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.
Matt Moore isn’t only breaking records set by Cy Young winner David Price, he’s performing at a level that’s drawing comparisons to a pretty good southpaw named Babe Ruth.
Matt Joyce hit a go-ahead two-run double in a six-run ninth-inning rally, lifting the Tampa Bay Rays to a 10-6 victory over the Orioles on Saturday, ending Baltimore’s franchise-record streak of 109 straight wins when leading after seven innings.
Kelly Johnson hit a three-run homer and an RBI single, and the Tampa Bay Rays held on for a 12-10 victory over the slumping Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.
Kelly Johnson and Shelley Duncan homered, James Loney had three RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-2 Wednesday night to snap a four-game skid.
Jake Arrieta gave up a home run on the first pitch he threw, struggled with his control for much of the game and finally was pulled before getting an out in the sixth inning.
Through 12 games, the Baltimore Orioles sit at 6-6. A .500 record does not speak of brilliance, but, after two weeks, the Birds certainly have been interesting.
During the aftermath of the Orioles opening day victory over the Tampa Rays, Glenn reflected on the game and what it really means that baseball is back.