For a third straight game, the Baltimore Orioles lost to the Tampa Bay Rays; the latest a 2-1 loss.
A quality start by Alex Cobb (6.0 IP. 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K) was not enough as the only run the Orioles could record was the result of an Austin Hays homerun to lead off the 4th inning, his second on the season. Hays finished the night 2 for 3 with a walk.
The Orioles did mount a threat in the 2nd inning when they loaded the bases with no outs but Tampa starter Tyler Glasnow shut the door on that threat with two strikeouts and a Cedric Mullins fly out.
Glasnow struck out 10 of the 21 Orioles batters he faced over 5.0 innings pitched.
Orioles relievers Paul Fry, Carson Fulmer and Tanner Scott, held the Rays in check after Cobb’s exit by combining to allow just one hit and 3 walks over 3.0 innings.
Rays pitching shut down the Orioles bats following the Hays homer as one batter above the minimum (15) was faced and that batter was Hays with a 6th inning single.
The Orioles are 8 games below .500 with 8 games remaining in the season.