two outs, Davis greeted Xavier Cedeno with a single that advanced pinch-runner Everth Cabrera to third. Hardy then lined a single to left against Steve Geltz.