Tampa Bay Rays defeat Baltimore Orioles, 9-7

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Dave Trembley was a bullpen coach and camp coordinator in spring training when the Orioles' rotation began to take shape.

Those early weeks didn't include him as manager or Kurt Birkins as a starter, but so much has changed.

Whatever seemed improbable back then has become a part of everyday life for a team that can't find stability on or off the field.

Recalled from the minors five times this season, Birkins made his first major league start l...

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Where else can a team be credited with a home run when a ball hits a "C ring" above the outfield? Carlos Pena set the Devil Rays' single-season home run record with a two-run shot in the seventh that broke a 4-4 tie. His homer, off reliever Jim Hoey, struck one of the circular catwalks inside Tropicana Field as right fielder Nick Markakis tried to camp under the ball near the wall. He played the carom and threw toward the infield, but Pena recorded his 35th ho...