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Romero helps Rays over O's 3-1 to maintain WC lead
TAMPA BAY 3, BALTIMORE 1

By MARK DIDTLER
Associated Press

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Enny Romero was watching Tampa Bay's
18-inning win Friday night at home in the Dominican Republic and
tweeted he was ready to pitch the following afternoon.

Given an unexpected chance, the Rays left-hander made the most
of the opportunity on Sunday.

Romero combined with five relievers on a three-hitter in his
major league debut, leading Tampa Bay over the Baltimore Orioles
3-1.

Tampa Bay remained a half-game ahead of Cleveland in the AL
wild-card race, and Texas dropped 1 1/2 games behind the Indians
for the second berth.

"Enny just shows up after he tweets that he belongs here ... so
we actually read twitter," Rays manager Joe Maddon said with a
smile. "For all our minor leaguers out there, get on twitter and
you might end up in the big leagues for the playoff run. It's
fun to watch that we can bring up somebody from the minor
leagues, under these circumstances, against a very good team,
and get that kind of result."

Tampa Bay beat Baltimore for the third time in the four-game
series. The Orioles fell 4 1/2 games behind Cleveland.

"We'll have to get little cooperation mathematically, but you'd
be surprised how quickly the outlook on things change in one
day's time," Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said.

Dating to the final 11 innings of the Rays' 5-4 victory on
Friday night, Tampa Bay pitchers limited Baltimore to two runs
and 10 hits over 29 innings.

"The pitching has been outstanding," Maddon said. "We've gotten
enough hitting. The defense has been great."

Promoted from Triple-A Durham earlier in the day, Romero gave up
Manny Machado's leadoff single starting the game. But that was
the only hit off Romero, who walked four and struck out none in
4 2-3 innings.

"Very happy to stay here with the Rays," Romero said. "I
appreciate the Rays called me."

Romero was home Saturday when he got a call from his agent
saying the Rays wanted him pitch the next day. He played catch
before heading to the airport to catch a flight to Florida.

Brandon Gomes (3-1) replaced Romero with two on and two outs in
the fifth and struck out Machado.

"Enny pitched unbelievable, so it would be a waste to have that
not come through with a win," Gomes said.

Romero went 11-7 with Double-A Montgomery before throwing eight
scoreless innings for Durham on Sept. 2. He also pitched out of
the bullpen for the Bulls on Sept. 13 in the International
League playoffs.

Tampa Bay's original scheduled Sunday starter, Jeremy
Hellickson, came out of the bullpen Friday night and threw 2 1-3
scoreless innings for the win.

Fernando Rodney allowed Danny Valencia's single and an RBI
double off an overhanging catwalk by Matt Wieters with two outs
in the ninth en route to his 36th save.

Scott Feldman (5-5) gave up three runs and six hits in 6 1-3
innings.

"Basically we're going to have win out and hope for the best on
the other side," Orioles centerfielder Adam Jones. "We battle
and we grind, and sometimes, as the saying goes, you're the bug
and sometimes you're the windshield. The last couple days we've
been the bug so we just have to get back to being that
windshield."

David DeJesus put the Rays up 1-0 on a leadoff homer in the
first, a 10-pitch at-bat. It was his first homer since
connecting on June 13 for the Chicago Cubs.

Matt Joyce had a sacrifice fly and James Loney hit an RBI single
during the sixth that made it 3-0.

Rays third baseman Evan Longoria, hitting .263 with 29 homers
and 77 RBIs, was a late scratch due to flulike symptoms. He
entered in the eighth inning as a defensive replacement.

Tampa Bay centerfielder Desmond Jennings, who reached on a bunt
single in the sixth, left with left hamstring tightness after
running toward second on a foul ball. He was scheduled to
undergo an MRI

NOTES: Maddon would like to see the wild-card playoff expand
from one game to best-of-three. For those worried about making
the season longer, Maddon thinks playing a doubleheader during
the series could be a viable option. ... Orioles RHP Chris
Tillman, who hurt an ankle during Thursday's game against
Boston, remains scheduled to make his next start Tuesday. ...
The Rays are expected to activate RHP Jesse Crain (right
shoulder strain) on Monday. ... Tampa Bay selected the contract
of RHP J.D. Martin from Durham to provide additional bullpen
depth. He is expected to be designated for assignment Monday.

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