O’s Rally In 7th, Take Series With 4-2 Win

Sports and Bets — May 3, 2015 at 5:38 pm by

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The Run Down

The Birds took the rubber match of their three-game series against the Rays with a 4-2 victory. Both Wei-Yin Chen and Nathan Karns took no-decisions after strong efforts. Chen gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings, and Karns didn’t allow a run on two hits and a walk while striking out four over five innings. The Rays got on the board first with a two-out solo homer to right from James Loney in the 3rd inning. Tampa would add another run in the 5th on an RBI single from Logan Forsythe. Brandon Gomes started the 6th inning for the Rays, and he was replaced by Xavier Cedeno after recording only one out and giving up singles to Adam Jones and Manny Machado. Cedeno was pulled for Steven Geltz after striking out Chris Davis. Geltz would surrender an RBI single to Rey Navarro before striking out Delmon Young to end the inning. In the 7th, Geltz gave up a single to Travis Snider and walked Machado before being lifted for Kevin Jespen with two outs. Sweet Swinging Jimmy Paredes hit an RBI double, and Jones knocked in two runs on his 4th single of the ballgame to give the Birds a 4-2 lead. Davis singled off Jespen, and Erasmo Ramirez got Navarro to fly out to end inning, but the damage was done. Darren O’Day and Zach Britton combined to pitch two scoreless inning to book it in the win column for the Birds.

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Other Game Notes

Jones was 4-for-4 with two RBIs, and he’s now hitting a blistering .402 on the season.

Professional Hitter Steve Pearce was replaced by Navarro in the bottom of the 6th after battling a case of mud butt. That last part’s merely speculation, but he did leave the game because of illness.

Tommy Hunter earned the win after pitching a scorless 7th inning, and Geltz was saddled with the loss after being charged with two runs in his inning of work.

Britton’s 5th save was of the four-out variety. That sinker is a fucking weapon.

The Birds went 3-1 in their game attended by 0 fans and their three “home” games in Tampa. Nothing can stop the Buck Tuck, babes.

Up Next For The O’s

The Birds are off tomorrow, and will begin a two-game series with the Mets on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

RHP Bud Norris (1-2) vs. RHP Bartolo Colon (4-1)

Let’s go O’s!

cover pic: Orioles’ Twitter

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