Chris Tillman pitched two scoreless innings in an impressive spring training debut, helping the Baltimore Orioles open their exhibition schedule with a 4-2 victory over Erik Bedard and the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday.
The Baltimore Orioles and Manny Machado couldn’t have asked for a much better diagnosis on his injured left knee: The third baseman avoided tearing any major ligaments and could be running in six to eight weeks without surgery.
The Baltimore Orioles’ trip to Tampa Bay ended up more damaging than they could have ever imagined. All-Star third baseman Manny Machado went down with a potentially serious leg injury, Alexi Casilla left with a head injury and the Orioles were pushed to the brink of being eliminated from the AL wild-race Monday with a 5-4 loss to the Rays.
Rookie Enny Romero and five relievers combined on a three-hitter and the AL wild card-leading Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 3-1 on Sunday.
Miguel Gonzalez’s margin for error was small, and he exceeded it by walking the first two Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning.
David DeJesus ended a nearly seven-hour game with a one-out RBI single in the 18th inning, and the Tampa Bay Rays took over sole possession of the top AL wild-card spot by beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Friday night.
Chris Davis hit his major league leading 46th home run, Adam Jones also homered, and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-2 Wednesday night to avoid a three-game sweep.
Looks as if the Baltimore Orioles are going to have to play catch-up again in their bid to make the playoffs.
The Baltimore Orioles banged out 15 hits, including 10 against David Price, and had at least one runner in every inning. In most cases, that kind of performance would produce a victory. Unfortunately for the Orioles, they didn’t take advantage of that offensive outburst and lost to the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 Monday night.
J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones, Alexi Casilla and Nick Markakis had two RBIs a piece and the Baltimore Orioles hammered eight-game winner Matt Moore in beating the Tampa Bay Rays 10-7 on Sunday.
Baltimore manager Buck Showalter was more concerned about the lack of offense than another loss for rookie pitcher Kevin Gausman.
Chris Archer pitched seven strong innings and Desmond Jennings hit a two-run homer to lead the Tampa Bay Rays to a 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.