Pitcher Perfect

Rays 4, Orioles 1 : Pitcher Perfect – The Rays combine to take a perfect game into the 9th inning before the O’s avoid making history & break it up, but Tampa Bay still takes 3 of 4 from the O’s @ Camden Yards. Ryne Stanek pitches 2 hitless innings, striking out 2 before giving way to Ryan Yarbrough, who goes 6 1/3 hitless innings himself, striking out 6 & neither pitcher walks a man. Joey Wendle hits a sacfly that scores Nate Lowe in the 2nd, Austin Meadows homers off (#13) in the 3rd & Michael Brosseau hits a 2-run shot (#4) in the 6th. O’s starter Thomas Eshelman, allows 4 runs in 5 2/3 innings but still gives the Birds a quality start. Hanser Alberto singles off of Yarbrough to lead off the 9th & scores on a single by Anthony Santander as the O’s break up the perfect game & crack the scoreboard.
Baltimore loses 3 of 4 in the series & is will host rival Washington next for 2.
Bal (28-65) TB (55-40)
WP : Yarbrough (8-3)
LP : Eshelman (0-1)
S : Pagan (6).
GO O’S!!