Austin Meadows hit a two-out, two-run single within the ninth inning and the Tampa Bay Rays rallied previous the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Wednesday.
Randy Arozarena hit two dwelling runs and in addition had a key single because the Rays received for the tenth time in 13 video games. He stopped a 21-game dwelling run drought in Tuesday evening’s 9-3 win over Baltimore.
“We’re a really powerful group,” Arozarena mentioned by means of an interpreter. “A really united group. All of us have the identical mentality within the sense that all of us working arduous to get that World Sequence.”
Tampa Bay trailed when Francisco Mejía led off the ninth with a single in opposition to Tanner Scott (3-4) and pinch-hitter Mike Zunino drew a one-out stroll.
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Arozarena then hit a flare to proper area, with first baseman Ryan Mountcastle and second baseman Pat Valaika colliding in pursuit, for a single that loaded the bases.
“I referred to as it fairly late there,” Mountcastle mentioned. “Actually, I did not know Pat was over there. Right here (at Tropicana Area) you possibly can’t actually put your head down and run, you have to stare on the ball the entire time so you do not lose it.”
“I believe we have been each simply doing that and it was form of powerful for each of us and sadly collided a little bit bit and let it fall. It is a powerful play, I believe,” he mentioned.
After Vidal Bruján struck out, Meadows lined an 0-2 pitch to heart.
“One strike away,” Baltimore supervisor Brandon Hyde mentioned. “That one hurts.”
Collin McHugh (3-1) labored two scoreless innings.
Alexander Wells allowed three runs and 5 hits over 5 2/3 innings whereas filling in for scheduled Baltimore starter Keegan Akin, who was positioned on the COVID-19 injured listing.
Wells, making his first profession begin and third look general, struck out seven and walked two throughout a 93-pitch outing. The left-hander turned the thirteenth Australian-born participant and third with the Orioles to make a giant league begin.
“I came upon about 11:30 final evening,” Wells mentioned. “I referred to as my mother and father immediately, referred to as my girlfriend, my brother after which tried to get some sleep. Managed to get a little bit. I am glad it was a day recreation as a result of did not have a lot time to consider something. Simply get on the market and get going.”
Wells mentioned household and mates again dwelling watched the sport that began at 2 a.m. native time in Australia.
Along with Akin, outfielder Anthony Santander additionally was placed on the COVID-19 IL.
Mountcastle hit a solo homer within the fourth. He put Baltimore forward 4-3 with a sixth-inning RBI single off Matt Wisler.
Valaika had a solo dwelling run, his second of the 12 months and first since Could 5, to tie it at 2 within the third.
Baltimore’s Austin Hays had a first-inning RBI double earlier than Arozarena related for a leadoff homer within the backside of the inning.
Arozarena’s second solo homer within the fifth pulled the Rays even at 3.
Rays starter Michael Wacha gave up three runs and 6 hits in 5 innings.
Bruján, a promising rookie, was optioned to Triple-A Durham after the sport. He hit .077 (2 for 26) in 10 video games.
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The opposite Australian-born pitchers to start out with Baltimore have been RHP John Stephens and LHP Damian Moss.
Orioles: C Austin Wynns had his masks knocked off on the comply with by means of of Arozarena’s swing within the seventh. He stayed within the recreation.
Rays: Zunino (left hip flexor tightness) was out of the beginning lineup for the second straight recreation… OF Manuel Margot (left hamstring pressure) will begin a rehab project within the subsequent couple days with Triple-A Durham. … RHP J.P. Feyereisen (proper shoulder discomfort) went on the 10-day IL and RHP Chris Mazza was recalled from Triple-A Durham.
Orioles: RHP Jorge López (2-12) will begin Friday evening’s recreation in opposition to Washington.
Rays: RHP Luis Patiño (1-2) was placed on the taxi squad from Triple-A Durham and can face Cleveland on Thursday evening.
“We wish him to start out,” Tampa Bay supervisor Kevin Money mentioned of the 21-year outdated Patiño. “He’s finished good issues in Triple-A. A younger pitcher that we’ve acquired to discover a method to give him a little bit little bit of a lane, create a path for him to take off right here for us and hopefully tomorrow is the beginning of that.”
RHP Cal Quantrill (2-2) is beginning for the Indians.