Breaking Bad

Rays 5, Orioles 2 : Breaking Bad – The Orioles break the major league record for HR’s given up in a season w/ 259 as they lose to Tampa Bay @ home in the opener of a 4 game series. Trey Mancini doubles home Hanser Alberto & scores on an error by SS Willy Adames to put the Birds ahead in the 1st. All-Star Austin Meadows hits a solo shot off (#22) off O’s starter Asher Wojciechowski in the 3rd as the O’s allow HR #259 & set the major league record for home runs allowed in a season. Adames makes up for his error w/ a solo shot of his own (#16) to tie it in the 5th for HR #260 & then rain halts play for 2 hours & 16 minutes. When play resumes, Adames adds a a 2-run single in the 6th off of reliever Miguel Castro to add some insurance & Meadows also scores on a wild pitch by Gabriel Ynoa in the 9th to cap the scoring for Tampa Bay.
Baltimore has now lost 9 of their last 11. Game 2 is tonight.
Bal (41-87) TB (75-54)
WP : Drake (2-1)
LP : Castro (1-2)
S : Pagan (14).
GO O’S!!