The Baltimore Orioles squeezed out of their series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday with a 9-6 win to avoid the sweep, though they fell in the series 2-1 after suffering back-to-back 6-3 losses on Monday and Tuesday.
Shawn Armstrong struck out the final batter in Wednesday's 9-6 victory over the Rays after the bullpen surrendered three runs in the ninth inning.
All-Star John Means gave up two earned runs and six hits while striking out five in a no-decision victory over the Rays Wednesday.
Chris Davis smacked a solo home run, his first since May 12, in Baltimore's loss to Tampa on Tuesday. Catcher Chance Sisco sent a long ball of his own over the fence Tuesday, a two-run homer. Davis and Sisco's homers accounted for the Orioles only runs on the night.
Asher Wojciechowski gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings of the Orioles 6-3 loss to the Rays on Tuesday, in his first MLB start since August 2017. To make room for Wojciechowski on the roster, Matt Wotherspoon was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk.
The Orioles made a few other roster moves on Tuesday, when they activated reliever Josh Lucas from the 10-day injured list and optioned Tom Eshelman to Triple-A Norfolk. Lucas suffered a right shoudler strain in the middle of June but was recently cleared to return to Baltimore's bullpen.
Orioles prospect Yusniel Diaz went 3-for-4 with his eighth homer of the year and a double on Monday with Double-A Bowie.
RP Josh Rogers: Elbow, 60-Day IL (out indefinitely)
OF D.J. Stewart: Ankle, 10-Day IL (may be back soon)
SP Alex Cobb: Back, 60-Day IL (out until 2020)
SP Nate Karns: Arm, 60-Day IL (out indefinitely)
DH Mark Trumbo: Knee, 60-Day IL (out indefinitely)
Friday 7/5: Orioles @ Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre
Saturday 7/6: Orioles @ Blue Jays, 3:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre
Sunday, 7/7: Orioles @ Bule Jays, 1:07 p.m. ET, Rogers Centre
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