This one was a slow burn. The score would remain tied at a goose egg until the top of the 5th.
After Wade Miley was removed due to an apparent injury, Darren O'Day came in for relief. It only took one pitch for the Rays to capitalize. Corey Dickerson reached down and away to lift one into the left field seats; and I really mean lift one this time. It looked like nothing more than a high fly ball, but it just continued to carry until it left the field of play. This man has one seriously hard swing.
Jake Odorizzi was solid on the day, sprinkling just five hits and one earned run over six innings. Jake's shutout was in tact until the sixth when Manny Machado planted a 2-2 fastball over the wall in center field to tie it up 1-1.
There was a strange moment in the seventh, as Alexei Ramirez appeared to injure himself on his swing. He ended up shaking it off and staying in, but he needed a moment to collect himself.
The deciding run for the Orioles would be delivered in powerful fashion. With Ryan Garton on the mound in the eighth, Mark Trumbo absolutely pummeled his 93 mph offering, sending it completely out of the ballpark to put the O's up for good, 2-1.
The loss brings the Rays record to 64-85. They'll enjoy a day off tomorrow before getting back to work as the AL East spoiler as they welcome the Yankees to town. Ole slime-neck, Michael Pineda, faces off against Drew Smyly at 7:10. See you there (in spirit).