Orioles rally from 4-run deficit to beat Rays 5-4

BALTIMORE (AP) - J.J. Hardy and Michael Bourn came through with RBIs in the eighth inning, and the Baltimore Orioles rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Friday night.

The final out came when Mike Mahtook was cut down at the plate trying to score from first base on a single into the left-field corner by Alexi Ramirez.

Pedro Alvarez and Chris Davis homered for the Orioles, who began the day two games behind first-place Boston in the AL East and tied with Toronto for the two AL wild cards.

Baltimore closed to 4-3 before completing the comeback in the eighth against wild reliever Brad Boxberger (4-2).

Two walks and a hit batter loaded the bases for Hardy, who tied it with an infield single. Bourn followed with a fly ball to left field.

Brad Brach (9-3) worked the eighth and Zach Britton got three outs for his 44th save.

Evan Longoria hit his career-high 34th homer for the last-place Rays.

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