The Orioles acted like Wednesday’s game never happened.
After Wednesday’s loss, the Orioles came back on Thursday with a vengeance to close out the 4-game series with the Rays in a winning fashion on the first ever Mo Gaba Day.
The starting lineup for the O’s:
1. A. Hays LF, 2. T. Mancini DH, 3. A. Santander RF, 4. R. Mountcastle 1B, 5. R. Urias 2B, 6. T. Nevin 3B, 7. J. Mateo SS, 8. R. McKenna CF, 9. R. Chirinos C
The starting pitcher of the game for the Orioles was Jordan Lyles (6-8, 4.79 ERA, 93 K).
The starting lineup for the Rays:
1. B. Lowe 2B, 2. J. Choi 1B, 3. I. Paredes 3B, 4. L. Raley DH, 5. J. Lowe RF, 6. R. Quinn LF, 7. B. Phillips CF, 8. T. Walls SS, 9. R. Pinto C
The starter for the Rays was Ryan Yarbrough (0-5, 5.61 ERA, 26K).
With two outs in the bottom of the second inning, Anthony Santander did it again. He hit an RBI double to give the O’s an early lead. That was his third RBI of the four-game series.
After throwing 106 pitches in 5.2 innings with 4 Ks, Lyles was replaced by Cionel Perez (1.35 ERA) who was able to escape the 2 out, 2 on jam in the 6th inning.
Ryan Yarbrough threw 83 pitches in six innings and had 8 strikeouts as well as allowing one run before he was replaced by Shawn Armstrong (4.85 ERA). In his first inning, Armstrong was able to get a strikeout.
Rougned Odor came in at the bottom of the seventh for Tyler Nevin.
In the Eighth inning, Trey Mancini hit a two-run inside-the-park home run scoring Austin Hayes to give the O’s a 3-0 save. A moment that the O’s fans and Mancini may never forget if the trade rumors end up becoming true. That was the first inside-the-park home run at Camden Yards since Sept 26, 2011.
Bautista closed out the game as the Orioles shut out the Rays 3-0 and will move on to the next series against the Reds at Great American Ball Park. The first game takes place tomorrow, July 29th, at 6:40 PM EST.