Tampa Sweet

Orioles 4, Rays 2 (Game 1) : Tampa Sweet – Rio Ruiz & Anthony Santander homer as the O’s take the first game of a doubleheader & snap the Rays 5 game winning streak. Travis d’Arnaud hits a 2-run shot (#16) in the 4th off of O’s starter Ty Blach to put the Rays ahead but Rio Ruiz hits a 2-run shot (#9) off of Rays starter Trevor Richards in the 5th & Santander hits a solo homer (#17) off of reliever Oliver Drake in the 6th to give the O’s the lead for good. Blach allows 2 runs on 2 hits, walks 4 & strikes out 2 in 5 solid innings to earn his first win as an Oriole in 4 starts. Richards allows 2 runs on 5 hits, strikes out 4 & doesn’t walk a man in 5 innings of work. It’s just his 3rd start since being acquired from Miami on July 31st. Mark Trumbo doubles home the newest Oriole, Mason Williams in the 8th to add some insurance against Rays reliever Hoby Milner. Game 2 would follow in the nightcap.
Bal (46-92) TB (81-59)
WP : Blach (1-2)
LP : Drake (3-2)
S : Bleier (3).
GO O’S!!