Rays' Jake Odorizzi: Tarnishes strong outing with home runs

Odorizzi allowed three runs on five hits and three walks across seven innings in a no-decision Monday against the Reds. He struck out four.

Odorizzi comfortably cruised through the first four innings, but a solo home run by Scott Schebler in the fifth inning and a two-run shot from Scooter Gennett in the sixth left him behind on the scoreboard when he departed after the seventh. While he was bailed out by the offense, the right-hander could've easily attained a better result as he tried to bounce back from some recent struggles. That said, Odorizzi still delivered his second quality start in the last three outings and holds a respectable 3.78 ERA for the season. One contributor to his middling statistics this season is homer frequency -- he's allowed at least one long ball in 10 straight starts -- so he'll be looking to keep the ball in the yard when he gets back on the mound Saturday against the Orioles.

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