Glasnow Stellar As Rays Open Series With Orioles With A Blowout

Tyler Glasnow and Casey Sadler combined to throw a five-hit shutout, and Mike Zunino hit a three-run homer to help power the Tampa Bay Rays to a 7-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles Friday at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

Tampa Bay used a pair of two-base hits by the first two batters of the game, as Brandon Lowe doubled into the right-centerfield gap and scored on a check-swing double by Tommy Pham.

 

The contest remained 1-0 until the fourth, when Nate Lowe and Avisail Garcia led off by each singling off Dan Straily, and after Kevin Kiermaier lined out for the first out of the inning, Zunino launched a massive home run to bust the game open

 

The Rays got two more runs in the sixth, as Pham singled in Willy Adames, and Nate Lowe drove in Brandon Lowe with a sacrifice fly for his first big league RBI.

Glasnow (6-0) cruised through the first seven innings of Friday's game, retiring the first 11 batters he faced before Dwight Smith Jr. reached on an infield single with two out in the fourth. The right-hander allowed just two more hits: a leadoff single by Rio Ruiz in the fifth and a two-out single by Jonathan Villar in the sixth. He did not walk a batter and struck out eight in a 92-pitch outing.

Sadler allowed two-out singles in each the eighth and ninth innings, but stranded both runners at first base to end the inning.

With the win, Tampa Bay gets back to ten games over .500 at 21-11 on the season.

SATURDAY'S MATCHUP

Tampa Bay Rays (21-11) at Baltimore Orioles (11-22), 7:05 pm first pitch, with coverage on WDAE beginning at 6:00 with The Inside Pitch.

Rays starter: RHP Ryne Stanek (0-1, 2.81 ERA)

Orioles starter: RHP Dylan Bundy (0-4, 6.67 ERA)

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