The Baltimore Orioles kicked off their midweek series with the Tampa Bay Rays Tuesday, but they fell short in game one. Here's the latest Orioles and Rays news:
Starting pitcher Dylan Bundy allowed three runs at Tampa Bay Tuesday night, all of which came from the long ball. Bundy tossed five innings in total, striking out five, but was saddled with the loss after his tough fourth inning. Trey Mancini finished 2-for-5 with a run scored in the Orioles' win over the Red Sox on Monday. Mancini has not found a pitcher that he cannot hit off of after starting the year with a .343/.400/.701 batting line with six home runs, 12 RBI, and 17 runs. A big return for the 27-year-old after last year's slump.
Outfielder Dwight Smith, Jr. stayed hot at the plate, singling twice and scoring a run in the series opener against the Rays. It was his second straight game with multiple hits
First baseman Chris Davis was originally in Tuesday's lineup, but was scratched late due to an illness. Davis is coming off a nice series in Boston in which he recorded his first hit of the season, and also hit two doubles and a home run.
Starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow tossed seven innings against the Orioles, allowing just two runs. He was shaky early, but finished with three strikeouts and zero walks in the winning effort.
Outfielder Avisail Garcia crushed a two-run home run off Dylan Bundy to give the Rays a lead they would not relinquish, and he also added an RBI single later in the game for insurance.
1B Chris Davis: Illness, day-to-day
RP Richard Bleier: Shoulder, 10-Day IL
C Austin Wynns: Oblique, 10-Day IL
SP Alex Cobb: Back, 10-Day IL
SP Nate Karns: Arm, 10-Day IL
DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL
Wednesday 4/17: Orioles @ Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field
Thursday 4/18: Orioles @ Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field
Friday 4/19: Twins @ Orioles, 7:05 p.m., Oriole Park at Camden Yards
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