ST. PETERSBURG (SNN-TV) - In the battle of the American League's two top teams, a decisive series finale took place tonight in Charm City's Camden Yards.

Dean Kremer pitched six scoreless innings and the Baltimore Orioles edged the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 tonight. The Orioles took two of three in a series between the top two teams in the American League. They trail Tampa Bay now by 4 1/2 games in the AL East.

Kremer allowed four hits and the Orioles broke through for two runs in the sixth. Jalen Beeks pitched the first two innings as the opener for the Rays, then Yonny Chirinos worked the next five.

Up next, the Rays start a four-game series against the Yankees in New York tomorrow night at 7:05pm. Drew Rasmussen starts for Tampa Bay against Domingo Germán.