In a game that featured only four combined hits, it was Chris Davis' solo homer in the fourth that led the O's to a 1-0 win over Tampa Bay on Tuesday night.
The Ray's James Shields struck out 15 O's, walked none and allowed only two hits, but Davis took advantage of Shields' one mistake and launched it 440 feet to give the Birds the lead. Davis has now homered in six straight games and now leads the club with 33 long balls this season (Adam Jones has 32).
Miguel Gonzalez was pretty good too, allowing just two hits and two walks while striking out seven over 6 1/3 innings. Jim Johnson picked up his MLB-best 51st save.
The Yankees beat the Red Sox in 12 innings so the O's still trail New York by a game in the East. It all comes down to this, the final game of the regular season...Chris Tillman takes the mound for the Birds.