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Pearce, Jones keep runs off board with defensive gems

Left fielder robs HR in 1st, All-Star CF throws runner out at home in 2nd vs. Rays
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BALTIMORE -- The Orioles snapped a six-game losing streak with Wednesday's 7-6 walk-off win over the Rays. And they put on a defensive show early on.

Baltimore's Steve Pearce robbed Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer of a first-inning home run, executing a perfectly-timed leaping catch over the left-field wall. The sensational play saved O's righty Kevin Gausman a run and was just the second out of the game.

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BALTIMORE -- The Orioles snapped a six-game losing streak with Wednesday's 7-6 walk-off win over the Rays. And they put on a defensive show early on.

Baltimore's Steve Pearce robbed Rays outfielder Brandon Guyer of a first-inning home run, executing a perfectly-timed leaping catch over the left-field wall. The sensational play saved O's righty Kevin Gausman a run and was just the second out of the game.

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As the ball sailed out toward the left-field seats at Camden Yards, Pearce never lost track of the ball, jumping up at the last second to snatch Guyer's would-be homer before it could reach the seats.

Video: TB@BAL: Pearce runs 106 feet to rob a home run

"It was awesome," Gausman said of watching the play on the mound. "His route efficiency wasn't the highest, but it's awesome have him back. He's a great guy, a great clubhouse guy and we all like having him around. I just think we weren't going to lose today. I think that was the thing."

In the second inning, Orioles center fielder Adam Jones threw Logan Forsythe out at home attempting to score on a single by Kevin Kiermaier which kept the game scoreless.

Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. Read her blog, Britt's Bird Watch, follow her on Facebook and Twitter @britt_ghiroli, and listen to her podcast.

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