The Baltimore Orioles (5-3) swept the Tampa Bay Rays (4-6) out of Camden Yards as they earned a 5-1 win on Sunday afternoon in the series finale For the Rays, it completed their first winless road trip since the 2016 season.
The Orioles struck first in this game, getting their first run in the third as Renato Nunez homered to give Baltimore a 1-0 lead. That would be all of the offense of the game until the sixth inning, when Brandon Lowe homered to center field to tie the game 1-1.
The seventh inning was a disastrous one for the Rays - after Cedric Mullens led off the inning with a bunt single and stole second base, Hanser Alberto doubled to drive him in and break the tie. After Anthony Santander flew out to left for the first out of the inning, Renato Nunez singled to score Hanser Alberto and give Baltimore a 3-1 lead. From there Pedro Severino struck out for the second out - but the Orioles weren't done, as Jose Iglesias doubled in Nunez to give Baltimore a 4-1 lead. From there Austin Hays struck out to end the seventh but the damage was done.
From there, Pat Valaika homered in the eighth inning to lift Baltimore to a 5-1 lead, which would prove to be the final score.
Yonny Chirinos allowed only one earned run on five hits in four and two-third innings of work to start the game for the Rays. Jalen Beeks (0-1, 4.50) took the loss for the Rays as the one run he allowed proved to be the game winning one for the Orioles. Baltimore starter Tommy Milone allowed just one earned run on six hits in five innings, striking out eight and walking none. Evan Phillips (1-0, 7.36) picked up the win out of the bullpen for the Os.
The Rays now return home in hopes of snapping their five game losing streak at Tropicana Field. After an off day Monday, the Rays host the Red Sox for a two game series beginning Tuesday night. First pitch Tuesday night is scheduled for 6:40 PM - pregame coverage begins with Steve Carney and the Inside Pitch at 5:30 PM on 95.3 WDAE & AM 620.