BALTIMORE -- The Baltimore Orioles appear to be getting the pitching they so desperately need to be contenders in the AL East. Dawuane Smoot Jersey . Or maybe they just caught the Tampa Bay Rays at exactly the right time. Miguel Gonzalez and two relievers combined on a six-hitter, and the Orioles capitalized on two infield singles by Adam Jones in a 3-0 victory Wednesday. Nick Markakis also had two hits for the Orioles, who outscored the Rays 10-1 in the rain-abbreviated, two-game series. Baltimore has won five of seven to reach .500 (7-7) for the first time since the second game of the season. "Its not about the hitters, its about the starting pitchers setting the tone, and we follow suit," Jones said. "In the last two games, the starters and then our bullpen comes in and shuts them down." Gonzalez (1-1) gave up three hits and three walks in five innings after entering with a 9.64 ERA. Zach Britton permitted two singles over three innings to keep his ERA at 0.00, and Tommy Hunter got three outs for his fourth save. The Rays came up empty against the third and fourth pitchers in the Baltimore rotation. After Wei-Yin Chen excelled on Monday, Gonzalez righted himself at the expense of the struggling Tampa Bay lineup. Wil Myers struck out three times, and the Rays got only one extra-base hit. Tampa Bay has scored only 14 runs in its last nine games and has been held under three runs in nine of 15 games this season, including three shutouts. "We faced 153 pitches today and didnt score a run. Thats difficult to do," manager Joe Maddon said. "Our at bats have been good; the results havent been." Myers, who is batting .200, said, "Were not getting it done with the bats. Especially me. I havent done too much at the plate." Tampa Bays biggest threat came in the seventh, when a walk and singles by Yunel Escobar and Jose Molina loaded the bases against Britton with one out. Ben Zobrist hit into a force play at the plate, and Myers struck out. "I had a chance to make something happen and couldnt get the big hit," Myers said. "Thats been the frustrating thing, not getting the hit to help the team." Tampa Bay starter Jake Odorizzi (1-2) allowed three runs and five hits in five innings. Because Tuesday nights game was postponed by rain, all players wore No. 42 to honour Jackie Robinson a day later than originally planned. The jerseys were worn over long-sleeved shirts, because the temperature at the start of the game was 39 degrees. Playing at designated hitter instead of centre field after returning from an illness, Jones reached on a bunt in a two-run fourth inning and drove in a run with a 50-foot chop down the third-base line in the fifth. "Sometimes youve just got to be able to use your legs," Jones said. "Youre not always going to be able to swing the bat to the best of your ability or the way you would like to. So in certain situations its smart to drop a bunt down and get your timing back." Both starting pitchers dominated until the fourth inning. In the top half, the Rays got runners on first and second with one out before David DeJesus hit a sinking liner to right. Markakis caught the ball and threw to second for a double play. In the bottom half, Baltimore used a walk and two singles to load the bases with no outs. After Matt Wieters delivered a fly ball to the warning track that advanced all three runners, J.J. Hardy hit a run-scoring grounder for a 2-0 lead. Baltimore loaded the bases with two outs in the fifth before Jones hit a dribbler down the line that stopped on the chalk. NOTES: Tampa Bay heads home for a four-game series against the New York Yankees beginning Thursday night. David Price (2-0) faces CC Sabathia in the opener. ... The Orioles have Thursday off before facing Boston from Friday through Monday. Mondays 11 a.m. start, which comes after a Sunday night meeting, is the annual Patriots Day game and marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing. "What that day represents to Boston and our country, we all consider it an honour to be lucky enough to have the schedule fall that way," Orioles manager Buck Showalter said. "I think were all looking forward to paying the respect due there." ... Orioles 1B Chris Davis has reached base in 13 straight games. He stole his second base of the season. ... Wieters has 54 RBIs against Tampa Bay. Donte Moncrief Jersey . Bjoerndalen broke the record he shared with cross-country skiing great Bjoern Daehlie, also matching his fellow Norwegians record of eight gold medals. Bjoerndalen earlier won gold in Sochi in the mens sprint biathlon. Carson Tinker Jersey . Although the deal cannot be made official until the free agent moratorium period is lifted on July 10, Patterson has agreed to a three-year, $18 million extension to remain in Toronto, sources confirm to TSN. http://www.officialjacksonvillejaguarsfootball.com/authentic-andrew-norwell-jersey-womens .com) - Stanley Johnson had 18 points and No.Call it the Romo Factor.Seems like everyone has tunnel vision on Dallas quarterback Tony Romo heading into the Cowboys game Sunday with Arizona. It might also be a good idea to focus on the Cardinals, who have the NFCs best record at 6-1 and despite injuries of their own are finding ways to prosper.Sure, Romos injury is a big story in Big D and elsewhere, particularly after he injured his back on national television last Monday night — then returned to the game. His status being uncertain for this huge matchup deserves some headlines, as well.And so do the Cardinals (6-1). The previous time they had sole possession of the best record in NFC this late in an NFL season was Week 11 of 1974. They lived in St. Louis then and were 7-0.This superb start has occurred despite a slew of injuries.Clutch performances and brilliant coaching have been at the heart of Arizonas success.Realizing all the negative things that happened and we still keep getting wins, I do think we have a good swagger about us, a confidence, and that will continue to live if we keep winning, quarterback Carson Palmer said.To improve their spotless conference record to 5-0, the Cardinals must slow down Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray. He has an NFL record eight straight 100-yard rushing games to start season.But the Cardinals havent allowed a 100-yard rusher in 17 straight outings.Wow! said Cowboys play caller Scott Linehan. No, I know theyre good. I didnt know what the streak was. They know where theyre rated defensively. We obviously respect our opponent greatly. But we spend a lot more talking about what we want to get done regardless what theyve done or theyve been able to do, and I think you focus on that and what our goal is, then I think its a better way to approach it as far as the teams mindset and focus.The action began this week with New Orleans romping 28-10 at Carolina on Thursday night. The Saints (4-4) won on the road for the first time to move atop the NFC South for the first time this season. The Panthers (3-5-1) have lost three straight.Mark Ingram ran for two TDs and Drew Brees rushed for one and threw to Jimmy Graham for another.Off this week are Atlanta (2-6), Buffalo (5-3), Chicago (3-5), Detroit (6-2), Green Bay (5-3), and Tennessee (2-6).Denver (6-1) at New England (6-2)Yet another classic might be in store in the Peyton Manning-Tom Brady rivalry, the longest and best between two brilliant quarterbacks that the modern NFL has seen.Heres an added twist: Sunday is the first game in NFL history matching quarterbacks with more than 150 regular-season wins.Brady, now 37, is 10-5 against Manning, now 38, including 8-3 in the regular season. Brady has led the Patriots to three straight wins over Denver in the regular season, two of those with Manning at the Broncos helm.Both are playing lights-out recently, and Manning is tied for the longest streak in NFL history with 13 games of two or more TD passes.Maybe when Im his age, Ill be playing as well as that, cracked Brady.Thats the cold, hard facts, Manning replied.Baltimore (5-3) at Pittsburgh (5-3)One more terrific matchup, this one between nasty AFC North rivals. The Ravens beat the Steelers in Week 2 and dont mind going to Heinz Field, where theyve won three of the past four meetings.Nor does Baltimore mind entering November, in which coach John Harbaugh is 20-7.The Steelers come off a record-setting victory over Indianapolis, 51-34. Ben Roethlisberger set club marks with 522 yards passing and six touchdowns, and his ace receiver, Antonio Brown, has at least five receptions and 80 yards receiving in each of the first eight games.Jacksonville (1-7) at Cincinnati (4-2-1)The Jaguars might have found an offensive star, and its not rookie QB Blake Bortles. Running back Denard Robinson — you might remember him as a quarterback at Michigan — has rushed for more than 100 yards in each of the past two games. Cincinnatis defence ranks 29th against the run.While the Bengals are eager to get back standout receiver A.J. Green from his toe injury, they too have some budding brilliance on offence. WR Mohamed Sanu had a career-high 125 yards on five catches last week and leads the Bengals with 35 catches for 533 yards and three TDs. He also has run three reverses for 31 yards and completed two passes for 68 yards and a TD.Mos been playing great, quarterback Andy Dalton said. I have a lot of confidence in him, and he has a lot of confidence in himself that hes going to make plays.Inddianapolis (5-3) at New York Giants (3-4), Monday nightNo more Peyton vs. A.J. Bouye Jersey. Eli, yet still an intriguing matchup with Andrew Luck running Indys offence. The Colts had their five-game winning streak shattered to the tune of 51-34 at Pittsburgh, but Luck has passed for at least 300 yards in six straight games, surpassing Peytons longest streak in Colts history.New York comes off a bye and two straight road losses.Philadelphia (5-2) at Houston (4-4)Philly could use some better decision making by quarterback Nick Foles, but hes also been quite productive. In last Sundays tight loss at Arizona, he set a team mark with 36 completions and had his third career 400-yard passing game last week. But hes also been picked nine times after being intercepted only twice in 2013.Worth watching in this one will be Houstons dynamic defensive end, J.J. Watt, and how much top overall draft pick LB Jadeveon Clowney can contribute in his second game back from arthroscopic knee surgery that cost him six games.St. Louis (2-5) at San Francisco (4-3)While the injury-ravaged Rams were further battered in last weeks loss to Kansas City — LT Jake Long now is gone for the season — the 49ers were off. Doesnt quite seem fair.These teams met three weeks ago, when the Niners rallied from a 14-point deficit.Watch for 49ers RB Frank Gore, who has 1,229 yards rushing against St. Louis, the most by any player against the Rams in NFL history.Oakland (0-7) at Seattle (4-3)Yes, the Seahawks havent looked much like a championship team, so maybe the winless Raiders are the perfect tonic. Seattle barely broke a two-game slide with a last-minute victory at Carolina, needing more late heroics from Russell Wilson. The third-year quarterback led his 12th fourth-quarter or overtime comeback last week, capped by his 23-yard TD pass to Luke Willson with 47 seconds left.The Raiders 0-7 start is their worst since losing the first 13 games of the 1962 season.New York Jets (1-7) at Kansas City (4-3)The Jets have matched the Raiders in several ineptitude departments thus far, including losing seven straight. Hey, their only win was in the opener over Oakland.Mike Vick gets the start at quarterback against the coach who helped resurrect his career in Philadelphia, Andy Reid.Yeah, Mike, you guys know how proud I am of him for the man that he is and the things that hes done to change things around and kind of bounce back, Reid told New York reporters. And then as a football player, I think you probably know that, too. I joked to our media here that hes going to be 50 years old and still be the fastest guy on the field and the best arm on the field.Hes an amazing guy that way. You never slight Michael Vick.San Diego (5-3) at Miami (4-3)Miami is not where the Chargers prosper: their last victory there came on Jan. 2, 1982, in the playoffs. Theyve lost seven road games in a row against the Dolphins.And San Diego comes off two straight defeats, to Kansas City and Denver.The Dolphins have won two straight, road victories against Chicago and Jacksonville. This is the first of four consecutive matchups against winning opponents.Washington (3-5) at Minnesota (3-5)Two teams coming off overtime wins — yes, its happened before, as recently as 2008.Each coach was with the Bengals last year. Mike Zimmer was Cincinnatis defensive co-ordinator before heading to the Vikings; Jay Gruden ran the offence for the Bengals before moving to DC.We competed every day in practice, Gruden said. It was not friendly, usually. Both of us are pretty good competitors and we all wanted to win the drill, definitely ... so we had our share of arguments and tension, but ultimately I have a ton of respect for him.And from Zimmer: I coached with him for two years so Im pretty familiar, but hes pretty familiar with me as well. Hes very innovative, changes a lot from week to week from what they do, tries to use the players to the best of their abilities.Tampa Bay (1-6) at Cleveland (4-3)Another reunion, this one of first-round rookies from Texas A&M. 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