Game 1 : Rays 4, Orioles 2 – Tyler Glasnow strikes out a career high 13 in 7 strong innings, allowing just 2 runs on 5 hits, while walking just 1 & the Rays bats give him just enough offense to pick up the win. Hunter Renfroe (#5) & Miguel Margot (#1) hit back to back homeruns off of O’s starter Tommy Milone in the 2nd, Renfroe drives in 2. Renato Nunez homers (#6) & Ryan Mountcastle singles to drive in his first career run for the Orioles in the loss.
Bal (14-15) TB (20-11)
WP : Glasnow (1-1)
LP : Milone (1-4)
S : Diaz (1)
Game 2 : Rays 4, Orioles 3 – Michael Perez hits a go ahead homer (#1) off of reliever Mychal Givens in the 8th as the Rays hang on to beat the Orioles again. Trevor Richards goes 4+ innings, the bullpen picks him up the rest of the way & Brandon Lowe hits a 2-run shot (#10) for Tampa Bay.
Cedric Mullins & Ryan Mountcastle have 2 hits a piece, Anthony Santander singles home a run for Baltimore in the loss.
Bal (14-16) TB (21-11)
WP : Sherriff (1-0)
LP : Givens (0-1)
S : Castillo (1)
Game 3 was postponed due to protests against Police brutality & racial injustice, no makeup date has been set yet. The Orioles now head to Buffalo to play round 2 against their division rival Blue Jays.