The Baltimore Orioles scored three runs in the eighth inning on Tuesday. That three-spot lead to a 5-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays and concurrently moved the Orioles into 4th place in the AL East over the Boston Red Sox by a half game.
Cedric Mullins (1 for 3, 1 run scored, 1 RBI, 1 BB and 1 SB) hit the first pitch he saw 368 ft. for his 8th homerun of the season. The Rays countered with three runs by their half of the 4th inning and led 3-2 after 4 innings.
Adley Rutschman (1 for 2, 1 run scored, 1 BB) led off the 8th with a single, Ramon Urias’ (1 for 3, 1 run scored, 2 RBI) 11th homerun put the Birds on top 4-3 and Trey Mancini’s (0 for 3, 1 RBI) sacrifice fly scored Jorge Mateo (1 for 3, 1 2B, 1 run scored, 1 SB).
Anthony Santander (1 for 3, 1 run scored, 1 RBI) homered, his 17th, in the 4th inning.
Starter Spenser Watkins, allowed 3 runs on 10 hits (1 homerun allowed) while striking out 3 but did not factor into the decision.
Keegan Akin (2-1) struck out 1 in 0.1 inning to get the wein and Jorge Lopez (1.0 IP, 1 H) earned his 19th save of the year.
2022 Record: 49-48
Next Game: 7/27 vs. Tampa Bay Rays @ 7:05pm