The Baltimore Orioles opened the regular season with a winning week, claiming three wins to two losses in five games played of the 2015 MLB campaign. Baltimore beat the Rays, 2-1, in a opening three-game road series in Tampa, Fla., then split wins with the Toronto Blue Jays in two games played of a three game series at Camden Yards in Baltimore.

April 6-8: Baltimore Wins Opening Series in Tampa

Adam Jones, Travis Snider

Baltimore Orioles outfielders Adam Jones. left, and Travis Snider narrowly avoid a collision while chasing down a fly ball hit by Tampa Bay Rays’ Logan Forsythe during the eighth inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Jones made the catch for the out. (AP Photo/Steve Nesius)

The Orioles won  Game One of the series, the very first game of the season, with an impressive 6-2 win in Tampa on April 6. Chris Tillman, the O’s best starting pitcher, showed off his value, pitching deep into the seventh inning while allowing just four hits and one run (a home run hit by Tampa’s Evan Longoria). Team manager Buck Showalter went to the bullpen in the seventh inning; relief pitcher Zach Britton eventually closed out the game. The bats in this game were alive for Baltimore; outfielder Alejandro De Aza, first baseman Steve Pearce, and shortstop Ryan Flaherty, each of whom hit home runs. Outfielder Travis Snider led all Orioles batters with three hits.

Wei-Yin Chen got the start at pitcher for the Orioles in Game Two of the series on April 7. Chen didn’t pitch too well, giving up four hits and three runs in less than five full innings pitched. Kevin Gausman relieved Chen in the fifth inning, but gave up two runs of his own before he was replaced by the bullpen. Britton would eventually take over the mound for Baltimore and settle the Rays down to give the O’s a 6-5 win and claim his first save of the season. Pearce led all Baltimore batters with two hits and also nailed his second home run of the season.

Unfortunately for Baltimore, it fell short of sweeping the series after losing, 2-0, in Game Three, the final game of the series, on April 8. Rays’ starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi gave the Orioles’ batters a fit as Baltimore recorded only three hits the entire game. Baltimore’s pitchers gave up only two runs in the game, but with the offense struggling, two runs was more than enough for the Rays to claim victory.

April 10-11: O’s Split First Two with Toronto

Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Kevin Gausman throws to the Toronto Blue Jays in the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, April 12, 2015, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Orioles team returned to Baltimore on April 10 for Game One of a three game series, its first home game and home series of the season at Camden Yards.   Sadly,  the home opener didn’t go well as Toronto ripped the Orioles for a 12-5 victory. Bud Norris got the start at pitcher for the O’s and stunk up the joint , giving up seven hits and eight runs in only three inning pitched. As a team, Toronto had 16 hits total. O’s star centerfielder Adam Jones had his best offensive performance of the season, recording a game-high four hits, including his first home run of the season. But it wasn’t enough to overcome the Blue Jays’ hot-hitting offense.

Baltimore flipped the script on Toronto in Game Two of the series with a 7-1 win on April 11. This time it was the Orioles’ offense that couldn’t be stopped as they recorded nine total hits, including three home runs. De Aza and second baseman Jonathan Schoop both picked up their second home run of the season, and first baseman Chris Davis hit his first homer of the year.

Ubaldo Jimmenez flourished as the starter for the O’s, giving up just one hit, zero runs in seven full innings pitched.

Next: Following Sunday’s Game Three action against Toronto, the Orioles will host the New York Yankees in a three-game series at Camden Yards, April 13-15. Baltimore then hits the road to take on the Red Sox in Boston, April 17-20.