Cruz 2 homers, Rays hand Orioles 13th straight loss, 10-0
Wednesday, August 18, 2021
Nelson Cruz homered twice, 3 pitchers merged on a 4-hitter, and the AL East-major Tampa Bay Rays extended the Baltimore Orioles’ losing streak to 13 online games with a 10- victory on Tuesday night time.
Cruz moved previous Dave Kingman into 42nd place on the all-time household operates listing with 443. His 3-run shot off John Signifies (five-five) in the course of a 5-run fifth inning created it 8-, and he strike a two-run shot in the sixth against Tanner Scott. The slugger, acquired from Minnesota on July 22, has seven of his 26 homers this period with Tampa Bay and has 39 vocation multi-homer online games.
“He has really thickened us a good deal,” Rays supervisor Kevin Funds explained. “We have fellas like that in our league that you just know exactly where they are at and you know the optimistic outcome it has on most people throughout the lineup.”
Following on the household run listing for Cruz are Vladimir Guerrero and Jeff Bagwell, who are tied for fortieth with 449.
“Never imagined rising up that I’m heading to strike that many homers and I’m heading to be on that listing,” Cruz explained. “I played with Vladdy. He was my idol rising up, the man I preferred to engage in like. Just blessed.”
Drew Rasmussen authorized a single strike about 4 innings, Adam Conley labored a hitless fifth and Chad Ellis (1-) bought his initial important league gain with 3-strike ball about the remaining 4 innings.
Mike Zunino homered in his fifth consecutive recreation for the Rays, who are 13-1 against Baltimore this period. Tampa Bay has scored at the very least 9 operates 9 moments and achieved double digits 5 moments in the period series.
Tampa Bay holds a period-large 5-recreation divisional guide about Boston and the New York Yankees, who swept a doubleheader from the sliding Pink Sox.
Baltimore has been outscored 123-36 in the course of its existing skid and is in threat of overtaking Arizona as the majors’ worst crew. The Orioles missing fourteen in a row from May well 18-31.
“It’s terrible,” Signifies explained. “A good deal of our fellas are losing rest. A good deal of fellas are disappointed with what they are executing, particularly me.”
The announced group of four,795 was the smallest for a Rays recreation at Tropicana Field without COVID-19 limits. Monday night’s opener of the 4-recreation series drew five,460.
Wander Franco achieved major off the fourth when shortstop Jorge Mateo misplayed his grounder for an mistake. Franco scored on Manuel Margot’s double, and with two outs, Zunino created it 3- on his vocation-large twenty sixth homer.
Right after Cruz’s homer in the fifth, Brandon Lowe had an RBI double and scored when next baseman Ramón Urías stumbled moving backwards powering next base just before falling to the floor in an unsuccessful attempt to capture Zunino’s popup.
Tampa Bay’s Randy Arozarena had 4 hits, which includes 3 off Signifies.
Signifies, the Orioles’ ace who had a no-hitter earlier this period, gave up seven operates (4 earned) and 8 hits in 4-additionally innings.
Orioles rookie Ryan Mountcastle returned from concussion hurt listing and went 1-for-3 with a ninth-inning double. He had been out given that Aug. 7.
The Orioles are the fifth crew given that 1901 to have two losing streaks of 13 or far more online games in the exact same period. The other individuals are Arizona (this year), the New York Mets (1962), the Boston Rustlers (1911 and 1935) and the Philadelphia Phillies (1919).
INF-OF Stevie Wilkerson was introduced by Triple-A Norfolk, the Orioles’ top minor league crew. Wilkerson turned the initial placement participant to get a help save when he pitched the sixteenth inning of Baltimore’s 10-8 gain about the Los Angeles Angels on July 26, 2019.
Orioles: 1B Trey Mancini was out of the lineup with a sore still left calf. He fouled balls off the calf and his still left foot on Monday night time.
Rays: RHP Chris Archer (proper forearm tightness) authorized 3 operates and a single strike about four 2/3 innings for Triple-A Durham. He could be a part of the rotation subsequent 7 days. Reliever Nick Anderson (proper elbow) gave up two operates and two hits about a single inning in the exact same recreation.
Rays LHP Ryan Yarbrough (6-four, four.seventy six Period) is established to come off the COVID-19 IL and pitch Wednesday night time against Baltimore RHP Spenser Watkins (2-four, five.25). Yarbrough missed 8 days.