Beeks Debut One To Forget, Orioles Pound Rays For Second Straight Night

Beeks Allows Eight Runs In Rays Debut

The Baltimore Orioles scored double digit runs against the Tampa Bay Rays for the second consecutive game en route to a 11-2 win.

Kevin Gausman (5-8, 4.43 ERA) picked up the win for the Orioles who improve to 31-74 on the season. He worked seven innings allowing two run on nine hits while striking out five and walking two. It was his team leading 11th quality start of the season.

The Orioles banged out 15 hits while scoring 11 runs. It was the second straight game scoring double digit runs. It’s the first time they’ve done that since last July 18 through 19, 2017 against the Texas Rangers.

Ryne Stanek (1-3, 2.43 ERA) took the loss for Tampa Bay who fall to 53-52 on the year.  He allowed three runs in 1.2-innings of work, including back-to-back homers to Trey Mancini and Joey Rickard in the second inning.

The Orioles did most of their damage against lefty Jalen Beeks who was making his debut with the Rays. Acquired from Boston for Nathan Eovaldi he allowed eight earned runs on 10-hits while striking out 1 and issuing three walks.

Rickard Punishes Former Team:

Tampa Bay drafted Joey Rickard in the ninth round by the Rays in 2012. He was left off their 40-man roster and selected in the Rule 5 draft by the Orioles prior to the 2017 season.

Rickard finished the game 3-for-4 with a homer, five RBI, and three runs scored. The 5-RBI night matched his career-high, also against the Rays on May 13, 2018.  He connected on his sixth homer of the season and cleared the bases with a double for the second straight night.  He has five career home runs and 22 career RBI against Tampa Bay spanning 27 games.

Up Next For The Rays:

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The Rays look to split their four game series with the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. Yonny Chirinos (0-2, 3.78 ERA) will get the start for Tampa Bay Rays. The Orioles counter with Dylan Bundy (6-9, 4.57 ERA).

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