The final from the Trop: Orioles 3 - Rays 1 (Box Score).
If you haven't seen Nick Markakis' game-ending catch, be sure to check out ESPN's "Web Gems." The catch made Markakis a nationwide trending topic on Twitter within 10 minutes of the game's conclusion.
The Hometown Take
Tillman strong, Roberts homers to lead Orioles to 3-1 win over Rays (The Sun)
"In a scoreless game in the eighth inning, Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon removed a dominant James Shields and replaced him with left-hander Jake McGee. Brian Roberts sent his third pitch deep into the left-field seats, the three-run shot, coupled by Nick Markakis' game-saving and game-ending catch, giving the Orioles a 3-1 victory over the Rays in front of an announced 22,164 at Tropicana Field."The View from St. Pete
Tampa Bay Rays avoid no-hitter but lose 3-1 to Baltimore Orioles to fall to 0-2 (St. Petersburg Times)
"By comparison, Friday's opening night loss was a relative festival.Other A.L. East Scores:
Saturday, the Rays were no-hit into the seventh inning. They lost star third baseman Evan Longoria with what was described as a sore left oblique. They wasted a tremendous start by James Shields. They were done in by one of their inexperienced relievers. Their ninth-inning rally was cut short by a spectacular leaping catch by rightfielder Nick Markakis at the wall.
And, naturally, they lost again, this time 3-1 to the Orioles."
Toronto 6 - Minnesota 1
Yankees 10 - Tigers 6
Rangers 12 - Red Sox 3 (7th inning - in progress when this was posted)
This day in Orioles history:
April 2, 2001 -A walk-off single by Brady Anderson in the 11th inning scores Jerry Hairston from second based and gives the Orioles a 2-1 Opening Day victory over the rival Red Sox. Pat Hentgen gives the Orioles 8.2 strong innings to neutralize Red Sox starter Pedro Martinez.