ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Austin Meadows deed a two-out, two-run azygous successful the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied past the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 connected Wednesday.
Randy Arozarena deed 2 location runs and besides had a cardinal azygous arsenic the Rays won for the 10th clip successful 13 games. He stopped a 21-game location tally drought successful Tuesday night’s 9-3 triumph implicit Baltimore.
“We’re a precise pugnacious team,” Arozarena said done an interpreter. “A precise agreed team. We each person the aforesaid mentality successful the consciousness that we each moving hard to get that World Series.”
Tampa Bay trailed erstwhile Francisco Mejía led disconnected the ninth with a azygous against Tanner Scott (3-4) and pinch-hitter Mike Zunino drew a one-out walk.
Arozarena past deed a flare to close field, with archetypal baseman Ryan Mountcastle and 2nd baseman Pat Valaika colliding successful pursuit, for a azygous that loaded the bases.
“I called it beauteous precocious there,” Mountcastle said. “Honestly, I didn’t cognize Pat was implicit there. Here (at Tropicana Field) you can’t truly enactment your caput down and run, you’ve got to look astatine the shot the full clip truthful you don’t suffer it.”
“I deliberation we were some conscionable doing that and it was benignant of pugnacious for some of america and unluckily collided a small spot and fto it fall. It’s a pugnacious play, I think,” helium said.
After Vidal Bruján struck out, Meadows lined an 0-2 transportation to center.
“One onslaught away,” Baltimore manager Brandon Hyde said. “That 1 hurts.”
Collin McHugh (3-1) worked 2 scoreless innings.
Alexander Wells allowed 3 runs and 5 hits implicit 5 2/3 innings portion filling successful for scheduled Baltimore starter Keegan Akin, who was placed connected the COVID-19 injured list.
Wells, making his archetypal vocation commencement and 3rd quality overall, struck retired 7 and walked 2 during a 93-pitch outing. The left-hander became the 13th Australian-born subordinate and 3rd with the Orioles to marque a large league start.
“I recovered retired astir 11:30 past night,” Wells said. “I called my parents consecutive away, called my girlfriend, my member and past tried to get immoderate sleep. Managed to get a little. I’m gladsome it was a time crippled due to the fact that didn’t person overmuch clip to deliberation astir anything. Just get retired determination and get going.”
Wells said household and friends backmost location watched the crippled that started astatine 2 a.m. section clip successful Australia.
In summation to Akin, outfielder Anthony Santander besides was enactment connected the COVID-19 IL.
Mountcastle deed a solo homer successful the fourth. He enactment Baltimore up 4-3 with a sixth-inning RBI azygous disconnected Matt Wisler.
Valaika had a solo location run, his 2nd of the twelvemonth and archetypal since May 5, to necktie it astatine 2 successful the third.
Baltimore’s Austin Hays had a first-inning RBI treble earlier Arozarena connected for a leadoff homer successful the bottommost of the inning.
Arozarena’s 2nd solo homer successful the 5th pulled the Rays adjacent astatine 3.
Rays starter Michael Wacha gave up 3 runs and six hits successful 5 innings.
Bruján, a promising rookie, was optioned to Triple-A Durham aft the game. He deed .077 (2 for 26) successful 10 games.
FROM DOWN UNDER
The different Australian-born pitchers to commencement with Baltimore were RHP John Stephens and LHP Damian Moss.
Orioles: C Austin Wynns had his disguise knocked disconnected connected the follow-through of Arozarena’s plaything successful the seventh. He stayed successful the game.
Rays: Zunino (left hep flexor tightness) was retired of the starting lineup for the 2nd consecutive game… OF Manuel Margot (left hamstring strain) volition commencement a rehab duty successful the adjacent mates days with Triple-A Durham. … RHP J.P. Feyereisen (right enarthrosis discomfort) went connected the 10-day IL and RHP Chris Mazza was recalled from Triple-A Durham.
Orioles: RHP Jorge López (2-12) volition commencement Friday night’s crippled against Washington.
Rays: RHP Luis Patiño (1-2) was enactment connected the taxi squad from Triple-A Durham and volition look Cleveland connected Thursday night.
“We privation him to start,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said of the 21-year aged Patiño. “He’s done bully things successful Triple-A. A young pitcher that we’ve got to find a mode to springiness him a small spot of a lane, make a way for him to instrumentality disconnected present for america and hopefully time is the commencement of that.”
RHP Cal Quantrill (2-2) is starting for the Indians.
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