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Rays push winning streak to 7, beat O’s 10-1 for sweep

Thursday, Could 20, 2021
PATRICK STEVENS, Affiliated Press

BALTIMORE (AP) – Joey Wendle homered 2 times, Loaded Hill mixed with his bullpen on a two-hitter and the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles ten-1 Thursday to extend their profitable streak to 7 video games.

Tampa Bay outscored the Orioles 32-fourteen and out-strike them 43-22 all through its first 3-sport sweep at Camden Yards due to the fact Could 17-19, 2013. The Rays at 26-19 are 7 video games around .five hundred for the first time this yr. They have strike 17 homers all through the streak, their longest due to the fact profitable 8 in a row from Aug. 19-26, 2018, and have averaged 9 operates for each sport all through the spurt.

“Things are likely our way,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Money said. “We’re making items materialize, we’re acquiring genuinely perfectly-pitched ballgames. The offense has genuinely, genuinely occur to lifestyle. We have got a ton to feel inspired about.”

Baltimore has shed ten of twelve and at 17-26 is a period-higher 9 video games below .five hundred. The Orioles fell to a majors-worst six-eighteen at dwelling.

“We have not played perfectly the previous few months,” Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. “Our pitching is genuinely beat up proper now. We have to have starters go lengthier.”

Hill (3-1) prolonged his scoreless streak to 20 2/3 innings right before key leagues RBIs leader Trey Mancini homered top off the fourth. Hill authorized one particular operate and two hits in 6 innings with 4 strikeouts, earning victories in consecutive starts off for the first time due to the fact profitable 3 in a row in June 2019. He has decreased his Period from 8.eighty two to 3.89 around his final five starts off.

Trevor Richards struck out two in a perfect seventh, and Louis Head pitched two hitless innings about a pair of leadoff walks and a strike batter.

Baltimore starter Dean Kremer (-four) gave up 4 operates, five hits and 4 walks in 3 innings.

“They’re a pretty hot workforce, as you can see,” Kremer said. “They’re swinging the bats pretty perfectly. When you depart much too many balls centre lower, you pay out for it.”

Wendle homered to proper-centre top off the second, and Randy Arozarena strike a 3-operate homer for a four- lead.

Arozarena, who homered 2 times in Wednesday’s victory, added a operate-scoring single as element of his first massive league 4-strike sport. He strike .five hundred (8 for 16) in the series and had consecutive 4-RBI video games.

Wendle also homered in the ninth in opposition to Baltimore infielder Stevie Wilkerson. A pitch soon after staying jeered for missing a forty five mph changeup, Wendle went deep to proper-centre for his first job multi-homer sport.

“I’m absolutely sure between the dwelling operate and the swing and skip, I’ll likely hear much more about the swing and skip,” Wendle said. “It’s virtually a psychological struggle hitting in opposition to a placement participant. A ton of fellas do not like it. It was just fifty miles an hour proper down the center, so I was capable to do anything with it and make a very little adjustment soon after that first swing and skip there.”

TRAINER’S Area

Rays: Money said RHP Michael Wacha (proper hamstring tightness) threw perfectly in a session Wednesday and could be activated this weekend. “It’s likely honest to think we’d like to have him back again in some scenario around this future Toronto series,” Money said.

Orioles: Hyde said OF Anthony Santander (left ankle sprain) is expected to be activated Friday. … RHP Dillon Tate (left hamstring strain) will get started throwing off a mound in the upcoming number of times and is about two months from returning. … RHP Mac Sceroler (shoulder tendinitis) is throwing a number of innings to hitters at prolonged spring training

O’S Open up UP

The Orioles will get rid of capability limitations starting June 1. “That’s wonderful news for everybody,” Hyde said. “It signifies we’re gradually but surely acquiring back again to typical, which is a wonderful experience.” Social distancing between teams of fans will no lengthier be enforced, but fans will be expected to have on masks as element of Baltimore City’s continuing overall health mandates.

UP Subsequent

Rays: Tampa Bay begins a 4-sport series with Toronto in Dunedin, Florida., on Friday. RHP Tyler Glasnow (four-2, 2.35 Period) is -3 with a six.forty four Period in 7 starts off in opposition to the Blue Jays.

Orioles: RHP Jorge López (1-four, six.35) starts off Friday at Washington as Baltimore begins a 3-town, ten-sport vacation.

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