Santander has 5 of Orioles' 16 hits in 8-3 win over Rays

BALTIMORE (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays can only hope that a lost weekend in Baltimore doesn't prove costly in their bid to end a five-year playoff drought.

Anthony Santander went 5 for 5 with a homer , Renato Nunez drove in three runs and the Orioles beat the Rays 8-3 Sunday for a split of the four-game series.

After beating Baltimore twice to move atop the AL wild-card standings, Tampa Bay was outscored 15-4 by the team with the second-worst record in the majors.

''Disappointing,'' Rays outfielder Kevin Kiermaier said. ''We started out great, two wins, but the last two days were a letdown. They outpiched us and outhit us. They did everything right.''

Kiermaier hurt his ribs chasing down one of Baltimore's 16 hits and was pulled from the game as a precaution. The injury did not hinder his ability to access where the Rays stand with 30 games to play.

''We're trying to figure out how we're going to be better across the board. We're searching for those answers right now,'' he said. ''We're very inconsistent. We'll rattle off four wins in a row then lose three or four.''

Rays opener Diego Castillo (2-7) gave up one run over two innings before Jalen Beeks was roughed up for seven runs and 11 hits in five innings.

''They saw the ball well,'' Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said of the Orioles. ''They were prepared and ready to hit.''

Santander had his first career five-hit game, Jonathan Villar homered , and DJ Stewart and Nunez each had three hits.

''We lost the first couple games, so to be able to come back and get a split is fantastic,'' Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said. ''That's a really good ballclub, a team that's going to be in until the very end.''

Nunez singled in a first-inning run and hit a two-run double in the third before scoring on a single by Stewart for a 4-0 lead.

Tampa Bay answered with an unearned run in the fourth and loaded the bases with one out before Dylan Bundy (6-13) got Joey Wendle to bounce into a double play, one of four turned by the Orioles.

''That's all you try to do as a starter is limit the damage, and we had some great defensive plays today,'' said Bundy, who allowed two earned runs in five innings.

Villar homered in the bottom half and Santander added an RBI single to make it 6-1.

With 28 steals along with his career-high 20 home runs, Villar has the eighth 20-20 season in Orioles history - the first since Manny Machado in 2015.

''You never know, maybe I can make it 30-30,'' Villar said. ''Now I'm focusing finishing hard.''

EJECTED

Orioles pitching coach Doug Brocail was ejected by first base umpire John Bacon, who ruled that a check-swing by Avisail Garcia in the fifth inning was not a strike. Brocail thought otherwise and was tossed for the second time this season.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rays: LHP Jose Alvarado was placed on the 10-day injured list with elbow inflammation following an ineffective, abbreviated outing Saturday night. ''He was fine during the game,'' Cash said. ''I think his elbow flared up once he was off the mound.'' Alvarado will be examined Monday in Florida. ... Wendle (right wrist inflammation) was activated from the IL and started at third base. ''Definitely having an up and down season - mostly down,'' said Wendle, who came in with a .206 batting average over 46 games after hitting .300 in 139 games last year. He's been on the IL three times, twice with a sore wrist, and will be used sporadically until it's certain his wrist is close to 100 percent.

Orioles: 3B Hanser Alberto was removed from the game after being struck in the head by Eric Sogard's knee on a play at second base. Hyde said Alberto has a head contusion and a cervical neck strain. ... LHP John Means was placed on the family medical emergency list. He pitched Saturday night, and the Orioles hope to have him back for their upcoming weekend series in Kansas City. RHP Tayler Scott was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk.

UP NEXT

Rays: After taking Monday off, Tampa Bay opens a three-game set at Houston. A prime pitching matchup on Tuesday features Charlie Morton (13-5, 2.85 ERA) against Astros ace Justin Verlander (15-5, 2.77).

Orioles: A day off Monday is followed by a two-game road series against the Washington Nationals, an NL contender. The neighboring teams split two games in Baltimore last month.

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  • W: D. Bundy (6-13)L: D. Castillo (2-7)
  • HR: BAL - J. Villar (20), A. Santander (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
E. Sogard 2B40200001.303.368.490.8583.0
T. Pham LF41110002.269.371.454.8254.0
A. Meadows DH40200011.280.348.531.8801.5
J. Choi 1B31210001.255.355.406.7614.0
A. Garcia RF-CF40100003.275.331.452.7831.0
K. Kiermaier CF30110003.242.284.423.7072.0
M. Brosseau RF10000010.282.321.484.804-0.5
W. Adames SS30000131.249.311.405.716-0.5
J. Wendle 3B40100003.207.273.276.5491.0
M. Zunino C31000121.169.243.322.5651.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    J. Villar 2B51111020.277.347.466.8135.0
    H. Alberto 3B20100000.314.337.440.7781.0
    R. Ruiz 3B31100000.241.311.366.6763.0
    T. Mancini 1B32200200.273.345.521.8666.0
    A. Santander LF52521000.286.326.489.81512.0
    R. Nunez DH41330012.251.319.484.8037.5
    a- C. Davis PH-DH10000002.173.263.303.5660.0
    D. Stewart RF41310010.263.323.333.6565.5
    P. Severino C40000014.247.319.420.739-0.5
    S. Wilkerson CF30010032.223.268.392.661-0.5
    R. Martin SS40000002.194.252.291.5430.0
    • a-lined out for Nunez in the 8th
    BATTING
    • 2B - E. Sogard (23), T. Pham (24)
    • SF - J. Choi (5)
    • RBI - T. Pham (55), J. Choi (44), K. Kiermaier (53)
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Pham, K. Kiermaier 2 (2), W. Adames
    BATTING
    • 2B - R. Ruiz (10), R. Nunez (22), D. Stewart (4)
    • HR - J. Villar (20), A. Santander (13)
    • SF - S. Wilkerson (2)
    • RBI - J. Villar (60), A. Santander 2 (38), R. Nunez 3 (76), D. Stewart (3), S. Wilkerson (34)
    • 2-Out RBI - J. Villar (26), A. Santander (21), R. Nunez 3 (28), D. Stewart
    • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Nunez 2 (2), C. Davis 2 (2), D. Stewart 2 (2), P. Severino, R. Martin 2 (2)
    FIELDING
    • Outfield Assist - D. Stewart (2)
    • DP - 4 (Alberto-Mancini; Martin-Villar-Mancini; Stewart-Mancini; Villar-Martin-Mancini)
    • E - R. Martin (8)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Castillo (L, 2-7)2.03110203.481.32-2.0
    J. Beeks5.011772624.551.48-2.0
    A. Kittredge1.02000003.711.291.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Castillo (L, 2-7)2.0
    J. Beeks5.0
    A. Kittredge1.0
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Bundy (W, 6-13)5.08322204.981.3511.0
    M. Castro1.21000104.661.462.5
    P. Fry1.11000204.651.293.0
    M. Givens1.00000204.261.164.0
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Bundy (W, 6-13)5.0
    M. Castro1.2
    P. Fry1.1
    M. Givens1.0
    PITCHING
    • IBB - J. Beeks
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Castillo 32-25, J. Beeks 104-74, A. Kittredge 18-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Castillo 4-0, J. Beeks 2-6, A. Kittredge 2-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Castillo 9, J. Beeks 27, A. Kittredge 5
    PITCHING
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 87-58, M. Castro 15-9, P. Fry 16-13, M. Givens 15-9
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 9-3, M. Castro 1-2, P. Fry 1-0, M. Givens 1-0
    • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 24, M. Castro 5, P. Fry 4, M. Givens 3
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    E. Sogard 2B40200001.303.368.490.8583.0
    T. Pham LF41110002.269.371.454.8254.0
    A. Meadows DH40200011.280.348.531.8801.5
    J. Choi 1B31210001.255.355.406.7614.0
    A. Garcia RF-CF40100003.275.331.452.7831.0
    K. Kiermaier CF30110003.242.284.423.7072.0
    M. Brosseau RF10000010.282.321.484.804-0.5
    W. Adames SS30000131.249.311.405.716-0.5
    J. Wendle 3B40100003.207.273.276.5491.0
    M. Zunino C31000121.169.243.322.5651.0
    Total33310302716-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Villar 2B51111020.277.347.466.8135.0
      H. Alberto 3B20100000.314.337.440.7781.0
      R. Ruiz 3B31100000.241.311.366.6763.0
      T. Mancini 1B32200200.273.345.521.8666.0
      A. Santander LF52521000.286.326.489.81512.0
      R. Nunez DH41330012.251.319.484.8037.5
      a- C. Davis PH-DH10000002.173.263.303.5660.0
      D. Stewart RF41310010.263.323.333.6565.5
      P. Severino C40000014.247.319.420.739-0.5
      S. Wilkerson CF30010032.223.268.392.661-0.5
      R. Martin SS40000002.194.252.291.5430.0
      Total42919922914-----
      • a-lined out for Nunez in the 8th
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Sogard (23), T. Pham (24)
      • SF - J. Choi (5)
      • RBI - T. Pham (55), J. Choi (44), K. Kiermaier (53)
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - T. Pham, K. Kiermaier 2 (2), W. Adames
      BATTING
      • 2B - R. Ruiz (10), R. Nunez (22), D. Stewart (4)
      • HR - J. Villar (20), A. Santander (13)
      • SF - S. Wilkerson (2)
      • RBI - J. Villar (60), A. Santander 2 (38), R. Nunez 3 (76), D. Stewart (3), S. Wilkerson (34)
      • 2-Out RBI - J. Villar (26), A. Santander (21), R. Nunez 3 (28), D. Stewart
      • Runners left in scoring position, 2-Out - R. Nunez 2 (2), C. Davis 2 (2), D. Stewart 2 (2), P. Severino, R. Martin 2 (2)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - D. Stewart (2)
      • DP - 4 (Alberto-Mancini; Martin-Villar-Mancini; Stewart-Mancini; Villar-Martin-Mancini)
      • E - R. Martin (8)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Castillo (L, 2-7)2.03110203.481.32-2.0
      J. Beeks5.011772624.551.48-2.0
      A. Kittredge1.02000003.711.291.0
      Total8.01688282---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Castillo (L, 2-7)2.0
      J. Beeks5.0
      A. Kittredge1.0
      Total8.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Bundy (W, 6-13)5.08322204.981.3511.0
      M. Castro1.21000104.661.462.5
      P. Fry1.11000204.651.293.0
      M. Givens1.00000204.261.164.0
      Total9.01032270---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Bundy (W, 6-13)5.0
      M. Castro1.2
      P. Fry1.1
      M. Givens1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • IBB - J. Beeks
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Castillo 32-25, J. Beeks 104-74, A. Kittredge 18-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Castillo 4-0, J. Beeks 2-6, A. Kittredge 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Castillo 9, J. Beeks 27, A. Kittredge 5
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Bundy 87-58, M. Castro 15-9, P. Fry 16-13, M. Givens 15-9
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Bundy 9-3, M. Castro 1-2, P. Fry 1-0, M. Givens 1-0
      • Batters Faced - D. Bundy 24, M. Castro 5, P. Fry 4, M. Givens 3
      • 7TH INNING
        Santander homered to left38
      • 5TH INNING
        Wilkerson hit sacrifice fly to right, Stewart scored37
        Choi hit sacrifice fly to right, Pham scored36
        Pham doubled to left, Zunino scored26
      • 4TH INNING
        Santander singled to shallow left, Ruiz scored, Mancini to second16
        Villar homered to left center15
        Kiermaier singled to right center, Choi scored, Garcia to second14
      • 3RD INNING
        Stewart singled to left, Nunez scored04
        Nunez doubled to left center, Mancini and Santander scored, Nunez to third03
      • 1ST INNING
        Nunez singled to shallow right center, Mancini scored, Santander to second01
      • 9TH INNING
        • Mychal Givens relieved Paul Fry
        • W. Adames: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Foul tip, Adames struck out on foul tip
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Wendle grounded out to second
        • M. Zunino: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • P. Fry Pitching:
        • J. Choi: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Choi singled to center
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Choi out at second
        • M. Brosseau: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Brosseau struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Andrew Kittredge relieved Jalen Beeks
        • J. Villar: Foul, Foul, Ball, Villar grounded out to pitcher
        • R. Ruiz: Ruiz grounded out to first
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mancini singled to center
        • A. Santander: Foul, Ball, Foul, Santander singled to shallow right center, Mancini to second
        • Chris Davis hit for Renato Nunez
        • C. Davis: Ball, Ball, Davis lined out to right
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • M. Castro Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Sogard flied out to shallow left
        • T. Pham: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Pham grounded out to pitcher
        • Paul Fry relieved Miguel Castro
        • A. Meadows: Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Meadows struck out looking
        • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Beeks Pitching:
        • A. Santander: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Santander homered to left
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Strike (foul tip), Nunez reached on an infield single to second
        • D. Stewart: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Stewart singled to right, Nunez to second
        • P. Severino: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Severino struck out swinging
        • S. Wilkerson: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Wilkerson struck out looking
        • R. Martin: Martin flied out to deep right
        • End of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • Miguel Castro relieved Dylan Bundy
        • W. Adames: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Adames struck out looking
        • J. Wendle: Wendle singled to deep right
        • M. Zunino: Ball, Ball, Zunino flied into double play right to first, Wendle out at first
        • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Mike Brosseau in right field
        • J. Villar: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Villar struck out swinging
        • R. Ruiz: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ruiz grounded out to second
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Mancini lined out to center
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • M. Zunino: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Zunino walked
        • E. Sogard: Strike looking, Ball, Sogard grounded out to second, Zunino to second
        • T. Pham: Pham doubled to left, Zunino scored
        • A. Meadows: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Meadows singled to left, Pham to third
        • J. Choi: Choi hit sacrifice fly to right, Pham scored
        • A. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Garcia singled to left center, Meadows to third
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Kiermaier grounded out to second
        • Middle of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Beeks Pitching:
        • D. Stewart: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Stewart doubled to deep center
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Strike looking, Severino lined out to right, Stewart to third
        • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Wilkerson hit sacrifice fly to right, Stewart scored
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Martin grounded out to first
        • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • Rio Ruiz at third base
        • A. Meadows: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Meadows singled to left center
        • J. Choi: Strike swinging, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Choi reached on fielder's choice to second, Meadows out at second
        • A. Garcia: Ball, Ball, Garcia safe at first on shortstop Martin throwing error, Choi to third
        • K. Kiermaier: Strike looking, Ball, Kiermaier singled to right center, Choi scored, Garcia to second
        • W. Adames: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Adames walked, Garcia to third, Kiermaier to second
        • J. Wendle: Wendle grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Adames out at second
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
        • J. Beeks Pitching:
        • S. Wilkerson: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Wilkerson struck out swinging
        • R. Martin: Martin popped out to shortstop
        • J. Villar: Foul, Villar homered to left center
        • R. Ruiz: Ruiz doubled to deep right center
        • T. Mancini: Mancini intentionally walked
        • A. Santander: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Santander singled to shallow left, Ruiz scored, Mancini to second
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Nunez struck out looking
        • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • J. Wendle: Strike looking, Ball, Wendle grounded out to first
        • M. Zunino: Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Zunino struck out swinging
        • E. Sogard: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Sogard singled to center
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Foul, Pham lined out to right
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • Jalen Beeks relieved Diego Castillo
        • J. Villar: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Villar struck out looking
        • H. Alberto: Foul, Alberto reached on an infield single to third
        • T. Mancini: Ball, Alberto out at second, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Mancini walked
        • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Santander singled to left, Mancini to second
        • R. Nunez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Nunez doubled to left center, Mancini and Santander scored, Nunez to third
        • D. Stewart: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Stewart singled to left, Nunez scored
        • P. Severino: Severino flied out to center
        • End of the 3rd (3 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • J. Choi: Choi singled to center
        • A. Garcia: Foul, Garcia fouled out to catcher
        • K. Kiermaier: Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Kiermaier reached on fielder's choice to second, Choi out at second
        • W. Adames: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Adames struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Castillo Pitching:
        • P. Severino: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Severino grounded out to third
        • S. Wilkerson: Foul, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Wilkerson struck out swinging
        • R. Martin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Martin grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 1ST INNING
        • D. Bundy Pitching:
        • E. Sogard: Sogard doubled to right
        • T. Pham: Strike looking, Pham reached on fielder's choice to pitcher, Sogard out at third
        • A. Meadows: Ball, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Meadows grounded into double play third to first, Pham out at second
        • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • D. Castillo Pitching:
        • J. Villar: Villar grounded out to second
        • H. Alberto: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Alberto grounded out to first
        • T. Mancini: Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Mancini singled to right center
        • A. Santander: Ball, Ball, Santander singled to right, Mancini to second
        • R. Nunez: Ball, Ball, Nunez singled to shallow right center, Mancini scored, Santander to second
        • D. Stewart: Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Stewart struck out swinging
        • End of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)