Tampa Bay's bats came out swinging on Orioles starter Kevin Gausman, scoring four runs in the first three innings. David DeJesus started things off in a three-run third inning, connecting for his first spring homer. Desmond Jennings added a sacrifice fly and Logan Forsythe's double extended the lead to 4-0.
Gausman went 3 2/3 innings and allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk in what was likely his final spring outing.
"Obviously, I'm not happy about the line, but I felt like I had good stuff," Gausman said. "I commanded my offspeed [pitches] pretty well. I think they just kind of came out hacking. I didn't really make an adjustment probably until the third inning, and I got my ground balls, but just the way we were positioned, a couple of them were pretty tough plays to make. Just one of those days."
Chris Davis put the O's on the board in the sixth inning with an RBI double. Baltimore added another run on Jonathan Schoop's single, which scored red-hot Jimmy Paredes, in the seventh. Nolan Reimold then pulled the Orioles to within a run with a home run, his second of the spring, in the eighth.
Rays starter Everett Teaford threw 3 2/3 scoreless innings and struck out two. O's Rule 5 Draft pick Jason Garcia went 2 1/3 scoreless innings.
Up next: The Orioles will play their second spring night game, hosting Pittsburgh on Wednesday at Ed Smith Stadium. Opening Day starter Chris Tillman will face Bucs lefty Francisco Liriano in the 7:05 p.m. ET game, live on MLB.TV and Gameday Audio.
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