--SS Yunel Escobar made two errors in this game, one of which helped the Orioles scored two runs in the fifth and tie the game at four. The Rays were trying for a double play on 3B Chris Davis' grounder to 1B James Loney with the bases loaded. He threw to Escobar, but his return throw from second was wild, and two Oriole runs were able to score. "He was on the first-base side of second base based on the defense with Davis, so it was a little bit of an awkward angle from the throw from (second)," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. "But he practices all kinds of angles. I just think that he never really got set. I thought Loney gave him a good feed. He just didn't get set."

--LHP Drew Smyly ranks first in the major leagues in terms of opponents' batting averages this month. They're hitting only .150 against him, but Smyly's drawing closer to the team's shut-down point for him. Manager Joe Maddon said that's going to be at 150-160 innings, and Smyly's already at 141 1/3.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "We kind of gave that (game) to them. That's why we're in the situation we're in." -- Rays manager Joe Maddon after a loss to Baltimore on Thursday.

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MEDICAL WATCH:

--DH David DeJesus (fractured left hand) went on the 15-day disabled list June 19. As of July 29, he still was unable to swing a bat. He began a rehab assignment in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League on Aug. 16, but he experienced some soreness. DeJesus restarted his rehab assignment with Class A Charlotte on Aug. 20.

--INF/OF Jerry Sands (strained tendon in left wrist) went on the 15-day disabled list June 23, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on Aug. 20. He underwent season-ending surgery July 22.

--LHP Matt Moore (left elbow surgery in April 2014) went on the 15-day disabled list April 8, and he was transferred to the 60-day DL on May 27. He is out for the season.

ROTATION:

RHP Chris Archer

RHP Jake Odorizzi

RHP Alex Cobb

RHP Jeremy Hellickson

LHP Drew Smyly

BULLPEN:

LHP Jake McGee (closer)

RHP Joel Peralta

RHP Kirby Yates

RHP Grant Balfour