All day long, the Orioles were wasting their opportunities. Two leadoff doubles with runners never budging off second. For a time, it looked as if David Price would luck out.

The Orioles got seven hits off Price in six innings, and he left the scene with a one-run lead.

After Price departed, Jake McGee was within a strike of protecting that lead, but Adam Jones delivered in the sixth, and so did Chris Davis.

The runners left on were forgotten, and the Orioles opened their season with a 7-4 win over the Tampa Bay Rays before 34,078 at Tropicana Field on Tuesday.

The Orioles (1-0) trailed 3-2 after six innings, but their seventh inning was special.

Brian Roberts and Nick Markakis led off the seventh with singles against Jake McGee (0-1), and after Manny Machado struck out on three pitches, Jones was down 0-2. Jones drilled the pitch to left-center to score Roberts and Markakis to give the Orioles a 4-3 lead. Matt Wieters was walked intentionally, and Chris Davis crushed McGee’s pitch to right field, and it was 7-3.

Jason Hammel (1-0) was economical through six. He allowed Ben Zobrist’s home run with one out in the fourth, and two runs in the sixth on an RBI double by Desmond Jennings and a scoring fly by all by Zobrist.

In his six innings, Hammel allowed three runs on six hits, He walked one and struck out two.