Jimenez throws 2-hitter, Orioles beat Rays 7-3

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Ubaldo Jimenez threw a two-hitter for his first complete game since 2011, Chris Davis homered and drove in three runs and the playoff-contending Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-3 on Monday.

Jimenez (6-11) struck out six and walked one. He retired 25 of 26 — the lone baserunner coming on a fourth-inning walk — after giving up Logan Morrison’s three-run homer in the first.

Davis hit his 34th homer, a solo shot off Matt Andriese, during a two-run fourth. Davis drove in two with a single in a five-run fifth that made it 7-3.

Rays slugger Evan Longoria left with soreness in his right hand. He was hit by a pitch in the first but remained in the game until being pulled after the fifth inning. The Rays said X-rays on Longoria’s hand were negative.

Andriese (6-7) lost his seventh straight decision, allowing seven runs and nine hits in five innings.

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