Slamming The Door

Orioles 7, Rays 1 : Slamming The Door – Pedro Severino hits his first career Grand Slam & John Means goes 7 innings to snap a 4 start losing streak as the O’s win to snap a 4 game losing streak of their own to Tampa Bay. Hanser Alberto scores on a wild pitch by Rays opener Jose Alvarado, who was not pitching in relief for the first time in his career – 139 appearances. He leaves w/ an injury after retiring only 1 batter in the 1st inning. He walks 3 & throws 2 wild pitches, departing w/ a 3-0 count on Severino. Austin Pruitt relieves him & he fares no better, as Severino takes him deep for the Grand Slam (#11) in the 3rd & Alberto (#10) & Jonathan Villar (#20) go back to back in the 4th. Michael Brosseau takes Means deep (#7) in the 5th but it’s the only run allowed by the lefty. Tampa Bay had won 11 of 12 on the road coming in.
Baltimore picks up just their 22nd win of the season @ home. Game 4 is today.
Bal (42-88) TB (76-55)
WP : Means (9-9)
LP : Alvarado (1-6).
GO O’S!!