BALTIMORE (AP) — Rougned Odor scored his second game-winning goal in three days as the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 7-6 in 11 innings on Sunday.
The Orioles won two of three, winning a series against Tampa Bay for the first time since July 31 through August. November 2020, when Baltimore managed a three-game sweep at home.
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The Orioles were 6-4 down in ninth place before Austin Hays hit a two-shot, two-carry RBI single against Ryan Thompson, who was previously charged with a beam that put two runners in goal position.
Then a thunderstorm delayed the game by 51 minutes.
Baltimore’s Chris Owings had a successful bunt to put the automatic runner in third place in 11th against Dusten Knight (0-1). Odor followed up with a chopper that got past first baseman Ji-Man Choi into right field,
Cionel Pérez (2-0) earned the win by throwing two innings scoreless.
It was the second time in the three games that the Rays and Orioles went extra innings. On Friday, Odor hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning that gave Baltimore an 8-6 win and put Tampa Bay on a 15-game losing streak.
Randy Arozarena had two more hits with one RBI and hits .412 (40 to 97) in 24 career games against the Orioles with 26 RBIs.
Tampa Bay’s Kevin Kiermaier led for the second straight game, going 2 for 6 with an RBI and two carries. Brett Phillips and Choi also garnered three hits for the Rays.
Oriole’s top contestant Adleyrutschman was in the lineup for the second year in a row, going 1-4 with a hit by pitch.
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Ryan Mountcastle managed his fifth home run of the season before going to Baltimore, who lost eight of 10, with body cramps in the ninth.
It wasn’t an ideal start for the Orioles.
The Rays went 1-0 up when Choi hit a sharp grounder that hit Orioles starter Spenser Watkins, forcing him out of the game after three batters with a bruised right forearm. Joey Krehbiel came on for Baltimore and allowed Isaac Paredes a three-pointer home that increased the lead to 4-0.
The Rays continued to struggle defensively and two errors at second baseman Vidal Bruján and Arozaren allowed the Orioles to go 6-4 in game seven. Tampa Bay had five errors in the three-game streak.
Rays: Wander Franco (right quadriceps injury) and Yandy Díaz (left shoulder) were both kept out of the lineup but were available from the bench. Franco banged through as a pinch hitter on the 10th. … RHP Andrew Kittredge (Low Back Tights) was placed on the 15-day IL retroactive to May 19. … The Rays selected Triple-A Durham’s RHP Dusten Knight. To make room, RHP JT Chargois (left oblique narrow) was transferred to the 60-day IL.
Rays: LHP Shane McClanahan (3-2, 2.33 ERA) will start Tuesday’s series opener against the Marlins and RHP Pablo López (4-1, 1.57).
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Orioles: RHP Jordan Lyles (2-4, 4.11 ERA) will set the series opener against the Yankees, who haven’t named a starter.
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