Rays 12, Orioles 4 (Game 2) : Blasting Off – Tampa Bay homers 6 times including 2 by Michael Brosseau & Nate Lowe as they rout the O’s @ home for the 2nd time in 3 nights. All-Star P John Means allows 6 runs in 6 innings, including 3 HR’s as Brosseau hits a 2-run shot (#2) in the 2nd, Yandy Diaz cranks a solo shot (#12) in the 4th & Nate Lowe belts a 2-run blast (#4) in the 6th. Another All-Star, P Charlie Morton allows 2 runs in 6 innings, benefiting from the bats as he earns his 11th win. Tommy Pham hits a 2-run shot (#15) off of reliever David Hess in the 7th, Lowe drills a 2-run shot (#5) & Brosseau adds a solo shot off of Tayler Scott in the 9th. Stevie Wilkerson hits a 2-run single in the 4th & Hanser Alberto homers (#4) off of Jacob Faria in the 7th but the game was out of reach.
Baltimore splits the doubleheader & is currently hosting the series finale, looking to earn the split there as well.
Bal (28-64) TB (54-40)
WP : Morton (11-2)
LP : Means (7-5).