Rickard hits tiebreaking double in 9th, Orioles top Rays 8-5

Posted June 26, 2017

The game ends the Orioles streak of 20 straight games allowing five or more runs. Baltimore went 6-14 over the stretch. "He did a nice job kind of quieting our hot bats". It also ended Odorizzi's day.

Baltimore right-hander Brad Brach (2-1) earned the win in relief, pitching the final two innings, includng a 1-2-3 ninth. Filling a spot in Texas' injury-depleted rotation lately, the right-hander scattered five hits and walked one while striking out three on 93 efficient pitches.

MIAMI - Giancarlo Stanton homered, Jose Urena pitched six scoreless innings and Miami defeated Chicago at Marlins Park. Tampa Bay will start RHP Alex Cobb on Tuesday to open a three-game set at Pittsburgh.

He provided only the third quality start for the Orioles in the past 19 games.

Faria is the fifth player in recorded major-league history to win his first three starts while permitting one run or fewer and completing at least six innings in each outing. Brugman was playing in his 15th game in the major leagues. It was Longoria's 12th home run of the season and the ninth of his career off Tillman.

Tampa Bay roughed up starter Ubaldo Jimenez (2-3), who didn't survive the third inning. Troy Tulowitzki and Pillar homered off Vargas.

Goodwin, who had three hits, belted his second solo homer of the game to lead off the seventh to tie it at 5 against reliever Wandy Peralta. The Orioles main problem for the season and this streak has been their pitching, with their starters ranking 29th and relievers ranking 20th going into the game. He gave up two unearned runs in six innings.

Mancini, homering for the second straight day, became the first Orioles rookie to hit 14 home runs before the All-Star break.

Minnesota used five pitchers in the win.

The game remained even into the seventh inning.

The Giants, who are on pace to lose more than 100 games for the first time since arriving on the West Coast, continued their freefall. They have still won five of their last seven, 11 of their last 17.

The Nationals overcame the Cincinnati Reds 6-5 after 10 innings, while the Royals trumped the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 thanks to a four-run rally in the ninth. Since then, he has reeled off three solid starts.

The O's kick off a six-game road trip starting this weekend at "The Trop". The 33-40 start for the Cardinals is their worst since 2007.

ATLANTA - Brandon Phillips had a home run and a double and Atlanta Braves survived a bullpen meltdown to hang on for a win over Milwaukee. The Braves have won four straight and nine of 12.

Stanton's solo homer in the third inning gave Miami a 1-0 lead.

The real business went down in the later innings.

Dylan Bundy (7-6, 3.72 ERA) will take the hill versus red-hot rookie Jacob Faria (3-0, 1.37 ERA) on Saturday. The closer could return July 5.

Daniel Murphy had four RBIs for the Nationals. The left-hander got out of bases-loaded jams in the second and fourth, and stranded nine Indians runners on base.

The Rays' first two runs were brought in by second baseman Taylor Featherston, who had an RBI single in the second and a sacrifice fly in the fourth, cutting the Orioles' lead to 3-2 after Joseph added a solo home run.

Auburn got a pair of home runs from Omar Meregildo and Oliver Ortiz as the two teams combined to hit four home runs.