After a disappointing series loss to the Kansas City Royals, the Tampa Bay Rays lost a momentous game 5-1 to the Baltimore Orioles on Monday at Oriole Park … much to the delight of the Toronto Blue Jays.
By virtue of this loss, the Florida team is now one game behind the Jays and second in the East Division. the American.
The Duel of the Day hosts, who went on an irresistible streak earlier this month to rekindle their playoff hopes, took off in the fifth inning.
Ryan Mountcastle got the ball rolling by hitting a Corey Kluber (6-6) offering to safety to allow Ryan McKenna and Cedric Mullins to cross home plate. Adley Rutschman scored a few moments later, thanks to an option from Anthony Santander. Then, Austin Hays hit a sacrifice fly to triple his team's lead.
The day did not go as planned for Kluber. He allowed seven hits and five runs – including four earned – in five innings of work.
The Orioles used five different gunners, and Austin Voth fulfilled his tenure as the starting pitcher. The victory, however, went to Nick Vespi (3-0), who struck out four batters in less than two innings.
The Rays and Orioles will meet three more times in 'here Friday.
Reds Without Mercy
At Great American Ball Park, Jonathan India's first career grand slam propelled the Cincinnati Reds to an 11-2 victory over the Miami Marlins.
The winners, dead last in the Central Division de la Nationale, have been having a good time for some time. After winning their series against the St. Louis Cardinals, they beat another higher-seeded team.
India sent a Zach Pop offering into the stands in the fifth inning to add four points on the board. The Reds, however, already held a 6-2 lead, in particular due to the largesse of Trevor Rogers (4-10). The Marlins gunner allowed six earned runs on eight hits over three and two-thirds innings.
Brandon Drury particularly hurt Rogers' cause by hitting a three-run homer at his expense in the fourth .
Nick Lodolo (3-3) was imperative in six innings on the mound for the hosts. He passed nine batters in the mitt and only allowed two earned runs on five hits.