Sunday, June 26, 2016

MLB Recap: Tampa Bay Rays (5) vs. Baltimore Orioles (12) - 6/26/2016

MLB Recap: Tampa Bay Rays (5) vs. Baltimore Orioles (12) - Date: 6/26/2016 Chris Davis hit his seventh career grand slam, and the Baltimore Orioles completed an unprecedented sweep of Tampa Bay with a 12-5 victory Sunday that extended the Rays' losing streak to 11 games. Jonathan Schoop and Mark Trumbo also homered for the AL East leaders, whose 31-13 home record is the best in the majors. Baltimore has won five straight to climb a season-high 15 games over .500 (45-30). Davis hit an opposite-field drive to left after the Orioles used a walk and two singles to load the bases with no outs in the first inning against Drew Smyly (2-8). Sports Handicapping Service Winning Streaks. That sent Baltimore to its first four-game sweep in a rivalry that began in 1998. Profitable MLB Baseball Handi cappers. The Orioles are 7-2 against Tampa Bay this season, 6-0 at home. Sports Handicapping Sites. The Rays have been outscored 72-29 during their skid and yielded at least five runs in each game. MLB Baseball Handicappers. The defeat completed an 0-7 swing through Cleveland and Baltimore, the third time in franchise history the team has gone winless on a road trip of at least seven games. Desmond Jennings and newcomer Oswaldo Arcia hit solo homers for the Rays, mired in their longest losing streak in seven years. Obtained on Friday in a trade with the Twins, Arcia had three hits and three RBIs. Smyly endured five rocky innings, giving up eight runs and 10 hits - including three homers and three doubles. Before this outing, the left-hander was 4-0 with a 1.82 ERA in eight career games against Baltimore. Football Picks Today. Tyler Wilson (4-5) earned his first win in seven home starts this season despite allowing five runs and 10 hits over five innings. After Jennings homered in the second, Adam Jones dropped down a run-scoring bunt in the bottom half for the first of his four hits. Schoop made it 6-2 with his 13th home run, but Arcia homered in the fourth and added a two-run double in the fifth to get the Rays within a run. Manny Machado led off the Baltimore fifth with a double and Trumbo launched his AL-leading 22nd homer for an 8-5 lead. Free MLB Baseball Picks. TRAINER'S ROOMRays: Activated from the 15-day DL before the game, RHP Ryan Webb (right pectoral strain) gave up four runs in the eighth. The Rays cleared room for Webb by sending RHP Tyler Sturdevant to Triple-A Durham. Orioles: RHP Darren O'Day (right hamstring strain) is making progress toward a return. ''If everything goes perfectly, he could be activated on this (nine-game) trip,'' manager Buck Showalter said. UP NEXTRays: Tampa Bay opens an 11-game homestand Monday night, hosting Boston. The Rays are one of four major league teams that haven't had a winning homestand. Orioles: Baltimore planned to travel to San Diego on Sunday night and take Monday off before starting a two-game series against the Padres on Tuesday.