Catching Some Rays

Orioles 9, Rays 6 : Catching Some Rays – Rio Ruiz & Renato Nunez both hit 3-run homers & the O’s score 6 times in the 9th to break the game open & avoid the sweep in Tampa Bay. Ruiz connects on his 3-run shot (#5) off of Austin Pruitt to put the O’s ahead in the 4th & Nunez goes deep (#19) to cap the 6-run outburst in the 9th against Jose Alvarado, who allows 6 runs in just 2/3 of an inning. Named to the All-Star team, Rookie starter John Means tosses 7 innings allowing 3 runs but earns a no decision as he departs w/ the game tied. He has not lost in 7 starts since May 18th. The Rays rally in the 9th against reliever Richard Bleier but Shawn Armstrong comes on to record the last out w/ 2 men on base in the 9th & close it out. Tampa Bay has their 4 game winning streak snapped. Baltimore wins for just the 5th time in 20 games.
They have the day off before going to Toronto for 3.
Bal (25-61) TB (50-37)
WP : Givens (1-4)
LP : Alvarado (0-5)
S : Armstrong (2).
GO O’S!!
#AvoidingTheSweep