Morton Salt

Rays 6, Orioles 3 : Morton Salt – Charlie Morton pitches 7 solid innings, striking out a season high 12 as the Rays beat the O’s by the same score as the night before, winning the series in the process. Named to the All-Star team 2 days before, Morton gives up a solo homer to Chris Davis (#6) in the 3rd but allows nothing else & records the final 10 outs via strike out. It’s the 10th time in 18 outings he has given up 1 run or less.
Brandon Lowe has 2 hits, including a solo HR in the 1st (#10) & an RBI single in the 3rd as starter Asher Wojciechowski allows 4 runs in 5 1/3 in his O’s debut. Avisail Garcia hits a 2-run single in the 6th off of Paul Fry & Tommy Pham adds 2-run double in the 7th off of Jimmy Yacabonis. Chance Sisco cracks a 2-run shot (#5) off of former Oriole Chaz Roe in the 9th but it goes for not. Baltimore has now lost 15 of their last 19, they look to avoid the sweep tonight.
Bal (24-61) TB (50-36)
WP : Morton (9-2)
LP : Wojciechowski (0-1).
GO O’S!!