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BALTIMORE -- Playing on the road against a team they have struggled against all year, the last-place Tampa Bay Rays begrudgingly accepted a doubleheader split. Kenny Golladay Youth Jersey . After rookie right-hander Alex Colome excelled in a 5-2 victory in the opener, the Rays fell to Chris Tillman and the Orioles 4-1 on Friday night. "They outpitched us in the second game, but we actually pitched well tonight," Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon said. "Nevertheless, you will always take a split in a day-night doubleheader, but after you win the first one you get a little greedy." Tampa Bay is 2-8 against the Orioles this season, 1-3 in Baltimore. In the first game, the Orioles mustered only three hits -- one after the second inning. Added to the roster for the doubleheader as the 26th man, Colome (1-0) gave up one run, two hits and four walks in 5 2-3 innings to earn his second big league victory. The first came against Miami in his debut on May 30, 2013. Its been a strange year for Colome, who served a 50-game suspension until May 25 for violating the leagues drug policy. He was activated by the Rays and pitched four innings of relief against Toronto on May 26 before being optioned to the minors after the game. In his last start for Triple-A Durham, Colome gave up nine runs in 1 1-3 innings against Syracuse on June 21. He had far more success against the Orioles, holding them to one hit after Nick Markakis opened with a single. Jake McGee worked the ninth for his second save Orioles starter Kevin Gausman (3-2) yielded five runs, seven hits and a career-high four walks in five-plus innings. Baltimore got a first-inning run when Nick Markakis singled and scored on a groundout by Chris Davis. In the second, Brandon Guyer hit the first of his three doubles to knock in a run, and Matt Joyce followed with an RBI single. A two-out RBI single by Jose Molina made it 3-1 in the fourth. Doubles by Guyer and Joyce, along with a single by Sean Rodriguez, added two runs in the sixth. In the nightcap, the Orioles were again struggling to score before Nick Hundley homered to put Baltimore ahead in the sixth and Nelson Cruz added a two-run shot in the seventh. Hundley connected off Juan Carlos Oviedo (3-3) for a 2-1 lead, and Cruz hit his 25th home run -- tied for the major league lead -- off Joel Peralta after Adam Jones led off with his fourth hit of the game. That gave Baltimore 38 homers in June, most in the majors. "We have a lot of power on this team, a lot of guys who can hit it out anywhere on the field. Thats why this lineup is so dangerous," Hundley said. "When you have a team, a lineup, with this much depth and this much power to all fields, it makes it tough to pitch to." Tillman (7-4) gave up one run and four hits over eight innings to earn his first win in seven home starts this season. He was 0-4 with a 2.78 ERA. Zach Britton got three outs for his 10th save. Rays starter Jake Odorizzi allowed one run and six hits in five innings, striking out six. "I had no pitches tonight. I had no fastball command, no off-speed pitches, slider was terrible, changeup was equally as bad," the rookie said. "My curveball, I think I threw it twice. It was just an all-around bad, bad experience out there." But Tampa Bay pitchers got nine strikeouts in the nightcap, giving them a major league record 261 in June. Cleveland had 253 in June 1964. James Loneys fourth homer gave the last-place Rays a 1-0 lead in the second inning, but Baltimore matched that in the bottom half with an RBI single by Hundley. Odorizzi threw 31 pitches in the inning, the last a third strike to Manny Machado with the bases loaded. Baltimore loaded the bases again in the fifth before J.J. Hardy fouled out and David Lough struck out. The Orioles stranded nine through five innings and were 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position. NOTES: The first game was the makeup for an April 15 rainout. It drew a season-low crowd of 15,614. ... TB SS Yunel Escobar tested his sore right shoulder by playing catch but was not yet ready to return. He last played Tuesday. ... Evan Longoria had three hits in the nightcap, two off Tillman, and is 13 for 30 (.433) lifetime against the right-hander. ... Jones four hits tied a career high. Brad Kaaya Youth Jersey . Subway workers in Rio de Janeiro, meanwhile, were holding an assembly to vote on whether they would strike to demand higher wages, threatening to disrupt transportation. By late Tuesday night there was no announcement of their decision. Jalen Reeves-Maybin Jersey .C. United to a 4-1 victory over short-handed FC Dallas on Saturday night.MARRAKECH, Morocco - Ever since FIFA executives voted to send the World Cups of 2018 and 2022 to Russia and Qatar there have been endless questions about how and why they picked those countries and accusations that some of them might have been bought off or otherwise leaned on.With FIFAs already tarnished reputation taking a beating, it reached out to lawyer Michael Garcia, a respected former U.S. Attorney, to investigate.But when Garcia was finished, FIFA sat on his findings, saying his 430-page report couldnt be published and instead putting out only a summary.That cleared Russia and Qatar of major wrongdoing. It also upset Garcia and did nothing to allay suspicions that FIFA must have something to hide. Garcia resigned in protest this week, delivering a parting blow at FIFAs lack of leadership.That, in turn, upped pressure on FIFA to reverse course. It did so Friday at a meeting of its governing executive committee after what one participant, Domenico Scala, described as an animated discussion. The 25 voting members agreed the report, redacted with names taken out, can be published ... in good time.Heres a look at the key points of that decision, which FIFA President Sepp Blatter said was unanimous.___WHY THE U-TURN? FIFA executives seem to have decided that whatever is in Garcias report cant be as bad as the hammering they were getting for not releasing it.Since his re-election in 2011 — unopposed after bribery allegations took out his challenger — Blatter has championed a reform process to make the organization he has led for 16 years more credible. That effort, however, was being shredded by the secrecy surrounding what Blatter now calls this famous Garcia report and the legalese FIFA employed to try to justify why it couldnt be published.This World Cup awarding in 2010 has had so much drama and had such an impact on people that they now want to know what exactly happened, executive committee member Theo Zwanziger said Friday. The fallout from not publishing is worse than ttransparency. Brad Kaaya Jersey. __WHAT HAPPENS NEXT? More waiting. Before he resigned, Garcia launched prosecutions against five people, three of them still serving on the executive committee, for alleged wrongdoing in the World Cup campaigns. That includes suspicions some of them might have taken or asked for gifts and favours from bidding nations.FIFA says those investigations must be concluded before Garcias report can be published. That could take a long while, years even, because anyone found guilty could exhaust multiple appeals.Blatter said FIFA is trying to speed the process, telling its ethics committee handling the probes to take more lawyers or whatever they need.___WHATS IN THE REPORT? Thats still the big question. Only a few people have read it. One of those is FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert. He said he didnt see any smoking gun that would justify stripping Qatar and Russia of their World Cups. Irregularities in the bidding process were only of very limited scope and far from reaching any threshold that would require returning to the bidding process, he said in his 42-page summary.And that might have been the end of this saga — at least that is what some at FIFA hoped — if Garcia hadnt subsequently objected. He said Eckert misrepresented his findings. That, in turn, reopened the question: What exactly did Garcia find out and was it so damaging that FIFA would rather sweep dirt under the carpet?FIFA now has decided it better to let the public judge. Garcias report will be published with names redacted, in an appropriate form, FIFA said.___WHAT OF RUSSIA AND QATAR? Unless some major new evidence of wrongdoing turns up somewhere, they seem certain to keep their World Cups. The votes FIFA executives cast in Zurich wont be re-opened, and preparations continue.There is no reason to say that our decisions were wrong. So we will go on sticking to our decisions, Blatter said. There must be huge upheaval, new elements must come to the fore, in order to change this. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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