Shorting Out

Rays 4, Orioles 3 : Shorting Out – The Orioles rally late, but come up short & lose again in Tampa. Brad Miller hits a 3-run shot to right (#9) against Miguel Castro to put the Rays ahead 3-0 in the 4th. Making his first career start, Castro goes 3 1/3, he allows 3 runs on 6 hits, strikes out 3 & walks 1. Rays starter Chris Archer was dealing, he pitches 5 shutout innings, allowing just 2 hits, he strikes out 6 & walks 2. C Wilson Ramos hits a sacfly to center to score Kevin Kiermaier in the 7th, making it 4-0 Tampa Bay. The O’s rally against former Oriole Tommy Hunter in the 8th, Pedro Alvarez singles to right to score Jonathan Schoop & Trey Mancini. Anthony Santander hits a sacfly to center to score J.J. Hardy & cut the lead to 4-3 in the 9th, but Alex Colome still closes it out for the Save.
Baltimore will play it’s last game of the year tommorow & look to avoid the Sweep.
Bal (75-86) TB (79-82)
WP : Archer (10-12)
LP : Castro (3-3)
S : Colome (47).
GO O’S!! #FourthPlaceFinish